github oxen-io/oxen-core v8.1.6
Oxen Salty Saga 8.1.6

(Oxen) Salty Saga 8.1.6

This releases fixes a problem with block creation recently experienced on the network, as well as a few smaller fixes and updates. Though not mandatory, Service Nodes are strongly recommended to upgrade to help maintain smooth network blocks.

Blockchain fix

  • A pair of recent SN registrations resulted in blocks that the network wouldn't accept (either for pulse or the PoW fallback) when trying to pay a reward to the SN (see #1412 for the technical details). The fix in 8.1.6 ensures that produced blocks properly meet the blockchain requirements and get accepted by the network. As of this post the network is about 7 hours behind schedule; expect to see reduced block times (of around 1m30s) until we catch up.
  • This update is not strictly mandatory: all existing 8.1.x nodes will accept blocks from 8.1.6+ Pulse Service Nodes; as long as a decent chunk of the network has upgraded (which has already happened) Pulse's design allows fallback Pulse quorums to step in and produce a proper block if this issue strikes again. Having more of the SN network upgraded makes it more likely that a fixed backup quorum gets selected sooner.

Other changes

  • The CLI wallet now shows a warning, in bright red text, and extra confirmation before showing your wallet seed phrase or private keys. Spammers have been targetting OXEN wallet holders: please be vigilant and never provide your private keys (or seed phrase) to anyone. We will never ask you for it either directly or in any sort of "form"; if someone does ask for it directly or indirectly then they are almost certainly trying to scam you!
  • Fixed a bug in the coinbase calculation code used by https://oxen.observer (AKA http://blocks.loki) and https://lokiblocks.com to report circulating supply. Some block rewards and burn amounts were being counted twice and thus reporting circulating supply and burn numbers that were too high. (This fix went out in a custom build on our two block explorer instances about a week ago; this bug was also the cause of the numbers being different between oxen.observer and lokiblocks.com).

    Signatures for release binaries
Hash: SHA512

Signed SHA256 hashes of release files. These are signed using Jason's GPG
key available at:
 - the oxen-io/oxen-core repository, at /utils/gpg_keys/Jason.asc
 - OpenPGP key servers (Jason Rhinelander <jason@imaginary.ca>, A88D4262)
 - https://imaginary.ca/public.gpg

07f64d7d7b4c77c2c3135e5651207799bc4733c7ee41ad573b1b8f1c7d4debbb  oxen-linux-x86_64-8.1.6.tar.xz
c16c878d4218b08238b1663dc97fde30aa9f136ba20413ca24f5d81052c30f50  oxen-macos-8.1.6.tar.xz
eaff4bb02372343d3fa476f51bf63fb5342a13666442c7f09d8ee102ca341d52  oxen-win-x64-8.1.6.zip
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
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=81or
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

one month ago