Welcome to Lisk! We are glad you found your way to one of the most promising blockchain application platforms out there. We believe great results are achieved by taking small steps. So we made it really easy for you to start out with Lisk. Below you will find 6 steps which we think are vital to be successful on the Lisk network. Please follow them carefully if this is your first time.

  • Create a Lisk account

    Your start into Lisk begins with your first account. It builds the foundation for every interaction with the Lisk blockchain and Lisk services. You need to download the Lisk Wallet and launch the application to get started.

    Please note, in the process of creating an account you will receive a passphrase which grants access to your account. If you lose it you won't be able to recover your account.

    Get Lisk Wallet

  • Get your LSK tokens

    The token that powers the Lisk network is called LSK. All actions taken on the network require LSK to process. You can buy LSK from most cryptocurrency exchanges, including Poloniex and Bittrex.

  • Configure your Lisk account

    Lisk has several advanced features that can enhance your user experience. We recommend you to add a second passphrase to increase the security and integrity of your account.

    Please note, if you lose access to your first or second passphrase you won't be able to recover your tokens.

  • Meet our tools

    We have developed various tools to make Lisk even more advanced but still easy to use. You can find them all on our Blockchain Explorer. View the richest accounts, see the latest transactions, take a look at all delegates and their statistics, watch the Lisk markets, and observe the network status. More features will be added to our Blockchain Explorer in the future.

    Have you developed a tool and do you think this would be a good addition to our existing tools? Please contact us.

    Blockchain Explorer

  • Get involved

    Lisk is a community focused experience and the users don’t just interact with the network, they are directly responsible for its success. By getting involved in the community, users can help grow the Lisk network and improve the experience for everyone. A great place to get started is by joining our Lisk Chat. After that, give us a like on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or become a subscriber on Reddit. Most importantly, keep up to date on news and developments through our official Blog on Medium.

  • Finished! What is next?

    Congratulations, you went through the first 5 steps and are now up and running. Easy right? If you would like to get more involved in building the future of the Lisk network, joining our Gitter would be a possible next step! If you already know JavaScript, you are well on your way to deploying your first application. If not, join one of our meetups and come in contact with great developers. To find out more and learn how you can get started working with our extensive APIs, read our developer documentation.

The first steps

Become a Lisk expert