The Lisk project is all set to launch its platform on the mainnet. Come August 29, the team is expecting to release Lisk Core 1.0 at block height 6,901,027. This comes after months of effort that includes the milestone of its first sidechain ICO, Madana, and the development of products and features like the Lisk Hub, Lisk Elements and Lisk Ascend.
Lisk Core embodies the rule of Lisk Protocol and brings the decentralized network to life. Users will be able to connect either through Lisk Hub or by running their own nodes.
One of the many benefits of the Lisk protocol is that it circumvents the needs for a centralized server in the client-server relationship. That is, when requests are made between clients and servers, it receives the info from the nodes on the decentralized network, which all have a copy of the data, rather than from a single server.
Lisk Core 1.0 will see some improvements from its beta testing version, including a new API Design, P2P communication layer, and the option of including custom messages in transactions.
The team had previously been testing and refining Lisk Core on the testnet, which was released in late June. The polishing and perfection of Lisk’s many products contributed to development time, as the team devoted their resources into making them compatible with new versions of Core.
The last of these products, the Lisk Commander, is a command-line interface tool that lets developers operate directly from a command line. Announced on August 13, 2018, this too has been improved upon to include new features, including access to new functions, plus transaction signature creation and verification.
The team has stated that, along with Lisk Elements and the SDK, Lisk Commander will serve as the primary tool with which developers can execute and manage their interactions with both the Lisk network, and sidechains and dapps.
There has also been an effort to attract developers, support adoption, and aid migration from the testnet and, to this end, a stream of documentation and guides has also been made available.
As is the case with all mainnet launches, this is a big milestone the Lisk team will soon achieve. The team’s fastidious approach should hopefully result in a smooth launch that will make working with blockchain an easier process for the development community.