Originally published: February 15, 2018
Updated: February 20, 2018
With the re-launch of Lisk (LSK) fast approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to delve a little deeper into this coin and ask what is Lisk? and why should you care about this crypto?
What is Lisk (LSK)?
The Lisk Foundation is building a blockchain application platform that can be built upon by developers and users – making blockchain technology accessible to everyone. Through Lisk, anybody will be able to make their own blockchain network, off of the Lisk main network, that can then take on decentralized applications (dApps). Essentially, you’d be able to make your own, decentralized, version of an App Store.
Blockchain networks that are built off of the Lisk network will have full use of the Lisk APIs but will also be fully customizable.
Lisk’s roadmap is split into five stages: Inception, Resilience, Expansion, Ascent, and Eternity. You can read more about each individual step here, but today we’re going to focus on Resilience. Specifically, Lisk’s rebranding, which is included in this stage of the roadmap.
The Lisk team has been hard at work on its rebranding step, and the re-launch is finally here. On February 20th, Lisk will be holding a re-launch event in Berlin. All are welcome and if you can’t make it, you can catch the Livestream of the event.
We still don’t know what exactly the re-launch will bring us, but we do know that included in the announcement is Lisk’s new brand identity, a new frontend design, a new dashboard, and a new wallet.
That’s a lot of new stuff. I’m curious if “brand identity” will go as far as a whole new name for the crypto. Will Lisk still be Lisk after the re-launch? Five more days until we find out.
But why the re-launch? This is so Lisk can create a unified experience when going from website to client to blockchain. Lisk is looking to provide the best user experience in the entire crypto space, and they believe that rebranding will help achieve this.
The alpha version of the Lisk SDK will also be launching shortly afterward.
Lisk is currently the 14th largest cryptocurrency with a market cap of $3.7 billion. LSK is selling for $31.59 at the time of writing, which puts the token up 11.33% in the past 24 hours; excitement is mounting in the days leading up to the re-launch.
Since first launching early in 2016, Lisk has grown 1448.5% and is still steadily growing in popularity. There are several upcoming ICOs that are being launched on the Lisk platform, including Sapien.
Does Lisk interest you? If the re-launch is successful, this might be the altcoin to watch in 2018.
UPDATE – Lisk Re-Launch is Live!
The Lisk re-launch is underway. (And thankfully, they’ve kept their name.) Already, the Lisk team has revealed to us the brand new Lisk logo:
Lisk is now selling at $30.84 and it is currently up 3.59% in the past 24 hours. The token is currently ranked as the 17th largest cryptocurrency, so it has lost some momentum in the last few days, but I think it will make a comeback as the re-launch event continues and reveals more.
I caught a video during the livestream of them showing off what looked like some of the website’s new design and features. The video looks great it also hinted at some Lisk merch in the form of t-shirts, so that’s exciting. Check it out below:
Lisk’s brand new website will be debuting tomorrow at 12:00 pm CET.
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