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Speed and scale: The power and potential of Lokinet

Onion routing is normally slow — but there's a better way. Lokinet is an onion-router with a lightweight protocol that can carry anything that fits inside an IP packet....

26 January 2022Alex Linton

WTF is Oxen?

Oxen is using blockchain technology to make the apps you use every day more private. ...

02 August 2021Alex Linton

We can't let the environmental impact of crypto hold it back from mainstream adoption.

Clean energy crypto: Creating a sustainable future for blockchain

Everyone knows Proof of Work consensus uses a lot of energy. People care about the climate — and crypto needs to catch up....

13 May 2021Alex Linton

Helicopter foundation: Letting our decentralised network fly on its own

Helicopter foundation: Letting our decentralised network fly on its own

Ever since service nodes were first introduced to the network, the foundation has been operating service nodes. It makes sense for the OPTF to run service nodes — but we wanted to see how the network would fare without our help....

25 April 2021Alex Linton

Oxen Hardfork (9.0.0 Audacious Aurochs)

Oxen Hardfork (9.0.0 Audacious Aurochs)

Today, we are announcing the next Oxen hardfork. Check out the timeline for the release of Audacious Aurochs!...

19 April 2021Kee Jefferys

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

Weekly Dev Update #81

Weekly Dev Update #81

Hey Y’all,  As with the last Dev Update, the majority of the Loki team is still enjoying their holidays over the Christmas and New Year break. Last week, most of our work went into the release of the new Nimble Nerthus Loki suites, which included new...

30 December 2019Admin

Masternode Pools: How They Work & How They Can Help

Masternode Pools: How They Work & How They Can Help

Running a masternode or service node is a great way to earn a passive income through cryptocurrency rewards. However, doing so requires staking (locking away) a certain amount of cryptocurrency. For some blockchain projects, the staking requirement i...

18 December 2019Admin

Blockchain security: How does crypto prevent Sybil attacks?

Blockchain security: How does crypto prevent Sybil attacks?

Sybil attacks are a security threat against blockchains which involve someone trying to take over a network by operating lots accounts, nodes or computers. ...

17 December 2019Alex Linton

How to Calculate Masternode Rewards

How to Calculate Masternode Rewards

So you’ve heard that running a masternode or service node for a blockchain project can earn you cryptocurrency rewards — enticing, right? But have you factored in the costs? Is it worth the time and effort? This article will help you figure that out ...

27 November 2019Admin

Weekly Dev Update #48

Weekly Dev Update #48

Hey Y’all, This Dev Update is a little late due to the craziness around Consensus. Nearly the whole team has been travelling this week to get to the United States. Last week we improved the stability of a special Testnet called Consensus Net and also...

17 May 2019Admin

Recent Posts

Upcoming mandatory service node upgrade

There will be a mandatory service node upgrade released in the coming weeks. The new binaries will be released on January 26 and all service nodes must be updated by February 9....

16 January 2023Alex Linton

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #230

Fresh start to the year, new Lokinet team member, AI exploration, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update!...

16 January 2023Kee Jefferys

Further Details About the Upcoming Lab Meeting

Recently there we announced some big news, and with 2022 quickly coming to a close, it’s an appropriate time for all the big decision-makers at the Oxen Labs to come together with the community to answer questions, discuss the future, and get ready f...

14 December 2022Alex Linton

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #229

Short video growth, Christmas break prep, closed groups overhaul, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update!...

12 December 2022Kee Jefferys

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #228

New CEO announcement and AMA, content blitz for Christmas break, Wallet 3 progress, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update!...

05 December 2022Kee Jefferys

AMA with CEO Chris McCabe

Fresh off the announcement that he was taking over as the Oxen CEO, Chris McCabe jumped into our community channel to answer some of your burning questions....

04 December 2022Chris McCabe

New leadership, new possibilities

Oxen, technology, and the world has changed a lot since we got started;  looking into the future, it’s time for Oxen to embrace new leadership — Chris McCabe is the new CEO of Oxen....

29 November 2022Chris McCabe

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #227

We're in the new office, continued disappearing messages work, Wallet3 progress, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update!...

28 November 2022Kee Jefferys

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #226

New Oxen Labs office, Session disappearing messages work, Wallet3 progress, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update...

21 November 2022Kee Jefferys

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #224 & 225

New Lokinet release, Session closed group overhaul continues, spooky Session Tapes, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update!...

14 November 2022Kee Jefferys

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #223

Stable Lokinet build, short form video explosion, closed groups overhauling, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update!...

31 October 2022Kee Jefferys

Weekly Oxen Labs Update #222

Groups overhaul begins, Session release bug-fixes, short form videos popping off, and more in this week's Oxen Labs Update!...

24 October 2022Kee Jefferys