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.
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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