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Lisk Community Meeting Summary-September 23th

The Lisk community meeting was scheduled on Lisk.chat at 21:00 (UTC +8) on September 23th. But due to the electricity breakdown in Puerto Rico where Lisk community manager Joel locates, and the trip to Shanghai conference for Max – Lisk CEO, it had been delayed nearly for more than one hour. Below is the summary about the talks between Max and and community members.

Max:
So we now are in a contractual situation with a recruitment agency recommended by IOHK. They used it and made good experience with them. That’s why we decided to hire them as well in order to concentrate on interviewing and development, instead of posting job description on websites. They are looking for potential candidates, filter them and only choose the best for us. And they prepare the applications’ materials and present them to us every Monday. Then we can get in contact with the candidates in order to see if they are good fits. We decided to look for one front end and one back end developer for the beginning. Depending on our experience we will continue to use them or look for other options.I am very optimistic that they are delivering good results.

So the recruitment agency allows us to concentrate on what we did before, development, polishing the idea, and marketing. The goal is to split the tasks to as many different entities as possible. Same as with PR, WachsmanPR is helping us a lot and the are really great. We have an awesome experience with them.

Redsn0w:
Any news from the authorities about approving Lisk as a gGmbH? Can we expect an approval within the next 4 weeks?

Max:
Axel sent me the finished gGmbH charter this weekend. There are still some problems as far as I know, but it should go by. I can’t say anything more at this time. We need the money but if the gGmbH is taking any longer than mid October, we are changing strategies. At the mean time we definitely have enough money for several months. Even if we would have 10 employees and many more costs.

Max mentioned about the conference:
So to tell you a few words about the conference. It’s been a blast. On Monday I was in Frankfurt to attend a German (but quite important) conference in Frankfurt. It was full with regulators, government people, bankers, central bankers and so on. After a nine hours conference I head straight to the airport to fly to China. Arrived on Tuesday evening and went straight to a place where many of the conference were meeting. Talked to people from Gatecoin (the new CTO who is German), iconomi, ether.camp, and many more individuals. The next day the final day of the DevCon2 was happening, it was a blast. Additionally, I met David Johnston, Erik Voorhees, Vitalik Buterin, Vlad Zamfir, Consensys, venture capitalists, many Germans, quite a few Ethereum developers, and so on. So many cool projects are being build on Ethereum and I’m so optimistic that this will also happen on Lisk next year.

cc001:
what’s the general mood about Lisk?

Max:
The general mood is very positive. Not many people know about Lisk here, so it’s quite nice to educate people about it. They generally really like it and understand that it has its place. Especially because you can’t have your own blockchain on Ethereum.I met a few people who want to do an ICO and accept LSK, because they really believe into the ecosystem and want to build blockchain agnostic apps. That means they later would also port over their apps to Lisk.

CryptoAdvisor-cad789:
but how is the mood of Lisk stake holders?

Max:
To be honest, the mood on the conferences is totally different than in the forums. On the conferences EVERYONE is extremely positive, happy, and interested about the progress. Every person I met was genuinely interested in Lisk.

CryptoAdvisor-cad789:
Here are investors, technical persons, and normal dudes. I pitch Lisk different to anyone and the technical persons mostly want to know how it is working with the LSK tokens within the sidechains.

Someonsomeone:
So realistically when do you expect sidechains to start working?

Max:
I expect that on Q1 2017 is the time when serious ICOs for apps on Lisk are starting to pop up.

Someonsomeone:
Have you guys talked to the Swift guys? Who are porting from ETH to Lisk…

Max:
Yes, we are in contact with the SHIFT guys. We offered basic help for general problems and they already came back at us. We will help them when I’m back from China. However, this will only happen if it doesn’t take too much time. Generally the Lisk code base should be easy to understand.

Someonsomeone:
Will you be using any of the code from Rise? If they ever manage to develop anything that is…

Max:
If they develop something, yes sure. Why not. This is true open source development and I would really like to see it. But until now I saw nothing. More people working on or forking Lisk doesn’t mean better for Lisk depending on whether their works deliver good results.

Sgdias:
Is there any plan for building an audit team for the dapps published in the market place ? how delegates can trust a dapp is not dangerous for the node ? or do you see this as a delegate initiative fund such audit team ?

Max:
Every app will run in an encapsulated environment. You could even run a harmful app, but it wouldn’t harm your system. As long as you don’t type in some passphrases directly into the app UI.

cc001:
Is this only the goal, or is there already a working prototype with this sandbox thing?

Max:
We will do some heavy changes, before we announce the app platform as ready.

Max
By the way guys, we received words that an anonymous person is sending emails around asking if they want to be employees for Lisk. Please be cautious. It’s probably a scam, we are not involved in that. They might send you files which are harmful.

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