What is LOKI? A hybrid proof of work / proof of service system offers a unique way to financially incentivise the operation of fullShow more [+] nodes. Loki leverages these incentivised nodes to create a secondary network of privacy focused services. Access to these services is limited by cryptographic keys, which represent a commitment to a precomputed proof of work. These keys can be mined or purchased using Loki, the underlying currency. Loki is built from a modified version of the Monero source code, giving all transactions a high degree of privacy.
Various incompatible protocol changes to propel the protocol forward including SNTRUP which strengthens the encryption against quantum-based attacks.
We urge all lokinet toy nodes operators to upgrade ASAP as they'll be unable to communicate as the network upgrades.
Progress continues on Libllarp
Use SNTRUP for introset public key
Moved netloop and logic into same thread
Hidden services should sorta work
More android/win32 fixes
Implement more tuntap code
Fix shadow/test net build
Fix RC nickname bug
Fix bug in prematurely closing socket under heavy load
Configuration/Defaults clean up
Hidden services now have a session
Move some of protocol handling into crypto thread
Intro timeout changed from 5s to 30s
llarpd => lokinet
Start Debian package support
GitHub Pulse Stats for the last week: Excluding merges, 2 authors have pushed 33 commits to master and 33 commits to all branches. On master, 181 files have changed and there have been 8,181 additions and 1,583 deletions.
Began writing a paper exploring block creation via Proof of Stake on Loki, findings will be presented as a proposal before the community and Loki Foundation
Loki Locker, has been released in Alpha so go check it out, it's likely that there is still some undocumented functionality with staking transactions, which we have still yet to test so be careful, backup your seed words and don't use large amounts of Loki with Loki Locker just yet
Opportunity to partner with TIIF (The Israel Innovation Fund)
I think the Loki foundation has a good chance of securing a second round of funding from the Israel innovation fund.
Let's face it, the crypto bear market might last a fair while, and it's not going to be cheap or quick building out something as ambitious as Lokinet. I was recently discussing this issue with a connection of mine in the Israeli military, and they said that there was a good chance that their country would be willing to fork out the necessary funds for a technology that will ultimately benefit their cause so greatly. I personally think a project like Loki should remain a-political in nature, however if we need to go down this path, Israel is pretty lit.