Towards the end of 2020, we announced the biggest change to the Loki Project since launch: Loki is rebranding to become Oxen. There have been plenty of questions about what the rebrand entails, when everything will be happening, and what our users need to do (spoiler alert: Loki users and $LOKI holders don’t need to do anything whatsoever). To minimise uncertainty and confusion, today we’re announcing our roadmap and timeline for rolling out the Oxen rebrand.
For an overview of the reasons behind the rebrand, head over to our rebrand announcement blog.
Since we started in 2017, Loki has grown exponentially. After beginning as an ambitious Monero fork, our scope has dramatically expanded into a full privacy suite: a private messaging app, an onion routing network, a private PoS cryptocurrency, and a foundation dedicated to building and supporting free, accessible, decentralised, open-source privacy tools.
We have proven ourselves to be a community-first, transparent, development-led team. Always have been, always will be. We work for our community, and we’re always adapting to make sure we’re bringing value to the project and providing you with the best applications possible. In recent months we announced…
Since getting started in 2018, Loki has been constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries of what a staked node network can do.
So far, our incentivised Service Node network is being used to power an encrypted messaging app — Session — and a low-latency onion router — Lokinet. Session and Lokinet are both in active development, and they’re both going from strength to strength. Session is gaining traction in the privacy community thanks to its anonymous account system and decentralised back-end, while Lokinet is hurtling towards the biggest new feature in its history — exit nodes. …
On April 16, I published an open letter detailing my thoughts on contact tracing apps in Australia. In it, I talk about how I think it’s a surprisingly well thought through plan, and in my opinion, sufficiently protects the privacy of the public.
It seems further explanation is required. Currently, the government is doing an atrocious job of convincing Australians to support what’s actually a very compelling product that could genuinely make a huge difference if enough people use it. …
On April 10th, Apple and Google announced their plans to jointly create software infrastructure in Android and iOS for use in contact tracing apps. Separately, the Singapore government’s efforts to develop a contact tracing app have resulted in TraceTogether, and a similar app now being actively developed for use in Australia. This app will have to utilise the APIs being provided by Google and Apple to increase its effectiveness when they become available.
Contact tracing identifies people who may have come into contact with someone with an active case of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, many countries have launched technologies…
Tuesday, 10 December marks Human Rights Day — the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations back in 1948. The UDHR was a visionary document that provided a ‘terms of service’ for our human rights.
Multi-device support is one of the most-requested features in modern messaging applications — people want to be able to chat seamlessly across all of their devices.
Decentralised chat applications have struggled to implement this crucial feature, leaving their user experience lagging behind messengers that use central servers.
The Loki Messenger team has been working on this problem for the last few months, and we’ve finally published our solution. Loki Messenger v1.5.0 puts multi-device into users’ hands for testing.
Unlike many decentralised messengers, Loki Messenger is not a peer-to-peer messaging service. Instead, Loki Messenger uses a network of servers (Loki Service…
We’re extremely excited to announce that as of today (like, right now), Loki is listed on Binance DEX!
That’s awesome! How’d you do it?
Glad you asked. To make it work, we’ve created B-Loki, a token on Binance Chain which is specifically engineered to provide a smooth and fast DEX experience where all trades are executed on Binance Chain.
What’s the difference between Loki and B-Loki?
Good question. While we’re proud that Loki is fungible, private, and secure, B-Loki doesn’t maintain all of these properties. Rather, its main purpose is to allow trading on Binance DEX.
Cool. Can Loki be…
The ‘Five Eyes Alliance’ — Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom — have recently discussed installing ‘backdoors’ into popular messaging services like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger. A backdoor would allow high-level access (a.k.a. root access) to users authorised (or not) on a computer system, network or software application.
One proposed method is to silently add themselves to private communications, so they can monitor discussions undetected by others. Another is forcing software companies to implement certain ‘features’ or code that would allow them access to message content, sender/receiver names, locations, and other identifying data points.
There are a number of new and changing rules being implemented in the Loki Hefty Heimdall hardfork, and Service Node operators should make sure they’re aware of the new requirements.
The following changes will be implemented on July 24 at block height 321,467.
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