Lisk.js 2021: A deep dive into the event’s top highlights
The third edition of Lisk.js event was held on May 21st and 22nd this year. It was packed with a lot of excitement about how far Lisk as a public blockchain network has come and the journey ahead. This year’s event equally had more participants with at least 1,000 registrations, over 9 hours of content shared by all the speakers combined, culminating in 450 slides as the event was virtual.
The first & second day’s agenda featured
- Deep dive into Lisk Interoperability Solution
- An in-depth discussion on Lisk SDK
- Research and Development Q & A sessions
- Lisk Community presentations
Jack Hanfeld and Andreas Kendziorra, Maxime Gagnebin and Alessandro Ricottone from the Lightcurve research team took turns to demystify Lisk’s Interoperability to the aptly listening audience. This session consumed about 3 hours. It was an opportunity to shed more light on concepts like certificate generation, cross-chain updates (CCU), token and NFT standards, recovering tokens and NFTs from terminated sidechains, interoperable SDK and questions and answers anchored by Max Kordek from all covered.
For the Lisk SDK 5.1.0, Ishan Tiwari, a backend developer at Lisk, took a turn to explain application bootstrapping, dashboard and faucet plugin, Lisk Console Command and application testing. A pivotal moment in this section was a live demo conducted by Nazar Hussain, a backend developer at Lisk, showing how to bootstrap a Lisk application from scratch using Lisk SDK 5.1.0. He demonstrated how to build a Lisk Name Service (LNS) as a use case of the Lisk blockchain. He covered areas like bootstrapping the application, implementing business logic and testing, creating CLI for the blockchain, integrating with UI and publishing the app.
Rishi Mittal also graced the floor to demonstrate the key features of Lisk Core 2.0 & 3.0. Overall, Rishi showed how Lisk Core 3.0.0 beats Lisk Core 2.1.6 in terms of scalability and performance. With Lisk Core 3.0.0, blocks can be processed significantly faster, and performance increased between 3X to 40X compared with the previous Lisk Core version. Lisk Core 3.0.0 also improved blockchain query times significantly. Simple query times fell by more than 2X to 5X when compared with the query time of Lisk Core 2.1.6.
And as a public blockchain, Lisk.js 2021 demonstrated how the global community is already leveraging the Lisk blockchain to build application-grade software. In the Lisk Community Presentation segment of the event, six projects ported to the latest Lisk SDK presented their solutions to the live audience. Kalipo, a DAO blockchain app built by Lisk Centre Utrecht, presented its solution. Lisk ticketing, another dapp providing a newer approach to ticket sales, and Lisk crowd, a decentralised and crowdfund protocol, were other solutions presented. NASH, a proof of concept stablecoin solution built with Lisk SDK, showcased its product, demonstrating how much more can be done with Lisk.
Other notable event highlights at Lisk.js 2021
Some other exciting conversations happened at Lisk.js 2021, covering Lisk’s broader ecosystem. One of them was the release of the Lisk blockchain roadmap. At the current development phase codenamed Emerald, Lisk has completed three phases: Quartz, Amber, and Ruby. Since the commencement of the Emerald Phase, Lisk Foundation has been working on improving key areas of network security and reliability, economics, consensus, and longevity. A new fee system, an upgraded consensus algorithm to an improved version of DPoS were successfully completed in this phase. It published a total of 36 Lisk Improvement Proposals (LIPs) some of which have already been merged on Github.
The team also announced, HackOnLisk, an initiative to help the Lisk community reach blockchain developers. The program will be hosted on the DevPost platform.
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