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The State of Lisk Report – Ep. 8

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This week, we have some very exciting news. Among the latest is the announcement that Lisk Core 1.0.0 moving to the Testnet, LiskHQ announcing a new partnership and the LSK token being added to yet another crypto exchange. You can read all about these stories and much more in this week’s The State of Lisk Report – Ep. 8

LiskHQ Announces A New Partnership

Yesterday, during the Lisk Amsterdam meetup, LiskHQ announced their partnership with London Blockchain Labs, the largest Blockchain student hub in the UK. It’s community consists of passionate students, entrepreneurs and developers. London Blockchain Labs is based at UCL, LSE and Imperial college London where they train students to work with Blockchain technologies. They help connect them with employers, run the world’s first student Blockchain labs, and offer insights on the crypto-market.

This partnership once again shows that LiskHQ is continuing their mission to help make Blockchain technology available for everyone!

The Lisk Documentation And Migration Guide

This Monday, ahead of the release of Lisk Core 1.0.0 to the Testnet, LiskHQ released the updated Lisk documentation and migration guide to make sure that everyone is able to migrate and be aware of the changes and updates in our products. The Lisk documentation and migration guide has a series of comprehensive documentation for the Lisk Protocol, Lisk Core, Lisk Elements, Lisk Commander, Lisk Hub and Lisk Explorer, to help Lisk users to begin working with Lisk as quickly as possible.

In the blog post you can read and learn all about the basics of the Lisk products as well as get to know more about the complicated aspects of the Lisk network. The Lisk Protocol can teach you all about the fundamentals of Lisk such as Lisk Consensus Algorithm, how Lisk secures its network and more. In the Lisk Core documentation you can find information on the application which is needed to run a node and by doing so take part in the Lisk network.

In the Lisk Elements section you can learn more about Lisk’s JavaScript library and find a step-by-step guide on how to set up Lisk Elements. The Lisk Commander is Lisk’s low entry point development tool for developers who are looking for an efficient way of coding with a command line interface (CLI). Here you learn how to set up Lisk Commander and receive installing instructions.

In the Lisk Hub section you can find information about Lisk’s wallet from where you send LSK tokens, sign messages, and vote for delegates. Here you can also download Lisk Hub and check out all of its user-friendly features. The last part of the documentation is on the Lisk Explorer which is a tool for visualizing and presenting all that is happening on the Lisk Blockchain such as transactions, block height and more. It will teach you how to set up Lisk Explorer as well as how to properly use it.

So if you want to take part in the Lisk network or already are then make sure to read up on Lisk’s new documentation and migration guide!

LSK Added To Bitbns

A couple of days ago, the Indian cryptocurrency exchange Bitbns announced that its users could now start buying & selling LSK tokens. Bitbns went live in December of last year and is India’s only platform where users can trade 50+ digital assets. The exchange empowers Indians to buy and sell Bitcoin and altcoins with their fiat currency of Rupees and wants to provide a user-friendly, smooth, and secure trading experience.

It’s great to see the LSK token being added to more and more cryptocurrency exchanges especially when the exchange is based in a country with a population of over 1.3 billion people!

Track Lisk On Blockfolio Signal

Blockfolio is a free crypto portfolio management app used by over 4 million crypto enthusiasts which lets its users effortlessly watch and manage all their cryptocurrency in one place. Back in May Blockfolio launched their new ‘Signal’ platform which is a communication app that tries to solve the problem of misinformation, spam, scams and unverified data in the crypto world. The app lets registered token teams broadcast direct news updates “Signals” using the Blockfolio network to the users who either hold or track their coin.

This week, we got the news that Lisk is one of the first registered teams on Blockfolio Signal and community members had already received their first notifications. So if you are using Blockfolio then make sure to keep track of Lisk for the latest updates directly on you mobile phone!

Lisk Core 1.0.0 Testnet Announced

Last Friday, the LiskHQ released their weekly development update . In it they announced that after 9 Beta versions Lisk Core 1.0.0 will be released to the public Testnet at block height 5,594,490. And with the current network growth speed the release is estimated to happen somewhere around 12:00 CEST on Thursday, June 28 which will mark another milestone for Lisk and its community.

In the blog post we can read that the team finished the last QA round for Core 1.0.0. It focused specifically on checking the migration process from version 0.9.16 to version 1.0.0 and integration with Testnet and Mainnet data. They also managed to test a migration from version 0.9.16 to version 1.0.0.  Additionally, they fixed several minor issues found during the tests which affected the migration scripts.

LiskHQ also ran the announced large-scale public Betanet test with around 500 running Nodes. They performed multiple stress tests that all went as planned. In the blog post we can also read that next week the team will announce the date of the long-awaited Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the topic of Lisk Core 1.0.0.

So if you have any questions you want to ask the LightCurve development team then make sure to keep a close watch to Lisk’s social media channels for the AMA date.

BrikBit Announces Their ICO Date

This week, future Lisk side chain project BrikBit announced their ICO (Initial Coin Offering) will be taking place from the 18th October until the 30th November. BrikBit Digital Shares is a digital company founded in 2018 with high technical skills in Architecture, Coding, Design and above all Blockchain. It is the first Blockchain-based ecosystem that develops and manages entire operations for the Real Estate industry. BrikBit will be the meeting point for all players in the Real Estate market, providing safety without the need of a middle man and by doing so reducing costs. By doing so, it will allow the best partners to be part of an innovative real estate project and offer user cases for owners, operators or constructors.

BrikBit ICO participants will first be receiving a ERC20 token running on the Ethereum netwerk which after the launch of the BrikBit Mainnet in Q3 of 2019 will be switched to the “BRIK” token and be running as a Lisk side chain.

If you are interested in the future Lisk sidechain projects then BrikBit is one to keep an eye out for. So make sure you check out their site for more information on the ICO and their development roadmap!

China Releases Its Second Blockchain Assessment

About a month ago China’s Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) released its first public Blockchain assessment. In it they ranked 28 different projects based on a cryptocurrencies technology, application, and innovation. Last week the CCID released its second assessment where they this time ranked 30 Blockchain projects with EOS and Nebulas being the two new comers. 

Out of the 30 projects Lisk once again did very well ranking in 5th place with a total score of a 105.6 points beating the 104.8 points reached in the first assessment. Lisk reached this place by scoring 66.7 points on its technology, 20.8 points on its application and 18.1 points on innovation.

As always its great to see Lisk perform so well in these kind of audits, and it once again shows us that Lisk is doing things right and has huge potential for the future!