Gimly and Lisk.Bike To Collaborate On Smart Bicycle Sharing Platform
On the first day of the month, Caspar Roelofs, writing in the blog of the Gimly Blockchain on Medium, announced the beginning of a partnership between Gimly and Lisk.Bike. In the article, he explained the rationale behind the collaborative efforts: “Gimly is a firm believer in moving the blockchain space forward by focusing on collaboration over competition, building with each other’s strengths, and learning from each other’s projects”.
As you can remember, we already featured the project two months ago, when Joost announced plans to develop a smart bicycle-sharing platform as a proof-of-concept application for the Lisk Blockchain. The project is led by Marc Buma of blockchain030.nl, together with Susanne Pieterse, Bart Roorda, Eric van Riet Paap, and Albert van Egmond. It is a concept that draws a lot from open-source code for the Commonbike platform with improvements authored and submitted by Lisk Community member JesusTheHun.
Gimly’s involvement will support the primary goal of Lisk.Bike. That entails demonstrating how the Lisk SDK can be useful for developing blockchain applications, helping developers new to Lisk or Blockchain technology to get started with the tools. As such, “Gimly is happy to contribute through the documentation of the steps taken throughout the project on github , through the preparation of the Lisk.Bike workshop during the upcoming Lisk developers conference, and through this series of blog posts on the progress made and lessons learned by the team”.
The articles that will appear in the series will provide regular updates on progress made by the partners on the project. However, it is going to go further to ensure that all of the lessons learned by the team are helpful to the blockchain industry as a whole. The context of innovation – it’s objectives and the stakeholders’ drivers, will be laid out for the community to digest. For Lisk.Bike, the following are important questions addressed in the article: “Why a blockchain bike-sharing platform?”, “Why Lisk?”, and “How will it work?”.
So, why a blockchain bike-sharing platform? Caspar explains: “With blockchain technology, a functional bike-sharing platform in which anyone can act as a service provider or user can be created while avoiding the need for disclosing private information and handing over control over funds to a central service provider”. That is definitely an improvement on “different e-scooter and bicycle apps on your phone, each of which you have provided with your full credentials including your social security number and credit card data”.
Having addressed that question, he went on to explain why Lisk is the platform being used. First, he noted that the idea for the project was conceived by Lisk community members and developers. With the launch of the Alpha SDK, members of the community have gotten acquainted with the customizable tooling. Custom Transactions, in particular, allow us to implement specific business logic for various use cases. Lisk.Bike is, therefore, a great PoC project showcasing the SDK’s adaptability, advantages, and disadvantages.
For more on how it will work and how you can engage with the project, visit https://www.gimly.io