Achievements of February 2021
At Lisk, we are incredibly proud of our achievements, so at the end of each month, we summarize our latest news, updates, and progress in a single blog post to keep everyone informed and up to date. Help us spread the word by retweeting all our highlights to enable more people to discover what we are working on.
Lisk for Desktop Releases
Lisk 2.0.0-beta.1 for Desktop
At the beginning of February, we released the Lisk 2.0.0-beta.1 for Desktop. This introduces a changed API that provides further support for the Lisk SDK 4.0.0 API. This version is specifically for testing purposes on the Betanet v4 and is not designed to run on the Mainnet or the Testnet. More details about this release can be found on GitHub.
Lisk 1.27.2 for Desktop
This month, we released the Lisk 1.27.2 for Desktop. This release fixes certain issues related to the hardware wallet support such as voting, transferring funds, dark mode visual issues, and more. Therefore, this version restores full compatibility with all the previously supported hardware wallets: Trezor One, Trezor T, Ledger Nano S, and Ledger Nano X. More details about this release can be found on GitHub.
Lisk 1.28.0-beta.0 for Desktop
In addition, we also released the Lisk 1.28.0-beta.0 for Desktop. This version incorporates stronger messaging and enforcement for users to initialize their accounts on Lisk Desktop. It also fixes regressions in responsive design styling on smaller displays, as well as enabling users to submit improved bug reports via emails. More details about this release can be found on GitHub.
Lisk Service 0.2.0 Release
On February 23rd, we released the Lisk Service 0.2.0. Lisk Service is a web application that predominantly provides data to the UI clients such as Lisk Desktop and Lisk Mobile.
This release adds further support for the Lisk SDK 4.0.0, and it is also compatible with the Lisk 2.0.0-beta.1 for Desktop. More details about this release can be found on GitHub. Furthermore, the Lisk Service documentation has also been updated to reflect the new changes that have been implemented.
Lisk Account Initialization
In the past weeks, we have noticed an increased interest in the Lisk project, coupled with a rise in the token price. Therefore, we decided to take this opportunity to remind the Lisk Wallet users about the required actions to keep their Lisk account safe and secure.
We published a comprehensive blog post regarding the current situation, a step-by-step explanation of the account initialization procedure, and our solutions to solve the existing issue with uninitialized accounts. Finally, we also provided a list of answers to the frequently asked questions on this topic.
Lisk Builders Program: Interview with Kasra
Earlier this month we published a blog post covering an interview with a Lisk Builders program participant, Kasra Abbaszadeh. Kasra built the Nash Stablecoin Project with the Lisk SDK back in 2020 as part of the Lisk Builders program.
Nash is a stablecoin that is designed to maintain its price stability by using an algorithmic mechanism, without the requirement for central control on supply and demand, as in the case with many famous stablecoins. In this interview, Kasra talks about his motivation to apply for the Lisk Builders program, his experience of developing with the Lisk SDK, and his plans for the future to further develop his project.
Introduction to Blockchain Interoperability
Interoperability has various benefits for the blockchain ecosystem. To properly introduce Lisk’s interoperability solution next month, we published the first blog post in our new series about the technical aspects of blockchain interoperability, its importance, the use cases, the required properties, and the main techniques necessary to achieve it.
Based on this blog post, Iker Alustiza, Research Scientist at Lisk, hosted a live AMA on Lisk.chat. We also published a blog post with the full recap of this AMA featuring all the questions and answers.
Monthly AMA: Ask Max Anything
On February 3rd, Max Kordek, CEO and Co-founder at Lisk, hosted the first monthly AMA (Ask Max Anything) on Lisk.chat. He answered questions from community members on a variety of topics including the interoperability progress, the marketing strategy for 2021, the launch of Lisk Core 3.0.0, and many more. We published a blog post covering the full recap of the AMA session.
Lisk at Hello Decentralization Online Event
On February 23rd, Lisk was represented at the Hello Decentralization online event by Ishan Tiwari with a presentation introducing the Lisk SDK, the three main architectural traits, and a live coding session. Ishan conducted a demo about building a social recovery system using the Lisk SDK. The entire presentation held during the Hello Decentralization event can be viewed here.