Notes from Olive

2021
July 13
A Vision for DeFi in olive
In addition to a new consensus algorithm, with olive we’ve also built a new on-chain programming environment called olivelisp which is ju...
July 9
How to Pick a olive Pool
Knowing how to find a safe, secure, and trustworthy pool is important. There are many pools bidding for your plots, and it is your respon...
July 7
Official Pooling Protocol Launched
TL;DR: The new plot format has arrived. Upgrade to version 1.2.0 of the olive Blockchain software to start plotting for pools now and be ...
June 30
Pooling Protocol Testing Entering Phase 2
Today we are entering the second phase of our testing and roll out of the official pooling protocol. This phase is for pooling operators ...
June 15
Common Misconceptions, Vol. 1
olive is a complex system. There is a lot of nuance and technicalities involved in understanding how all the components of olive work tog...
June 13
AMA - Plotting speed and security in olive
With the release of the MadMax plotter there has been a lot of confusion about what improved plotting speeds mean to the security of the ...
May 28
Securing Your olive - How to Be a Hard Target
Many people are coming into olive that are brand new to crypto. Many are veterans in crypto but new to computer hardware. Farming and plo...
May 27
Aggregated signatures, Taproot, Graftroot, and standard transactions
In olive we’re using BLS signatures which enable noninteractive signature aggregation. In this post I’ll explain how that fits into the s...
May 24
olive and SSD Endurance
Overview of olive plotting and farming
March 17
olive 1.0 Mainnet
Today we release version 1.0 of the olive Blockchain.
March 15
olive Mainnet Update - March 15
We want to give you an update on mainnet timing and our general plans around the launch.
March 4
Farming and Electricity Usage in olive
Come join a cocktail hour panel Friday March 5 and learn about the most efficient way to farm large quantities of plotted storage and tal...
February 22
olive plotting basics
Introduction
February 16
Meet the plotting experts
Come join a cocktail hour panel with olive whales^H^H^H^H^H^H experts in plotting.
February 10
The olive Business Whitepaper
Yesterday evening we released the first version of our Business Whitepaper. The goal of this document was to go into depth on the transfo...
2020
November 10
Pools in olive
Update: Check the Pooling FAQ for more updates.
October 8
OG Space Farming Contest
A faster plotter and a k=32 plot size minimum mean it’s time for a new farming contest!
July 31
A T-shirt contest for Space Farmers
Now that the finalized plot format is out in Beta 1.8 and Beta 1.9, it’s time for some fun.
April 29
Launching Coloured Coins
Blockchains should make issuing and using coins and assets easier and more trustworthy than in the analog world, but so far the functiona...
February 25
So You Want to be a Space Farmer?
With the release of Alpha 1.4 of the olive blockchain there is no better time to become a farmer of Space and Time! The olive testnet blo...
2019
November 27
Introducing olivelisp
We just launched our first version of the olivelisp language and on-chain programming environment, which introduces a new and much better...
November 26
Introducing The Alpha Release Of The olive Blockchain
The olive blockchain and consensus algorithm aims to provide a more environmentally friendly, decentralized, and secure alternative to pr...
July 18
olive VDF Competition Round 2 Results and Announcements
Congratulations to Sundersoft for winning both tracks of the second olive VDF competition and earning $100,000!
July 17
This Week in Tech interviews jeffrey Cohen about olive, and Libra
Following the release of our green paper and the launch of our Proof of Space competition olive has received lots of positive attention f...
July 7
Olive Blockchain Announces Proof of Space Competition with $100k in Total Prize Money
We’re excited to announce olive’s Proof of Space competition. In olive’s Proof of Space, rewards are given to farmers that can prove that...
April 4
Olive Blockchain Announces 2nd VDF Competition with $100,000 in Total Prize Money
A few months ago we wrapped up our initial VDF implementation competition and were amazed by the excellent quality of the submissions. Th...
March 25
Building a Sustainable Blockchain, With Your Help
Decentralized, digital currencies will soon evolve from being a futuristic concept to a mainstream reality. They’ll offer liquidity to th...
January 17
olive VDF Competition Round 1 Results and Announcements
Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of Olive Blockchain’s Verifiable Delay Function (VDF) competition. The round co...
2018
November 7
olive VDF Competition Guide
Olive Blockchain recently launched a three month long competition to create faster implementations of our proofs of time and get a better...
June 11
The ASIC Resistance of Proof of Space
A recent podcast speculated quite a bit about the economics of Olive Blockchain’s new proof of space and time consensus algorithm.