Lisk Japan, a New Group to Spread Lisk in Asia
Lisk Japan was officially launched on 16th July, with the aim of helping LiskHQ to spread the adoption of this blockchain in the local ecosystem. The announcement was also published by Coinpost, one of the most famous Japanese crypto-news platform.
The group is now collaborating with Lisk Magazine, providing Japanese translations for the released articles. This allows the local community to have news in their own language, decreasing the barrier to entry for non-native English speakers.
— Lisk Japan (@LiskJPN) July 16, 2019
How many people are behind Lisk Japan? What is their background and when they started to be involved in the Lisk ecosystem?
LiskJapan is composed of 3 members (@ys_mdmg @uzamaru_crypto @liskholder): a Designer & Front engineer, a Backend engineer and a Marketing director. Kp, the fourth founding member at that time, has recently dropped out due to circumstances. Each individual started working on Lisk in 2016, but only around May 2019 we founded LiskJapan, with the aim of spreading the Lisk technology and grow the local ecosystem in Japan.
How big is the crypto community in Japan and how the regulators are approaching this technology?
In Japan, the XRP community is very large, while the Lisk community is still in the early stage. Regulations by Japanese authorities are becoming increasingly strict, but this also means that the State is officially recognizing this innovation. It’s important to issue policies that protect users; this will lead to a scenario where people will be more familiar to cryptocurrencies, even in daily life and not only for investment.
Excluding Lisk, which are your other favorite blockchain project and why?
Cosmos is a project that has huge potentialities. The Japanese community is growing and more projects are using or plan to use the Cosmos chain. Therefore, we are also monitoring the trend of the Cosmos project.
Are you planning to be a candidate delegate?
We don’t have a delegate at LiskJapan and we don’t plan to launch it in the near future. There is a delegate group with a similar name (Lisk_Japan Delegate), but this is a separate group. LiskJapan is also working with the Lisk_Japan Delegate group to promote the Lisk ecosystem.
What is your opinion about current consensus?
As DPoS system involves ambiguous elements such as “thoughts” and “intentions”, that are not easily measurable and could bring confusions to voters.
However, we believe that BTF implementation, in addition to the development of projects that aim to setup a delegate marketplace such as Lisk Discovery and Lisk Directory, could help Lisk to face these issues and bring more competition in the delegate landscape.
What is a recent initiative that you appreciated in Lisk ecosystem?
Proof of concepts like Lisk.bike are good example to show a use case of Lisk alpha SDK and we are proud that some members of the Japanese community actively participated in the donation campaign to support its development. We believe that the birth of similar projects will lead to the growth of Lisk.