December 17th, 2017

Bringing you the best Lisk news of the week! Keep up to date with the Lisk blockchain platform in a few minutes read.

First Lisk Science Team Member
During the LiskHQ Berlin meetup Max Kordek spoke about the creation of a Lisk science team. This week Lisk announced the hiring of their first Lisk science team member: Cryptographer Iker. A cryptographer is someone who has studied techniques to achieve secure communication in the presence of third parties, as most will already know cryptography is all about constructing and analyzing protocols that prevent third parties or the public from reading private messages. If we look at the new Lisk development roadmap, we see that in the first two quarters of 2018 Lisk will expand the science team to at least 5 members.

Reddit Technical & Strategic Q&A
A couple of weeks ago Reddit user CryptoFantasma started a thread in the Lisk subreddit in which he posted a list of questions for LiskHQ from a technical and strategic point of view. The purpose of this list of questions was to bring some more clarity and to know where the Lisk project is headed. Thomas and Lindsay of the Lisk marketing team responded to the post and promised the team would come back with all the answers. Because the team wanted to answer all the questions carefully and precise it took quite some time, but this week Lindsay made a post in which the team answered all the 37 questions. The overall response by the Lisk community to the answers is very positive, so if you haven’t read, the post make sure you do!

Lisky 0.3.0 Release
This week Lisky version 0.3.0 was released together with a blog post about its new features. Lisky is the Lisk dedicated command line tool and one of the main tools that developers will use to start building projects on the Lisk platform. In the blog post full stack developer and project lead for Lisky Will Clarck explains the new Lisky features such as Lisk account and transaction creation, file input, more colors and helper functions. So if you want to start developing on Lisk in the future then don’t forget to read Will’s Lisky posts.

Lisk Breakdown Video
During the Lisk Asia tour Lisk co-founder Max Kordek was interviewed by the South Korean YouTube channel ‘The Blockchainers’. This week they released the edited version of that interview in which Max gives a breakdown about Lisk and where he answers questions the Blockchainers prepared for him. If you are new to Lisk or just missed the interview during the Lisk Asia Tour, I would definitely recommend watching it as it answers a lot of frequently asked questions and gives a great insights into the future of the Lisk project.

Work Culture and Corporate Values
Two days ago the entire Lisk team took part in a culture-building workshop led by Christian Vatter of Rlevance. The goal of the workshop was to define Lisk’s work culture and corporate values. As Lisk continues to grow as a company, these core values will ensure a sustainable team growth and high-quality output in the future.

100,000 Twitter Followers
The Lisk community keeps on growing at an immense rate! Yesterday we saw another example of this when Lisk hit a new milestone by reaching a 100.000 followers on Twitter. This of course called for a celebration by the Lisk team, this time in the form of a Lisk infographic. The info-graphic shares some interesting stats about Lisk’s journey and some information on Lisk’s Twitter followers such as their gender, age and what part of the world they’re from.
At the start of the week, team member Leon released another edition of his series: Planning a Dapp on Lisk. This weeks entry is all about ICO (Initial Coin Offering) contribution, and why you should carefully think about your token generating event and token distribution event. In his post Leon goes over two models you can use when conducting an ICO, the most used over 2017 ofcourse being the pre-sale and a interesting alternative called a ‘Dutch style auction’. As always he gives some nice examples of both as well as a token distribution plan for the series example dapp Futuratum.

Let us know what you think about this weeks Lisk news roundup in the comments below!

17/12/2017 written by Lisk Community member E1337 (

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