Spring Forward 

Growth requires challenge. 

There was plenty of such fuel over the last several weeks, challenging our community to run a functional and fair network that is more poised for growth. This announcement will detail what has happened, how we addressed it and how, along the way, we solved a number of different problems and improved prospects going forward.

On 9 April 2022, the 0L Network halted. Multiple factors combined to create the incident; factors that started small and cascaded until the entire network ceased to produce blocks. While the detailed causes and the technical forensics have been discussed at length in our community meetings, the important point to raise here is that the halt was avoidable – or rather would have been avoidable – had a sufficient number within our validator community been more attentive to their machines and taken steps in a timely fashion.…

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Carpe Goes Multilingual

We’ve released, today, a new version of the 0L Network’s Carpe Wallet & Desktop Miner. This release (v.0.3.0) is our latest release in the Carpe Beta series and includes significant new functionality, including multilingual support and a new tab “Events”, which displays a list of events associated with your account (i.e., when coins move in and out of the wallet). This latest version ships with Chinese, Portuguese, and French language support. It is our plan to add additional languages in the near future.

To upgrade to the latest version, simply shut down and then restart your Carpe instance. You should be prompted to install the new version.…

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Carpe Beta Launched

10 Feb 2022 — With the launch of the beta version of the Carpe Desktop App, the 0L Network has taken the next step towards making it possible for anyone to run a miner and earn crypto rewards.

Carpe is a desktop wallet and miner that runs on the new 0L Network blockchain. The app is lightweight and designed to help you establish your digital identity in the 0L Network, while paying you coins to do so. Carpe is a standalone desktop application that will run on any contemporary Windows or Mac machine. The app is gentle on your resources, meaning that you can continue to use your computer normally while the app runs in the background.…

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Future-Proofing the Economics of Blockchains (Pt. 3)

Incentives are hard. There are many different stakeholders in a healthy economy and the needs of those stakeholders can be a moving target. Advanced mechanisms are employed to address the trade-off between clear rules and adaptive capacity. Polycentric programs with community wallets provide a means of voluntarily contributing to capex, while thermostatic security dynamically rebalances validator rewards based on validator count in order to manage opex.
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