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  • Lisk Release Version 0.7.0

    Changelog

    Backend

    • Merged #425. Implemented test coverage report. Closes #408. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #428. Updated project dependenices to latest versions. Closes #426. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #430. Setup eslint as linter and formatter. Closes #430. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #438. Improved /api/transactions API endpoint. @4miners
      • Changed fromTimestamp and toTimestamp behaviour, now referencing Lisk epoch instead of unix time. Closes #432.
      • Added fromUnixTime and toUnixTime params, referencing unix time. Closes #431.
    • Merged #439. Using ceil for round calculations. Closes #427. @4miners
    • Merged #444. Updated README.md to include new Node.js version. @Isabello
    • Merged #445. Changed travis node package installer to npm. Closes #44. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #440. Added genesis block loading indicator. Closes #290. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #442. Added further protections against transactions ever being sent from genesis account. Closes #290. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #450. Using BigNumber.js for round calculations. Closes #447. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #409. Moved peers management to memory instead of database. Closes #409. @4miners
    • Merged #453. Improved peer logic, fixed SQL errors during peers dbSave. @4miners
    • Merged #454. Reduced limit of GET /peer/blocks from 1440 to 34.
    • Merged #461. Improved performance when counting all blocks. Closes #342. @4miners
    • Merged #460. Fixed stability of dapps test, fixed waitUntilBlockchainReady function. Closes #400. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #463. Improved sync negoiation speed. Closes #462. @4miners
    • Merged #464. Fixed performance of aggregateBlocksReward SQL query. Closes #427. @4miners
    • Merged #466. Extended test timeout. Closes #400. @MaciejBaj
    • Merged #466. Removing unused grunt-jsdox.
    • Merged #473. Addressing #409. Updating peer object properly. @4miners
    • Merged #475. Added new mechanism to disable APIs and toggle whitelists. @Isabello
    • Merged #480. Moved maxTxsPerQueue constant to config.json. Allowing per node configuration. @MaciejBaj

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  • Lisk-JS 0.3 — A grand overhaul

    The LiskHQ has been very serious about the security and integrity of the Lisk platform since the beginning of it’s inception. Lisk-JS continues to embody these values and provides every developer working with Lisk a standardised set of tools to interact with the blockchain. The Lisk-JS library now contains an API Wrapper, cryptographic tools, helper functions for developers to make their application more secure. This complete package makes it easy for anyone new to the system to start using Lisk. It has been written with the developer in mind, making the sending of transactions, and obtaining information from the Lisk blockchain simple and easy.

    Until now, Lisk-JS has played a lesser role in development. Last month we dedicated a lot of time on it in order to increase its functionalities and offer more amazing tools for the developer. The newly released Lisk-JS is now set to play a pivotal role in the development of our Lisk user-interfaces and third party applications.

    What’s New

    We have added numerous new features and tools to Lisk-JS. One major improvement was made by building a wrapper around all of the functions. This makes it easier and more secure for developers to start working with Lisk. The included API wrapper now allows you to get information from the Lisk blockchain using a range of simple function calls, removing the need to run a dedicated Lisk node to receive API requests. Please take a look at our documentation to learn more about the things you can achieve with Lisk-JS.

    The most important security feature added is the capability to locally sign transaction objects automatically. For example, when a developer uses POST or PUT requests to broadcast transactions to the Lisk network via Lisk-JS, the library makes sure that your passphrase never leaves your system. Transactions are now wrapped on-the-fly, signed by the library and then submitted as signed hashes to the network. After that point the passphrase is not needed anymore because any party can verify the integrity of the transaction.

    Finally, we have added several API functions and cryptographic enhancements, including the possibility to sign and verify messages with your Lisk passphrase. This is very useful for a “Proof of Account Ownership” or for escrow services.

    The full change log is available at: https://github.com/LiskHQ/lisk-js/releases/tag/0.3.0.

    The Future of Lisk-JS

    With regard to existing functionality, we have enhanced the usability by implementing more helper functions, improved the performance of existing functions, and added some new cryptographic tools.

    In the coming months, we expect changes in the Lisk core and Lisk-JS will become more radical. Therefore, we recommend everyone who is actively using Lisk-JS to keep an eye out for updates at: https://www.npmjs.com/package/lisk-js.

    In order to stay informed about updates, you can subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of our website.

    Enjoy the new features and get connected with Lisk!

    About the Author

    Tobias Schwarz is a full stack developer at lightcurve who is working on the Lisk project. Before he has been working for/with Nxt, Waves, Komodo and other Blockchain Softwares. Main interests are Cryptography, Blockchain, Javascript, NodeJS, Python, PHP and several other topics related to IOT and programming.

    Contact Details   Github: GitHub.com/tosch110 Twitter: https://twitter.com/toschdev Email: tobias@lightcurve.ui

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  • Community Engagement Rewarded!

    The Lisk Foundation is grateful on the efforts from individual people around the world. It’s truly astonishing to see how our technology has impacted community growth worldwide. Also, it’s great to see that many people are using it, and on top of that they are also building on top of it. We’ve seen an increase of meetups introducing the Lisk platform these past few months and we’re very excited about it.

    As a token of our appreciation, we are rewarding the efforts from community members who have publicly showed their commitment and efforts to the project by distributing LSK from our Bounty Fund.

    In order to claim your rewards, send a Direct Message to Joel through Lisk.Chat with a Lisk address and we will swiftly send you the reward.

    If your contribution was not included into this blog post please contact Joel to have it reviewed.

    Community Members with Unparalleled Efforts

    We want to personally thank Pierre Cavin (SherlockStd) and Andrea Speziale (Liskit) for their efforts to improve the Lisk ecosystem and spread awareness. For their ongoing contributions, these individuals will receive a total reward of 5000 LSK.

    Pierre Cavin (SherlockStd)

    Andrea Speziale (Liskit)

    Country Ambassadors and Alpha Testers

    Thanks for your continued support. Ambassadors receive 2500 LSK each while alpha testers receive 1250 LSK each.

    Ambassadors (2500 LSK)

    • Stefan Neagu (atreides)
    • Daniel Vassilev (danvass)
    • John Cortesi (bitbanksy)
    • Kostyantyn Ahafontsev (lamar)
    • Luiz Chen (luiz)
    • Daniel B. (punkrock)
    • Denis Smirnov (densmirnov)

    Alpha Testers (1250 LSK)

    • carolina
    • wannabe_R0teBaron
    • MrV
    • Nerigal
    • SherlockStd
    • tharude
    • nerigal
    • StellarDynamic
    • atreides
    • cc001
    • gr33ndrag0n
    • metal494
    • punkrock
    • slasheks

    Additional Community Engagement

    This section collects people who’ve been working on a Lisk related project, have spoken on a meetup/conference introducing the Lisk Platform or have contributed in any other way.

    Projects/Moderators (1000 LSK)

    Karek

    • Creator of liskstats.net (provides live network visuals).
    • Testing of network during stress test of broadcasting blocks and transactions.

    Jan

    foddersan

    • Provides Lisk Sub-Reddit bi-weekly development updates.

    Dakk

    • Owns several Lisk related projects.
    • Contributed to Lisk-UI.

    Rooney

    olejegcord

    Presentations/Community Outreach(750 LSK)

    Denis Smirnov (densmirnov)

    • Presented Lisk on Blockchain Technologies conference in Moscow, Russia.

    Stefan Neagu (atreides)

    • Presented and introduced Lisk to BucharestJS Meetup.

    Lisk Italian Group Presentation on Torino Bitcoin Meetup (500 LSK)

    • Liskit
    • Corsaro
    • Gregorst
    • Redsn0w
    • Ondin
    • Splatters
    • Anamix
    • Dakk

    Lisk Wiki Contributors (500 LSK)

    • wannabe_RoteBaron
    • MrV
    • Redsn0w

    Loyal Community Service (375 LSK)

    • Bcboilermaker
    • StellarDynamic
    • anamix
    • staticinstance

    About the Author

    Joel Fernández is the Chief Operations Officer of lightcurve while also being deeply entrenched in the community management of the Lisk Platform. He’s a blockchain enthusiasts for over five years and is actively seeking to grow the blockchain community.

    Contact Details

    Twitter: @bigcabrito Email: joel@lightcurve.io



  • Join our next Community Meeting!

    On March 31st at 7:00 PM CEST, members of the Lisk Foundation and employees of the lightcurve GmbH working on the Lisk platform willlivestream a community Q&A.

    If you’re curious about blockchain technology, or wish to know more about the Lisk Platform then this is the perfect event for you. Come join us, many of the lightcurve team will be there to provide as many answers within a one hour timeframe as possible.

    Lisk is a blockchain applications platform that will enable its users to build applications from the ground up in JavaScript. The decentralized platform will enable the deployment, distribution and monetization of sidechains onto the Lisk blockchain. The Lisk network is operated using a highly efficient Delegated-Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus model, which is secured by democratically-elected delegates. The cryptocurrency underpinning the Lisk platform is called LSK.

    We hope you will find the time to attend. See you there!

    About the Author

    Joel Fernández is the Chief Operations Officer of lightcurve while also being deeply entrenched in the community management of the Lisk Platform. He’s a blockchain enthusiasts for over five years and is actively seeking to grow the blockchain community.

    Contact Details

    Twitter: @bigcabrito Email: joel@lightcurve.io

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  • Lisk to Rebrand its Platform with Design Agency Taikonauten

    Today, we are announcing a collaboration with the distinguished design agency Taikonauten, with the goal of rebranding our ecosystem to greatly enhance the user experience and increase user adoption. Alongside the amazingly improved and blazing fast version releases (0.6.0 & 0.7.0) this marks significant progress for the Lisk project.


    We believe the corporate identity is as important as the development of the product which is surrounded by it. It’s one of the first steps to get recognized in the blockchain space or the Internet as a whole. We are very aware of the ruckus the original logo caused during inception and we’re finally in the midst of changing it.

    This collaboration enables us to employ the creative talents of the team at Taikonauten to entirely redesign crucial aspects of our ecosystem; such as the website, blockchain explorer and client user interface. Taikonauten will also overhaul Lisk’s corporate design, developing a new logo and media kit. This collaboration is part of our resilience phase, which in addition aims to build a more elegant core system, a better Lisk SDK, deploy various useful features, and continue to put a major focus on security.

    This collaboration will help the Lisk project more efficiently to communicate the goals of our platform. It will improve the user experience of the Lisk client to a level not seen before in the blockchain space, marking a first step for common user adoption, and unifying our whole ecosystem visually.
    Until now, Lisk has been concentrating its resources on the development of the back end. We have released many optimization, stability and security updates to date marking the significant progress the platform is making. Now, our attention moves to making visible changes to our current ecosystem.

    Lisk Foundation President Max Kordek said.

    With the hiring of Taikonaut, we have an outstanding design agency on board that will help create the next revolutionary branding for the Lisk ecosystem. Their creative genius out guns anyone within the Berlin area, making them an attractive choice for Lisk. After many creative talks with members of their team we are very excited to work with them.

    Our vision, together with Lisk, is to increase the visibility of this important platform. We aim to keep user needs at the heart of our approach and to make Lisk even more accessible to regular Internet users.

    said Maik Fahldieck, Founder and Managing Director of Taikonauten.

    We will be working with the design agency from March to August of 2017. There are several steps that stem from working with them, starting with the strategy section which paves the way on how the Lisk Platform will be moving forward with our identity. Once a corporate identity has been crafted and achieved, the design agency will provide rough design concepts, wireframes, and storyboards to help us visualize how it will all play out. The front end code will be done by lightcurve’s in-house developers when the final design concepts are ready.

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  • Lisk to Rebrand its Platform with Design Agency Taikonauten

    Today, we are announcing a collaboration with the distinguished design agency Taikonauten, with the goal of rebranding our ecosystem to greatly enhance the user experience and increase user adoption. Alongside the amazingly improved and blazing fast version releases (0.6.0 & 0.7.0) this marks significant progress for the Lisk project.

    We believe the corporate identity is as important as the development of the product which is surrounded by it. It’s one of the first steps to get recognized in the blockchain space or the Internet as a whole. We are very aware of the ruckus the original logo caused during inception and we’re finally in the midst of changing it.

    This collaboration enables us to employ the creative talents of the team at Taikonauten to entirely redesign crucial aspects of our ecosystem; such as the website, blockchain explorer and client user interface. Taikonauten will also overhaul Lisk’s corporate design, developing a new logo and media kit. This collaboration is part of our resilience phase, which in addition aims to build a more elegant core system, a better Lisk SDK, deploy various useful features, and continue to put a major focus on security.

    This collaboration will help the Lisk project more efficiently to communicate the goals of our platform. It will improve the user experience of the Lisk client to a level not seen before in the blockchain space, marking a first step for common user adoption, and unifying our whole ecosystem visually.
    Until now, Lisk has been concentrating its resources on the development of the back end. We have released many optimization, stability and security updates to date marking the significant progress the platform is making. Now, our attention moves to making visible changes to our current ecosystem.

    Lisk Foundation President Max Kordek said.

    With the hiring of Taikonaut, we have an outstanding design agency on board that will help create the next revolutionary branding for the Lisk ecosystem. Their creative genius out guns anyone within the Berlin area, making them an attractive choice for Lisk. After many creative talks with members of their team we are very excited to work with them.

    Our vision, together with Lisk, is to increase the visibility of this important platform. We aim to keep user needs at the heart of our approach and to make Lisk even more accessible to regular Internet users.

    said Maik Fahldieck, Founder and Managing Director of Taikonauten.

    We will be working with the design agency from March to August of 2017. There are several steps that stem from working with them, starting with the strategy section which paves the way on how the Lisk Platform will be moving forward with our identity. Once a corporate identity has been crafted and achieved, the design agency will provide rough design concepts, wireframes, and storyboards to help us visualize how it will all play out. The front end code will be done by lightcurve’s in-house developers when the final design concepts are ready.

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  • Introducing lightcurve to the Lisk community!






    Since January 2017 the lightcurve GmbH is in a contractual collaboration with the Lisk Foundation,
    founded by Oliver Beddows and myself. Today, I want to introduce our
    company to the Lisk Community and explain how heavily Lisk will benefit
    from it.

    Responsibilities of lightcurve

    A blockchain strategy consultancy, development studio and marketing agency in one, that is lightcurve! We are supporting the Lisk ecosystem in many ways; for once with strategy sessions discussing how to proceed with the platform and how to grow the community economically. With heavily tested code we are advancing the various products overseen by the Lisk Foundation. By attending conferences, giving presentations about Lisk and organising meetups we are increasing the visibility of the Lisk platform within the blockchain industry and beyond. Another big focus is to answer all kinds of support queries from the community which come through on the Lisk Support Center.

    Core principles of lightcurve

    Based in Berlin we are crafting high quality strategies and code made in Germany, with a special focus on reliability, efficiency and security. The longevity of our products is of utmost importance for us, we live and breath this dictum everyday with our contributions to the Lisk codebases.

    Our office and team

    Currently, we are sitting at WeWork Sony Center, the most iconic business district in Berlin. However, this space becomes too small for us. Therefore, we are making preparations to move to our own office space in which we can scale up quickly and easily.

    Our team currently consists of nine members, we are expecting further additions soon, especially within the development and marketing departments.


    Hardworking developers in the lightcurve HQ!

    Making lightcurve part of the Lisk Community

    Not only to contribute to the Lisk ecosystem but also to see and feel the community needs, we are continuously making advancements to lightcurve’s transparency and its position within the Lisk Community.

    Three important steps were done today; by officially adding lightcurve to Lisk’s contributors list on its website, launching the lightcurve website and introducing lightcurve to the Lisk Community with this blog post.

    In the next days and weeks further steps will be taken, some we want to announce now. First, we are sponsoring a blockchain meetup in Berlin in which we will discuss Lisk’s advancements of the past month right at the start of every event. Second, we are registering and setting up our own delegate on the Lisk network. All delegate rewards will be evenly split between all lightcurve employees and freelancers with no active delegate spot. It’s up to the community if enough votes are gathered to get into the top 101, Oliver and I will vote with our private LSK exclusively for the lightcurve delegate.


    The first Blockchain Meetup organised by lightcurve.

    Situation between Lisk Foundation and lightcurve GmbH

    I think it’s very important to explain the constellation between the Lisk Foundation and the lightcurve GmbH. As both companies have the same founders, it’s in our best interest to explain transparently why we decided for that setup.

    The Lisk Foundation is overseeing and managing the Lisk project in a non-profit way as we believe this is the right path for such a stellar protocol. Even though the non-profit structure is a huge benefit for the philosophy and values behind the project, we believe it’s not the best case for an actual business with rapid development cycles and quick decision makings. Therefore, the foundation decided to outsource different kind of activities — like programming, design, marketing, PR, or liquidation of funds — while coordinating the progress made.


    As the founders of the Lisk project we want to keep the original spirit while also be responsible for the development and community. Therefore, we founded lightcurve to do exactly that. It doesn’t mean that the Lisk Foundation won’t cooperate with other third party development studios in the future or collaborate with other contractors, e.g. a marketing agency.

    We hope that our blog post clarifies our intentions and the direction we are going with the Lisk Foundation and with the lightcurve GmbH.

    From Max and Oliver.

    If You want Donte:

    LSK:2803696656493597622L

    BTC:1H9AFcYdZb6mt3wDHg1hc2AjnqrXzmv4xo



  • Lisk  Communitypool : first payout (23th - 31th, March)

    ImageForged/Missed block ----- = 766/1 (Total - 767)

    ImageTotal reward ----------------- = 3835 (767 * 5)

    Image80% to voters ---------------- = 3068 LSK

    Image20% to me --------------------- = 767 LSK

    ImageCapped approval------------ = 9.08% (9544604.84 LSK)

    All payouts made from communitypool.info. 0.1 fee deduct from reward.

    I
    didn't paid for some addresses, who increase big amount of lisk after
    30th, March. Will count them when capped approval need to increase. At
    the moment, last one count for reward list is iii.element.iii_forg.

    If something error found for your reward, feel free to contact @bawga at Lisk chat. Enjoy!


    Delegate : communitypool
    Proposal : communitypool - 80% reward sharing delegate



  • Lisk Financial Report — February 2017

    With the successful establishment of the Lisk Foundation in Zug, we are publishing Financial Reports on a monthly basis.

    As of the 3rd April 2017 at 6pm CEST, the Lisk Foundation controls the following fiat and cryptocurrency assets for on-going operations and long-term storage:

    Additionally, the Lisk Foundation holds the following assets for bounties and advisers:

    Currency conversions

    The Lisk Foundation is handling multiple currencies such as CHF, EUR, USD and various cryptocurrencies. The accounting and our financial reports are all done in CHF.

    In February 2017 the Lisk Foundation exchanged the following currencies:

    • 16. February — BTC>CHF: 502,917.39 CHF
    • 24. February — BTC>EUR: 517,653.10 EUR

    Expenditures

    In February 2017 the Lisk Foundation spent approximately 19,832.20 CHF for all operations. Below you can find an approximate breakdown of the expenses for February. Please note, payments to the lightcurve GmbH are being executed only at the beginning of a quarter.

    • PR: 7,007 CHF
    • Legal: 10,905.20 CHF
    • Conferences & Meetups: 1,920 CHF

    The financial reports are published with a delay to give more accurate data.

    Not included are: Taxes, exchange fees, smaller expenses throughout the year, dust and random payments to our cryptocurrency wallets. The given numbers are only an approximation.

    Poloniex LSK closing price, 2nd April: 0.00024648 BTC/LSK Coinbase BTC closing price, 2nd April: $1,093.52 LSK closing price, 2nd April: $0.2695308



  • Lisk Release V0.8.0b


    Download:



  • Lisk - Updated list of lisk pools:

    Here is an updated list of lisk pools:
    http://liskpool.xyz/list/

    If you want to add the pool click here --> http://liskpool.xyz/addpool/

    If you want just support, vote for me and my pool "Blink" - http://liskpool.xyz

    By,

    blinkk

    http://liskpool.xyz - vote for Blink



  • Communications simplified, refined and focused

    During the past weeks, we have been refining and improving the way we communicate to our community. On November of last year, we published ablog post explaining some changes which improved communications by moving repetitive blog posts such as weekly summaries, community meetings, development updates and other events to the Lisk forums. After months of communicating through this setup we noticed it could be done better; having weekly updates and monthly community meeting summaries on the forums felt impersonal and once again, repetitive. Therefore, after receiving community feedback and having an internal team dialogue we’ve decided to improve upon our current way of communicating.

    Lisk Chat Simplified

    One of the first changes to streamline communications was to remove channels from the Lisk Chat as to focus efforts in several key channels (#announcements,#development#general#mainnet,#off-topic#testnet and #trading). This was done to have a more streamlined approach towards open conversations and to make it easier for our team members to keep track of the conversations. The Lisk Chat is based onRocket Chat — an open sourced online chat solution — where the Lisk community can have conversations with members of the team, so come join us!

    Lisk Blog Refined

    Moving forward, we believe the best way to communicate our advancements are through well written blog posts which will be re-distributed through our newsletter. These blog posts highlight different facets of the Lisk project and are being published by individuals working directly on it — this provides a personal experience for the community reading the updates. Furthermore, re-focusing communications through theLisk Blog and the Lisk Newsletter allows us to have a wider reach on the community, specifically with new incoming members.

    Lisk Subreddit Focused (Lisk Forums Deprecated)

    The Lisk Chat offers the community a platform for direct conversations within themselves and with the people working on the Lisk Platform. However, interactions and important conversations on a chat solution are often missed, and there is a need for a forum-like platform where in depth discussions can nourish. The Lisk Forums played this role for more than a year, but its reach is quite limited. For this reason, we’ve decided to focus on the Lisk Subreddit as the first point of contact for new members and in-depth discussions. We’re currently in talks with several members of the community and weighing the options for moving delegate related topics off the forums and to another platform. As of last month, weekly updates on the Lisk Forum were discontinued and the changes above have taken into effect.

    To receive the most up to date information regarding the Lisk platform make sure to follow the Lisk Blog, theLisk Subreddit and subscribe to the Lisk Newsletter.

    About the Author

    Joel Fernández is the COO of lightcurve while also being the head of community management for the Lisk project. He’s a blockchain enthusiast for over five years and is actively seeking to grow the blockchain community.

    Contact Details

    Twitter: @bigcabrito

    Email: joel@lightcurve.io; joel@lisk.io

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  • Lisk - Introducing The Magnificent Seven

    Transcending Alliances 

    The purpose of this new contest is simple: compensate non-forging delegates who meaningfully contribute to the Lisk ecosystem without any financial reward.

    How can I participate?

    1) Send your donation to the BitBanksy's Lisk Awareness Fund: 14820233993774430788L
    2) Post the name of your Magnificent Seven along with your transaction number

    Rules

    - Every 7 days, the collected Lisk will be equally distributed to the most voted Magnificent Seven*
    - This project will go on as far as the community will vote & donate
    - Only votes with a donation will be considered
    - Vote up to 7 non-forging delegates only

    * Donations will be carefully itemised in the Analytics section (see below).

    Analytics

    Week 1 (From: April 10 to 17, 2017)

    The Magnificent Seven: ---

    By,

    BitBanksy

    Lisker

    Source:https://forum.lisk.io/viewtopi...



  • Lisk 0.8.0 — Squashing Bugs, Increasing Performance and Modularity

    Lisk 0.8.0 has been released, bringing more performance improvements and bug fixes. For this release, we’ve put even more work into database optimization, refining the API layer and resolving some difficult bugs. Following are more details on the changes, enjoy!

    The Little Things

    As with each successive release it is our pleasure to report a number of bugs that have been squashed. These bugs range from the minor misnamed and deprecated endpoint for the dApps API, to the application listening before it is ready and finally the rare but major nullification of the configuration file. These are just a small list of bugs that were resolved, we know that this list will shrink with successive releases.

    Performance

    We have also improved the performance of some heavily used database tables, particularly, `trs_list` view has been refactored and now provides much better performance, completely ironing out inefficiencies which cropped up in prior releases. Additionally, a `round_fees` table has been introduced to collect transaction fees awarded to delegates for each round. The new memory table brings performance improvements and much greater data flexibility for historical lookups on fee allocations.

    In previous releases, it took up to 120 seconds of not receiving a block from the network to begin pulling fresh blocks from a peer. Now, nodes synchronize blocks after 20 seconds of not receiving new blocks, meaning that lagging peers catch up more often and much faster than before.

    Modularity

    While efforts toward scalability are ongoing, 0.8.0 brings a much needed step in the right direction. Under 0.8.0 all existing API’s have been extracted into their own modules so that future developments to the Lisk API are far easier to implement.

    The binary builds also received some modularity/scalability improvements. We have moved away from Forever as the process manager and replaced it with PM2. PM2 offers much greater flexibility and control of the node process with some performance monitoring features and the required modularity to easily support multiple Lisk processes.

    Lisk UI

    A large number of bug fixes have been applied to the user-interface component of the Lisk client. The fixes include improved responsiveness on mobile devices, better feedback when placing votes, a more accurate sync progress indicator, the proper removal of user data on logout, and a performance fix related to the display of forging statistics. All of these fixes should help provide a better experience for users awaiting the planned Lisk Nano 1.0.0 release, that will eventually replace Lisk UI as the main user-interface for Lisk.

    GPLv3

    One final thing of note for these releases is that we are moving from The MIT License to the GPLv3 license. While this has no direct impact on the code itself, it is important to properly license our code in a way that the Lisk Foundation receives recognition on its open-sourced products. Code prior to this release will remain MIT licensed but going forward from Lisk 0.8.0 all new code will fall under GPLv3. If you wish to know more about the differences between the GPL and MIT licenses, please read the article: GPL vs. MIT: Which License to Use.

    Summary

    Lisk 0.8.0 yields significant performance gains through faster syncing, more efficient use of the database, and greater stability through the resolution of some bugs, continuing to improve upon the solid foundation established by previous releases. This release, along with the planned minor release of 0.9.0, lays the basis for our first major release, Lisk v1.0.0. A complete list of changes can be seen in the release log on GitHub. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

    From the Lisk HQ,

    The Lisk Development Team.



  • Lisk Twitter Awareness Campaign announcement

    BY,

    Luukas

    I'm very happy to announce my first project as an active delegate.

    As we all know twitter can be a very powerful marketing tool and I think as a community we are not using it's full potential.
    My goal as a delegate is to spread the awareness about Lisk which is why I have decided to start this campaign.

    I'm
    in favour of quality over quantity which is why the number of
    participants is limited and will depend on the amount of funds I have
    available for this project.
    Every participant will receive a total of
    500 Lisk, in case there is more funds available than people interested
    the amount of LISK each participant receives will increase.

    Below you can see a time frame for my project:

    13.04 - Campaign is presented to the LISK community. All donations and suggestions are welcomed.
    21.04
    - Start of the campaign, I'll be publishing it to various websites such
    as bitcointalk, reddit, twitter, slack channels and coding forums.
    This is allso when people will start applying - deadline is 28.04.
    29.04
    - Succesful applicants will need to confirm their participation and
    provide their Lisk addreses, once it's done the list will be publicly
    available.
    02.05 - Start of the campaign.
    09.05 - Content will be reviewed and first batch of payments will be sent.
    16.05 - Content is going to be checked once more, second batch of payments and end of campaign.

    Everyone
    who want's to apply will need to PM me on forum.lisk.io where the
    campaign will also be directed from, this will help all the participants
    to get familiar with Lisk and make our forum a bit more active.
    I will be looking at all the applications and making a decision based on many different factors such as:

      Quality of their current content. Amount of real followers and retweets. Type of content, it would be nice to have some participants from outside of the crypto community in order to get a broader audience.

    Every
    participant will be required to publish a high quality tweet about Lisk
    twice a day for a period of 14 days. Participants will be also need to
    retweet each others content on a daily basis.

    Donations:

    I can hapilly say that Joel has agreed to be an escrow for my project and he is the only person with access to the funds.
    All donations are highly appreciated. If you would like to help then please send your funds to: 4936175709489569689L
    2500 Lisk has been sent from my personal forging account for a good start. (tx id 17170966955378201489)

    This is my first project and it would be nice to get some feedback from the community.

    I'm open to different ideas so please let me know if you have any
    suggestions that could improve my campaign, there is still just over a
    week before it starts.



  • Transparency report for Lisk_NewOrleans

    Although this delegate account is not aiming to gain votes I wanted to place the information about donations I may be receiving.

    This
    is an ongoing series which will grow as I attend other meetups to
    recruit appropriate guests. I intend to broaden the scope of this
    initiative by bringing others in to host meetups and spread the word as
    well as creating an organized USA group effort.

    Currently I have
    not received any rewards from forging and so I am looking to recuperate
    some expense. Some initial donations will go directly to help match
    funds already spent. These include both the meetup and outreach
    initiative and my service as a non active delegate.

    https://www.meetup.com/Lisk-Ne... ... in-Meetup/

    The account is 13328973531295421597L and the delegate registered is Lisk_NewOrleans

    Expense list for first meetup:
    Total (Subject to change) as of 4/18/2017: $620
    Wednesday night Event hall rental: $200 (Special deal I scored could go up)
    Audio manager for 2 hours: $80
    Equipment rental: $120 (50ft Microphone cable, Microphone, 2x speakers, audio equipment)
    Supplies: $80 (Snacks, hardware to mount projector screen, random cables/adapters, info cards to hand out etc)
    Assistant/Presenter #2: $80
    Flyers/Design Work to distribute at recruitment meetups: $60

    Incomplete backlog of uncovered server fees: $438.78

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    Total to be used now: $1058.78

    Remainer to be held for next Meetup and for outreach or funding the July Lisk New Orleans meetup.

    Special thanks to these donors (and any I missed):
    Elite Group
    Vrlc92
    Forger_of_Lisk
    Phinx
    CC001
    redsn0w
    Corsaro
    PolyCrypto
    Joel



  • Lisk Nano 0.2.0 and Lisk-JS 0.4.0 Released

    Following up on the large improvements found in Lisk-JS 0.3.0, the Lisk Foundation is proud to release Lisk-JS 0.4.0 along with Lisk Nano 0.2.0.

    Lisk Nano 0.2.0 — A big refactoring

    Lisk Nano has been our lite client for individuals who are interested in transferring LSK without hosting a node of their own. In this release we have made some significant advances in robustness within the application. This includes some new highly sought after features, such as the ability to send all funds and the display of pending transactions from the blockchain. Additionally, we now have a comprehensive set of automated tests to verify all functionality works as expected between each new release.

    The most important change is a big refactoring which prepares Lisk Nano for its first major release due soon. While this is an invisible change, it lays the foundation for the drastic changes Lisk Nano currently undergoes. Most notably, the switch to a fully fledged desktop client for the Lisk network.

    Lisk-JS 0.4.0 — More features and adding the missing bits

    Lisk Nano and Lisk-JS are becoming tightly coupled projects, due to Nano’s reliance on Lisk-JS for all of its transactional and peer API functionalities. The improvements found in Lisk-JS 0.4.0 are very useful for developers looking to create their own tools or wallets, and as such the library now supports both promises and callbacks, depending on code style.

    Lisk-JS now also includes the opportunity to encrypt local messages using the account secret and the recipient account publicKey. Many of the API endpoints have been refactored in a more logical way to support developers as well. Lastly, the only missing part of the API until now — the multi-signature functionality — is implemented and ready to use. This marks an important step towards higher security for entity owned funds.

    Testing 1. 2. 3.

    Following up with new features we have vastly improved our test suite for both Nano and Lisk-JS, following the same testing standards as Lisk Core. This includes the integration of Travis Continuous Integration to test every change automatically, the implementation of unit tests and validation of test coverage using Coveralls. Testing all of the features is extremely important to provide a stable and secure product that will perform as expected. Finally, we have also added ESLint to automatically verify code compliance with ECMAScript 2015 standards and prepare for the migration to ECMAScript 2016.

    GPLv3

    One final thing of note for these releases is that we are moving from The MIT License to the GPLv3 license. While this has no direct impact on the code itself, it is important to properly license our code in a way that the Lisk Foundation receives recognition on its open-sourced products. Code prior to this release will remain MIT licensed but going forward from Lisk Nano 0.2.0 and Lisk-JS 0.4 all new code will fall under GPLv3. If you wish to know more about the differences between the GPL and MIT licenses, please read the article: GPL vs. MIT: Which License to Use.

    Whats next?

    Lisk Nano is set to become our primary client for sending and receiving LSK transactions securely. We understand that it doesn’t cover all of the cases for usage yet, such as voting or multi-signature transactions. These features are coming in a subsequent release and will ultimately replace Lisk UI (used by the web wallet).

    We are excited to release Lisk Nano 0.2.0 for everyone to enjoy and even more excited for the release of Lisk-JS 0.4.0 for developers. If you would like to download a copy of Lisk Nano, you can do so on our Downloads page.

    The official release notes for Lisk Nano and Lisk-JS are available here:

    Lisk Nano 0.2.0

    Lisk JS 0.4.0

    As always, anyone looking to get immediate updates on our development releases can subscribe to our newsletter.

    ~ From the Lisk HQ



  • Lisk Community Q&A Youtube Livestream — Meet the Developers!

    On April 28th from 7:00 to 8:00PM CEST, members of the Lisk Foundation and employees of the lightcurve GmbH working on the Lisk platform will livestream a community Q&A.

    In order to submit questions to our community meeting, head over to https://www.sli.do/ and use the event code #Lisk. Make sure to tag every question with the name of the person it’s directed to. We’re excited to have several of the developers working on the Lisk Platform:

    • Max Kordek — President of the Lisk Foundation
    • Joel Fernandez — Chief Operating Officer @ lightcurve GmbH
    • Isabella Dell — System Architect @ lightcurve GmbH
    • Ali Haghighatkhah — Developer and Lisk Nano Guru @ lightcurve GmbH
    • Tobias Schwarz — Developer and Lisk-js Mastermind @ lightcurve GmbH
    • Vit Stanislav — Developer and Lisk Nano Guru @ lightcurve GmbH

    If you’re curious about blockchain technology, or wish to know more about the Lisk Platform then this is the perfect event for you. Here’s a link to the last two live streamed community meetings we’ve held:

    Lisk Community Meeting — Youtube Q&A — 01
    Lisk Community Meeting — Youtube Q&A — 02
    Lisk is a blockchain applications platform that will enable its users to build applications from the ground up in JavaScript. The decentralized platform will enable the deployment, distribution and monetization of sidechains onto the Lisk blockchain. The Lisk network is operated using a highly efficient Delegated-Proof-of-Stake (DPoS) consensus model, which is secured by democratically-elected delegates. The cryptocurrency underpinning the Lisk platform is called LSK.

    We hope you will find the time to attend. See you there!

    About the Author

    Joel Fernández is the COO of lightcurve while also being the head of community management for the Lisk project. He’s a blockchain enthusiast for over five years and is actively seeking to grow the blockchain community.

    Contact Details Twitter: @bigcabrito  Email: joel@lightcurve.io; joel@lisk.io

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  • Financial Report — March 2017

    With the successful establishment of the Lisk Foundation in Zug, we are publishing Financial Reports on a monthly basis. This month the Financial Report also covers the first quarter of 2017.

    As of the 26th April 2017 at 12pm CEST, the Lisk Foundation controls the following fiat and cryptocurrency assets for on-going operations and long-term storage:

    Totalling: ~21,750,324 CHF (subject to volatile markets)

    Additionally, the Lisk Foundation holds the following assets for bounties and advisers:

    Currency conversions

    The Lisk Foundation is handling multiple currencies such as CHF, EUR, USD and various cryptocurrencies. The accounting and our financial reports are all done in CHF.

    In March 2017 the Lisk Foundation exchanged 939.8 BTC for the following currencies:

    • 14. March — BTC>EUR: 250,000 EUR
    • 14. March — BTC>USD: 299,949.77 USD
    • 14. March — BTC>CHF: 532,376.60 CHF

    Bounties

    In March of 2017 the Lisk Foundation awarded outstanding community members with approximately 58,000 LSK as bounty rewards for their excellent contributions or collaborations to the Lisk Ecosystem.

    Monthly Expenditures

    In March 2017 the Lisk Foundation spent approximately 51,354.70 CHF for all operations. Below you can find an approximate breakdown of the expenses for March. Please note, payments to the lightcurve GmbH are being executed every quarter only.

    • PR: 7,007 CHF
    • Strategy, UI/UX design: 44,189.70 CHF
    • Hardware: 158 CHF

    Quarterly Expenditures

    The Lisk Foundation is in a contractual agreement of quarterly invoices with the lightcurve GmbH. March concludes the first quarter of 2017 what allows us to give an overview of the costs. Please note, the pre-payment of 213,610 CHF conducted in January to the lightcurve GmbH will be paid back to the Lisk Foundation later this year.

    • lightcurve GmbH: 340,719 CHF (out of this 16,026 CHF are service expenses for business trips, conference tickets, servers and software)

    Additionally, you can find a break down of the single months below:

    • January: 27,562.4 CHF (without the pre-payment to lightcurve)
    • February: 19,832.20 CHF
    • March: 51,354.70 CHF

    Totalling Q1: 439,468.30 CHF

    The financial reports are published with a delay to give more accurate data.

    Not included are: Taxes, exchange fees, smaller expenses throughout the year, dust and random payments to our cryptocurrency wallets. The given numbers are only an approximation.

    Poloniex LSK closing price, 25th April: 0.00031911 BTC/LSK Coinbase BTC closing price, 25th April: $1,263.26 LSK closing price, 25th April: $0.4031

    2016 | January | February

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