On August 29, the Lisk project will be ready to release Lisk Core 1.0 at block height 6,901,027. After months of hard work, and dedication, and after achieving many milestones like introducing the first sidechain, Madana, and the development of products and features like the LiskHub, LiskElements, and LiskAscend, Lisk Core 1.0 is finally set to launch its platform on the mainnet.
Lisk Core is the codebase of the rules established by the Lisk Protocol. It is a mandatory program to be executed on every node in the Lisk network and guarantees the validity of the data contained within the Lisk blockchain and the new data being written on it and bringing the decentralized network to life. Users connect with each other either through Lisk Hub, which is one of Lisks user interfaces, or by setting up their own individual Lisk node and connect it to the other nodes in the network. In all, Lisk Core symbolizes the rule of Lisk Protocol.
The main distinction between a Lisk Core and a server is that the Lisk Core eradicates the requirement of a centralized server in the client-server relationship by receiving information from the nodes on a decentralized network, which follows the Lisk Protocol, which allows all servers or users to have a copy of the data, instead of just one autonomous server.
Nevertheless, there will be seen improvements in the Lisk Core 1.0 from its beta testing version, including a new API Design, P2P communication layer, and the option of including custom messages in transactions.
The team had previously been testing and refining Lisk Core on the testnet, which was released in late June. The devoted and dedicated team polished and perfected Lisks many products and made them compatible with new versions of the Core.
The last of these products that was announced on August 13, 2018 is the Lisk Commander. It is a command-line interface tool that lets developers operate directly from a command line. This too has been improved upon to include new features, including access to new functions, plus transaction signature creation, and verification.
It is assured by the team that, along with Lisk Elements and the SDK, Lisk Commander will feature as the primary tool with which developers can execute and manage their interactions with both the Lisk network, and sidechains and dapps.
Moreover, there has been an effort to attract developers, support adoption, and aid migration from the testnet, and recently, a stream of documentation and guides has also been made available for more engagement.
As of now, this coming launch will be a huge breakthrough for Lisk and its team. The teams meticulous approach will hopefully be fruitful and result in a smooth launch that will benefit the development community with the help of blockchain.