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High Stakes: ETH 2.0, PoS, and the Future of Blockchain Tech

High Stakes: ETH 2.0, PoS, and the Future of Blockchain Tech

Eth 2.0 is live. As of 12am UTC on Tuesday, 1 Dec, the first stage of Ethereum’s evolution into a Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain has now begun. If PoS sounds familiar, that’s probably because Oxen has been full PoS since the Salty Saga hardfork back...

03 December 2020Admin

Pulse for the Planet: How PoS Makes Oxen Greener Than Ever

Pulse for the Planet: How PoS Makes Oxen Greener Than Ever

We’ve talked a lot about the benefits of Proof of Stake for the Oxen blockchain, but there’s another huge upside to PoS compared to our old hybrid PoS-PoW consensus mechanism: it’s a lot kinder to the planet....

26 November 2020Admin

Pulse Check: Salty Saga Hardfork Brings a New Block Reward Structure to Support Chainflip

Pulse Check: Salty Saga Hardfork Brings a New Block Reward Structure to Support Chainflip

Oxen’s upcoming Salty Saga 8.0.0 hardfork will bring a bunch of exciting changes to Oxen Core and other key components of the Oxen privacy suite. As mentioned in the Salty Saga announcement, one of these changes is a restructure of the Oxen block rew...

22 September 2020Admin

Weekly Dev Update #115

Weekly Dev Update #115

Hey Y’all,  Pulse blocks started flowing last week as the Loki core team fired up the Pulse devnet, over the next couple of weeks the core team will use the devnet to test the resilience of consensus with Pulse. The Lokinet team made more progress on...

25 August 2020Admin

Weekly Dev Update #114

Weekly Dev Update #114

Read all about the latest updates to the Loki privacy suite. This week: final prep for Pulse’s devnet launch and a Lokinet exit node test run....

17 August 2020Admin

Weekly Dev Update #106

Weekly Dev Update #106

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include the first big steps towards implementing Pulse....

22 June 2020Admin

Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms: Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and Hybrid Mechanisms

Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms: Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, and Hybrid Mechanisms

Every computer network needs a way to ensure that all connected devices are in agreement about the state of the network: whether data is valid, where and how it should be sorted, etc. For centralised networks, reaching this consensus is easy: the cen...

23 January 2020Admin

Does Pulse Make the Rich Richer?

Does Pulse Make the Rich Richer?

Recently we released our fifth Oxen Improvement Proposal in which we outlined a new Proof of Stake scheme, Pulse. If it’s to be implemented, Pulse would have Service Nodes produce blocks, order transactions, and secure the blockchain, rendering miner...

01 October 2019Admin

Recent Posts

Weekly Dev Update #179

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: voice call internal testing, wallet3 work continued, and PySOGS debuted...

29 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #178

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: more wallet3 work, SOGS improvements, and webRTC call testing continues....

22 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #177

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Internal testing of Session voice/video calls, wallet3 design progress, and Lokinet stability upgrades...

15 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #176

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Ledger support coming for Oxen, WebRTC calls progress, and message requests...

08 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #175

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: unsend messages released, Session file server and open group server refactor, and more voice call work he's going to el sa...

01 November 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #174

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Session unsend requests arrive, WebRTC call progress, and further Wallet3 work...

25 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #173

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Wallet3 work, unsend requests for Session, and various Lokinet updates...

18 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #172

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Session WebRTC calling progress, Lokinet calling test app work, and more!...

11 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #171

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Lokinet calling test app, Session WebRTC calling UI, and more!...

04 October 2021Kee Jefferys

Weekly Dev Update #170

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: Session backend changes, liblokinet work, and wallet3 development...

27 September 2021Kee Jefferys

The Oxen ecosystem: Popular, crypto-powered products

The Oxen ecosystem: Popular, crypto-powered products

Recently, we’ve been spending a lot of time making specific plans for the future of Oxen. We’ve been analysing which parts of the project are worth devoting more resources to, which ones will best serve Oxen, and devising development and marketing st...

23 September 2021Simon Harman

Weekly Dev Update #169

Read all about the latest updates to the Oxen suite! This week: a new Session release, liblokinet improvements, and voice/video call progress....

20 September 2021Kee Jefferys