Omni Core v0.5.0 released

Today we have released Omni Core v0.5.0 which addresses the previously identified startup delays/issues.


v0.5.0 is a major release and consensus critical in terms of the Omni Layer protocol rules. An upgrade is mandatory, and highly recommended. Prior releases may not be compatible with new behaviour in this release.


Note: the first time you run this version, all Omni Layer transactions are reprocessed due to an database update, which may take 30 minutes up to several hours.


To view the complete release notes in your browser and download the binaries, please visit:


State of the Layer: All Hands – May 2 2019
Omni Core v0.5.0 released

State of the Layer: May 2 2019


Earlier last week we identified an edgecase issue in Omni Core which affected the client during startup. To recap from our tweet, when a client started it will fail to validate the cached freeze status and force the client to shutdown. The workaround was to start the client with `-startclean` which removed the cached files and forced a re-parse of the existing data, the downside is that this could be a very slow process.

We are happy to say the fix for this has been tested and will be included in the next release of Omni Core, v0.5.0, which is going through it’s final QA checks for publication shortly. A separate announcement post will follow with the details of the release when ready.

Want to engage more with Omni?
Check us out on Reddit Telegram, and Twitter.

Project Updates

OmniExplorer & OmniAPI

Development continues on performance and functionality improvements.


Patched an issue in the wallet import function that could allow a user to import a manually modified wallet backup with a mismatched address/private key pair incorrectly.

Omni Core

Finalizing testing and release for version 0.5.0.


State of the Layer: All Hands – March 21 2019

State of the Layer: May 2 2019