Lisk Weekly News Roundup – Week 43

By on October 29th, 2017 in Weekly roundup

Bringing you the best Lisk news of the week! Keep up to date with the Lisk blockchain platform in a few minutes read.

New Lisk Team Members
This week Lisk announced that they hired two more developers to join the team. They are: Nazar, who will be working as a back-end developer at Lisk and Yashar, who works as a front-end developer. At the start of October Gina and Juan already joined the team but they did not have a proper introduction up until now, because three days ago Lisk released a blog post welcoming their four new team members. Thanks to the blog post we learned that Gina does front-end development and that Juan is working as a DevOps Engineer at Lisk. It also included some nice background information about the team members like where they’re from, what their work experience is and what they like to do in their spare time. Last but not least the blog post also gave us a quick recap of all the Lisk news that happened this month.

Lisk Nano 1.2.0
On the 24th Lisk Nano version 1.2.0 was released to the public, the new version includes  improved core functionality and a better user experience. One of the features to improve the user experience is that Lisk Nano now supports multiple languages. In this version only German was added but I’m sure many more languages will follow in the future. This will make it possible to use Lisk Nano in your own native language! Another feature that increases the user experience is the change of the passphrase error message when you incorrectly type in your password into Lisk Nano. Before, the app displayed an error message without giving a hint about mistakes in the entered words. In the new version, Lisk Nano will inform you which word isn’t valid and will provide you with look-ups and it suggests the most similar word from the list of 2024 used words. Lisk also released a blog post in which they explain the new features and upgrades of this latest Lisk Nano version.

LSK listed on New Exchanges
At the start of the week South Korean internet company Kakao, launched their new crypto to crypto exchange called UPbit. The good news is that LSK got listed on the exchange straight away. A couple of days later another Korean exchange called Coinrail announced that they also will be adding LSK on the 14th of November. Most likely Max and Thomas pitched LSK to these two exchanges while they where in South Korea for the Lisk Asia tour, so who knows what other exchanges might be following soon.

Lisk Community Meetup’s
Earlier this week the very first Lisk Australia meetup was held in Sydney. The meetup was all about getting started with Lisk and cryptocurrencies in general. Lisk Australia ambassador Daniel Vassilev managed to get a big crowd to show up for the meeting, who all wanted to hear and learn more about Lisk and the Blockchain. Next week the first Rotterdam Open Source meetup will be held, this event is all about Lisk, crypto, the blockchain and JavaScript web application development. The meetup has been organised by delegate Joo5ty and who is also attending the meetup is Thomas Schouten of the Lisk marketing team. This week Lisk also released a image on their twitter of the successful San Antonio meetup on the 18th of October that was hosted in collaboration with LiskUSA and Lisk ambassador StellarDynamic.

Lisk.support
This week the developers of Lisk.support have again added some new useful features to our website. It’s now possible to translate Lisk.support from English into eleven other languages ranging from Dutch to Chinese. You can find this feature on the bottom left of each page. We’ve also added a poll where the visitors of the site can give their opinion on a question, this week the question was “the price of LSK on 2017-12-31” less or more than $10. The results showed that over 80% of the voters expect the price to be more than $10 by the end of this year. Further this week, our newest Lisk.support team member LeonGaban wrote an excellent blog post about JavaScript and the Lisk blockchain. If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you do. The Lisk.support team would also like to thank delegate Bitbanksy for his donation to the team and showing his recognition and appreciation for our community work.

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29/10/2017 written by Lisk Community member E1337 (https://lisk.chat/direct/E1337)