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The State of Lisk Report – Ep. 39

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Changelly Interviews Max Kordek

Today, Changelly released an interview they held with Lisk’s CEO Max Kordek. In these Crypto Talk interviews Changelly wants to inform people on the most promising projects in the crypto space. 

In the interview, Max explains what his main goals and ideas where when he decided to create this project together with Oliver. They talk about the structure and logic of the Lisk Blockchain and cover Lisk’s most promising feature : Side Chains.

In the second part of the interview, Max gets asked about Lisk’s DPoS (Degegated Proof of Stake), the Lisk Academy, and decentralization. They round of the interview with the question of where Max sees Blockchain and crypto going in the near future. 

As always a nice interview which explains Lisk goals and the team’s vision for the project!

The CoinCodeCap Ranking

The website CoinCodeCap measures Blockchain projects code based on the available Github data such as commits, forks and overall activity.

On the website we can see that Lisk is ranked in first place out of all Blockchain projects on commits over the last three months time. The LightCurve development teams created a total of 5494 GitHub commits leaving behind Waves and Insolar. The Lisk GitHub page also has around 955 watchers and a total of 760 contributors.

It’s nice to see Lisk once again being ranked first and there being that much activity in its development!

January’s Elite Report

On Monday, the Elite Delegate Group released their monthly report in which we can read about the work and promotion Elite did to expand the Lisk ecosystem.

The report starts of with EliteX exchange which opened for testing on January 2nd. EliteX will be the world’s first exchange platform based on the Lisk ecosystem.

Last month, the second Lisk Elite Center in Tokyo (Japan) officially started to operate. The incubator hopes to provide a good startup environment for developers to create promising projects. At the start of the year, the first Elite Center in Xiamen (China) got a visit from Mr. Chen Haiteng, the CEO of the Huobi exchange.

The report continues with some of the events Elite members attended. Leah, the operation director of Elite Center, attended the Global Fintech Innovation Summit in Haikou. Some Lisk Elite members together with Aslan and Leah also visited the Xiamen Shengjiang Group, which mainly engages in traditional industries at present.

Last, but not least, Elite announced that Carbonara is developing a complete offline wallet app solution for Lisk. An offline wallet does not require any internet connection and has the ability of generating Lisk transactions offline. This provides the user with a higher level of security as your passphrase will never be shared online.

It’s good to see things happening for Lisk in Asia and the Elite group bringing a new offline wallet app to the community!

A New Lisk Foundation Board Member

Monday, LiskHQ released a blog post in which they welcomed Benedikt Schuppli to the board of the Lisk Foundation.

In the blog post we can read that Benedikt’s joining follows the departure of Pascal Schmid from the board, due to the Foundation’s parting of ways with Sielva Management SA.

Benedikt has already been contributing professionally to Lisk as early as 2017 as its freelance legal advisor. He is also an early community member and adopter of the LSK token with an in-depth knowledge of the Lisk ecosystem. His role will be to help Lisk in overseeing regulatory matters as well as provide strategic advice.

It’s great to see LiskHQ hiring an experienced board member with knowledge of Lisk so on behalf of LiskUSA welcome to the team!

Lisk’s Development Update

Last Thursday, LiskHQ released their bi-weekly development update which has all the new product versions and releases from the past weeks.

As always, the blog post starts of with Lisk Core which saw the release of version 1.4.1 to both Testnet and Mainnet on the 14th. This patch fixed a security vulnerability that had to do with processing transaction type 5 (register an application on the Blockchain) and was found during the implementation of Lisk Core 1.5.0.

Currently, Lisk Core 1.5.0 is still undergoing further Quality Assurance but the team manage to complete version 1.6.0’s biggest challenge : implementing the new architecture. Lisk Core version 1.7.0 will continue the integration of Lisk Elements into Core.

Lisk Elements saw the first Alpha release of version 2.1.0, which also focusses on the gradual integration of the Elements libraries into Core.

LightCurve also started the development of the Lisk Commander version 2.2.0 which will address two of the current “Architecture and Design” roadmap objectives.

On the 6th of February, the Lisk Hub saw the release of version 1.10.0. This version added a new design with simplified registration process and the option to create a paper Lisk wallet. The team also finished the feature development of version 1.11.0 and started working on the Lisk Hub 1.12.0.

Last, but not least, Lisk Mobile version 0.10.0 was released on the 11th of February and enabled 3D Touch and sending LSK via iMessage on iOS.

Stay tuned for Lisk’s next development update which is expected to be released on the 28th of February!