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Mission Statement

The Lisk Foundation was created by Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows in an effort to empower and connect future blockchain creators. Lisk’s biggest goals are to lower barriers and foster widespread blockchain adoption. Utilizing the accessible language of JavaScript, Lisk removes the intimidation factor that is often associated with this technology.


The power of education and democratic inclusion will also change the way connected systems work now and tomorrow. With the help of board member Benedikt Schuppli, Oliver and Max support the Lisk Foundation and its greater ecosystem in promoting the advantages of blockchain technology.

Milestones Achieved

July 2019 1st Proof of Concept

Alongside the Alpha SDK release, we presented "Lisk Bills" the first proof of concept application built using the SDK.

July 2019 Alpha SDK Release

The Lisk SDK aims to provide an easy and reliable way to build blockchain applications compatible with the Lisk Protocol.

July 2019 Lisk Core 2.0

Lisk Core 2.0 releases with improved transaction processing efficiency, an extensible data persistence model and a brand new flexible, resilient and modular architecture.

April 2019 Mobile Wallet 1.0

Lisk Mobile 1.0.0 is the first major release for our mobile wallet, enabling secure storage of Bitcoin (BTC).

April 2019 SDK Monorepo

In preparation for the Alpha SDK, we have merged our repositories into a monorepo structure to enable faster development, better code consistency and easier installation by developers.

April 2019 INATBA Founding Member

Max Kordek attends the INATBA (International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications) assembly in Brussels as a founding member.

February 2019 New Board Member

Benedikt Schuppli joins the Lisk Foundation’s Board bringing substantial experience in law, banking and blockchain.

January 2019 New Managing Director

We welcomed back Guido Schmitz-Krummacher to the Lisk Foundation as our Managing Director. His role focuses on legal and financial objectives for the Foundation.


November 2018 Lisk Research

We introduced Lisk Research proposals, technical documents designed to be robustly debated with our community. They allow for open discussion on how we develop and improve the Lisk network.

November 2018 New Dev Roadmap

The new roadmap reflects a more agile approach to our development workflow, allowing us to reach the final product (SDK) as fast as possible.

October 2018 Mobile Wallet Launch

Lisk Mobile launches on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store to increase the accessibility for Lisk account holders.

August 2018 Lisk Core 1.0

Lisk Core 1.0 releases with a new API and design, a new P2P layer using a real-time framework, a new data field for custom transaction memos and atomic block writes for improved processing efficiency.

February 2018 Lisk Relaunch

Lisk hosts a relaunch event to unveil its new website, branding, product names and client interface.


November 2017 Team Expansion

Lisk expands to include over 40 team members and several contractors contributing to the project each day.

August 2017 Command Line Tool

Lisk Commander (formerly Lisky) was released as a low entry point tool for anyone interested in making use of Lisk’s functionality from the command line with ease.

June 2017 Desktop Wallet 1.0

The launch of Lisk Nano 1.0.0 marked the first major release for Lisk. Since that time, Lisk Nano was phased out and replaced with Lisk Hub.

January 2017 Lightcurve GmbH

Lightcurve is a leading blockchain development studio based in Berlin. Founded by Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows, Lightcurve sets the standard through high quality code and output within the industry.


December 2016 Lisk Foundation

The Lisk Foundation is established in Zug, Switzerland, which has become known today as Crypto Valley.

May 2016 Network Launch

The Lisk network successfully deploys to the public with the release of Lisk Core v0.3.0.

March 2016 Lisk ICO

Max Kordek & Oliver Beddows propose the idea for Lisk and raise 14,000 BTC in an ICO, placing it as the 2nd most successful cryptocurrency crowdfunding at the time.


Total (September 15, 2019)
Lisk Assets
Lisk Foundation
4,334,796 LSK
Lisk Bounty
2,776,003 LSK
Lisk Advisors
753,029 LSK
Lisk Short Term Expenses
2,597 LSK
Crypto Assets
3,228 BTC
62,243 GBYTE