Lisk Blockchain Announces Creation of Swiss Non-Profit Foundation

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Lisk, the decentralized Blockchain application platform, today announced the successful registration of the Lisk Foundation, a Swiss “Stiftung” or not-for-profit organization. With registration of the entity complete, the Lisk project opened their funds to public inspection. As of today, the Lisk Foundation controls approximately $10,000,000 USD in cryptocurrency.

Lisk CEO Max Kordek said:

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“In March 2016 we concluded what many consider the first modern ICO – the crowdfunding vehicle of the future. Through thousands of ICO investors, all of whom have made profit to date, we raised the equivalent of millions of dollars to fund what we believe is the future of all application development. Today we’re proud to make our biggest announcement yet, a showing of enormous progress with the creation of a foundation and by making our funding fully transparent.”

Kordek added:

“Lisk continues to blaze new pathways, but we were happy to follow principal virtual currencies lead in establishing a non-profit foundation, a necessary infrastructure, in Switzerland. The Lisk Foundation is tasked with a mission to financially support the development and promotion of the Lisk project overall; its establishment will help guarantee the success of a widely used, next-generation Blockchain application platform.”

Officially based in Zug, the Lisk Foundation will secure and administer funds for the Lisk project. In the spirit of complete transparency, in its first official announcement the Lisk Foundation opened its books to public inspection. Interested parties can view the LSK address 5726759782318848681L and BTC address 3HsSR84zReeBt5fTMESWJ2y18pMo5gz2Sq to view current totals. Additional reporting on Lisk’s 2016 finances will be revealed before January 1, 2017.

Kordek said:

“Since the conclusion of our ICO, the Lisk team has made a number of strategic investments, all within a strict legal framework, and many of which have begun to pay off. We have moved the core team to offices in Berlin, added an extraordinary board of advisors, hired key developers from across the world, created contests to grow our pool of delegates, set and paid bounties to contributors, secured the services of prominent marketers, established a long-term Community Fund, and diversified the Lisk Foundation’s cryptocurrency portfolio.”

Kordek concluded:

“With the Foundation in place, we now have have the team, the funding, and the community to realize the extraordinary promise of Lisk. We end 2016 ready for a tremendous year ahead, and the future for Lisk could not be more bright.”

 

Lisk is a Blockchain application platform that enables its users to build applications from the ground up in JavaScript. The decentralized platform allows for the deployment, distribution and monetization of sidechains onto the Lisk Blockchain. The Lisk network is operated using a highly efficient Delegated-Proof-of-Stake (DPOS) consensus model, which is secured by democratically elected delegates.  The cryptocurrency underpinning the Lisk platform is called LSK.

Lisk was founded by Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows in 2016, in their stellar crowdsale they attracted over 14,000 BTC (approx. USD$11.5m) in funding, making Lisk the most successful crowdfunded entity in German history. Consequently, Lisk has attracted developers from around the world and prominent advisors like Charles Hoskinson and Steven Nerayoff, who have helped foster a growing ecosystem around Blockchain applications and services. Lisk is headquartered in Berlin in the iconic business district at the Sony Center.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder and publisher of industry publication Blockchain News (EST
2015), a partner at ICO services collective Token.Agency
($750m+ and 90+ ICOs and STOs), director of education company
Blockchain Partners
(Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser
at leading industry event CryptoFinancing (Europe's first ICO event now
branded Tokenomicon)
– Vancouver native Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher,
innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards
of some two dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1500
articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and
has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.  Irish Tech News put him in the top
10 Token Architects in Europe.

Kastelein has an Ad Honorem - Honorary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor of
Blockchain
at China's first Blockchain University in Nanchang
at the Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software and Technology. In 2018 he
was invited to and attended University of Oxford's Saïd Business School
for Business Automation 4.0 programme. Chevalier (Knight) - Ordre des
Arts et des Technologies at Crypto Chain University and an Advisory
Board Member of International Decentralized Association Of
Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (IDABC) as well as Advisory Board Member
at U.S. Blockchain Association. Over a half a decade experience judging
and rewarding some 1000+ innovation projects as an EU expert for the
European Commission's SME Instrument programme as a startup assessor
and as a startup judge for the UK government's Innovate UK division.

Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain
technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels,
Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki,
London (5x), Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, San
Francisco, Santa Clara (2x), Shanghai, Singapore (3x), Tel
Aviv,  Utrecht, Venice,  Visakhapatnam, Zwolle and
Zurich.  His network is global and extensive.

He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has
ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean
& Europe. He's written occasionally for Harvard Business
Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com, and his work
and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and
French. A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart,
Kastelein's professional career has ranged from political publishing to
TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to
marketing and more as he's travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian
expatriate living around the world. In his 20s, he sailed around the
world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called,
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seas' travelling by hitching rides on
yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently
lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he's raising three teenage
daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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