Obsidian is a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain running since mid-2017.
Our flagship mobile application is the Obsidian Secure Messenger, an anonymous, encrypted communications application which makes use of the Obsidian blockchain.
Improvements across all things Obsidian are being worked on, and feedback is highly encouraged. We seek further collaboration from developers, organizations and blockchains.
OSM is developed and maintained by a globally active development team.
Many individuals, groups of developers, advisors, agencies, community members and contractors have helped us across all areas of Obsidian.
Obsidian’s assets and IP have been donated to ODIN Society, on behalf of the ODN community. ODIN is a non-profit organisation which has been verified and registered by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. The growing team at ODIN Society now manage the official ODN blockchain, wallets, and other related technologies.
Staking is a process which ODN holders can easily implement in an official Obsidian wallet, and is a method used by proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains to secure the network.
In very simple terms, staking can be thought of in a similar way to mining, in that staking periodically generates coins as a reward to the wallet, (also known as a node), that is staking.
You do not need a supercomputer or specialist graphics card to stake Obsidian coins. In fact, you can stake ODN on a low-cost Raspberry Pi. A very small amount of energy is required to facilitate staking Obsidian coins.