Loki combines a private transaction network based on Monero with economically incentivised service nodes to create a trustless quorum based networking protocol. This protocol allows anyone to route small packets of data in an anonymous and decentralised way. The front end applications that use this packet routing system are private-by-design, and are known as Service Node Apps “SNApps”; the first of which is the Loki Messenger - a decentralised, anonymous and private messaging service.
A private-by-default protocol that builds on proven cryptographic schemes and allows the creation of decentralised, resilient and oppression-free apps for real-word use.
Using the Signal protocol, this private messaging service will be implementing cutting edge encryption schemes including Off The Record messaging and Axolotl Ratchets. This will enable Loki Messenger to be the only fully decentralised service with perfect forward-secrecy and deniable authentication.
Simon Harman - CEO (Project lead, Web development & project management background)
Kee Jefferys - CTO (Architect of systems, Cryptographer & information security background)
Tom Winget - Lead Developer (Third largest Monero contributor, Computer Science & cryptography background)
Andrew Ursitti - Developer (PhD Mathematician, Cryptography Expert, C and C++ Developer)
Chris McCabe - COO (Day-to-day business operations, cryptocurrency & blockchain consultant)
Josh Jessop - CMO (Marketing strategist, Creative director, Digital media producion background)
Paul McLean - Performance Engineer (Performance and endurance tester, Control systems & software development background)
JP Thor - Strategic Advisor (Strategy lead, Business direction, Aeronautical engineering & business background)
- March: Release of the Mainnet - PoW Cryptonight mining
March - April: Telegram Airdrop
June - July: Rewrite of Monero completed and implemented
November: Service Nodes activated, Proof of Service/Proof of Work hybrid model
Q1 2019: Loki Messenger activated, front end released progressively
For more information, and to read the whitepaper, visit the website