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Lisk Gears Up for May 24th Launch

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After a 5 month-long period of development, fundraising and community-building, Lisk is set to launch on May 24, 2016.

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The May 24 launch follows a highly successful ICO between February 22 and March 21, during which the team raised over $6 million USD. The team says that the funds raised during the ICO were in bitcoin “and other digital currencies.” Preparing for the launch on Tuesday, the team is putting the “final touches” on their platform.

With Lisk, developers can create applications on dedicated sidechains. Utilizing “the most widely used programming language, JavaScript,” the platform hopes to draw in developers from all different backgrounds.

The platform’s team believes that it gives developers “endless possibilities” for building blockchain applications. They say that the apps built on the List platform use “heavily customizable” sidechains, that “can be hosted on any cloud platform by creating a Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) Virtual Private Server (VPS).

Going into the launch, the team has organized a campaign to spread the word about their platform. The team currently has “ambassadors representing and actively promoting Lisk in 11 countries.” The team has also brought PR firm Transform PR on board to provide further promotional services.

In its 6 short months of life, the platform has partnered with Microsoft and Chain of Things “to offer world class support to developers using the platform.”

About Lisk

Started earlier this year, Lisk is a decentralized start-up, founded by two former Crypti team members Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows. This project is an open source platform built on an unreleased version of Crypti. The platform is positioned as an alternative to Ethereum platform and allows developers to create blockchain-based applications easily using JavaScript and publicly available Lisk APIs. Development is currently handled by a team of 5 along with Boris Povod and Alex Hellinger as advisers.

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