Lisk Week In Review – 58
Featured in this new edition of Lisk Week in Review:
- Lisk Foundation publishes Financial Update for April
- Lisk Foundation officially announces it acquired the Lisk.com domain
- Lisk Foundation releases Lisk Desktop v1.28.1 & v1.28.2
- New supporting LIP ‘BLS signatures’ merged on Github
- Multiple media blast as Lisk.js nears
- LSK trading in Okcoin Japan commences
- Lisk Delegate overview for the past week
Lisk Financial Update for April
Lisk Foundation, the non-profit body overseeing Lisk development and promotion co-founded by Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows, releases monthly financial update covering each previous month’s activities. According to the report, as of 30th April, Lisk Foundation held $190,720,921. It had announced in its AMA session that it liquidated 300 BTC to help power its runway for the next 3 years. Per the financial update, the liquidated funds will be used to cover our ongoing research, development, marketing, and operational expenses for the Lisk project during the next 36 months.
Another significant update development from Lisk Foundation’s April financial update is its decision to create an investment account with BlockFi, an industry-leading investment solution. By liquidating some of its assets into stablecoins and investing in BlockFi lending, Lisk Foundation can be financing ongoing community campaigns and grants to help attract more developers into its ecosystem. Lisk Foundation will also be deploying proceeds from BlockFi lending investment to initiate LSK buyback campaign from exchanges.
Lisk.com domain acquisition announced
Lisk Foundation finally announces its newly acquired domain – Lisk.com, which will allow for an even more professional and developer-friendly entry into the Lisk ecosystem.
According to the blog announcement regarding the domain acquisition,
Lisk.com features several substantial improvements, new pages, and a refreshed design, delivering an optimal and enhanced user experience that more closely aligns with our core mission, to make blockchain accessible to everyone
Lisk Desktop v1.28.1 & v1.28.2 released in succession within the week
In quick successions, Lisk Foundation released two version updates for the Lisk Desktop client. #Lisk Desktop v1.28.1 release fixes a bug that prevented users from connecting to custom nodes, and #Lisk Desktop v1.28.2 fixes a bug that prevented users from automatically connecting to Mainnet if the network switcher was not activated.
Supporting LIP for ‘BLS signatures’ merge
Lisk Foundation has now merged a new supporting LIP on Github. Lightcurve’s researchers had released earlier the supporting LIP proposing BLS signature for transactions specifying how to create and validate compact aggregate signatures with BLS within Lisk. The purpose of this LIP is to act as use cases where multisignatures for large sets of signers are required, but the size of concatenated Ed25519 signatures is too disadvantageous. Cross-chain transactions for a trustless interoperability solution are likely candidates for such use cases.
Multiple media blast as Lisk.js nears
Lisk Foundation is putting words into action to ensure its Lisk.js event will get adequate media attention next week. Within a week, it had several shoutouts from BTC ECHO publication to Chico Crypto’s YouTube review and Blockgeeks’ comprehensive publication concerning the Lisk.js event. Many more partners like Cointelegraph, Benzinga crypto etc., have also published concerning the upcoming event. Lisk Foundation has also hinted at an online hackathon and developer grant rollout during the two days the Lisk.js event will be happening. Registration is still open and free for participants. Register and reserve your spot here.
LSK trading in Okcoin Japan commences
After announcing that it listed LSK last month, Okcoin Japan has now opened LSK-Yen pair trading on its exchange. Lisk already has an active community in Japan and other parts of the Southeast Asian region.
According to Lisk Monitor, just like last week, Lisk delegates gained votes this week. GDT gained about 53 million LSK, with individuals gaining about 84 million LSK. Forging delegates gained as well, with each gaining approximately 1.6 million LSK each.
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