Lisk Releases First Modular Cryptocurrency with Sidechains

Press Release: Following $6.5 million crowdsale, Lisk deploys first truly scalable cryptocurrency, with JavaScript compatibility and infinite ability to add new features via sidechains.

May 24, 2016, Aachen, Germany – Lisk (, the first modular cryptocurrency utilizing sidechains, has released its eagerly awaited first public release, Lisk v0.3.0, which is the first cryptocurrency to put into practice the much-discussed concept of using sidechains to infinitely extend the scalability of a digital asset ecosystem without impacting the speed or performance of the core blockchain. Sidechains are an independent cryptographic ledger that attaches to the main blockchain, but does not impact the speed or security of the main chain.

The Lisk vision is to have a highly scalable public blockchain where decentralized, blockchain based applications can be programmed without learning the often complex languages of individual blockchains. In this case, Lisk chose JavaScript, the world’s most popular programming language (more popular than C/C++ or Java), as it has a huge, global base of developers that can adapt existing applications or create new ones by utilizing Lisk’s easy-to-use SDK and extensive documentation for rapid development of blockchain applications and sidechains.

“Lisk is utterly unique,” said Max Kordek, co-founder and CEO of Lisk.

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