Lisk Unveils Agenda for Annual Blockchain Developer Event Lisk.js, Taking Place May 21st-22nd

Lisk Unveils Agenda for Annual Blockchain Developer Event Lisk.js, Taking Place May 21st-22nd

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Learn how to build a blockchain application on Lisk, gain insights into the latest Lisk SDK, and hear exclusively about Lisk’s interoperability solution at Lisk.js

Lisk.js 2021 is the culmination of all the research and development efforts of the Lisk project and ecosystem since its inception. This year, the annual blockchain developer event will be held virtually on May 21st and 22nd, live-streamed from the Kühlhaus stage in Berlin. Lisk.js aims to update the Lisk community with highly-anticipated announcements, research, and development progress while attracting new developers and supporting the mass adoption of blockchain technology.

The main focus of Lisk.js 2021 will be on Lisk’s interoperability specifications. Lisk’s main goal was to deliver a scalable and decentralized blockchain interoperability solution for its ecosystem. During the event, all interoperability LIPs (Lisk Improvement Proposals) will be unveiled, as well as the plans for research and development moving further forward into 2021. 

The Lisk.js 2021 two-day event has been designed to cater to all levels of technical knowledge and experience, including newcomers into the Lisk ecosystem, as well as blockchain enthusiasts, and development professionals. The first day will be dedicated to showcasing Lisk’s interoperability solution, the latest development announcements, and the upcoming online hackathon.

In addition, Max Kordek, CEO and co-founder of Lisk, will give a keynote speech about our achievements and a new era of Lisk, coupled with Lisk’s vision for the future. The second day of the event will consist of in-depth Lisk interoperability solution presentations, developer demos, and community talks.

Confirmed speakers include Lisk’s CEO and Co-Founder, Max Kordek; Lisk’s Head of Research, Jan Hacksfield; and Lisk’s Lead Backend Developers, Shusetsu Toda and Manu Nelamane Siddalingegowda. 

Key highlights of the Lisk.js 2021 agenda include: 

May 21st (Day one)

  • A keynote speech from Max Kordek, CEO and Co-Founder of Lisk, highlighting the main updates and announcements, as well as showcasing the next steps for Lisk in 2021 and beyond.
  • An introduction to Lisk’s bespoke interoperability solution from Jan Hackfeld, Head of Research followed by explanations about cross-chain certification, cross-chain messages, and the lifecycle of a sidechain.
  • An overview of the next steps for Lisk’s research and development

May 22nd (Day two)

  • A deep dive into Lisk’s interoperability solution.
  • A first look at how to develop an interoperable blockchain application within the Lisk ecosystem.
  • Everything developers need to know about the added interoperability features of the LSK token and new NFT modules.
  • A look at the range of community-built blockchain applications on Lisk and their experience developing with the Lisk SDK.

Max Kordek, CEO and Co-Founder of Lisk said: “Lisk.js marks the first time the Lisk community will learn the details of Lisk’s interoperability solution. Blockchain interoperability is the answer to the wider adoption of blockchain technology and decentralized finance, and we at Lisk believe that our interoperability solution will pave the way for new innovations and breakthroughs in the space. At Lisk.js, developers will learn how to build applications that connect with the entire Lisk ecosystem, ensuring a level playing field for all.”

Lisk.js 2021 Agenda 

May 21st

Welcome to Lisk.js 2021 by Max Kordek, CEO & Co-Founder

Lisk’s CEO and Co-Founder will open Lisk.js 2021 by welcoming all participants and highlighting the key topics to be addressed during the two-day event.

Introducing Lisk Interoperability, by Jan Hackfeld, PhD, Head of Research

In this talk, we give a brief introduction to Lisk’s interoperability solution and explain the related objectives on the research roadmap. We highlight the interoperability topics that will be presented in more detail in the three subsequent research talks and those that will be presented in detail on the second day. 

Lisk Interoperability: Cross-Chain Certification by Andreas Kendziorra, PhD, Research Scientist

In this talk, we explain the paradigm of cross-chain certification for the Lisk ecosystem. This technique is the key part of the interoperability solution as it facilitates cross-chain interactions between two chains.

Lisk Interoperability: Cross-Chain Messages by Maxime Gagnebin, PhD, Research Scientist

In this talk, we describe the basic mechanism used to transfer messages between chains. We cover some specific uses of cross-chain messaging, like cross-chain token transfer, as well as show how cross-chain messages provide a universal framework for interoperable blockchains. 

Lisk Interoperability: The Lifecycle of a Sidechain by Iker Alustiza, PhD, Research Scientist

In this talk, we give an overview of the lifecycle of a sidechain in the Lisk ecosystem, from its registration on the Lisk mainchain to the termination of its interoperable channel. We discuss what these stages mean for the cross-chain functionalities of a sidechain, and their significance for the users of the sidechain.

Next Steps for Lisk Research by Jan Hackfeld, PhD, Head of Research

In his talk, Jan is going to talk about the next steps coming up for Lisk Research after Lisk.js 2021 and the complete reveal of Lisk’s interoperability.

Lisk Development Updates and Next Steps by Manu Nelamane Siddalingegowda, Lead Backend Developer

The Lead Developer Manu will cover in his talk an overview of the development process, as well as an update on the development of Lisk products. The presentation will include more details about the next steps in the Lisk development.

Introducing Lisk SDK 5.1.0 – Overview by Shusetsu Toda, Lead Backend Developer

The Lead Developer Shusetsu is going to briefly introduce the Lisk SDK 5.1.0, as well as summarize the features coming up with this release. This presentation will be an introduction to the in-depth developer talks on May 22nd.

Introducing the Lisk Grant Program and Online Hackathon by Monica Tartau, Marketing Lead

This presentation consists of an introduction to the new Lisk Grant Program including all the details regarding the goals of the program, its new format, and the requirements for participation. Monica will announce the online hackathon taking place after Lisk.js, as well as all the details concerning the application.

CEO Keynote Speech by Max Kordek, CEO and Co-Founder

Max Kordek is going to conclude the series of presentations by rehashing all the major updates and announcements of the first day of Lisk.js 2021. The keynote will cover the main achievements of Lisk and the next steps for Lisk in 2021 and beyond.

Q&A moderated by Max Kordek, CEO and Co-Founder

The research and development Q&A session moderated by Max Kordek will give the audience the opportunity to ask questions related to the main topics of the evening; the Lisk interoperability solution and the development updates.

May 22nd

Introducing Lisk Interoperability – Deep Dive by Jan Hackfeld, PhD, Head of Research

In this introductory talk, we give a short recap of the presentations about the interoperability solution on the previous day. Afterward, we introduce the agenda for the deep dive into Lisk interoperability.

Developing an Interoperable Blockchain Application in the Lisk Ecosystem by Alessandro Ricottone, Research Scientist

A streamlined presentation about developing an interoperable blockchain application. 

Lisk Interoperability: Certificate Generation by Jan Hackfeld, PhD, Research Scientist

Certificates are the key objects for transferring information about one blockchain in the Lisk ecosystem to another thereby facilitating interoperability. In this talk, we examine in detail how we enhance the Lisk-BFT consensus protocol in order to generate certificates.

Lisk Interoperability: Cross-Chain Update Transactions by Andreas Kendziorra, PhD, Research Scientist

In this talk, we take a close look at the cross-chain update (CCU) transactions that facilitate cross-chain communication in the Lisk ecosystem. We discuss the information that a CCU is transmitting in detail and show why they enable trustless cross-chain communication.

Lisk Interoperability: Token and NFT Standards by Maxime Gagnebin, PhD, Research Scientist

In this presentation, we cover everything one needs to know about the new interoperable token and NFT modules.

Lisk Interoperability: Recovering Tokens and NFTs from Terminated Sidechains by Maxime Gagnebin, PhD, & Iker Alustiza, PhD, Research Scientists

In this talk, we cover the concept of sidechain termination in the Lisk ecosystem and its implications for the users. 

Research Q&A with the Research team, moderated by Max Kordek

In this Q&A session, the research team will answer any questions about the interoperability solution.

Introducing Lisk SDK – Overview by Mitsuaki Uchimoto, Backend Developer

Our backend developer, Mistuaki, will give a brief introduction to the Lisk SDK and will explain the custom module and the custom plugin.

Introducing Lisk SDK 5.1.0 – Deep Dive by Ishan Tiwari, Backend Developer

This talk consists of a deep dive into Lisk SDK 5.1.0, a more in-depth developer-focused presentation showcasing the latest SDK version coming with multiple developer experience improvements.

Live Demo: Developing a Blockchain Application with Lisk SDK 5.1.0 by Nazar Hussain, Backend Developer

In order to give developers the chance to try the latest version of LIsk SDK, Nazar will conduct a live demo showcasing how to develop a blockchain application with the Lisk SDK 5.1.0.

Performance Comparison between Lisk Core 3.0.0 and Lisk Core 2.0.0 by Rishi Mittal, Backend Developer

A scalability and performance comparison between the Lisk Core 3.0.0 and the Lisk Core 2.0.0 will be presented by Rishi, Backend Developer at Lisk.

Blockchain Applications by the Lisk Community by Lisk Community members

In order to showcase the blockchain applications already built on Lisk, several community members will present their applications and highlight their experience while developing with the Lisk SDK.

Lisk.js 2021, the annual developer-oriented event organized by Lisk, will bring blockchain enthusiasts, developers, community members, and journalists together from all around the world. We expect to have a multitude of viewers tuning into the live-streaming event on our official Lisk YouTube channel. Ensure you don’t miss this informative event by subscribing to our channel and register online to get regular updates.

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