What is Obsidian and the ideas behind it?
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The Obsidian (ODN) coin is a classic cryptocurrency like Bitcoin with an independent blockchain and uses the same technologies like Bitcoin. Unlike derived tokens (e.g. ERC20), its development is governed only by the owners of ODN. Obsidian is decentralized. Launched in 2017, Obsidian is overwhelmingly (~70% ) owned by a community of die-hard Obsidian fans which is actively contributing to Obsidian in the form of an open-source project.
ODN is a Proof-of-Stake coin – one coin, one vote. In contrast to Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work security model, Proof-of-Stake assumes that responsibility and correctness is related to the financial stake in the viability of the network.
The Obsidian ODN blockchain was successfully set up on 24th August 2017 and has since then been running smoothly. Key features are
Obsidian is currently traded on the following exchanges and is traded with the ODN ticker symbol:
Block explorers, other links
Price information/API trading is available on these websites:
The baseline wallet for keeping Obsidian ODN coins and sending and receiving is Obsidian-Qt.
The current Obsidian ODN wallet for production use and staking is Obsidian-Qt/obsidiand. This is also the version used by exchanges. If you have problems syncing (after waiting 10 minutes for connections), try "addnode add 188.8.131.52" in the wallet debug console.
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since 24th Aug 2017
% of money supply
Today, almost every messaging app claims to be secure. For us, it's the most important feature and everything else must bow to it.
Obsidian enables highly secure digital conversations without user accounts or phone numbers that could involuntarily reveal your identity or messages now or in the future. This is increasingly important
Obsidian advances the state-of-the art in applied cryptography to provide an edge over currently feasible and future attacks.
In the physical world, we are used to enjoy anonymous communication in public places to freely exchange ideas and opinions with people we’ll never see again. Obsidian brings anonymous communication to instant messaging.
Obsidian is designed to be an app for daily use, whenever you desire not to ‘share’ but instead emphasize privacy.
The Obsidian messaging app will receive platform integrations while sticking to its concept of a privacy sandbox.
Obsidian is currently in development for Android. You can get the beta version (.apk) here.
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