Max Kordek https://twitter.com/MaxKordek
President & CEO of the Lisk Foundation. Together with Oliver Beddows he established the Lisk Foundation in Zug, Switzerland, which is now known as Crypto Valley. Max works eagerly to create a easy-to-use sidechain technology developing kit.
Oliver Beddows https://twitter.com/Karmacrypto
Vice President and CTO of the Lisk Foundation. Oliver works for a future where blockchain technology can support anyone and lowering the barrier between user friendly technology and creative developers.
Lisk uses the blockchain technology the same as Ethereum but what makes it different from the others is the technology of a sidechain. A sidechain can be used for decentralized storage services or blog networks, identity verification services or a sidechain with anonymous transactions. The method of validating transactions within Lisk and creating blocks is executed using a consensus algorithm called Delegated Proof of Stake. Lisk holders vote on a selection of 101 delegates who create new blocks in the blockchain and collect block rewards. Each round of consensus consists of 101 blocks with each delegate assigned one block forge. If a delegate is unable to forge their assigned block, the activity in that block is moved to the next block.
- Fast transactions
- Sidechains enabling private transactions
- Smart contracts
- DAPPS Framework for decentralized software development
- DEX - the fully decentralized exchange
Lisk lacks the ability to prevent infinite loops in the process of programming
Lisk is fairly new opposed to Ethereum which is far more developed
The CEO Max Kordek voiced his opinion that whitepapers are generally used to pitch investors for funding and Lisk was funded from the beginning (and is still very well funded) so there was no need for a whitepaper later on. That is why Lisk rather provides a designated website https://lisk.io/documentation/the-lisk-protocol/introduction that provides information for sought after developers.
Real examples of use
A Lisk based blockchain platform where you can produce, design and monetize data, provide plug-ins and alo purchase data analysis on demand which saves time and money.
https://rencoin.io Every hour of education in a classroom children recieve REN rewards. In schools or at home.
http://sapiensproject.io A Lisk based platform for handling every aspect of an academic career. From issuing certificates to recording achievements and accomplishments.
https://brikbit.io/ A blockchain platform where you can invest, participate in renovations of real estate in order to gain interest or purchase property step-by-step.
https://www.moosecoin.io A platform which puts musicians back in power over their own revenue, ownership rights, donations and licensing deals.
https://moracle.network/ An oracle service based on Lisk which provides real-time calculations of cryptocurrency rates, an interface with banking APIs, notary DApps and much more.
Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize the technological and financial industry. The largest obstacle for it today comes from the fact that only a small spectrum of the public knows how to utilize and build upon it. Lisk has a goal to bridge that gap, providing developers the education to actually better understand the technology and harness their already existing skills to build an application.
An ICO And Crypto Asset Ambassador, James is an experienced angel Investor and a guest speaker at MIT Media labs. Having graguated a mentor course on decentralized applications on blockchain, James wishes to integrate blockchain technology into all possible layers of society and create a user-friendly environment in everyday life.
Lisk is a very promising long-term investment opportunity. Lisk has also shown powerful stength in the last cryto bear market. In the past week alone Lisk got listed on the largest Japanese exchange, BitFlyer, and on the largest Chinese exchange, Huobi. Because Lisk is a competitor to Ethereum, its future depends on developers using it for their DApps and etc.