Lisk Week in Review – 64
Featured in this new edition of Lisk Week in Review:
- Lisk releases the first post as part of the Interoperability series
- Lisk releases more developmental updates on Lisk SDK, Lisk Core, Lisk Service and Lisk Desktop
- Lisk Foundation releases Lisk Core on Snapcraft
- Lisk Foundation introduces Lisk Community Squad
- Lisk Delegate overview for the past week
Lisk releases the first blog post as part of the Interoperability Series
As part of its efforts to give more insights on the various aspects of its interoperability solution, Lisk Foundation released a blog post titled “Sparse Merkle Trees and the New State Model”. This will be the first part of the Interoperability Series blog post it hopes to release periodically.
This first post discusses the state model of an interoperable chain in deeper detail. Sparse Merkle Trees (SMT) introduced with the LIP 0039 lays the groundwork for the state model of an interoperable chain. As the blog explains, SMTs are the natural choice to authenticate a key-value map. Hence they are the perfect tool to authenticate the state store of a chain.
The new version of the SDK will implement sparse Merkle trees to authenticate the state of the blockchain into the state root, as specified in LIP “State model and state root”. As such, the blog post highlights the fact that SMT will be a cornerstone of Lisk interoperability.
Updates on Lisk SDK, Lisk Core, Lisk Service and Lisk Desktop
Lisk SDK: Lisk developers complete the competitor analysis for Lisk SDK v6.0.0 and now are making progress at the phase-level development planning for Lisk SDK v6.0.0. At the objective-level development planning for Lisk SDK v6.0.0, Lisk developers will implement message tags and network identifiers for signatures and add BLS signatures. Lisk SDK is currently at the Epic specification stage for Sparse Merkle Trees addition and the team has closed three issues in the past sprint.
Lisk Core: Lisk developers released Lisk Core 3.0.0-rc.0, implementing 3 phases covering Security and Reliability, Network Economics and Network Consensus and finally, Network Longevity. Lisk Service: Lisk developers released Lisk Service v0.4.0-beta.0 and closed 5 issues in the past sprint. The dev team also released Lisk Service v0.4.0-rc.0, closing 3 issues. Lisk Foundation plans on the next pre-release of Lisk Service v0.4.0-rc.1. And before tesnet migration, developers will fix any remaining bugs.
Lisk Core on Snapcraft
Lisk Core, the software required on every machine that runs a node., has been listed on Snapcraft. Linux OS runs and operates Snapcraft as its open-source app store, allowing developers to list their app and open-source app users to quickly discover any app within the open-source ecosystem. Search and start exploring Lisk on Snapcraft.
Lisk Foundation introduces Lisk Community Squad
Lisk Foundation rolled out a new community initiative tagged Lisk Community Squad. As the Lisk ecosystem continues to gear towards fast-paced growth, and the foundation has considered it necessary to integrate its community into its future plans. Still, by virtue of the active role through the Lisk Community Squad initiative, they make their voice louder.
Lisk Community Squad is composed of 11 individuals whose main goal would be to gather feedback, put forward improvement proposals and consequently have them implemented both by the team at Lisk and also by the squad themselves as they have the freedom to do so. Read more here to see how to become part of the squad.
According to Lisk Monitor, Lisk delegates lost votes for this week. GDT lost about 37 million LSK, while individuals lost a cumulative of 68 million LSK. Forging delegates lost about 1.1 million LSK each.
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