The Lisk Core 1.0 Mainnet is Live
The Lisk Core 1.0 mainnet is live as of August 30th. The migration commenced on the 29th. The public blockchain platform that allows users to develop decentralized blockchain apps hard forked at block height 6,901,027.
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Zug-Based Lisk Foundation Starts New Era
The Lisk Foundation, based in Zug, Switzerland, is managed by the German tech company Lightcurve. On the success of the migration to the mainnet, Lisk Co-Founder and Lightcurve CEO Max Kordek said:
“Today marks the beginning of a new era for the Lisk community. The road to innovation is rarely smooth, and we have taken a methodical, measured approach to our development phase, taking no shortcuts along the way. It is with a great sense of collective pride that we officially announce the release of Lisk Core 1.0, an achievement that reaffirms our ambition to be the enablers of innovation in the fast evolving blockchain ecosystem.”
The move to the mainnet involved incorporating additional technologies and updates. According to the foundation’s CTO Oliver Beddows, the team “developed 41 versions of Lisk Core in our relentless efforts to keep improving scalability and stability of the future ecosystem of blockchain applications”.
The completion of the migration was announced on Twitter:
💥 We can now officially confirm that the migration of #Lisk Core 1.0 to Mainnet was a success! 🚀⛓️ We'd like to thank #Lightcurve, our business partners and dedicated community for helping us get to this major achievement. Let's #CreateTheFuture together! 🌑👨🚀👩🚀 pic.twitter.com/PwyOwUP9KG
— Lisk (@LiskHQ) August 30, 2018
Sidechains a Key Feature of Lisk Core 1.0
Lisk’s use of sidechains is one of its principal identifying characteristics. The foundation envisages enterprises and organizations being able to build their own sidechains on top of the Lisk blockchain with minimal technological expertise.
According to the foundation’s website, companies will be able to create white label blockchains for their own use, using Lisk Commander to help them “create a cryptographically-secure genesis block or bundle vital sidechain components.” Lisk tokens will be the currency enabling enterprises to use the main blockchain to host their sidechains.
Lightcurve’s intention in the future is to assist promising blockchain projects within the Lisk Ecosystem. As Kordek explained on the launch of the mainnet, “This is the latest stage in Lisk’s mission to simplify the creation of blockchain applications, democratize blockchain, and extend the technology’s benefits to everyone.”
The Lisk blockchain went down in early June due to a bug that developers scrambled to fix. The unfortunate halt to transactions followed a rebranding of the DApp platform earlier on in the year at an event in Berlin a number of attendees described as underwhelming. The Lisk Foundation kicked off with a March 2016 ICO that raised over 14,000 bitcoin.
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