Achievements of January 2021
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. This blog post covers the main achievements of Lisk in January 2021.
Release of Lisk SDK 5.0.3
In January, we released the Lisk SDK 5.0.3. This release fixes bugs related to the standby delegate block reward, the Lisk client support for browsers, the getBytes function which is needed by the UI and SDK developers to compute the size of the transaction for offline activities, and it also includes an update of the Node.js version to the Node.js v12.20.1(LTS). More details about this release can be found in the changelog.
Release of Lisk Core 3.0.0-beta.4
Together with the release of Lisk SDK 5.0.3, we also released the Lisk Core 3.0.0-beta.4 which fixes bugs related to the passphrase encrypt and decrypt, fixes the extension for the compressed database file, and includes an update of the Node.js version to use Node.js v12.20.1 (LTS).
This release comes with improvements including new commands for delegates to manage the nodes. As the delegates needed to run multiple commands and wire up the forging configuration, a command is now used to take the necessary input and generate the forging configuration which can be used to start the node. Another command was added in order to return the forger status from the local running node. More details about this release can be found in the changelog.
Security Audit Report
Lisk SDK 5.0.0 and the upcoming Lisk Core 3.0.0 mainnet release represent a major milestone for the Lisk project. Due to the high amount of protocol improvements implemented as part of Lisk Core 3.0.0, as well as our goal of ensuring high-security standards, an external security audit was conducted by Least Authority.
The focus of this audit was the completed work as part of the Network Longevity phase of the Lisk protocol roadmap. In December 2020, the external security audit was successfully completed and no major issues were identified. The entire audit process, as well as its results, were published in January in the final report. The outcome of this security audit illustrates the overall high quality of the Lisk code base and ensures a secure release of Lisk Core 3.0.0 on the mainnet.
Building the Collabolancer Project
Aldo Suhartono Putra (@aldhosutra) published on the Lisk blog a post about the Collabolancer Project as part of his participation in the Lisk Builders program.
His project “Collabolancer” represents a proof of concept blockchain application that showcases a decentralized freelancing market space, which enables seamless collaboration between employers, workers, and solvers.
The goal of this project is to connect fellow workers to collaborate in completing the work provided by the employer and then integrating a dispute settlement system involving a solver. Collabolancer is built on a decentralized framework meant to provide additional benefits for all parties involved.
Building the Smart Transport Project
Caspar Roelofs (@CasparGimly), the founder of Gimly Blockchain Projects, published a blog post about the Smart Transport project as part of his participation in the Lisk Builders program.
His project “Smart Transport” represents a proof of concept blockchain application that uses a Tangem smartcard to demonstrate how a hardware wallet can be used to secure a package using the Lisk SDK.
Interview with BeInCrypto
In January, Monica Tartau, Marketing and Events Lead at Lisk, was interviewed by BeInCrypto about the Lisk project, the research and development progress, as well as the plans for 2021. The interview covers the benefits of blockchain technology, some proof-of-concept blockchain applications built with the Lisk SDK as part of the Builders program, our plans for the Lisk Center Berlin this year, and much more.