Achievements of May 2020

At the end of each month, we summarize the top news, updates, and achievements of Lisk in a single blog post. Help us spread the word by retweeting all highlights to let more people know about what we are working on.

 

Research Completed until Blockchain Interoperability

The research for the four protocol roadmap phases “Security and Reliability”, “Network Economics”, “Network Consensus” and “Network Longevity” was completed. This represents a major milestone for the research on improving the Lisk protocol. Over 35 LIPs have been completed and merged into the lips GitHub repository since June 2018. We have published a blog post summarizing the significant protocol changes of the four roadmap phases. In order to offer the community the opportunity to ask questions regarding the completed research until Blockchain Interoperability, we hosted an AMA session with Jan Hackfeld and Iker Alustiza on Lisk.chat on May 15th. A full recap of the live AMA can be found on our blog

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Lisk SDK 5.0.0 Requirement Gathering Concluded

The requirement gathering for Lisk SDK 5.0.0 was concluded and all the foreseeable issues were created. Lisk SDK 5.0.0 implements the Network Longevity phase of our protocol roadmap and features several DevExp improvements. More information about the release goals can be found on the Lisk SDK version 5.0.0 GitHub project board.

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Framework Migration to TypeScript

The first epic of Lisk SDK version 5.0.0 was closed. This epic refers to the migration of Lisk Framework to TypeScript. With this closed epic, all the Lisk SDK packages are now written in TypeScript. More details about the 11 issues of this epic can be found on GitHub.

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Lisk 1.26.0 for Desktop Released

From the Lisk user interface development team, Lisk 1.26.0 for Desktop was released on May 20th. This version introduces a new graphical overview for transaction statistics, a completely new category to inspect the network, and a revamped news feed. Moreover, this version fixes a bug on the Ledger hardware wallet. 

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Building the FeatChain Project

As part of the Lisk Builders program, Jonathan Massuchetti (lisk.chat username: @JesusTheHun) published on the Lisk blog an article about his project: FeatChain. His proof of concept blockchain application aims to be a verifiable single source of truth for people’s achievements. The blog post includes details about the general process, the implementation, and the front-end of his application. A demo of the project can be found on his website.

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4 Year Anniversary of Lisk’s Mainnet

On May 24th we celebrated the 4 year anniversary of Lisk’s Mainnet. Since the successful launch of the Lisk network in 2016, Lisk reached a block height of 12.3 million and over 3 million transactions were made. Over 1800 delegate accounts have been registered on the network and more than 39 million LSK tokens have been forged by delegates so far. We have summarized some of the most important achievements in a blog post.

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Lisk Ranked 1st on CryptoMiso 

CryptoMiso, a GitHub activity comparison website for 247 projects in the blockchain space, consistently ranked Lisk in the top three for any time period. Currently, Lisk ranks first among the other projects in the 12-month activity report. 

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Huobi Supports Lisk Staking 

Huobi Global, a leading digital asset exchange, launched its Lisk Staking Service on April 30th. It is now possible to easily lock and stake LSK on the Huobi Pool. Huobi Global is the third leading exchange after Coincheck and Binance to allow their users to stake LSK. 

Find more about how to stake Lisk in Huobi's blog post.

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Announcement of the Monthly Community Hero

Jonathan Massuchetti (lisk.chat username: @JesusTheHun) was announced as the Community Hero of the month. His continuous support and involvement in the Lisk community, as well as his technical contribution to the Lisk ecosystem are highly appreciated. 

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Two New Participants in the Lisk Builders Program

This month we selected two new participants for the Lisk Builders program. The first project receiving the grant is led by the MoostyTeam (lisk.chat username: @Jurre|Moosty). Their project “Recurring payments'' aims to create a blockchain application that supports recurring payments between two parties.

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The second project participating in the Lisk Builders program for April 2020 is conducted by korben3 (lisk.chat username: @korben3). His project “Decentralized Organization Chain” intends to be a blockchain application allowing startups to receive funding and investors to influence company decisions.

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