Oasis Network Monthly Q&A June '23

Community is the heart of our project and we’re always looking to answer all questions answered by community members. We receive a lot of questions on our channels and answers might get lost in discussions, ergo we decided to create a monthly thread here where we’ll cover the most asked questions from our community.

Q: Is latency a good indicator since the blockchain won’t write blocks unless there is something to write? A: Yes, but it’ll still take time. so do make sure that you’re measuring latency from a specific transaction broadcast time.

Q: Are there differences between the privacy models of cipher and sapphire, or is the only difference the programming language? The cipher repo does not seem to be very active compared to sapphire. Is the plan to focus on sapphire? A: The differences are in smart contract language, and they use the same ParaTime features to handle encrypted transactions and sealed state. Cipher has easier support for declaring public state though, so watch out for that. Focus on sapphire is consistent.

Q: What is Oasis Odyssey? A: Oasis Odyssey is a loyalty program introduced by Oasis to reward and engage its global community of builders and creators in the Web3 space.

Q: What are the quests and challenges included in Oasis Odyssey? A: Some of the quests and challenges in Oasis Odyssey include writing articles, creating Twitter threads, designing stickers and memes, promoting events, supporting the community in third-party platforms, participating in trivia contests, creating videos, and contributing to developer documentation and tutorials.

Q: How do community members earn rewards in Oasis Odyssey? A: Community members earn Experience Points (XP) by completing quests and challenges. Accumulating XP allows them to climb the leaderboard and unlock perks and benefits.

Q: What benefits can be unlocked by climbing the leaderboard in Oasis Odyssey? A: Climbing the leaderboard in Oasis Odyssey unlocks exclusive loyalty badges that come with benefits such as voting power, NFT access, early-bird opportunities, and exclusive community access.

Q: How can someone participate in Oasis Odyssey? A: To participate in Oasis Odyssey, one needs to join the Oasis Network Discord community and explore the Oasis Loyalty Quests in the dedicated Zealy space. Each quest has specific requirements and instructions that need to be followed to earn XP.

Q: How can someone track their progress in Oasis Odyssey? A: Participants can track their progress in Oasis Odyssey through the leaderboard, which reflects their XP and ranking. The leaderboard is reset at the end of each month, providing a fresh opportunity to aim for top spots.

Q: What happens at the end of each month in Oasis Odyssey? A: At the end of each month, the top 20 users on the leaderboard are recognized and rewarded with loyalty badges based on their activity and dedication within specific areas of the Oasis Network community.

You can read more about the Oasis Odyssey here.

Q: What are the advantages of the integration between Oasis and Covalent? A: The integration with Covalent allows developers, users, and analysts in Web3 to surface network data from Oasis Sapphire through Covalent APIs. This provides granular runtime data for reliable insight into network activity, user trends, and ecosystem growth. Additionally, the integration decentralizes the Oasis Network data stack, ensuring redundancy and validator incentives.

Q: What benefits does Chainstack bring to Oasis builders? A: Chainstack offers simplified node management for Oasis builders by providing fully-synced dedicated Oasis Sapphire nodes with fast deployment. The platform’s feature-rich dashboard enables efficient Oasis node management, making it accessible to both Web3 novices and veterans. Chainstack also offers cost-effective solutions tailored to fit budget and technical needs.

Q: How does the Gnosis Safe Fork partnership enhance security within the Oasis ecosystem? A: The Gnosis Safe Fork integration adds an extra layer of security to the Oasis Network by deploying Oasis Safe on the Sapphire runtime. Gnosis Safe’s multi-signature functionality allows users to create wallets with multiple owners, increasing security against unauthorized access or potential hacking attempts. It incorporates various user security features and supports customization and integration within the DeFi ecosystem.

Q: What are some of the critical features experienced by users of personal.ai through Oasis technology? A: By leveraging Oasis technology, personal.ai allows users to provide consent for third-party use of their encrypted data on the Oasis blockchain. The Sapphire Key Manager generates encryption keys, and access to data is guarded through consent and on-chain registration. The integration also enables the minting of confidential NFTs backed by trained AI avatars on-chain, offering users transparency in third-party data and avatar usage.

Q: How does Enshrine contribute to privacy-focused AI applications within the Oasis ecosystem? A: Enshrine Computing, in partnership with Oasis, combines trusted execution environments (TEEs) with autonomous computing to create a robust platform for privacy-focused AI applications. This enables privacy-preserved data processing, personalized learning environments, ethical advertising, and AI-driven decentralized finance (DeFi) within industries such as healthcare, finance, law, and education.

Q: What are the key features brought by the integration of Celer Network’s Interchain Messaging (IM) framework with Oasis? A: The integration of Celer IM with Oasis Privacy Layer (OPL) allows for fast, secure, and low-cost cross-chain composability and bridging. It enables the transfer of data between different chains, offers a single user experience for bridge and swap functions, and supports EVM compatibility for applications on various EVM networks.

Q: How does the integration with Celer IM benefit applications on prominent EVM networks? A: The integration allows applications on EVM networks like Ethereum, Avalanche, BNB, Polygon, Arbitrum, and more to leverage the Sapphire network’s confidentiality features. This empowers developers to build EVM-based dApps with customizable confidential state and brings confidential compute to their applications, expanding possibilities in DeFi, NFTs, Decentralized Identity (DID), DAO governance, gaming, and enabling new web3 use cases.

Q: What issues does Oasis technology, specifically the Oasis Privacy Layer, aim to solve? A: Oasis technologies, including the Oasis Privacy Layer, aim to solve the core issue of enabling builders and creators in Web3 to compete with and surpass legacy Web2 products and services. This includes providing sophisticated, simple, and privacy-focused solutions for designing complex and interoperable dApps, leveraging Sapphire technology on any EVM network, and building the next generation of Web3 dApps.

Q: What is the impact of the Celer IM integration on the growth and adoption of Web3? A: The Oasis community is thrilled about the Celer IM integration and believes it will have a long-term positive impact on the growth and adoption of Web3. By enabling efficient cross-chain communication and leveraging Sapphire’s capabilities, it enhances the potential for Web3 ecosystems to compete and surpass Web2 in terms of sophistication, simplicity, and privacy.

For more information about the key integration for the Oasis Network please see our blog post here.

Q: What were the highlights on the Oasis Mainnet and Testnet in May? A: On the Oasis Mainnet, the average number of daily transactions on Sapphire remained stable, while the average number of daily transactions on Emerald saw a 16% increase. The number of daily transactions on the Sapphire Testnet increased by 12%, and the average number of daily transactions on Emerald Testnet remained similar to April’s figures. The active Oasis Mainnet and Testnet nodes were also listed.

Q: What updates were made to the Oasis Indexer and Explorer in May? A: The Oasis Indexer team focused on performance optimizations of the database and cache usage, implemented end-to-end tests, and added detailed transaction information for encrypted transactions. The Oasis Explorer team integrated seamless search across multiple networks and developed a new network picker component. Both teams also made bug fixes and dependency updates.

To see the list of all Engineering updates, you can read more about it here in our blog.

Q: What were the main topics discussed during the Oasis Rendezvous event at ETHCC? A: The main topics discussed during the Oasis Rendezvous event at ETHCC were “Account Abstraction,” “TEEs and ZKP – Pros, Cons and Synergies,” “How to Prevent MEV Attacks,” “Confidential Voting for DAOs,” “Web3 Voting Tools,” and “Sapphire and Oasis Privacy Layer Workshop.”

Q: What were the key takeaways from the discussions and demonstrations during the Rendezvous session at ETHCC? A: The key takeaways from the discussions and demonstrations during the Rendezvous session at ETHCC were: 1. Privacy is a significant challenge in blockchain that needs to be addressed. 2. Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) and Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs) are promising technologies for enhancing privacy in Web3. 3. Account abstraction allows for customizable transaction verification methods and smoother user experiences in blockchain. 4. Widespread adoption of Web3 voting solutions should focus on confidential voting to combat biases in DAOs.

Q: How does Oasis approach solving the challenges of MEV (Miner Extractable Value) attacks? A: Oasis approaches solving the challenges of MEV attacks by combining on-chain and off-chain solutions. They leverage a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and a confidential mempool to democratize MEV rewards among all participants and manage MEV more effectively.

Q: What aspect is important to consider in managing gas prices in blockchain technology, according to the Oasis team? A: According to the Oasis team, an important aspect is to have minimum computation on-chain and as much as possible off-chain, which can help in achieving lower gas prices.

Q: What are the two key privacy-enhancing technologies for Web3 discussed during the event? A: The two key privacy-enhancing technologies for Web3 discussed during the event are Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) and Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs).

To read the full recap you can visit our blog here, or see the full video here.

These were the most asked questions for the month of June, tune in next month for more information about Oasis.


A cool Q&A thread. Answers such a variety of questions. I like the segment on the partnerships and integrations by Oasis made during the first half of the year. The blog was informative, and the pointed answers to further questions here are quite illuminating. Another question that caught my attention was regarding Cipher and Sapphire, and how they are similar or different to each other, and the answer is intriguing because it offers developers the choice of a different programming language and building environment. Definitely, something to look out for.

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Great QnA, many questions covered. Looking forwards to the next one!


Participating in the Oasis Odyssey initiative has been an enriching experience for me. It’s not just about earning rewards, it’s the sense of community and the feeling of contributing towards a common goal that’s been truly rewarding.


This one was a long one! Oasis has been really busy lately! If things go on this way , maybe there should be a weekly Q&A :smiley: