Lisk, the public blockchain platform that allows users to develop decentralized blockchain apps, underwent its official relaunch on the 20th of February at a formal event taking place at Berlin’s Westhafen Event & Convention Center. The event began at 7:30 PM (CET) and ran until 12:00 AM with attendees invited to join the Lisk team at an official evening reception after the event.
The event included the formal introduction of the blockchain platform’s new branded image, website, logo, product names, Lisk Academy and Lisk Hub – marking a number of significant developments ahead of the alpha-release of the Lisk Sidechain Development Kit (SDK). The event also served as the official debut of Lisk Academy, which aims to educate the public on the significance and potential of blockchain technology in a highly accessible and user-friendly manner.
Max Kordek, Lisk Co-Founder and CEO, remarked: “This event helped us better explain to our community what the future will bring, while also acknowledging the progress we have made since our initial launch in 2016. We really enjoyed discussing the release of a host of new and exciting platform features as well as our renewed brand identity. We feel privileged to have grown as a team, with the most passionate community in the industry, and we can all feel we are on the cusp of something extraordinary,”
A significant focus of the Lisk relaunch was the presentation of Lisk’s new brand strategy – developed in collaboration with Berlin-based brand consultancy, Rlevance; and design-agency Taikonauten. The Lisk Relaunch was abetted through Lisk’s collaboration with the Berlin-based strategy consultancy, development studio, and marketing agency, Lightcurve GmbH. Lightcurve, the non-profit organisation overseeing the Lisk project, is responsible for product development and community management on behalf of Lisk.
The platform is set to launch an updated website and a new interactive Lisk Hub – which incorporates a number of features from the former Lisk Nano and Lisk Explorer. Lisk Hub is an all-in-one solution for users to manage Lisk IDs, store and send LSK tokens, as well as vote for delegates. It combines functionality from the wallet and blockchain explorer. As part of Lisk’s goal to make blockchain technology more accessible and user-friendly, Lisk Nano and Lisk Explorer will be phased out over time.
Kordek added: “We are excited to unveil our new website, user interface, and the recently designed Lisk App as part of our Relaunch. These are important steps on our journey to developing a world-leading blockchain application platform and are a part of our evolution as a company, as we continue to strive to shape the future of blockchain applications and make the wealth of benefits they accrue accessible to all,”
The Lisk Academy will serve as a one-stop-shop for blockchain education and information for non-developer and developer communities alike. The Lisk Academy will feature dedicated, simplified guides on blockchain development and use-cases, how-to video tutorials, and an array of additional information to make blockchain accessible to those who do not have the technical expertise.
Co-Founder and CTO of Lisk, Oliver Beddows said: “As we enter into 2018, ahead of the full release of our SDK, the official Lisk Relaunch will put the Lisk team in the optimal position to continue forging ahead with our mission. As long as we maintain the support and trust of our community, anything is possible, and this is a night for them as much as us in Lisk HQ. We are excited for the future as we continue to ensure that the potential of blockchain technology can be realized in full,”