Lisk Highlights Weekly roundup March 30th to April 12th, 2019.

Hello everybody. The LISK project and it’s enthusiasts are always busy, and the two weeks past has certainly been no exception.

Seeing is believing, so here is a recap of the highlights and interesting items from the past two weeks within the Lisk ecosystem and beyond…..

Lisk Centre Utrecht based interview with Nicholas Merten AKA Datadash.

Nicholas Merten, the face of the Datadash youtube channel, the self titled “one-stop shop for all things related to cryptocurrencies, data analytics & science” visited the Lisk centre Utrecht last week to speak about his new initiative…. Project Genesis. This is his open-source and non-profit project to develop new technologies and concepts for cryptocurrencies. The online publication, bitcoinmagazine.nl, interviewed Nicholas towards the end of his visit to the Lisk centre. Bitcoinmagazine.nl in its own words is the “online platform covering the blockchain and crypto industry while based in Amsterdam with an international focus”.

Topics covered in the interview included….

Project Genesis

Trends in the adoption of crypto (you are early and how we are a long way off the dotcom bubble of crypto).

Regulation and how he does not see a Bitcoin ETF coming anytime soon.

Bitcoin price prediction… 50k by 2022!!

The Datadash-Substratum controversy.

Grin and Mimble Wimble projects.

Stablecoins and MakerDAO.

Lending frameworks and the Celsius Network.

The appeal of the Dash treasury system.

You can view the interview below. See what you think and don’t forget to give the video a thumbs up and the Youtube channel of the original poster a sub if you find it of value.

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Lisk Sidechain Project representative to speak at the OKEx exchange C2C Launch Event in Berlin.

OKEx, one of the world’s leading digital asset exchanges will be hosting an event in Berlin on the 10th April 2019, and it is inviting crypto enthusiasts to join them for a night of conversations, giveaways, drinks and nibbles. This is to be the German stop of the OKEx C2C Launch Events across Europe. In view of the fast-growing digital asset community in Germany, OKEx has launched the C2C (customer-to-customer) fiat-to-token trading service for the European Union (EUR) on its platform, filling the high demand in the global markets, and at the same time driving blockchain adoption globally. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Hong Kong, OKEx provides hundreds of token & futures trading pairs; their BTC futures trade for example has nearly 1.5 billion USD of volume daily. On April 11, 2018 the company (like many others in crypto) announced its expansion to Malta, given that country’s efforts to provide a sound regulatory framework for blockchain businesses and digital asset exchanges.

To encourage folk to try out their exchange, the OKEx team are offering a 25 USDT top-up on everybody’s first deposit that takes place at this particular Launch Event.

The Lisk connection to the event is the addition to the speaking panel of Eugen Salkutzan, Community Manager for MADANA. The Lisk sidechain project, MADANA, will be a platform for data analysis, using Blockchain technology allows participants to get in on the data market with their own data, whilst simultaneously preserving their privacy by design. I asked Eugen what he had lined up for the Berlin event and he said…. “I will present the MADANA project, giving the audience a summary of our Company, what we are doing and where we are heading, especially under the spotlight of our cryptocurrency PAX. The event starts at 7 pm and I have the third speaker slot.” Eugen will be part of a speakers panel that includes Lenka Hudakova — Community Lead Europe of MakerDAO, Simon Schwerin — Managing Director of XAIN Foundation, Alexander Bugaj — TGE Manager / Strategy of Lition, and Philipp Pieper CEO and Co-founder of Swarm Fund. Best of luck, Eugen.

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Lisk namechecked in article related to how blockchain can democratise information and change the world.

It was great to see Lisk mentioned yesterday on the website yourstory.com, in an article titled “Blockchain is about bringing power back to the people, says founding member of Blockchainedindia.com.” Yourstory.com is a publication based in India with correspondents in English and 12 Indian languages. It commonly deals with stories of entrepreneurs and change-makers, funding analyses, resource pieces and first glimpses of emerging trends from India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. With Javascript being one of the most popular coding languages in India it seems only right and proper that the Lisk project gets a nod in this particular article being that it is based around around Javascript.

The piece in question details how a group of 10 youngsters who banded together to set up not-for-profit organisation Blockchainedindia.com are leading the charge for blockchain in India. Akshay, Community Manager of Blockchainedindia.com stated “We started this because several blockchain conferences were only talking about cryptocurrencies, which is a payment layer on blockchain, rather than about blockchain as a technology that can enable several applications.” His co-founder, Manav, agreed wholeheartedly “There is more to this technology than just trading cryptocurrencies and making money. It is about bringing power back to the people. The beauty of this technology is the transparency it brings to everything and the social impact it can create.” The article goes on to explain elements of blockchain and that is where the Lisk project is mentioned. It says, “at its core, Blockchain is like the https technology that powers your browser; it is a file system that creates ledgers for a public or private network. It has two parts: smart contracts and payment tokens. The former is a distributed ledger technology (Hyperledger, Lisk, QTum) while the latter is a payment system that supports cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ripple, and Stellar.”

The world has its eyes trained on Blockchain, with biggies like Walmart, Infosys, M&M, and IBM building their own apps. Then you have the World Economic Forum predicting that 10 percent of the global GDP will be stored on Blockchain by 2027, so India is focusing on this technology like never before. Amid all this, the founders of Blockchainedindia.com continue to work on their own startups as they focus on building a network that can make India a Blockchain nation.

You can read the full article HERE and have a look at the associated interview video at the base of the page where Node.js (again lisk related) is mentioned.

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Lisk is a Unicorn.

A “unicorn” in the crypto world is a cryptocurrency that has reached a market cap of over $1 billion at one point in its time/history. David Kariuki, a tech journalist writing for cryptomorrow.com has recently published an article detailing the cryptocurrencies that have attained a unicorn status so far, and Lisk makes the list.

Is that something special? Well, out of approximately 6,000 cryptocurrencies, there are only about 30 cryptocurrencies that have ever attained the unicorn status. Lisk is up there with the likes of Stratis, Stellar, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, and Cardano in that respect. In a volatile market like the crypto market, a unicorn status for these projects should not be taken as an assurance that they will be a successful in the long run, however given the bragging rights associated with unicorn status from traditional stock markets, it is very good for a project’s publicity.

You can read the full cryptomorrow.com article on the unicorns HERE.

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Lisk to get a Token-driven DEX sidechain.

The EliteX Exchange Beta launched over the last few days, and it has a lot going for it.

1: Incubator and community supported. The Elite delegate sponsored incubator known as Elite Center backed and proved entrepreneurial mentorship and management to EliteX Exchange. Richard from LML, Eugen from MADANA, the guys from Moosty at the Lisk Center Utrecht, and the folks from Blockvibe were selected for special praise as a mark of thanks for the advice and guidance they gave to this fledgling project. Lisk community members helped greatly too by participating in the project’s research questionnaire, and by bug hunting during the alpha testnet phase.

2: Future Lisk tokens. EliteX’s aim is to be the the primary exchange and marketplace to launch and trade future Lisk tokens. Right now they report they are in the process of accepting and reviewing a number of blockchain projects to list on the exchange. It is not too much of a stretch to say that we might be see LML and MADANA tokens on the exchange in the near future.

3: No transaction fees on the current trade pairs. BTC, ETH, USDT as well as LSK trading pairs are the choices currently available on the beta spot trading platform. Zero transaction fees is a big bonus during the Beta period, so you should take advantage of it while you can.

4: Further trading options on the way. EliteX aim to launch an OTC trading facility in July, followed closely by the launch of a contract trading and leverage platform later in the year, featuring a full suite of trading order types.

5: Big plans The team behind EliteX have a vision, and that is that their exchange will rank in the top 20 exchanges globally by 2021, and by 2023 will be in the top 10. Impressive if they can achieve this aim.

Perhaps though one of the biggest points that I feel most folk have not realised is that EliteX are working towards being the first decentralised exchange (DEX) built on the Lisk network. This will be a new token-driven sidechain for Lisk aiming to launch in late 2020. I presume that traders will be able to trade direct from their Lisk wallet; taking advantage of the added security that this provides, while retaining personal control over their private keys. If EliteX reach their aim of being one of the 20 exchanges globally by 2021, and in the top 10 by 2023, then the future looks bright for Lisk holders also.

You can visit the EliteX exchange HERE. Their representatives and community are also available to chat on their telegram HERE

Best of luck, EliteX.

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That’s it for this weeks recap of the Highlights. I hope it brought you up to speed with all the good news.

These Highlight posts also go out daily on the….

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The Highlights are also included in my weekly roundup on the Bitcoin talk forum’s LISK thread.

So keep an eye out for them on these outlets likewise.

Until next time….. Keep the faith Liskers! 👍