CoinDesk is an independently managed media company, wholly owned by the Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. It is a modular cryptocurrency as this coin involves 'modules' that serve as the basis of its design and construction. The overall design is its trump card - the Lisk. LSK also derives value from its use as a tool for voting. Lisk users can 'stake' their LSK coins, allowing them to vote for the active delegates who create new.