CAIP-6: Blockchain Reference for the LIP9 Namespace Source

Author Simon Warta
Status Draft
Type Standard
Created 2019-12-05
Updated 2020-01-16
Requires 2

Simple Summary

This document is about the details of the LIP9 namespace and reference for CAIP-2.


In CAIP-2 a general blockchain identification scheme is defined. This is the implementation of CAIP-2 for LIP9 (Lisk).


See CAIP-2.


LIP9 Namespace

The namespace is called “lip9” as in LIP9.

Reference Definition

The definition is delegated to LIP9. The reference format is a 16 character prefix of the network identifier from LIP9 (lower case hex).


The LIP9 namespace should cover Lisk Mainnet and Testnet, forks and side chains.

Backwards Compatibility

Not applicable

Test Cases

This is a list of manually composed examples

# Lisk Mainnet (

# Lisk Testnet (echo -n "da3ed6a45429278bac2666961289ca17ad86595d33b31037615d4b8e8f158bbaLisk" | sha256sum | head -c 16)

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Please cite this document as:

Simon Warta, "CAIP-6: Blockchain Reference for the LIP9 Namespace [DRAFT]," Chain Agnostic Improvement Proposals, no. 6, December 2019. [Online serial]. Available: