Update: further clarification for the Financial Update was given by Max Kordek on Discord.
Transparency was always at the core of what Lisk does. Between regular Development Updates and responsive community engagement, we want to keep you in the loop about everything going on behind the scenes at the Lisk Foundation. Starting with the month of August, we are excited to bring back regular Financial Updates.
The Financial Updates will be published on the second Thursday of the following month. They will help you gain insight into the Foundation’s current financial health with a breakdown of total assets held, expenses and portfolio changes had during the previous month. The Lisk Foundation is registered in Zug, Switzerland — because of this, all financial reports are created in Swiss Francs (CHF). You can find the most up-to-date conversions on XE.com.
Total Assets Held by the Lisk Foundation
In this section, you can check up on all fiat currency and cryptocurrency assets currently in possession of the foundation. We will also use this part of the update to let you know about any major changes in our portfolio.
Crypto Asset Liquidation in August
The Lisk Foundation is liquidating its assets in an on-going strategy to provide enough liquidity for the projects expenses. Currently, we are following the rule to have enough fiat to cover 12 months of expenses.
In the month of July, we have deposited the following cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin Suisse for liquidation:
- 4.488,71406161 BCH on July 5th
- 8.488,69406759 BSV on July 5th
- 8.488,6940663 BTG on July 10th
- 84.886,9406727 BCD on July 10th
We liquidated them into:
- 1.026.612,11 CHF in July
- 1.770.977,32 CHF in August
This totalled at 2.797.721,90 CHF.
To sustain 12 months in FIAT, we are looking to further liquidate some of our crypto assets. We will liquidate all remaining 4000 BCH, and enough BTC to sustain approximately 12 months again.
Total Expenditures for the Month of August
In the expenditures section of the Financial Update, you can see how much the Foundation has spent on various aspects of Lisk’s growth. For your convenience, we have divided this section into four areas:
Development — by far the biggest area of expenditure by the Lisk Foundation, this encompasses everything spent on the research, development, and design of Lisk Core, SDK, Hub, Mobile and Explorer.
Marketing — this key area of growth for Lisk includes not only traditional marketing like public relations, or performance, but extends to everything spent on business development, event management, and creative design. It also includes our new Developer Relations department.
Bounties & Sponsorships — the stronger the Lisk community, the stronger our blockchain is going to be. Under this area of expenditure we outline all money spent on bug bounties, supporting proof-of-concept blockchain applications built with the Lisk SDK, or joint efforts with community members like the Lisk Center in Utrecht.
Operations — here, we mention all expenses needed in the day-to-day running of the Lisk Foundation, such as salaries, office costs, or administrative contractors dealing with accounting or legal compliance.
Disclaimer: The information contained in the monthly Financial Updates are primarily of informational value. Minor differences from their actual state may occur due to different moments of booking of certain inflows and expenses, as well as their possible subsequent corrections. Thus, this information cannot serve as an accurate reference point to the exact state of finances of the Lisk Foundation and the costs associated with developing the Lisk Project.
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