Achievements of August 2020
At the end of each month, we summarize the top news, updates, and achievements of Lisk in a single blog post. Help us spread the word by retweeting all highlights to let more people know about what we are working on.
One More Closed Epic of Lisk SDK 5.0.0
So far, 12 epics of Lisk SDK 5.0.0 were closed. One of them was closed in August 2020. With that, two epics remain to be implemented in this version. The epic "Create monitoring plugin" will not be implemented with the Lisk SDK 5.0.0 anymore, we will include it back into our planning at a later time again.
Together with the implementation of the Network Longevity roadmap objectives, it was noticed that certain parts of the code could be refactored and missing unit/integration tests could be added with the scope of better code coverage. The 12th epic of Lisk SDK version 5.0.0 had the purpose of collecting code refactoring and unit/integration test improvements into one place. More details about the 47 closed issues of this epic can be found on GitHub.
Introducing On-Chain Architecture to Lisk SDK 5.0.0
We identified an improvement that was added to the on-going development of Lisk SDK 5.0.0 and which will contribute to a further modularization of our code base, offering more flexibility to the developer. The on-chain architecture splits current block processing, transaction processing and schema definition into four separate modules which are: sequence, token, keys, and DPoS.
- The sequence module will be responsible for managing nonces of transactions.
- The token module will be responsible for managing the balance as well as the regular transaction asset.
- The key module will be responsible for multi-signature groups, signature validation, and the multi-signature group registration asset.
- The DPoS module will be responsible for managing all consensus properties, selection of validators as well as the delegate registration, voting, unlocking, and punishment assets.
Lisk 1.27.0 for Desktop Released
This month we also released Lisk 1.27.0 for Desktop. This version introduces a new user-friendly design and bug fixes to improve the product quality. We have also published a blog post to present the most recent design improvements and the reasoning behind each of them. Some of the changes we made in this version include the unified navigation menu, the navigation bars for all screen sizes, the option to start in guest mode, a better use of modal screens, and a more visible network switcher.
Introducing Lisk Codec
In August, we published a blog post which includes an introduction to Lisk Codec and the improvements it will bring to the developer experience of the Lisk SDK 5.0.0. The blog post covers the reason why serialization is needed and how it has been implemented up to now in Lisk. Moreover, the article includes an introduction to Lisk Codec and its benefits, such as the reduction of network communications and the decrease of required blockchain space.
On Friday, August 21st, we hosted a live AMA on Lisk.chat where Maxim Gagnebin (Research Scientist) answered questions from the community members about Lisk Codec and serialization in general.
Building the Recurring Payments Project
Their project “Recurring Payments” represents a proof of concept blockchain application that supports recurring payments between two parties. The proof of concept shows a simple technical solution utilizing custom transactions to build a deterministic contract between two parties. The accounts, the contract, and all actions are stored on the blockchain.
Announcement of the Monthly Community Hero
Minions (Lisk.chat username: @minions) was announced as the Community Hero of the month. His continuous dedication to support our community online, being active on a daily basis on our community channels as a moderator, and engaging with the other members, is very much appreciated.
Participant in the Lisk Builders Program
This month we selected a new participant for the Lisk Builders program. The project receiving the grant is led by Aldo Suhartono Putra. His project called Collabolancer aims to provide a decentralized freelancer marketplace that incentivizes collaboration and democratizes the process.
Lisk Ranked 1st by 90-day Developer Activity
According to Crypto Mode, an independent news source for cryptocurrencies, and CryptoMiso, a GitHub activity comparison website for 241 projects in the blockchain industry, Lisk’s development activity ranked 1st among all projects. The published article lists the top four crypto projects by 90-day developer activity, Lisk being the most actively developed project. The development progress can be seen on GitHub.
Launched New Lisk Foundation Website
The Lisk Foundation was established in 2016 in Zug, Switzerland and it is the non-profit entity overseeing the development and promotion of the Lisk project. In August, we launched a dedicated website for the Lisk Foundation that includes information about the Foundation Council, the legal and financial team supporting the Council, the contractors and the memberships of the Foundation.
Blockchain in Real Estate
At the beginning of the month, we published the second blog post from the series covering the impact blockchain technology can have on specific industries. This article dives deep into the Real Estate topic and showcases the benefits of using blockchain technology for the challenges in this sector. In the upcoming months, more articles about how blockchain technology can be applied at enterprises of various industries will be published and added to the Lisk Enterprises page.