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The Lisk Protocol

Lisk's blockchain is managed by a peer-to-peer network that complies to a protocol for communication between nodes and validating new blocks. The protocol section of our documentation is therefore comprised of eight following sections outlined in the table of contents.

Table of contents

Blockchain Network
Blocks Peers Communication
Security Transactions

What is Lisk?

Lisk is a blockchain application platform created to bring blockchain technology to the world through an SDK written in JavaScript, the most commonly used programming language in the world.

By utilizing sidechain technology, Lisk’s SDK will enable developers to build powerful and scalable blockchain applications, which include custom tokens. With special focus on usability and accessibility, Lisk aims to become the foremost platform for blockchain application development in the world.

Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Lisk raised over 14,000 Bitcoins during its ICO in Q1 2016.

Lisk Tokens

The utility token used in the Lisk ecosystem is known as Lisk (LSK).

This token is used to pay the fees associated with sending transactions on the network. Each token also allows the holder to vote for delegates that secure the network within the Lisk DPoS (Delegated Proof of Stake) consensus protocol.

LSK tokens can be acquired through a number of ways, such as purchasing them from an exchange or from another individual using Fiat or Bitcoin (BTC).