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Open Source

Build on the Lisk platform for free and make use of an array of tools created by our community.

Modular Architecture

Use our all-in-one toolkit to easily build a blockchain application in just minutes and customize it to fit your use case requirements.

Rooted in JavaScript

Take advantage of this programming language's popularity, accessibility, and flexibility. Write your blockchain application without the need of learning a complex programming language.

Developer Experience Focused

Our SDK hides the actual complexity of blockchain as much as possible and makes blockchain application development easy to understand, even for beginner developers.

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SDK docs

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SDK Architecture

The Lisk SDK operates on the NodeJS runtime and consists primarily of an application framework (Lisk Framework), a collection of libraries providing blockchain application functionalities (Lisk Elements), and a powerful Command Line Interface (Lisk Commander) which allows developers to manage a Lisk node instance and interact with a Lisk compatible network.

Lisk SDK Architecture
Lisk Framework


Lisk Framework is an application framework responsible for establishing and maintaining the interactions between the modules of a Lisk blockchain application.

Lisk Elements


Lisk Elements is a JavaScript library containing several separately-installable npm packages, each covering a distinct region of Lisk-related functionality.

Lisk Commander


Lisk Commander is a Command Line Interface tool designed to be a low entry point and the most convenient tool for developers who are looking for an efficient way of coding.

Get Familiar with the SDK

Hello World

The Hello World tutorial explains how to use and how to implement custom transactions with the Lisk SDK. This custom transaction will extract the "hello" key value from the transaction asset property and save to the senders account.


The purpose of the Cashback tutorial is to create a simple application which rewards its users for sending tokens. The cashback reward tokens are minted newly and increase the absolute amount of tokens in the network.


Lisk Bills is a prototype for a decentralized invoicing system.
It explains how to create a convenient and beautiful frontend for your blockchain application. It comes with a web-interface, that let's the user request money or pay back an invoice. It also incorporates a billing explorer, keeping track of all created invoices and their status on the network.

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Build an Application

Get the Alpha SDK and develop your own proof-of-concept.

Read the Documentation

Make yourself familiar with the architecture of the Alpha SDK.

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