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Weekly Dev Update #119

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include preparatory work for the upcoming Salty Saga hardfork.

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Announcement

LOKI and ERC-20: wLOKI

LOKI is launching a new ERC-20-compatible asset — wLOKI — which will be issued on the Ethereum blockchain and become available for trading on Uniswap.

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Information

Salty Saga testnet: Testing guide

If you’re interested in participating in the Salty Saga testnet, here is some technical information to help you get started. How to get connected  To use testnet, you’ll need to grab the latest Loki CLI

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #118

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include some quality-of-life changes to the Electron wallet.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #117

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include big steps for Lokinet’s LNS support, exit nodes, and more.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #116

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include lots of QOL fixes for Session, and more.

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Dev Update

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

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Dev Update

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.

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Discussion

DeFi: The dangerous game of governance tokens

The last few months have generated an explosion of discussion in the crypto world about governance tokens and so-called ‘yield farming’. There’s lots of chatter around incentive structures for the variety of actors in the

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #113

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include a potential new approach for Lokinet on mobile.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #112

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include onion routing for Session open groups and file attachments.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #111

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week: Enabling onion requests for Session open group and file servers, and more.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #110

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include the long-awaited release of Session’s desktop refactor!

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #109

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include merging and final testing of Session’s desktop refactor.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #108

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include finishing up the Session Desktop refactor.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #107

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week: progress on shared sender keys for Session — bigger closed groups are coming!

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Dev Update

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.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #105

Read all about the latest updates to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include progress on the Session Desktop refactor and Lokinet exit nodes.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #104

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include 3-hop onion routing on all Session platforms.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #103

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include massive Session stability improvements on Android.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #102

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include more work on the Android and desktop Session refactors.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #101

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include progress on Session refactoring for Android and desktop.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #100

Read all about the latest improvements to the Loki privacy suite. This week’s highlights include progress on major bugfixes for Session’s Android client.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #99

Hey Y’all,  This week we continued work on the deep refactor for Session, which mostly included reviewing and separating previously intermingled parts of the Signal protocol from the Session application. We also began the process

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #98

Hey Y’all,  Last week on the Lokinet side we finally finished off the macOS GUI client for Lokinet. Loki Core and Storage Server got another patch which seems to have resolved the unexpected deregistrations that

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #97

Hey Y’all,  Last week we continued our efforts to improve the stability of Loki Core and the Loki Storage Server. We found and patched some bugs, however these stability upgrades are still ongoing. Lokinet for

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #96

Hey Y’all,  Last week we dealt with a deregistration event caused by some misconfigured Service Nodes, and a Loki Storage Server bug which occurred on some platforms. On the Lokinet side, we adopted some new

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #95

Hey Y’all,  This week we focused on implementing onion requests and revamping push notifications in Session. Onion requests (once implemented clientside) should increase message sending reliability and improve multi-device functionality. On the Lokinet side, we

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #94

Hey Y’all,  Last week we continued our focus on fixing Session bugs affecting multi-device, push notifications and message sending. We made good progress on these fixes, and were able to identify identify several key areas

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Information

How to register an LNS mapping

At launch, LNS mapping registration is supported in the CLI wallet only. The following steps can be used to register and update LNS mappings in the CLI wallet. Note that you can access a detailed

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Information

Loki Name System (LNS): The facts

The new Loki Name System (LNS) was released in a limited capacity on the 25th of March alongside the Valiant Vidar hardfork. At launch, LNS can assign human-readable usernames to Session IDs and Loki Wallet

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #93

Hey Y’all, Last week we released the 7.0.x Valiant Vidar binaries, which represent much of our work from the last three months. Valiant Vidar will add features like support for full onion routing in Session

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #92

Hey Y’all,  This week has been a little slower, with people working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, we’re still on track for the 24th of March Valiant Vidar hard fork. We’ve fixed

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #91

Hey Y’all,  This week we released a number of upgrades for Session, including several new features such as auto-updating for desktop and improved error reporting for Android. We also made good progress on tracking down

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #90

Hey Y’all, Last week we focused on Session patches for Android and iOS clients, including improved multi-device functionality and error reporting. We also finished and tested the Lokinet design changes for 0.7.0, which means that

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #89

Hey Y’all,  This week we continued to focus on collecting user feedback and bug reports, and integrating cross-platform fixes into the Session clients. The Lokinet team started to focus on some final issues found with

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #88

Hey Y’all, Last week we continued patching Session bugs related to message sending and multi-device, which culminated in a new round of cross-platform Session client releases. The Loki Core team merged the first parts of

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #87

Hey Y’all, The biggest news from last week: we finally released Session on iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux! We have been collecting user feedback over the past few days and have compiled a list

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #86

Hey Y’all,  Last week was a mad dash to get final parts of Session in place for the upcoming release this week. We also continued working on Lokinet 0.7.0 changes and and started building out

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Education

Back to school: Learning eSafety

Everyone goes to all available lengths to keep their loved ones safe from the dangers of the world — both offline and, increasingly, online.  The internet has made its home in every corner of our

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #85

Hey Y’all, This week, our work was focused on fixing some issues discovered during internal testing of Session, as well as putting the finishing touches on rebranding the UI from Loki Messenger to Session.. We

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #84

Hey Y’all, This week consisted of significant progress towards the Session release. Loki Core Libc++ read buffer serialization fix attempt https://github.com/loki-project/loki/pull/1018 Add systemd notification and watchdog support to ensure lokid is restarted if it gets

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #83

Hey Y’all, Last week was a busy one due to the Nimble Nerthus hardfork, which was successful in both moving Lokinet routers onto mainnet and enabling Blink on mainnet. We are still monitoring the stability

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Education

Choosing a blockchain project: The checklist

This article is educational material only. The information provided in this article is not to be construed as professional investment advice. Choosing a blockchain project to get involved with can be really stressful. There are

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #82

Hey Y’all, Last week was our final week of holidays, and a majority of the team is back into the office as of this week. However, some members of the dev team did work over

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Dev Update

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

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #80

Hey Y’all,  Last week and this coming week will be slower than normal since the majority of the team is taking Christmas holidays. The team that is still working is primarily fixing lokid bugs in

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Education

How to sell cryptocurrency: Crypto selling basics

The process of selling cryptocurrency is generally the reverse of buying crypto. And just like buying crypto, the process will change depending on what kind of exchange you’ve chosen to use: Regular trading platform, brokerage service, or

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #79

Hey Y’all, Last week was quite busy, with the release of the testnet 6.0.0 Loki Core software, and Lokinet releases being tagged. We continue to focus our efforts on making the backend changes necessary for

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Announcement

Rebranding Loki Messenger

For the last 18 months, we’ve been hammering away at Loki Messenger, a decentralised, anonymous messaging app that uses Signal’s end-to-end encryption, Lokinet’s onion routing or proxy requests, and the Loki Storage Server infrastructure. Users

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Announcement

Nimble Nerthus 6.0.0

Hey Everybody, It’s that time again! We’re about to start the release of new Loki Core software. This will be one of our biggest releases so far, and will include two big features (Blink and

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Education

How to store cryptocurrency safely

Once you’ve bought your crypto, there are a few different options when it comes to storing it. These storage options are all referred to as ‘wallets’. It’s important to note that no matter which wallet

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #78

Hey Y’all,  Last week we started testing Blink on testnet. Apart from a few small bugs, Blink transactions are now sending successfully on testnet. On the Loki Messenger side, nearly all Loki messenger team members

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Education

Centralized vs decentralized networks

The words ‘centralized’ and ‘decentralized’ are thrown around a lot in the cryptocurrency world. That’s because blockchain technology is generally decentralized — blockchains were created as a viable alternative to centralized networks. But what do

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #77

Hey Y’all, This week we did a lot more work on Loki Messenger focusing on multi-device and profile images, getting everything ready for a quality-of-life upgrade for this week. We also forked the Loki core

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Education

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

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Announcement

Loki Messenger breaks new ground

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

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #76

Hey Y’all, Last week the Loki Messenger team released the first revision of multi-device for public usage. For the rest of the week, we worked on upcoming features for improving the multi-device user experience. This

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Education

Lokinet: Understanding testnet vs. mainnet

We hope Lokinet will one day help revolutionise privacy and security online, but it’s currently still in beta. During the beta period, Lokinet and its SNApps — websites and applications that operate entirely over Lokinet

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #75

Hey Y’all, Last week we finished the last of our edge case testing for multi device and we’re readying ourselves for a release tomorrow. This will contain the first version of multi device, which allows

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Education

How to buy cryptocurrency: Crypto buying basics

Where to buy cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency exchanges To get started with buying cryptocurrency, you’ll need to make an account with a cryptocurrency exchange. A cryptocurrency exchange is a third-party service that processes cryptocurrency transactions on your

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Education

What is cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a digital asset that can be used for peer-to-peer transactions, without needing to go through a central intermediary like a bank or money wire service. Instead of relying on a central authority, cryptocurrencies

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #74

Hey Y’all,  We have continued slogging away on Loki messenger over the last week. We’ve identified and fixed a number of edge case issues  with multi device support, so hopefully multi device will be released

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Education

What is blockchain?

The blockchain is a distributed ledger of transactions secured with cryptography, usually maintained by decentralised networks of nodes, masternodes or service nodes. Blockchains are designed to provide consumers with an effective way to facilitate immutable

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #73

Hey Y’all,  This week we made big progress on Lokinet and Loki Messenger. On the Loki Messenger side, we are putting most of our efforts into finishing multi-device support, which means solving lots of edge

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #72

Hey Y’all,  We’re powering along with updates on Loki core. Last week, the Trusty Tyr Hardfork enabled Service Node checkpointing. This week, we are beginning work on LNS, and have finished a Blink pull request 

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #71

Hey Y’all,  Last week the Loki Messenger team continued their short term pivot to get File Attachments and Mentions finished for a quick release. These long requested features are very close to being rolled out.

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #70

Hey Y’all,  Last week we released the Trusty Tyr 5.1.1 Binaries. All Service Nodes, mining pools and exchanges will need to update to these new binaries before block height 385824 (est. 7PM AEDT, 2019-10-23). Currently,

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Announcement

5.1.0 Trusty Tyr Mandatory Upgrade

Hey Everybody,  Today marks the start of the mandatory upgrade period for the new Loki Core Trusty Tyr 5.1.0 release. Trusty Tyr adds a number of notable features to Loki Core, including:  Fully enabled and

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #69

Hey Y’all,  Last week the Loki Messenger team continued work on limited multi-device support for mobile devices, and finished the last required changes to support @mentions on Desktop. The Loki Core team is almost ready

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Discussion

Does Pulse Make the Rich Richer?

Loki Improvement Proposal: POS Scheme Pulse Recently we released our fifth Loki Improvement Proposal in which we outlined a new Proof of Stake scheme, Pulse. If it’s to be implemented, Pulse would have Service Nodes

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #68

Hey Y’all,  Last week we released the 5.0.0 testnet binaries for lokid, which include enforced checkpointing and a number of P2P and uptime proof fixes. We’re running a Bug Bounty with a prize pool of

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Announcement

Testing Bounties

Service Node checkpointing is now being enforced on testnet v5.0.0. We really want to make sure everything is running smoothly, so are inviting you to do your best to break checkpointing on the testnet!  As

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #67

Hey Y’all,  Last week we released a new LIP discussing ‘Pulse’: a proposed proof of stake protocol for Loki. You can read that here: https://github.com/loki-project/loki-improvement-proposals/blob/master/LIPS/LIP-5.md. We also continued to move towards the 5.0.0 release for

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Messenger Updates

Loki Messenger Just Keeps Getting Better

Have you downloaded the latest Loki Messenger update? v.1.2.0 has some awesome new features! Chat Replies When chat’s flowing, it’s easy for several messages to fire at you all at once. Replying to a message

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #66

Hey Y’all,  Last week we stepped up work on Loki Core, with the final set of changes being merged in ahead of the testnet fork, enabling protections against checkpointing edge cases. Loki Messenger got a

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Dev Update

Weekly Dev Update #65

Hey Y’all,  This week was primarily focused on Loki Messenger user interface improvements, adding features like message replies in public chats and fixing up link previews. We also published the new Lokinet release, which is

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