Lisk (LSK) is a crypto-currency and decentralized application platform that allows for the development and distribution of JavaScript-based decentralized applications using an easy to use, fully featured ecosystem. Through Lisk, developers can build, publish, distribute, and monetize their applications within a custom built cryptocurrency powered system that utilizes custom blockchains, smart contracts, cloud storage, and computing nodes; all from within one industry solution.

Lisk is written in Node.js on the backend and HTML5 and CSS3 on the frontend. It works asynchronously and allows for fast processing of all functions such as network transactions. The database uses SQLite to allow the use and running of complex queries.

Lisk partnered with Microsoft to integrate Lisk into its Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) program — meaning developers worldwide can develop, test, and deploy Lisk blockchain applications using Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure.