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Keep up to date with the latest news and blogs 20th August 2021 after the Lisk 3.0 Upgrade

Hello all, As most of you are aware, Lisk will soon undergo a major upgrade. This will take place at Block Height 16,270,292, which will be reached approximately on 21st of August 2021, …

News 22nd April 2021
LiskUSA Presents: The Lisk All-Stars Awards of 2021

[Redirects to] LiskUSA is proud to announce the third annual Lisk All-Stars Awards. The Lisk All-Stars Awards began in 2019 to highlighting amazing members of the Lisk Community. What started as an expansive …

Weekly roundup 26th December 2020
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Featured in this news update: – Countless Lisk-based dApps are popping up – Lisk Foundation’s Financial Update (November) – Delegates’ overview Countless Lisk-based dApps are popping up The release of Lisk SDK 5.0.1 …

Get started with Lisk

all you need to know to get started with the Lisk blockchain platform


Lisk is an open source blockchain platform, established in 2016, on which developers can build, publish, distribute and manage their own blockchain applications as a Lisk Sidechain. Lisk utilizes and is built with the JavaScript programming language.

For further reading, we recommend going to the official Lisk Site.

It really depends where you are from. We’ve made a list of the most common exchanges to buy Lisk. For a complete list you can take a look at CoinMarketCap markets.

  • Binance
  • Kraken
  • Litebit
  • BitBay
  • Bittrex
  • Poloniex
  • Kucoin
  • UpBit
  • OKEx

We encourage people to use the official Lisk wallets to store their tokens. Never store a big amount of tokens on any exchange.

You can download the official wallets Here. Make sure to write down your passphrase and keep it somewhere safe!


Lisk is utilizing the Delegated Proof of Stake consensus: the network is secured by 101 active and 2 standby delegates confirming transactions on the blockchain. The delegates are voted in the active spots by Lisk holders who hold the LSK tokens in their wallets. Delegates are forging LSK: confirming transactions and creating blocks. For each block they forge, they earn 1 LSK. Some delegates share a percentage of their income. This would be your voting reward.

Yes, you can stake your LSK to support delegates that align with your goals of how you want the platform and community to evolve. This mechanism is called ‘voting’. Different delegates will have different ways of contributing and some delegates payout some of their forged rewards to their voters, other use it for development purposes, or a combination of both.

You can read more about Lisk delegates at under either the #delegate-discussions or #delegate-campaigns channels. Alternatively, we recommend going to

There can only be 101 actively forging delegates at any one time, plus 2 stand-bys. There can be an unlimited number of registered delegates, however, they require enough voting weight to become an ACTIVE delegate. To know how much voting weight a delegate needs to become active, check the explorer and check the voting weight of the delegates currently in the top 101 spots.

A delegates voting weight is equal to the amount of Lisk . Your voting weight is applied to each delegate you vote for INDIVIDUALLY and not shared across the group. Therefore it is in your best interest to use the full 33 votes per 1 LSK fee.

You can vote as many times as you want. However, each address may only vote for up to 10 delegates. Furthermore, each Lisk can only be used to vote for a single delegate. For instance, if you have 1,000 LSK, you may vote for a single delegate with all 1,000 LSK, or you may choose 2 delegates with 500 LSK a piece, or even 3 delegates, one with 500 LSK and the other 2 with 250 LSK a piece.


Lisk is written for JavaScript developers

Yes and no. You can utilize the Lisk SDK to develop your own blockchain, however interoperability is not yet live, so you will not be able to connect to the Lisk mainchain until then

You may find the official documentation here

The best place to get help is, specifically the #developers channel


First you must register to become a delegate. This will cost you 10 LSK. Then you have to vote for yourself with a minimum of 1,000 LSK. Keep in mind you should set up your delegate node prior to voting.

You can get started by visiting the official Lisk site here

1,000 LSK minimum, however your total vote weight can not exceed 10 times your self weight vote. In other words, if you self vote with 2,000 LSK, and you have one other voter voting you with 100,000 LSK, your total vote weight is only 20,000 LSK (2,000 x 10 = 20,000)

There are many ways to get votes, but some are more successful than others. Making tools, creating a blockchain app, writing guides, making tutorial videos, holding community meetups, and just getting to know the community are all possibilities to earn votes. I would strongly recommend running a testnet delegate first though, as most voters will require you to prove you can handle the essentials of running your own delegate node.

The best place at the moment is the #delegate-campaigns channel on