Lisk, the “Ethereum Alternative” blockchain application platform, has announced the appointment of Joel Fernández as Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was made concurrently with a new, ramped up call for developers to join the project, with openings for front-end and back-end developers to join their growing team.
Headquartered in Berlin, Lisk’s platform allows for the deployment, distribution, and monetization of blockchain applications, each running within their own sidechains. Founded in early 2016, Lisk completed an Initial Coin Offering in May and attracted approximately 14,000 BTC, now worth over $8 million USD. At the time, Lisk’s ICO became the second most successful crypto-currency crowdfund to date, and it remains among the top 25 largest crowdfunds to date.
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Upon his promotion to COO, Fernández, originally from Puerto Rico, moved to Berlin in order to advance the Lisk core team’s efficiency in development and outreach. Previously, Fernández served as Community Manager of Lisk since its inception, aiding co-founders Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows in the Initial Coin Offering and in continuous outreach to the community. Among his responsibilities as Chief Operations Officer, Fernández was entrusted with the roll-out of a rewards-based bounty program aimed at incentivizing further development on the platform.
“We are excited to announce that Joel has accepted a position at Lisk as Chief Operating Officer. Since the beginning, Joel has been an invaluable resource to our team and actively contributed to the success of the Lisk project. I believe that Joel will continue to add his exceptional knowledge and experience as he joins our senior management team here in Berlin,” said Max Kordek, CEO and co-founder of Lisk.