Lisk ICO Ends as the Second Most Successful Cryptocurrency Crowdfund

Lisk is a cryptocurrency and a platform for decentralized applications & sidechains written in JavaScript. It was officially launched on January 30th of this year and featured a 4 week long ICO during which the team raised an impressive $5.8 million.

Lisk Project

The amount raised places Lisk in the top 20 highest funded crowdfunding projects worldwide, ranking second in the category for cryptocurrency projects, right behind Ethereum.

The Lisk network hasn’t officially launched yet so if you missed the ICO you cannot currently buy or sell Lisk, however, you can play around on the testnet and even get some testnet Lisk. The official launch is planned for April 11th of 2016, because of the popularity of the project many exchanges have signed up to trade the cryptocurrency upon launch or shortly after launch so you will be able to buy or sell Lisk then.

What makes the Lisk project different than other decentralized application platforms is the ease at which developers can start creating those apps. Unlike Lisk’s competitors, users looking to create their own dapps (decetralized applications) won’t have to read extensive documentation or learn a new programming language. Lisk dapps are written in Javascript, which is by far the easiest programming language to use and is by far the most popular as well.

Furthermore, each decentralized application will have it’s own blockchain, meaning that the main blockchain will not get bloated with micro transactions from dapps. That model allows for better scalability by dramatically reducing the blockchain size.

The vision the Lisk team shares is to be able to provide a developer friendly platform with a low barrier of entry, and allow for any type of dapp to be easily deployed:

Our Dapp Store and application platform will be in a state which allows the development of complex decentralized applications like sports betting, prediction markets, exchanges or social networks. Our continued efforts will now lie on getting developers to our platform who will develop awesome dapps.

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  • CryptoEnthusiast

    If Lisk is able to attract the right developers, I expect this to be successful.

  • Mike Bradley

    I like the Dapp Store idea… very impressive.

    Where can I buy Lisk coins?

    • OZYORK

      April 11

      • Mike Bradley

        April 11 is the launch date?
        On which exchange can I buy Lisk on?

        • OZYORK

          We don’t know yet, I get my ones on the ICO, the community is waiting for Poloniex to be the ones. You can test the dapp platform and play around in the lisk website until goes live on april the 11

        • OZYORK

          No idea yet but Poloniex looks like will be the one at this stage, plenty of people want to jump on Board because no many people knew about the inicial coin offer, so as the ico the Lisk Value will be unexpected and far about expectetions so stay tuned!!!!!

  • Pat

    Augur raised more than Lisk , so 3rd, but close enough 🙂

    • NAME SURNAME

      No, Augur is third you can see it on the wikipedia link.

      • Mike Bradley

        Is it possible to build an Augur Dapp on Lisk?

        • OZYORK

          Yes, that will be a hit

        • NAME SURNAME

          Yes it is possible and even easier.

  • Expanse <3

    Good article.