WAVES Open-blockchain financial platform. Blockchain for the people.

  • Waves  TestNet 0.8.5 Released

    In this release:

    • optimizations to minimize memory footprint: we still keep at least 100 blocks in memory, but chunk sizes depend on amount of transactions.
    • various Block Headers api methods available at /blocks/headers/ allowing to request block headers(e.g. blocks w/o transaction bodies)
    • REST API availablility improvements
    • Various fixes, incl. node sometimes getting stuck

    New settings in waves.conf:

    • waves.blockchain.max-transactions-per-block-diff - Max transactions per block diff, affects size of atomic persistence, default value is 1000

    • waves.blockchain.min-blocks-in-memory - Amount of blocks in memory. Fast rollback is possible up to this value, default value is 100

    • waves.matcher.order-cleanup-interval - Clean-up interval for expired orders on matcher, default value is 5m

    • waves.blockchain.in-memory-chunk-size and waves.blockchain.in-mem-chunks-amount are not used anymore We recommend to set Xmx parameter to 4G in case of transaction storage turned on, and 2G if you switched off transactions storage.


    Then transactions storage is turned off some API method calls could produce invalid results. We will fix it later.


    When updating from version 0.8.x, there's no need to delete blockchain or state files, just update executables. If you are updating from earlier versions, please be sure to read 0.8.0 release notes.



  • Waves-NG stress test is under way!

    The Waves-NG stress test is successfully under way on the Waves testnet! You can view the progress of the test and see how many transactions our new network protocol is capable of processing by visiting https://waves-ng.wavesplatform.com.

    Waves-NG is a ground-breaking new blockchain consensus protocol based on the Bitcoin-NG proposal. This next-generation algorithm offers an innovative new approach to processing transactions. Instead of miners being selected periodically and then adding pending transactions to the blockchain, as in bitcoin, the next miner is chosen in advance and fills a newly-created block with transactions as they are submitted — almost in realtime. This dramatically increases network throughput, and will enable Waves to process hundreds of transactions per second.

    The test is going very well so far, with the network regularly processing more than 5,000 txs per minute, and we hope to be able to deploy Waves-NG on mainnet later this month. It will be a huge step forwards for Waves, making it the fastest blockchain platform in the world. Thank you for your help!

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  • Waves-NG stress test: results in!

    NG will go live on mainnet in mid-December, with an expected throughput of 6,000 transactions per minute.

    The results of the Waves-NG stress test are in. The test ran from 8–10 November, with 30 nodes participating on testnet. A total of 3,000 people submitted transactions to these over the course of the 48-hour test, and the outcome was pretty impressive.

    The nodes processed a total of 4.6 million transactions, giving an average throughput of 2,000 txs/minute. Peak bandwidth was 17,000 txs/minute. When it comes to running the software on mainnet, we expect nodes to be able to process up to 6,000 txs/minute, or 100 per second.

    We’ll be releasing Waves-NG on mainnet in two weeks, with activation occurring mid-December. Stay tuned, and thanks for supporting this historic blockchain venture!

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  • Rewards to rise for mining and leasing WAVES!

    With Waves-NG just around the corner and rewards set to increase to around 5% per year, it’s a great time to start mining WAVES and generating an income from your holdings.

    Miners rewards are about to rise substantially! The terms for miners are changing, making running a node or leasing your balance even more profitable. Projections are that miners will be able to earn up to 5% annually on their balances — not taking into account expected increases in transaction volumes, or the price of WAVES.

    Not only that, but the Waves platform has just successfully tested the NG consensus protocol, which promises vastly increased speeds and throughput on the blockchain. Once NG is released on mainnet in mid-December, we expect the network to be able to process around 6,000 transactions per minute — making it the fastest production blockchain in the world, with many more transaction fees to distribute.

    Mine WAVES for profit

    With the number of transactions rising steadily over the past few months, and about to take another step up as NG goes live, there are new opportunities for miners to generate an income from their holdings. All you need is 10,000 WAVES and a simple hosted server to run the client — you won’t need any specialist hardware. You can find guides on how to get set up at https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/guides/how-to-mine-waves/. You’ll receive all of the transaction fees from the blocks you process, in WAVES and other assets, as well as rewards in the form of the Miners Reward Token (MRT). The total annual rewards earned by miners will increase by up to 5% in the beginning of 2018.

    Lease your WAVES

    If you don’t have 10,000 WAVES or don’t want to maintain a node, you can always lease your balance to a miner or mining pool. Simply click on the Leasing tab in the lite client and assign your balance to the address of the mining pool you want to use. By doing this, you support the network and get paid rewards, but won’t have to run a node yourself. Leased balances remain in the full control of the owner — they never leave your account — and you can cancel the lease and unlock the WAVES for your own use at any time, with just two clicks.

    You can find more information and a list of mining pools at http://wavescommunity.com/leasing. Different pools pay out different proportions of their revenues, in WAVES and MRT, as well as sometimes their own assets. Lease or mine WAVES, secure the network, help process transactions and get paid!

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  • Waves Pre - Release TestNet 0.8.6

    In this release:

    • Reimplemented and improved syncing mechanism to fix nodes getting stuck / end up on a fork
    • PaymentTransaction will be deprecated and will not be accepted after hardfork height = block version 3
    • peers.dat format is now human-readable json
    • wallet.dat format is now encrypted json
    • UTX Pool maximum size increased to 100k txs

    New settings in waves.conf:

    • In section waves.network.traffic-logger, ignore-tx-messages and ignore-rx-messages declare ignored message types, e.g. data of these types will not be logged, default values are [23, 25] and [25].
    • waves.matcher.rest-order-limit limits amount of orders exposed via API, default value is 100
    • In section waves.synchronization.invalid-blocks-storage, max-size and and timeout declare amount and timeout for blockIds that have been discovered as invalid so they won't be requested again in the future, default values are 30000 and 1 day
    • waves.utx.cleanup-interval defines an interval for utx to re-validate all transactions, default value is 5 min

    API Changes:

    • /waves/externalPayment, /waves/signPayment, /waves/broadcastSignedPayment, /waves/createdSignedPayment are now discontinued
    • /waves/payment now creates and broadcasts a TransferTranscation instead of PaymentTransaction
    • LeaseTransaction info via API now exposes the lease state(Active/Canceled)


    • When updating from version 0.8.x, given the node is on a fork with height ~ 202K there's no need to delete blockchain or state files, just update the executables.
    • If you are on some other fork, it's best to drop all data, both blockchain.dat and state.dat.
    • If you are updating from earlier versions, be sure to read 0.8.0 release notes.



  • Waves-NG launches on mainnet

    The major new upgrade to our consensus algorithm will be rolled out today and is expected to activate later this month.

    Scalability is a concern for any blockchain that aims to be enterprise-ready, and yet few crypto platforms have addressed this satisfactorily. Bitcoin currently struggles along with a capacity of around 3 transactions per second, with Ethereum managing 5 tps. Obviously, such throughput is not enough to support the mass adoption for which Waves was designed.

    Over the course of this year, the Waves team has been developing a new consensus algorithm based on Bitcoin-NG, a protocol developed for Bitcoin by Emin Gün Sirer, Co-Director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts at Cornell. Updated for Waves’ proof-of-stake network, Waves-NG is capable of supporting 100 transactions per second — making Waves the fastest decentralised blockchain system in the world.

    With the help of the community we have thoroughly tested the new algorithm and it’s now ready to release on mainnet. Activation will be triggered by our new Waves Activation Protocol, which is designed to ensure that activation of features requiring a hardfork occur safely and predictably.

    Once nodes have updated with the new version, miners can start setting approval flags in their blocks. After 5,000 blocks (around 3.5 days), the Protocol checks to see how many miners have signalled acceptance of the new features. If a minimum of 4,000 blocks (80%) have approved the fork, it is automatically activated after a further 5,000 blocks.

    We have set the hardfork for block 795,000, which is estimated to occur at around midday GMT on Friday 15 December 2017. Voting will end 3.5 days later, on 18 December, and activation will take place on 22 December. All being well, then, we will see Waves-NG up and running before Christmas, alongside a major new upgrade to the wallet. We’ll keep you posted on progress at this very important time in our history!

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  • Waves hosts launch event for major platform update

    The release of this flagship upgrade to the client and network will be hosted in Amsterdam on 13 December.

    Waves is counting down the days to a huge moment in its history: the launch of its key Blockchain Update, also known as the Waves Client 1.0. This is a pivotal moment in the development of the company and platform and represents many months of hard work. We want as many of the community to be present for the big event, as well as journalists and members of the wider crypto and fintech world.

    What’s new?

    The update represents a complete overhaul of the user interface, as well as significant tech upgrades. The client has been comprehensively redesigned for a clean, intuitive user experience, just like a traditional online banking application. Similarly, the DEX interface has been totally reworked. The UI now includes many of the tools and indicators used by professional traders and would not look out of place on a top-tier crypto exchange, whilst remaining straightforward enough for newcomers to access easily.

    The Waves team will demonstrate the main features of the release personally to each participant at the event. We believe this launch marks the point at which cutting-edge new blockchain technology truly comes to the mainstream, combining a familiar user-friendly interface with powerful peer-to-peer functionality.

    What to look out for

    The event will feature a number of speakers and presentations by the Waves team and members of the community:

    • CEO and founder of the Waves Platform, Alexander Ivanov, will talk about the journey so far, and where we’re going next: what we have achieved in 2017, and what’s coming up for us in 2018. This will include a Product Roadmap, upcoming partnerships and new infrastructure projects worldwide.
    • Our key legal partner, Deloitte, represented by Artem Tolkachev, will offer a profound insight into how crypto and the blockchain sector will be regulated in the coming months and years, and our role in this process.
    • Our dedicated partner and node holder in Amsterdam, Wavesnode, will be introduced as our official representative in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
    • Waves project OceanLab will also give insights into their work, and how the Waves infrastructure is being used by real-life business applications.

    After the official presentations, there will be two Demos. We’ll be taking guests through a full, hands-on experience of the new Waves Platform updates, including the wallet and the DEX, with our tech guys answering questions. Then there will be the chance to find out more about the crowdsale projects that will come to Waves in 2018, including TMT Crypto Fund, RAWG, Simdaq and many more. Of course, we’ll be making plenty of time for the party, too.

    The event will take place at 18:00–23:30 on 13 December at Van Diemenstraat 20–200 1013 NH Amsterdam.

    The online registration form is available here: https://goo.gl/LQSQpL

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Waves Release Mainnet & Testnet Version 0.8.8

    In the release

    This is a bug fix release. Update from version 0.8.7 is inessential if you haven't experienced any difficulties.

    • Updated official peers list
    • New REST API endpoint: /node/status which returns heights (of state and blockchain) and the last time these heights were updated
    • The REST API method /blocks/height is reporting now the correct height during node's startup
    • Several NPE errors were fixed
    • DEB package installation scripts were updated


    When updating from version 0.8.7, there's no need to delete blockchain or state files, just update executables. If you are updating from earlier versions, please be sure to read 0.8.7 release notes.



  • Waves Exchange Update - Binance lists WAVES/BTC

    The huge exchange is expected to bring significant new liquidity to the Waves ecosystem.

    Binance, one of the world’s most popular crypto exchanges, is adding WAVES to its extensive list of currencies. The WAVES/BTC pair will bring a large number of new traders and a significant influx of capital to the token, helping to pave the way for the next wave of global adoption.

    China-based, but international

    Binance (the name is a combination of ‘binary’ and ‘finance’) is a Shanghai-based cryptocurrency trading site that serves the Chinese, Japanese and Korean markets. Despite only launching earlier this year, on 14 July 2017, Binance has quickly built volumes of hundreds of millions of dollars, with ETH, BTC and several other currencies seeing eight-figure dollar equivalents changing hand every day. Binance comfortably sits within the Top 5 of exchanges by volume.

    Although Binance had to deal with the crackdown on ICOs in China shortly after launch, it managed to escape largely unscathed due to the fact it is registered outside of China, with servers also outside the country. The company held a successful fundraiser less than two months after its launch, and boasts a star team, with major industry figures from Morgan Stanley, and OKCoin heading up the project. Rather than being solely an exchange — albeit an extremely popular one — Binance has positioned itself as forward-looking and also offers an ICO platform, blockchain media section, and blockchain funds too.

    “Waves has consistently shown itself to be an innovative, serious platform in the blockchain space,” comments Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, who previously served as Head of Development at Blockchain.info and CTO of OKCoin. “There are strong parallels and synergies in what the two platforms are seeking to achieve in terms of scaling and adoption, user experience and the mainstreaming of blockchain technology via every avenue possible. We welcome WAVES to Binance and believe this will be the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership.”

    High-performance platform

    Binance has positioned itself as a high-performance exchange able to meet the large and increasing demand for crypto trading. Its order engine is capable of handling 1.4 million transactions per second; its UX is cross-platform and can be accessed on a wide range of devices; trading fees are just 0.1%; and fiat trading is dealt with via USDT — putting it in a more relaxed regulatory position than if it dealt directly with fiat currencies.

    “Exchanges like Binance are the future of crypto trading,” comments Waves CEO Alexander Ivanov. “With a professional team, advanced platform and plans to decentralise their order engine, it’s great to be partnering with an organisation who have a real vision for how this sector should look and where it’s going in the coming months and years.”

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  • Waves-NG goes live on mainnet!

    The network upgrade makes Waves the fastest decentralised blockchain platform in the world, and paves the way for mass-market applications.

    The Waves-NG code was deployed on mainnet earlier this month, with miners tasked with signalling whether the proposal should be activated. After the required threshold of 80% of blocks within the voting period was reached, NG was locked in on Monday. The subsequent waiting period has now elapsed and we are pleased to announce that NG is live!

    Waves-NG is based on the Bitcoin-NG proposal made by Cornell University’s Emin Gün Sirer. Instead of pending transactions being added to a block retrospectively, as in bitcoin’s system, the next miner is chosen in advance. The miner is then able to add transactions to the block as fast as network latency allows — almost in real-time.

    Along with optimisations for a proof-of-stake system, this approach will allow Waves to process around 6,000 transactions per minute. This increase in capacity is absolutely vital if Waves is to support the kind of mass-market applications for which it was designed. Moreover, this is only a starting point. Further upgrades are expected to take the capacity of the blockchain closer to 1,000 tx/minute in the future — without factoring in the effect of any off-chain transactions.

    We would like to thank our mining community for voting for this historic upgrade, and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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  • Waves is a great platform, which can make a revolution in cryptoindustry. For those who are still complaining about NGR coind, I would recommend to read this thread . The whole point is that waves is decentralized, but they allowed to censor their website. 

  • Waves survey: 77% of global crypto investors will increase their exposure to digital assets in 2018

    77% of crypto investors are planning to increase their investment in cryptocurrencies next year. These findings come from a new global survey conducted by the Waves Platform. According to respondents’ opinions, Japan will become the global leader for cryptocurrency adoption.

    In November 2017, blockchain platform Waves carried out a survey of around 700 cryptocurrency investors from the EU, the US, Turkey, Brazil, Russia and other countries. The research was conducted with the purpose of analysing the preferences of those who invest in blockchain technologies and currencies.

    According to the results, investment in Bitcoin brought the largest returns in 2017. This was reported by 42% of respondents. In second place among investors came Ethereum, with 28% making money on the virtual currency, and in third place Litecoin (14%). Almost all of the respondents interviewed (90%) believe in the future of сryptocurrency and have therefore made their investment with a long-term perspective. Cryptocurrencies have also provided an instrument for short-term speculation for 29% of investors. 22% of respondents invested in cryptocurrencies in order to diversify their assets, and 18% out of curiosity.

    Most crypto investors in the survey have never invested in other forms of assets. Only 32% of them have invested in shares or bonds, and 14% in real estate. Another 17% of investors have sought returns from bank deposits.

    “Despite the fears of many experts about the formation of a bubble in the cryptocurrency market, investors do not intend to reduce their investments in these types of assets. 77% of respondents maintained that in the coming year they would increase their exposure to cryptocurrencies. At the same time, crypto investors are aware about potential risks. 51% of them consider the risks of losing funds moderate, and one in five recognise a high risk,” comments Alexander Ivanov, CEO and founder of the Waves Platform.

    According to 27% of investors, Japan will become the global leader in the development of the cryptocurrency industry next year. It is followed by Russia (15%) and South Korea (15%), with the US in fourth place (14%).

    In addition, 65% of crypto investors believe digital coins will be integrated into the real economy over the next five years. A further 25% consider this a possibility and only 10% think it unrealistic.

    The full version of the survey is available here: link

  • Waves Pre - Release GUI Wallet v0.5.12


    • Added several tokens to DEX



  • Waves  Release Mainnet & Testnet Version 0.8.10 

    Hotfix release

    • Transaction broadcast hotfix

    Upgrade notes:

    When updating from version 0.8.9, there's no need to delete blockchain or state files, just update executables. If you are updating from earlier versions, please be sure to read 0.8.9 release notes.



  • Waves roundup for 2017 & Roadmap for 2018

    It’s been a fantastic year as we’ve built on our team, our tech and our whole ecosystem — and we’re really looking forward to an even better 2018!

    Even a week can be a long time in crypto, so perhaps it comes as no surprise that the Waves platform has achieved so much over the course of the last year. When we started 2017 we had a functioning network and wallet, and a handful of projects driven by our first token issuers. Twelve months later, the landscape is very different across every aspect of our ecosystem.

    During this year we have made a series of strategic hires, bringing in the expertise that will make Waves a world-class blockchain platform — including developers, marketing specialists, communicators and business and compliance experts.

    That has laid the foundations for a series of critical milestones in our roadmap. Early in the year we launched our decentralised exchange (DEX), which has seen increasing activity as it becomes established as a popular trading platform. Seven-figure daily volumes are now the norm. In Q2 we launched balance leasing, announced a partnership with Microsoft Azure, and released the first iteration of our mobile wallet. DEX functionality was added to this in the summer, and we also announced our collaboration with Deloitte, which is aimed at shaping the regulatory framework around blockchain and ICOs, and ensuring token sales on Waves meet best practice. We believe that the Better Tokens initiative will become a major part of our industry’s self-regulation in the future.

    The end of the year saw the completion of the first iteration of our platform, with the Waves Client 1.0 launched at a special event in Amsterdam and attended by many of our Netherlands community. The event was hosted in the Primalbase offices, and over the coming months we plan to expand our presence around the world as the company opens new offices in London, Singapore and New York. The Waves team will be establishing permanent bases in each of these locations, due to our close partnership with Primalbase — one of Waves’ early and successful ICOs.

    The flagship 1.0 release entailed a complete overhaul of the client, including a totally new look and feel for the DEX, as well as coinciding with a rebrand and new logo. Behind the scenes, the Waves-NG protocol was activated, bringing a massive increase in transaction capacity to the network and enabling us to scale and become a truly mass-market blockchain platform. Next year the iOS and Android apps will be updated to reflect the new look and feel of the desktop wallet, and to allow users to access all of the functionality of the 1.0 client.

    2017 saw many ICOs take place on Waves, including the very successful MobileGo, ZrCoin and EncryptoTel projects. Upwards of $150 million has been collected using the platform, with a list of new projects lined up for 2018. Other highlights for the year include Tokenomica — “JP Morgan for the crypto world”, which has just received a green light from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, enabling fully-compliant ICOs; our Liquidity Fund for DEX and airdrop of the Liquid token to WCT and WAVES holders; the first Turkish Lira (TRY) gateway; and the Waves Lab, a blockchain incubator that will offer seed funding, legal advice and marketing assistance to Waves entrepreneurs. Our final large event of the year took place in Korea, as we launched in this new market with a localised client and new exchange partners.

    All of this activity and progress was accompanied by a rapid increase in the market cap of WAVES, which flew past the $1 billion mark in December. WAVES began the year trading at $0.25. At the time of writing, it is trading at $14, and recently hit a peak of $17 — a 60-fold increase for the year.

    We want to stress that all of this is just a beginning. Our Roadmap for 2018 includes a new implementation of smart contracts, due to their importance to business applications; hardware wallets; decentralised voting — vital for decentralised ratings; messaging; atomic swaps; offchain protocols; and finally Turing Complete smart contracts.

    A huge ‘thank you’ goes to our biggest asset, our community, who rode the waves with us in 2017. We look forward to the new adventures 2018 will bring us all!

  • Waves to launch blockchain venture capital fund

    Founder and CEO Alexander Ivanov will be a key advisor and principal for the Basics Fund, a diversified portfolio of crypto assets, alongside professionals in the venture capital industry.

    Over the course of 2017, bitcoin has regularly featured in the headlines of the mainstream media thanks to its meteoric rise in value. Bitcoin’s startling growth has outpaced all conventional asset classes — though ICO-led crypto assets have outperformed even bitcoin over the past year. The first futures products and institutional interest have helped legitimise what was once seen as a niche or geeks’ plaything — or worse, a tool for criminals.

    Bitcoin’s prominence has brought with it venture capital and hedge fund investment, with established fund managers recognising not only its stellar growth but the long-term potential that this suite of technologies holds to disrupt traditional financial and business practices and models. Blockchain offers advantages across a wide range of applications and sectors, from finance and real estate to medicine and data storage.

    Now, the Waves platform will play a major role in creating a new blockchain venture product. The Basics Fund is dedicated to investment in blockchain infrastructure and combines the best of venture funds and hedge funds — investing in a diversified portfolio of promising start-up projects in the blockchain space. Assets and activity will include established crypto-assets and pre-sale ICO tokens, as well as arbitrage and event-oriented trading.

    Strategy and expertise

    The Fund will draw on the expertise of both experienced hedge fund managers and key members of the Waves team, including the platform’s CEO, Alexander Ivanov. Investments will be made in unique blockchain solutions with a real-world application, and that are underpinned by strong technology and teams with an established track record. Ten-fold growth over the course of 2–3 years is expected, vastly outpacing all traditional markets.

    “As the most enterprise-ready blockchain platform in the world, it is important that Waves is at the forefront of every aspect of the emerging crypto economy,” comments Alexander Ivanov. “That means technological excellence, but it also means shaping the regulatory landscape and actively furthering use cases for every sector. In this instance, we’re very proud to be partnering with experts from the asset management industry and launching a new blockchain Fund for mainstream investors, which will pioneer best practices and showcase the strength of blockchain technology to a new market.”

    In addition to Alexander Ivanov, who is now one of the best-known names in the blockchain space, the Fund will be managed by Maxim Kuzin, a highly experienced asset manager. The project will take the form of a Cayman Islands GP/LP Venture Fund.


    Whilst the Basics Fund has similarities to classical venture capital funds, the emphasis on blockchain solutions means there are a number of key differences. Token transactions are fast and low-cost, compared to those in VC funds, which can take months to complete and be subject to high fees. Additionally, exits in blockchain projects may be secured after as little as two months, with tokens benefiting from high liquidity — in stark contrast to the illiquidity of most VC funds.

    An initial $10 million in investment is sought for January 2018, with a total of $30 million by April.

    For more information, email [email protected] or visit website.

  • Waves Release Version 0.8.11 - Mainnet Bugfix

    Bugfix release

    • Base Target calculation error was fixed

    Upgrade notes:

    Please rollback to height 823712 to get on correct fork.

    To rollback execute API method debug/rollback with following data (don't forget to provide a correct API key):

     “rollbackTo”: 823712,
     “returnTransactionsToUtx”: true

    Or simply resync your node from scratch.



  • Waves Turkish Lira gateway goes live

    The TRY gateway is now integrated within the lite client, enabling users to trade Waves tokens directly against the currency.

    Thanks to the size and enthusiasm of our Turkish community, Waves has now opened a gateway for Turkish Lira (TRY), in partnership with Digilira.com. As with all of the existing Waves gateways, fiat tokens are backed 1:1 with the currency, so every WTRY token issued and traded in the lite client can be redeemed for one lira through the gateway.

    Fast, low-cost, convenient

    Although Turkey has several bitcoin exchanges and a thriving cryptocurrency scene, it is awkward and time-consuming to trade altcoins against the lira. Via their partnership with Waves, Digilira will enable the Turkish community to buy and sell a broad range of tokens — including WAVES, BTC, ETH, LTC, ZCASH and other Waves tokens — for WTRY.

    To get started, simply visit Digilira.com and create an account, which can then be linked with a Waves address. It is then a fast and straightforward process to deposit Turkish Lira via one of Digilira’s bank accounts and receive WTRY in return. The WTRY will appear in your Waves account and can immediately be used in the lite client, including trading them against any Waves token on the DEX. Withdrawal is similarly fast and painless, with Digilira sending TRY directly to your bank account when the corresponding amount of WTRY are sent to the withdrawal address.

    We hope this new gateway will prove useful to our growing Turkish community, and look forward to seeing Waves become more and more established in the country!

  • WAVES token added to BCEX exchange

    The Chinese exchange, based in Vancouver, will list WAVES against the USD on 11 January, with trading starting on 12 January.

    BCEX, a Chinese exchange based in Canada, is listing the WAVES token. Trading will take place against the USD, via the exchange’s own licensed gateway.

    WAVES airdrop

    WAVES will initially be listed against CK.USD, the Group’s USD-backed token — providing a new market for WAVES in the world’s most popular fiat currency. The launch will be accompanied by a giveaway, funded by the Waves team. 2,000 WAVES will be airdropped to users holding CK.USD and WAVES.

    1,000 WAVES, with a current market value of around $13,000, will be airdropped to customers who hold at least 500 CK.USD. A further 1,000 WAVES will be airdropped to those who have deposited at least 50 WAVES on the platform between 15:00 on 11 January and 15:00 on 12 January. One free WAVES token will be distributed to each account satisfying these criteria.

    Fully compliant

    BCEX is a digital asset trading platform, owned by the Cascadia Blockchain Group. The Group is incorporated in Canada and is registered as a Money Services Business with FINTRAC, Canada’s Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre. The exchange operates under the supervision of the Canadian financial regulators and is audited by Manning Elliot LLP. BCEX is fully legally compliant, offering a secure and open cryptocurrency exchange to its global customers.

    To register with BCEX and deposit funds, visit https://www.bcex.ca/coins.

  • More about the Waves rebrand - New look of Waves

    Waves was launched over 18 months now, and in that time it has come a long way. We have built a platform from scratch, researched and implemented new technologies, accessed new markets and business partners and begun to push out into the mainstream userbase that, as “blockchain for the people”, was always our target audience. As a part of that, we decided to rebrand, updating the look and feel of everything we do and across all the ways in which we engage with our users.

    Visualising the virtual

    Visualising the blockchain isn’t easy. As something that exists solely in cyberspace, it doesn’t have any physical form and representing it in imagery poses a unique challenge. Additionally, Waves is a cutting-edge platform with many features and innovations. How do you encapsulate all of this to a new or prospective user, capturing the essence of what the software offers in a memorable logo and visual language?

    Existing blockchain logos cater primarily to the crypto crowd and tend to emphasise the techie, utilitarian, “cypherpunk” roots of the technology. We felt this was not wholly appropriate for a product that was expanding into the mainstream and seeking to attract ordinary consumers. At the same time, we didn’t want to leave these users behind, and so the finished result had to resonate with a number of different audiences. Our solution combines the key elements of the brand: innovation and cutting-edge tech, with a hint of those geek roots. The two building blocks of the brand are the ones we have already established from day one, and which are instantly recognisable: the square and the wave.

    Square and wave

    The square was chosen as the token currency symbol, as the antithesis of the round coin that has signified money for centuries. The wave, meanwhile, is an expressive image that combines both the name of the product and the dynamics of the entire industry, evoking constant movement; the undulating cube design readily communicates this value in the context of the blockchain.

    “Our new branding communicates the heritage of our platform in its use of these two key symbols, but updates them for the next phase in our history: the steps we will take in 2018 into mass-market adoption and global recognition. We think that this approach will not only appeal to our existing community, but will make our platform more accessible to new users.” — Alexander Ivanov, Waves CEO and founder.

    In all of the visuals we’ve employed, we’re looking to present a clean, light impression that is unthreatening to users. This is also true of the background imagery for our captions, which makes use of clear lines in a three-dimensional space.

    In everything, from the logo and background images to typography and guidelines for infographics, we have strived for authenticity, simplicity and elegance in the visual language we will be using to communicate our brand and values to a new wave of crypto adopters.

    We also want to ask the community about our new branding. Please follow the link and complete our poll.

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