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The State of Lisk Report – Ep. 24

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A New Address Generator Tool

Yesterday, delegate Nimbus released a new tool called : Lisk Short(er) Address Generator

With this generator you can make shorter Lisk addresses like ‘24097254633L‘ instead of ‘13638082544609590678L‘. When using the generator the user has a couple of options he can specify.

The user can choose to set a maximum length of the Lisk address, have the address be BIP39-compliant (non BIP39-compliant addresses are faster to generate and return a secret key rather than a BIP-39 passphrase) and whether to write the results to a file.

The number of small addresses do run out. However, Nimbus told us we were looking at millions, so we imagine there wouldn’t be a short supply for quite some time.

Nimbus also had this to say about the tool in regards to any concerns over security:

A Lisk address is just an arbitrary representation of a much longer public key. It is the decimal representation of the first 8 bytes-reversed of the sha-256 hash of a 32 byte public key, with an “L” appended to the end. Remember, you can’t look at a hash and determine what was hashed. Without knowing exactly what was hashed, the hash is basically randomness. Therefore, the hash (or first 8 bytes-reversed of the hash, aka Lisk Address) reveals nothing about what was hashed, in this case, a public key. Also remember, even if the hash did reveal the public key, which it doesn’t, you cannot look at a public key and determine the secret key.

More succinctly, there are no known weaknesses in ed25519 keypairs whose decimal representation of the first 8-bytes-reversed of the sha-256 hash of the keypair’s public key is a smaller number.

 

It’s amazing to see that community members keep on creating more and more unique and useful tools for the Lisk community!

DPRating Releases September’s Github Audit

Yesterday afternoon, the DPRating’s team released their monthly Github audit for September 2018. Darpal Rating is a top Chinese influential tech company and platform that offers Blockchain reviews, interviews, and auditing. Since the start of 2018 the team has released a monthly blog post in which they review and rank Blockchain projects based on their code audits.

In this September’s audit we can see that Lisk managed to end up in 7th place out of the 200 projects audited.

The rankings chart shows us that Lisk got the second highest rating which is “A” and had a total of 220 commits this month to their core library which were rated type “A1” (Continuously, steadily developing new features). We also see that Lisk scored “very high” on its popularity, as well as a “high” on the number of contributors and release frequency.

Once again some great rating results for Lisk which I’m sure will lead to great things in the future!

A Lisk Community Tool Survey

On Tuesday, community manager Jedrzej Jeziersk published a survey for all the Liskers who are contributing to the Lisk ecosystem. In the short survey you can share all the projects, tools, or Lisk websites you are working on and explain how the ecosystem benefits from them.

If you are, or have been, working on a Lisk project then make sure to fill out this survey!

The San José Meetup Group

This Monday, community member Lisk Central America officially announced the launch of the San José, Costa Rica meetup group. Lisk Central America is an organization founded with the intention to bringing awareness of the Lisk decentralized Blockchain application platform and Blockchain technology, in general, to Central America.

The plan is for group members to meet regularly to network with people interested in Lisk and Blockchain, including innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, educators, government officials, and anyone curious about the Lisk Platform across Central America.

It’s great to see more and more Lisk Meetups and groups forming all around the world. So on behalf of LiskUSA I would like to say good job Lisk Central America!

Lisktools Compares Lisk Core

Last Thursday, Lisk community member Lemii released a new video on his YouTube channel Lisktools. In it he performs a Lisk Core API (Application Programming Interface) speed test in which he compared Lisk Core 1.1.0-rc.0 testnet version with the 1.0.3 mainnet version.

Lemii preformed 3 tests in which he processed 10 days of blocks using his Delegate Monitor Income tool.

The first test with date offset 01/01/2018 showed that 1.1.0-rc.0 was 57% faster than 1.0.3. In his second test Lemii used data from a half year earlier which resulted in 1.1.0-rc.0 being 97% faster than 1.0.3. And in his last test which used data from 01/01/2017 the results showed that 1.1.0-rc.0 was 145% faster than 1.0.3.

As a non-developer it will be very useful to see this video because it shows the progress being made in a simple to understand way. So I hope we will see more of these kind of video’s in the future!

A Lisk Developement Update

Last Thursday, LiskHQ released a development update blog post in which we can read about everything the LightCurve development teams have worked on.

The blog post starts off with Lisk Core 1.1.0 which was released on Testnet and Mainnet earlier this week. We can also read about Lisk Core 1.2.0 which is currently in the QA phase and will be released to the release to Testnet soon. The team has also finished the development on Lisk Core 1.3.0 and work already begun work on version 1.4.0.

The work on Lisk Elements resulted in the finalizing of version 1.1.0 and continuing the work on version 2.0.0. The blog continues with the release of the Beta version of Lisk Commander version 2.0.

The Lisk Hub released 1.4.0 and the team kept working on version 1.5.0 which will feature the option to bookmark Lisk accounts for future transactions.

The blog finishes with Lisk’s latest product : Lisk Mobile on which the team has worked on a bunch of new features. These features will be implementing biometric authentication, a pull-to-refresh feature, a redesign of the login page, a transaction detail page, and an option to backup your passphrase at anytime.

As always it was a nice update on the work being done by LiskHQ. Make sure to keep an eye out for the next development update in two weeks!

Lisk Now Has IFTTT Integration

Last Saturday, the first Reddit post via Lisk IFTTT happened. The IFTTT (If, This, Then, That) is a web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets.

An applet is triggered by changes that occur within other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, and now the LISK network as well. Thanks to Lisk community member Marijn Bent the following triggers will available on the IFTTT platform:

[If] a new transaction has a data field with ‘value'[, then], [If] a ‘Lisk address’ receives a new transaction[, then], [If] a ‘Lisk address’ receives a new transaction with a value of ‘value'[, then]. With these triggers, users can make applets which will send notifications. And the options are limitless you could for example do something with the lights in the office, brew a coffee, post a tweet, start the microwave, publish a new WordPress post, send a newsletter, update a Google spreadsheet, send a Slack message, and more.

An example of how the Lisk IFTTT Integration works can be found on Marijn’s Youtube Channel!

Lisknews Is Now On Twitter

This week, E1337 decided it was time to expand his media outlets. This is why from now on Lisknews will also be active on Twitter to bring you all the latest news and updates on Lisk!

But that’s not all, lately we seen many new delegates popping up so E1337 thought it was time to also get in on the action.

This is why we are proud to announce E1337’s new registered delegate : lisknews. E1337 has over a year of experience contributing to the Lisk ecosystem with his Instagram page,  a writer of weekly news reports for LiskUSA.io, and is an active community member. E1337 hopes to get the community’s support so that he can expand his ventures and produce even more great content.

If you are active on Twitter make sure to give @Lisk_news a follow and if you have a spare vote please consider using it on Lisk delegate: Lisknews