Lisk Week In Review – 56
Featured in this Lisk week in review update:
- Lisk Center Utrecht launches a dedicated web page on Lisk’s official website
- More development update for Lisk Desktop and Lisk Service released
- Lisk researchers publish new supporting LIPs
- Lisk Discord Levelling Contest ends
- Lisk Delegate Overview for the past week
Lisk Center Utrecht launches a dedicated web page on Lisk’s official website
It was exciting news as Lisk Foundation announces that one of its most active communities, Lisk Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, now has its web page on Lisk’s official website.
Lisk Center Utrecht is a space dedicated to the Lisk community located in the center of the Netherlands, Utrecht. Lisk Center Utrecht provides an open workspace, blockchain knowledge, and unexpected encounters. The workspace of 210 square meters has around 40 places to work, of which 16 dedicated working desks, several meeting tables, and plenty of room to stand, talk, and write your thoughts on the whiteboards. The center is located at Jaarbeursplein 6, 3521 AL Utrecht, Netherlands, open Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm local time.
Lisk Desktop and Lisk Service updates
Co-founder of the Lisk blockchain, Oliver Beddows, shared an update on Lisk desktop and Lisk service updates.
For v2.0.0-beta.3 – Change API to support Lisk SDK v5 API / Change to new address system; the Lisk developer team has completed the development of
- “Change API to support Lisk SDK v5 API” – resulting in alpha.6 for v2.0.0-beta.3 – Change API to support Lisk SDK v5 API / Change to new address system,
- “Change to new address system” – resulting in alpha.7
It has commenced the QA process, which is now in its final stages, with three issues (#3440, #3442 #3504) yet to be resolved. He announced that they would be releasing the public beta.3 in the coming days.
For v2.0.0-beta.4 – Support multisignature transactions / Remove second passphrase support; the Lisk developer team has
- resumed development of “Support multisignature transactions”
- resumed development of “Remove second passphrase support”
- announces that this will be the last planned beta release before moving to rc.0
Oliver Beddows announces that the QA process is in the final stages with two issues (#371, #454) remaining for v0.3.0 – Change API to support Lisk SDK v5 API / Implement blockchain data store and hopes to release public beta.0 in the coming days.
New supporting LIP released
Iker Alustiza, a Lightcurve research scientist, published a new supporting LIP today, adding to the numbers of LIPs released as the Lisk.js conference inches closer. The new supporting LIP introduces the Lisk Proof-of-Authority (PoA) mechanism for selecting validators, known as authorities in this context, to generate blocks. Gavin Wood, Ethereum’s former co-founder, first proposed PoA in 2015. In Proof-of-Authority (PoA) blockchains, only a pre-defined set of validators called the authorities can propose blocks. They are selected based on off-chain information such as their reputation or identity. It trades the decentralisation of the network (arbitrarily selected authorities) for efficiency and performance.
With the simplicity of its validator selection algorithm, Iker Alustiza explained that it is also suitable for applications where a high transaction per second throughput is essential. Hence, a self-contained PoA module is a handy feature to be added as one of the modules available for sidechain developers in the Lisk SDK.
Specifically, sidechain developers creating a sidechain with the Lisk SDK through this supporting LIP will have the out-of-the-box choice between this module or the DPoS module as the mechanism for validator selection in their sidechain.
Lisk Discord Levelling Contest ends
After thirty days of running the Lisk Discord Levelling Contest to promote Lisk’s Discord community activity, it finally came to an end. According to a Discord announcement posted by Moosty,
At 12 AM CEST we will reset the ranking and the second edition of the “Lisk Discord Levelling Contest” will start.
By being active in the General, Developers, Projects channels, participants earn XP levelling them up in the Lisk Discord ranking…
According to Lisk Monitor, delegates lost fewer amount of votes this week than last week. GDT lost about 6 million LSK while individuals lost over 7 million LSK. Forging delegates, on the other hand, gained approximately 190,000 LSK each.
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