Lisk in Review – 51
Featured in this new update:
- Lisk Explorer features merged with Desktop wallet
- LiskHQ releases a new mobile wallet version
- Lisk Foundation joins Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA)
- Lisk Delegate overview
Lisk Explorer features merged with Desktop wallet
LiskHQ has officially discontinued developing and maintaining the Lisk Explorer, which offers a suite of tools to inspect the Lisk blockchain and watch LSK exchange markets.
With this initiative, the team integrated most of Lisk Explorer’s features into Lisk for Desktop wallet.
This integration comes with additional enhancements in terms of statistics and visualizations. Hence, the desktop wallet’s new release allows for more aggregation of essential data previously sourced on the Lisk Explorer page. These statistics also come in a visually appealing way to further enhance the newly released desktop wallet’s user experience.
Meanwhile, LiskHQ collaborates with two community projects in the open-source spirit: Liskscan.io (maintained by the Moosty team) and Lisk.observer (developed by the Carbonara team). Both projects continue to offer support for anyone seeking to scan and get information on the Lisk blockchain. Per the Explorer update announcement, Lisk said
“Outsourcing the development of web-based Lisk blockchain explorers to the community is the first step towards our new Lisk Developer program, which will be officially announced in May at Lisk.js 2021.”
LiskHQ releases a new mobile wallet version
The Lisk team released version 1.4.1 for its mobile wallet earlier this week. This latest version fixes numerous bugs as well as updates all dependencies. Recall that the previous version of its mobile wallet blurs out users’ account balance on the home screen and some other visual issues.
You can download the new wallet version here: https://lisk.io/wallet.
Lisk Foundation joins Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA)
LiskHQ announced that it had become the latest member of the recently formed Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA). Upon joining COPA, Lisk Foundation officially becomes the first blockchain developer-focused member of the rapidly growing alliance. The COPA initiative includes other industry giants like cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Blockstream, one of the leading providers of both open-source and commercial Bitcoin technologies founded by Adam Back.
Max Kordek, CEO and Co-founder of LiskHQ, while commenting on this announcement, said
“We are truly excited to join the Crypto Open Patent Alliance to boost innovation in the blockchain sector while driving awareness of the issues hindering development in the space.” Kordek acknowledged the growing spate of operational blockchain patents, and according to him, speaking for Lisk blockchain,
“COPA helps us all to navigate the potential ramifications of this growth by stepping up to the plate and ensuring industry-beneficial collaboration continues within the community. We look forward to working alongside the members of COPA.”
In furthering COPA’s mission, the Lisk team will help bolster innovation within the blockchain community by promoting open patent collaboration. It’s important to note that joining COPA doesn’t prohibit its members from registering patents. Lisk team will keep its options open to register new patents for all other relevant blockchain protocols that may require it.
By joining COPA, Lisk pledges to never use their crypto patents against anyone except for defensive purposes. Hence, any specific patent Lisk team may be holding will now become accessible for all to use. COPA is particularly a welcome initiative as there appears to be a frantic race to bag blockchain tech-related patents, especially by big tech organizations. The fear is that in the future, these patent holders may begin to wield their patent rights in an intimidating manner, and this may stifle innovation within the space. Blockchain technology most especially has grown due to its open-source and tremendous developer support from the global tech community.
Moreover, LiskHQ plans to release its blockchain interoperability solution to the larger developer community during its annual Liks.js event. This year’s event is slated to hold on the 21st of May, 2021.
According to LiskMonitor, there was a considerable outflow of votes from delegates in the past weeks: GDT lost 40 million LSK, and individuals lost 59M votes.
Delegates that are in the position range 90-100 gained about 200k votes each. Forging delegates in position 90° and higher have a negative balance, losing approximately 800k-1.2M each.