State of the Layer: March 21 2019

Community

This is a reminder to the community that Omni is not and does not run any type of ‘Bonus’ events where you can ‘claim’ any sort of reward or token. Please be extra careful of any site that asks you to login to your Omniwallet or provide any sensitive information in exchange for free money. Remember If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. Users should be suspicious of people or situations that offer any type of benefit and ask for very little in return.

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Project Updates

OmniExplorer & OmniAPI

Our next update has been rolled out this morning. This update brings with it some ux improvements including partner explorer transaction links, automated banner messages if issue is detected on backend, additional tooltips/banners for transactions. Also now available is the Feature activation list in the misc menu and several minor bug fixes/layout tweaks.

 Omniwallet

Minor layout/message updates.

Omni Core

Reminder the newest release is out, please make sure you have upgraded to Omnicore 0.4.0 released

Roadmap

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 13 2019

State of the Layer: March 21 2019

Omni Core v0.4.0 released

To all Omni Layer integrators and developers,

Today we have released Omni Core v0.4.0.

v0.4.0 is a major release and consensus critical in terms of the Omni Layer protocol rules. An upgrade is mandatory and highly recommended.

During startup the database is checked for consistency issues. If an inconsistency is found, all Omni Layer transactions are reprocessed. Depending on the hardware, this process can take several hours. While no issues are expected during this upgrade, it is crucial to also refresh overlay systems (e.g. balance caches for user accounts), if such a rescan is triggered.

Before updating Omni Core, you can manually perform a consistency check to ensure a proper startup by following the instructions located here:

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

State of the Layer: All Hands – Feb 13 2019

 

Omni Core v0.4.0 released

State of the Layer: February 13 2019

Community

In the next few weeks we will have the next tagged version of Omni Core ready for release (0.4.0). This will be a major release and consensus critical in terms of the Omni Layer protocol rules so an upgrade is mandatory. It includes some new RPC calls and general fixes and updates for performance. Stay tuned for the full change log in the release notes.

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Project Updates

OmniExplorer & OmniAPI

While work continues on the next release we have pushed a few minor updates and fixes to production.

 Omniwallet

Minor fixes, 3rd party library updates, and changed out explorer links for transactions.

Omni Core

Testing and finalizing release notes and binaries for Omnicore 0.4.0

Roadmap

We will be moving to a new Trello based roadmap over the next few weeks and once complete we will be opening it up for general review/monitor by the public

State of the Layer: All Hands – Jan 9 2019

State of the Layer: February 13 2019

State of the Layer: January 9 2019

Community

There have been a growing number of reports of users being scammed because they have been purchasing previously created wallets and don’t actually have control of the funds within those wallets. This is a very important reminder to never purchase a wallet or an address from anyone. If you did not create the wallet or the addresses within it, you can not confirm the security of anything given to you. Always insist that any transfers are sent directly to an address you created and you alone control.

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Project Updates

OmniExplorer & OmniAPI

With the new year we have a significant update to our explorer which aims to improve reliability and performance of the platform. We have also simplified the ability to view transactions by presenting them on a per block basis now and moving unconfirmed transactions to a dedicated view. There are several other fixes and tweaks behind the scene for consistency. Updates to the api documentation will be following in the next few weeks.

 Omniwallet

Cleaned up Wallet Address display to present Spendable and Watch Only Addresses in a more clear fashion. Researching Hardware wallet support.

Omni Core

Planning for the next release. RPC Edge case fix added to develop branch.

Roadmap

We will be moving to a new Trello based roadmap over the next few weeks and once complete we will be opening it up for general review/monitor by the public

State of the Layer: All Hands – Nov 30 2018

State of the Layer: January 9 2019

State of the Layer: November 30 2018

Community

With the recent listing on Bitfinex we are curious to know where the community would like to see Omni next. For the next few weeks we will be collecting input from the community here. Please take a moment to share your preferences.

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Project Updates

OmniExplorer & OmniAPI

Updated dependencies, add new api calls to support OE layout changes. Minor bug fixes and data presentation normalization. Finalizing new layout changes for OE to improve performance and data presentations

OmniEngine

Add new db fields and calculations to start tracking stats per block for api/explorer.

 Omniwallet

Updated dependencies, minor performance updates and bug fixes. New warning message for wallet export.

Omni Core

Planning for the next release.

Roadmap

State of the Layer: All Hands – Oct 26 2018

State of the Layer: November 30 2018

OMNI Now Available on Bitfinex

OMNI, the world’s second-largest digital asset platform and the premier application layer on Bitcoin is now available for trading on the Bitfinex (https://www.bitfinex.com) exchange platform under the ticker symbol OMN against the BTC and USD markets.

Bitfinex is a digital asset trading platform that was founded in 2012 and offers state-of-the-art services for digital currency traders and global liquidity providers.

The Omni Layer is an overlay protocol on top of Bitcoin and holds over $2 billion in digital assets. Its tokens are the most traded digital assets on the planet, with the leading stable coin Tether USD₮ as its primary tenant. The project, formerly called Mastercoin and launched in August of 2013, was the world’s first ICO crowdsale, first decentralized smart contract platform and first decentralized exchange. Omni is an innovative open-source, community-driven project that allows for the creation of managed digital assets, securities, currencies and smart contract functionality on top of Bitcoin and Bitcoin-derived cryptocurrencies.  The Omni Layer is one of the oldest and longest-running open source development projects in the crypto ecosystem, continuing to lead innovative development in this exciting and fast-moving space.

More info is available at http://omnilayer.org, where you can learn about the advanced protocol capabilities of the Omni Layer on Bitcoin and download software for digital asset issuance, security token issuance, non-fungible token issuance, decentralized ICOs, and the decentralized exchange. Contributors are welcome at https://github.com/OmniLayer.

We welcome the listing of OMNI and Omni Layer assets like USD₮ on wallets and exchanges, and the Omni Layer team is always available to assist with integration on the official telegram channel: http://t.me/OmniLayer.

OMNI Now Available on Bitfinex

State of the Layer: Sep 20 2018

Community

Recent outage update:

We are still investigating the full details behind the issue that caused the recent outage of Omniwallet, OmniExplorer and downstream problems for services that relied on data from them. We want to share what we have found so far and what is being done to mitigate future issues.

What happened:

On Sep 17 at 10:46 UTC the backend process used by our parsing engine to pull Omni protocol data into the database was forcibly terminated by the system due to an unexpected memory violation. The restart & recovery process was delayed due to logistical issues. Once the restart & recovery process began, the data verification and resync took longer than expected.  

What’s next:

First, we are working to eliminate the logistical issues that delayed the restart. Second, we are investigating ways to improve availability, by speeding up the data verification and resync process as well as adding redundancy.

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Project Updates

OmniExplorer

Our most recent update brought with it some significant behind the scenes updates aimed at improving overall performance, usability,  and reducing duplicate queries to the api.  On the frontend the homepage now has some new transaction stats and graphs and by default flagged properties are now hidden from view on balance displays to cleanup overall usability.

OmniAPI

General backend stability improvements, bug fixes and additional data consolidations to support OmniExplorer updates.

 Omniwallet

Minor performance / ui updates and bug fixes.

Omni Core

Version 0.3.1 was recently released. An important note about CVE-2018-17144. Omni Core is unaffected by the CVE-2018-17144 bug. If you are running v0.3.1 then no further action is necessary. If you haven’t upgraded yet we recommend you do so. See additional information about the release in the recent post here.

 

Roadmap

State of the Layer: All Hands – Aug 16 2018

State of the Layer: Sep 20 2018