Build scalable blockchain applications with JavaScript with the Lisk SDK

Blockchain has apparently disrupted much of the digital ecosystem.

Originally developed for Bitcoin BTC/USDBlockchain’s security and adaptability have attracted interest from banking and finance, healthcare, medicine, agriculture and many more.

Some of the world’s largest companies in the world, including IBM Corp. IBM, Microsoft Corp. MSFT, Oracle Corp. ORCL and Intel Corp. INTC are implementing blockchain in their business plans.

Although blockchain development is one of the most in-demand skills of the century, becoming a blockchain developer can be easier said than done.

You have to spend countless hours understanding how the blockchain architecture works and learning some of the toughest coding languages ​​like Golang, Rust, or Solidity. Lisk, a blockchain technology platform, aims to transform the blockchain development process with its blockchain development platform.

What is Lisk?

Lisk reports that its blockchain development platform allows developers, or any blockchain enthusiast, to develop their own blockchain applications by leveraging the company’s software development kit (SDK).

These blockchain applications are built on Lisk’s own blockchain and cryptocurrency (LSK) network. Lisk’s plans include developers expanding its blockchain application use cases by introducing sidechains to its mainnet.

Lisk SDK

The Lisk SDK, allows developers to easily build blockchain applications compatible with the Lisk protocol in JavaScript. JavaScript is the third most widely used programming language in the world, according to the PYPL Popularity of Programming Language (PYPL) index, at the time of writing.

Lisk says its SDK is designed to provide developers with the ability to extend the SDK to meet a wide range of blockchain use cases, providing additional utility on top of Lisk’s impressive suite of features. Developers can easily create DAOs, DeFi, NFTs, Stablecoins, Smart Contracts, Blockchain Bridges and many other applications.

What more can you do with Lisk?

Lisk is currently developing what it calls the Lisk platform to facilitate interoperability between all application-specific blockchains in the network. The platform will allow developers to build self-contained and flexible scalable apps on sidechains.

Lisk says that once the project is completed, developers will be able to deploy their own sidechains and scale their blockchain applications and provide lower transaction fees and higher transactions per second (TPS).

Lisk Core

Lisk Core is the implementation of the Lisk protocol. Lisk Core allows operators to configure and run a blockchain server commonly referred to as a knot. A node is what connects the operator to the Lisk network and grants access to contribute to the network.

Office Lisk

For those looking to interact with the Lisk blockchain application platform on desktop devices, Office Lisk is the must-have wallet. Lisk Desktop provides the ability to interact with the Lisk network and provides an interactive wallet for sending and receiving LSK tokens.

Lisk Desktop also has a blockchain explorer and network monitor. It can also be used for blockchain governance for delegate voting. Lisk Desktop is available on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Lisk Mobile

Similar to Lisk Desktop is Lisk Mobile – an application providing users with functionality to interact with the Lisk network through portable devices. Users have access to essential features available on desktop devices, including send and receive LSK tokens as well as the possibility of biometric logins.

Service Lisk

Lisk Service, a service layer between a user interface (UI) and a blockchain application built with the Lisk SDK. The main objective of Lisk Service is to offer data to customers who use user interface platforms such as Lisk Desktop and Lisk Mobile. Lisk uses it to provide an HTTP application programming interface (API) which is used to create powerful wallets and user interfaces for blockchain applications developed using the Lisk SDK.

Lisk Improvement Proposals (PLI)

Last on the list are the Lisk Improvement Proposals (LIPs). Although LIPs are not technically a Lisk product, they help enhance the Lisk product suite by providing the Lisk community with a opportunity to influence product development. LIPs is a proposal system that allows for transparent and open discussion of how the Lisk network is developed. Lisk reports that the LIPs are documents open to voting and follow the traditional Blockchain Improvement Proposal (BIP) initiated by Bitcoin in 2011.

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