The Loki core software is one of the main component comprising the Loki’s technical ecosystem. The team just shared the news being about to start the release of new Loki Core software, Nimble Nerthus 6.0.0 . This will be one of the biggest releases done so far, and will include two big features (Blink and Lokinet integration), as well as additional bug fixes and general improvements for the existing systems.
Blink is an innovative solution allowing Loki transactions to be sent, received and confirmed instantly, without having to sacrifice any privacy at the same time. This is a first for the Cryptonote protocol, and represents a significant improvement for privacy coin usability in general. Instead of accessing .loki SNApps through the small 30 router testnet, the core team will now be deploying Lokinet on over 900 routers geographically distributed over the world and run by the Loki community investors and users. This integration shall encourages additional users to setup SNApps and explore the world of Lokinet to participate in the technical future of the project.
The schedule for this new release is as follows:
- 12/12/2019 – Testnet binaries release for lokid
- 26/12/2019 – Mainnet binaries release and start of the 2 week mandatory upgrade period. This phase will include the rollout of the Loki launcher and Loki Deb updates. –
- 09/01/2020 – Mainnet hardfork day. Blink will be enabled and Lokinet clients will be switched to use the new network.
Any user wishing to try the Loki Testnet during the 4 week testing period as a Service Node will need to run the full suite of Loki tools, including lokid, the Loki storage server, and Lokinet 0.6.0. More information on the possibilities will be released by the team soon.
Further details available at https://loki.network/