Development Update: Lisk releases Core 1.0 on Mainnet
Hear ye, hear ye!
We recently published an article about the release of Lisk Commander 1.0.0, a command line interface to communicate with the Lisk blockchain. We thought it was a pretty interesting update, showing how active the current development on Lisk is. Fast forward a couple of days, an even more important update came out: the announcement of the release of Lisk Core 1.0.0 on Mainnet, the biggest milestone of the project yet!
🔧 #Lisk Core 1.0 is going to Mainnet! 🎉 The migration will take place when we reach block height 6,901,027 at the end of round 68327.
We expect this block height to arrive on Wednesday, August 29, no sooner than 11:00 AM CEST. For info, read below. 🚀 https://t.co/WqFiDeF0QJ
— Lisk (@LiskHQ) August 15, 2018
Why is it so important?
First of all, this marks the success of the efforts of the Lisk community. Many people contributed to the project, with more than 8000 commits and over 1000 issues closed. There were thousands of audits and peer reviews of the project. This is the result of the efforts of a lot of people who believed in the project and it has to be considered as a success, showing the seriousness of the Foundation as well as the community sense within Lisk ecosystem.
But let’s go back to the aim of the article.
Why is Lisk Core so important?
Lisk Core is the program that implements the Lisk Protocol on the Mainnet.
It is what each machine needs to set up in order to run a node that allows to participate in the network, enabling users to:
- Contribute to the decentralization of the Lisk network
- Explore data recorded in the Lisk blockchain
- Post transactions in the Lisk blockchain
- Enable/Disable forging for a registered delegate
- Configure Lisk Core to specific needs, as required
The migration to Mainnet will happen at block height 6,901,027 at the end of round 68327 (expected to arrive on Wednesday, August 29). Following this date, all products in the Lisk ecosystem will have to be aligned in order to be compatible with the new API.
What to do before the migration?
The Foundation recommends not to make any transaction during the 24 hours prior to and after the migration. Exchanges are also advised not to accept withdrawals and deposit during the same timeframe.
Read the official documentation with a special focus on:
Further updates regarding future releases can be found in the Lisk blog, where the team shares weekly development updates.
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