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



  • WAVES listed on OKEX

    The world’s second-largest exchange by trading volume now offers WAVES trading against BTC, ETH, USDT and OKB.

    The Waves Platform is thrilled to announce its token will be listed on OKEX, one of the world’s foremost cryptocurrency exchanges. WAVES will join the extensive list of coins and tokens offered by the platform, with four trading pairs: Bitcoin, Ether, Tether and OKB, the exchange’s global utility and loyalty token.

    According to OKEX, the schedule for the listing is as follows:

    1. WAVES deposit — 08:00 Jun 14 (UTC +0) 2. WAVES spot trading (BTC, ETH, USDT, OKB Market) — 08:00 Jun 15 (UTC +0) 3. WAVES withdrawal — 10:00 Jun 18 (UTC +0)

    “We’re really pleased to be able to announce this partnership with OKEX, which has established itself as a gold standard for crypto trading,” comments Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves. “The ability to trade WAVES against multiple different cryptos within such a large market is tremendously valuable in terms of liquidity, and the USDT market allows traders to park funds in a stable currency while keeping them within the crypto economy. Listing on OKEX will open the Waves Platform to a completely new audience.”

    Founded in 2014, OKEX has received investments from VenturesLab (co-founded by Tim Draper), Ceyuan Ventures, Giant Network Group, Longling Capital (founded by the Chairman of Meitu), Qianhe Capital Management, and eLong Inc. This solid foundation has drawn experts in technology and business from the world’s top organisations, allowing OKEX to offer safe, stable and reliable trading services through internet and mobile solutions.

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  • Waves GO - Activation Statement

    Dear Waves Community,

    With the recent Waves Node release, four exciting features/improvements are up for voting.

    Data Transaction, feature number 5
    Burn Any Tokens, 6
    Fee Sponsorship, 7
    Fair PoS, 8

    TLDR; we are voting YES on all four of them.

    • Fair PoS is a necessary change in order to further decentralize the network and create a fair (=proportional) block producer selection process.
    • Data Transaction is a great, useful feature and enables new use cases for the Waves network.
    • Fee Sponsorship fixes the token fee feature, which was not usable after the upgrade to Waves-NG.
    • Burn Any Tokens allows any address to burn tokens

    Following we will get into the details of each feature

    Fair Proof-of-Stake

    Since its inception, Waves used the same pure Proof-of-Stake algorithm as Nxt. Ideally, the chance to forge the next block is proportional to the amount of Waves (held or leased) on the corresponding node address and the total of all Waves involved in the forging process at that particular point in time. Unfortunately, this has not been entirely true on the Waves blockchain as the Nxt algorithm is skewed towards favoring larger balances as you can see here http://dev.pywaves.org/generators-weekly/ .We at WavesGo got a performance ratio of 1.135 during the last month, in other words creating 13,5 % more blocks than we should. This leads to us receiving more fees and, subsequently, a higher reward for our lessors.

    The Fair Proof-of-Stake update is going to fix these issues by implementing an improved algorithm. In the future, every node’s chance will be proportional to its stake. We expect this to support the decentralization of Waves as small nodes will receive the same proportional rewards making it more attractive to run a node in the first place. Furthermore, the new algorithm decreases the chance of multi-branching attacks. If you are interested in more technical details, please find the paper, written by the Waves team, here(https://github.com/wavesplatform/waves-documentation/blob/master/platform-features/fair-pos.md)

    Fee Sponsorship

    Up to today, nodes had to decide which tokens they want to accept as fees. This led to a lot of open questions, long confirmation times as well as insufficient token fees compared to transactions paid in WAVES. While we do see the advantages of utilizing tokens as fees, the current approach got further broken due to the activation of Waves-NG. In Waves-NG, the fees get split 40/60 (creator block X/creator block X+1), which leads miners to receive tokens they have never chosen to accept. Last but not least, we have to be conscious of the fact that anything written into the blockchain is going to stay there forever; if this data storage is too cheap, we will see massive blockchain bloat.

    With the Fee Sponsorship feature, we can now tackle these issues by still allowing token as fees but miners receiving regular compensation in Waves. Sponsoring transactions will be more expensive than the current model but still ensures business models built around a token ecosystem are feasible.

    Example (thanks to Alexey Kofman) :

    I issue my own asset — Super Coin. I want others to use super coin as a fee.
    I create a SponsoredFeeAssetTransaction (asset=”Super Coin’s id”, sponsored=true, transactionFee=0.1). Then I put 100 waves to my account. Now anyone can create Transfer transaction with 0.1 super coin as a fee. Someone creates transaction with fee = 0.1 super coin, as a result I get 0.1 super coin on my account, and miners get 0.001 waves from my account.
    Since I have 100 waves, users can do 100,000 transaction until the deposit will be fully transferred to miners, at this moment I will have 10,000 super coins from fees. As soon as the deposit is gone, no new transactions with super coin fees can be made.

    Nodes (including ourselves) have included unreasonably low-cost transactions for quite some time in order to help growing projects and decreasing barriers for startups.

    While this feature might be controversial and will lead to some nodes not being able to distribute their rewards every week, we think it is a necessary fix to the Waves ecosystem and its monetary incentives, with a better focus on WAVES itself.

    Data Transaction

    With the upcoming release of first elements of non-Turing complete smart contracts on Waves, the network also needs a better fit for including data on the blockchain. While it’s possible to store arbitrary data on almost any blockchain, only a few are designed for this specific need. In order to serve the needs of businesses, a new transaction type is needed.

    Data Transactions enable use cases like certifying authorship or origin, but more prominently will make it possible to provide data for smart contracts. The agent publishing this data to the blockchain is called oracle; imagine it as a one-way bridge writing data from an external source into the blockchain.

    The data will be structured as as key-value pairs (for example key being “city” and value being “zurich” or “berlin”). If you would like to know more technical details, find an extensive overview here

    Burn any Token

    A nice-to-have feature to tackle the current scam/spam issue. Until now, only the asset issuer (address which created the token) was able to burn a token. With this feature, any address can burn tokens which it holds.

    Conclusion

    The Waves network is constantly growing and evolving at a rapid pace. We are looking forward to seeing further development and hopefully the first smart contracts applications in the wild by the end of summer. The Waves Platform is at the forefront of making blockchain accessible to the masses and we are proud to be a part of this community.

    If you have any questions/feedback/suggestions, just shoot us a message.

    Best,

    The WavesGo Team



  • Waves exchange update - WAVES Is Now Listed On Huobi

    The third largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world will now offer trading WAVES in 2 pairs, against BTC and ETH.

    The Waves team is pleased to announce another major exchange partnership — trading on Huobi, the top three exchange.

    “This is the next great news that we are excited to share with the community,” says Sasha Ivanov, CEO and founder of Waves. “Now that WAVES is added to the three leading crypto exchanges, we’ve made it possible to hundreds of millions of users across the world to join the trading. As the work continues and we look forward to releasing the first generation of the smart contracts, it’s great news that WAVES is gaining traction with exchanges and their customers.’

    According to Huobi, the schedule for the listing is as follows:

    1. WAVES deposit — 08:00 Jun 21 (GMT +0)
    2. WAVES/BTC and WAVES/ETH trading — 08:00 Jun 22 (GMT +0)
    3. WAVES withdrawal — 08:00 Jun 24 (GMT +0)

    The new listing follows the previous week announcement of WAVES being added to OKEX, now trading against BTC, ETH, USDT and OKB.

    Huobi was founded in 2013 and rapidly grew to become one of the most popular cryptocurrency trading services, with offices in Singapore, the US, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, and a trading community that spans 130 countries. Daily trading volumes now approach half a billion dollars, across BTC, USDT, ETH, and HT pairs. Margin and OTC trading are available for certain pairs.



  • Waves Release Version 0.13.4 (Mainnet Only)

    In this release

    This is a bug fix release. We have fixed various API bugs and validation issues.

    This is mandatory release. Miners have to update to this release before the activation of the Data Transaction feature.

    Update notes

    We have made some changes to the storage's structure. Please, rebuild your node's storage. Use lates binary blockchain file to import or resync the node from the network.

    Checksums

    MD5 (waves-all-0.13.4.jar) = f114d4366b9b5cb429e39fbc5f3c23ad MD5 (waves_0.13.4_all.deb) = a7c61d81765eeb8a95a7a35bd43865f0

    Download 

    https://github.com/wavesplatfo...



  • Tokenise Anything With Waves

    The Waves Platform makes it really, really easy to create and manage digital tokens, facilitating a huge range of new business models and use cases. It is possible to tokenise just about anything, if you go about it the right way — as just some of the examples on the Waves blockchain demonstrate!

    Sport

    Soccer Token. Waves team are airdropping 150,000 SOCCER tokens to the community. At the end of the World Cup, these tokens will be bought back — at a price depending on the initial odds of becoming the winning team. In other words, if a team with only an outside chance makes it, holders will benefit big time!

    MutCoin. Hand-in-hand with SOCCER goes MutCoin (named after former Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko), another initiative by Waves. This one is focused on the performance of the Russian national team, with buyback prices depending on how well they do — if they win, the prize fund will run to millions of dollars! 50,000 tokens are being airdropped to the community, with another 50,000 reserved for the Russian team and their coaches.

    World Cup tokens. A different take on tokenising sport: this time, a token is issued for each team and tokens are sold at market prices. With 96% of the revenues airdropped to holders of the winning team’s token at the end of the tournament, tokens will change hands at a price that reflects their current success — making this a great option for crypto traders and soccer fans.

    Fitness

    BOLTT. A health and fitness app, supported by a collection of wearable tech. The Boltt app is the world’s first mobile AI trainer, converting data into actionable feedback — all of which is gamified by the BOLTT token.

    Be Fit. Earn cash from sweat with BEFIT crypto, a reward system that allows you to pay for training sessions and equipment with digital cash that you earn by using them.

    Staps. This token also rewards physical activity, enabling users to ‘mine’ Staps just by walking. The coin is supported by an ecosystem of businesses and services, increasing demand and giving the token real-world benefit.

    Business

    Incent. Using the blockchain enables a totally different approach to the rewards sector. Incent are issued at the point of purchase by the customer, but these are points that have real monetary value, and that you can hold, spend, transfer and trade openly — unlike the classic IOU or ‘fiat’ model of traditional loyalty points.

    Environment

    APIS. This is a great use case for tokens. A group of bee-keeping experts based in Romania have crowdfunded several colonies of bees, with a focus on ecology and maintaining bee populations, which are vital for the health of the environment. Token holders can customise their hives, and will receive a proportion of the honey produced every month, as well as other benefits.

    SweCoin. This is a ‘real economy’ use case for Waves. SweCoin is a utility token that is backed by Sorgin, a universal plant growth promoter. One SweCoin is equal to the price of 1 kg Sorgin — something that is being driven higher by increased demand for environmentally-friendly agrochemicals.

    These are just some of the examples of tokens on Waves. There are many other ways to go about tokenising a business model or other idea, from competitions and loyalty to digital identity and online services.



  • Huge news : WAVES New DEX Launched

    Huge news: Waves’ decentralised exchange has undergone a major redesign and UI update, making it more user-friendly and professional-looking than ever before!

    Here are the main highlights for the new DEX:

    • Completely new UI, in line with the top professional platforms
    • Improved app stability and performance by moving to custom-built data infrastructure and API

    While other projects are still trying hard to achieve cutting-edge functionality, speed and security, we’ve already got those covered — and there’s much more to come. Here are further reasons you should only use the Waves DEX:

    • Decentralised and anonymous. No middle man or difficult registration procedures. Funds are stored safely in your wallet, not on the exchange.
    • Real liquidity. >$6,310,000 average 24h volume.
    • Insanely low fees. <$0.01 (0.003 WAVES) per order.
    • Fast and secure. Matcher nodes execute trades in near-real time, whilst the Waves-NG protocol ensures that settlement occurs on the blockchain within seconds — giving speeds similar to centralised exchanges.
    • Unlimited withdrawal limits for crypto.
    • Issue a token and see it on DEX straight away. All tokens launched within the Waves Platform appear on DEX immediately after issuance and can be traded instantly.
    • Trading of any pairs. Easy and flexible search for a given pair, from hundreds of thousands of possibilities.
    • Multiple fiat and crypto gateways. BTC, BCH, ETH, WAVES, ZEC, DASH, LTC and XMR; EUR, USD and TRY.
    • Available for any device. Use DEX within your browser, or in standalone or mobile versions.

    Now, let’s take a closer look at the new DEX UI.

    Watchlist

    All tokens issued on the Waves Platform appear on DEX right after they are created. You can trade them against any of the other 16,000 tokens issued so far, in any pair combination.

    With the new Watchlist, you can find any pairs you’re interested in, quickly and easily. Here’s a full rundown of Watchlist features:

    • Search by full pair, not just one token
    • Add any pair to Favourites
    • Market volume calculation by pair
    • Sorting of pairs — all pairs are organised by volume by default, so the most liquid examples come up first
    • Token ID info can be obtained with one click

    Before/after

    Order book

    What’s new:

    • Highlighting for volume of a submitted order
    • User’s orders are highlighted in the list of all orders
    • Returning to the centre allows comfortable viewing of order list after scrolling

    Before/after

    My open orders

    What’s new:

    • View detailed info on partially fulfilled orders
    • Sorting and filtering
    • ‘Close all’ button that allows cancellation of all orders at once

    Order submission

    What’s new:

    • Total field can be edited
    • Scheduling of orders for a precise time now available within UI
    • Ask, Bid, and Last buttons allow quick trades at market price

    New sections

    • Trading history. Detailed trading history.
    • My balance. Lists of all balances and tokens the user has in their possession.

    Conclusion

    We hope you’ll agree that the most recent set of updates brings the Waves DEX into line with the user experiences of the most popular crypto exchanges, and in fact offers even more sophisticated functionality than some of the top trading platforms. Liquidity is increasing all the time, and we expect to see many, many more traders take the step to using a decentralised platform that is free from hacks and downtime. Come and join them!

    Users can check FAQ and give feedback on the new DEX.



  • WAVES released an updated version of the Client! 

    Now you can burn all the tokens on your account except . This allows users who received spam tokens to remove them from their portfolios permanently.




  • Waves Client Major Release

    It happened: after 53 beta releases, the long-awaited major release of the Waves Client is finally here! The Waves flagship product has been thoroughly tested by the Waves developers team for the past six months, and is now ready to offer its outstanding functionality and security to the world.

    Let’s start with the summary of what the Waves team has achieved, while developing the Waves Client. Check out the impressive numbers below!

    What else is so cool about the Waves Client? You just forget about complicated blockchain tools, since the Client lets you store, send, exchange and issue tokens easily, swiftly and securely, no technical background required. This makes the Waves Client the only multi-purpose blockchain tool tailored to needs of any user, whether crypto newbies or professionals. Let’s take a closer look at what the Waves Client has to offer.

    You already know about such great features like Token Launcher, with which you can issue your own token literally in less than 60 seconds and trade it on the built-in exchange right away, and super-handy Waves Wallet, with multiple gateways and unlimited withdrawals on crypto. The major release also offers an asset manager, which allows searching and pinning/unpinning tokens on the main page. And did we mention that the Waves Client now has the night mode — an awesome feature for 24/7 traders? All of this is pretty cool, but the main act of the major release is, of course, the almighty DEX.

    The infographics says it all — Waves DEX is the most cutting-edge, fast and, most importantly, secure decentralised exchanges to date. Considering the recent hacker attacks on different DEXs, the choice of trading platform is obvious. On the Waves decentralised exchange, the chances of you losing money are zero. Your orders are transferred to the Matcher over an encrypted channel and are not visible to other participants until the moment of execution. This excludes the possibility of unscrupulous traders manipulating information about an upcoming trade. Funds are kept in your wallet, not on the exchange.

    So what’s up with the updated DEX? The reworked Waves DEX boasts a completely new interface, new APIs and improved stability, thanks to the custom-built data infrastructure. The recent updates, together with high liquidity (>$7,000,000 average 24h volume) and low fees (<$0.01 or 0.003 WAVES per order), brings the Waves DEX into line with the user experiences of the most popular crypto exchanges, and in fact offers even more sophisticated functionality than some of the top trading platforms.

    Waves Client Beta was first released on 13 December 2017, with the launch event held in Amsterdam. Since then the Waves team has continued to build on its hard-earned success, perfecting every element of the Client including UI, stability, speed and ease of use. In the near future, we are planning to integrate the Waves Client with hardware wallets and to implement 2fa authentication after the release of smart accounts on mainnet.



  • Waves Release Testnet Version 0.14.1

    In This Release

    This is a bugfix release.

    Update notes

    We have rolled back the Testnet blockchain to the last compatible block. Please resync your nodes from scratch, or import this blockchain file

    Source Code 

    https://github.com/wavesplatfo...



  • Waves Pre-release Ledger Nano Wallet app v0.9.6

    app version ins was added

    Source Code 

    https://github.com/wavesplatfo...



  • Waves Platform Enhances Security With Ledger Integration

    We are excited to announce a partnership with Ledger. WAVES and Waves tokens are now fully integrated into the Ledger Nano S cryptocurrency hardware wallet.

    As you probably know, Ledger is a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. Ledger has a team of professionals developing a variety of products and services to safeguard cryptocurrency assets for individuals and companies. Now, their hardware security solution Ledger Nano S supports Waves too!

    This integration will bring Waves Client users a new level of security for every transaction they make. From now on, users will be able to perform any token transaction with complete confidence. Since the integration offers full compatibility with Ledger, all operations for tokens issued on the Waves platform will have Ledger support right out of the box.

    Furthermore, the Waves DEX (decentralised exchange) will also enjoy these benefits. DEX users can use their Ledger hardware wallets to sign transactions, ensuring the highest level of security. Waves DEX is a fast and safe way to trade the most popular cryptocurrencies, with daily liquidity exceeding $6,000,000. You can read more about the exchange here.

    Waves founder and CEO, Sasha Ivanov,

    : ‘Ledger supports WAVES now. Finally, you can store your Waves tokens in a more secure way. And in about a month we’ll add 2FA on top, which is going to make Waves wallet totally bullet-proof.’

    Ledger support for Waves will not only provide greater security but will increase the overall reliability of the Waves platform — reducing the possibility of hacking theft of funds almost to zero.



  • Waves Platform Enhances Blockchain Functionality

    It’s finally happened! We have released a system update that will start the process of activating Smart Contracts on the Waves MainNet.

    We have released a new system protocol for the Waves blockchain that will enable Smart Contracts. The update initialises a process of voting for miners on the network. The successful conclusion of the voting process is required to activate the new protocol and switch on smart contracts for network users. After reaching the required 80% of votes, the protocol will be activated a week later. When activation occurs, smart contracts will become available for developers who wish to use them in their projects.

    What are Waves Smart Accounts?

    The first stage of Waves’ smart contracts launch will bring so-called Smart Accounts to the platform. In simple terms, Smart Accounts are non-Turing complete smart contracts: they allow the execution of code on the blockchain, but with deliberate limitations on functionality to avoid unwanted usage scenarios and to increase the reliability of the system. We are deliberately not going to provide users with the ability to write functions, recursions, and loops of indefinite nesting. We have explained before that we avoid constructions whose complexity cannot be predicted in advance, and that cannot be executed in a definite number of steps. That is also the reason why we have no collections or ‘for each’ constructions.

    Smart Accounts will provide the most popular and in-demand features for the crypto community, and will apply to various token operations. The list of features to be deployed includes:

    • Multi-signature wallets. Wallets that cannot be controlled by one person alone. In order to make a transaction, the required parties must provide their private keys simultaneously. This feature also opens the way for two-factor authentication and enables best security practices for the platform.
    • Atomic swaps. Trustless exchange of cryptocurrencies hosted on different blockchains. An atomic swap is a direct trade between two users of different cryptocurrencies, the honesty of which is guaranteed by a single contract on both blockchains.
    • Token freezing. Preventing buyers from selling or transferring tokens out of their address for a certain amount of time. This involves sending a token to a user, but ensuring it remains non-transferable and unspendable for a period of time. The most obvious use case for this is as a vesting mechanism or for team/contractor payments after an ICO takes place.
    • Whitelist voting. An easy-to-implement voting process for the Waves blockchain. With this feature you’ll be able to organise any type of vote with a preconfigured list of people/accounts that are able to participate in a given poll.
    • Data Oracles. An Oracle is an application that connects the blockchain to an external data source. It can place third-party data on the blockchain as a series of transactions, but cannot change this data once uploaded. A smart contract can then make payments to other accounts based on this data.

    Waves founder and CEO Sasha Ivanov commented, ‘We are creating a user-friendly blockchain platform that will be easy for anyone to use. To achieve this we are trying to look at the system through the user’s eyes and understand what they most need. This is the essence of our approach to Smart Accounts.

    All of this functionality is delivered via the unique new programming language used to implement Waves Smart Accounts: RIDE. The language has a new syntax, specially designed by Waves developers for this purpose. RIDE is optimised for blockchain execution and requires minimal resources for its operation. It has been narrowly specialised to simplify processes for developers and make it easier than ever to create applications on the blockchain.

    Moreover, Waves’ Smart Accounts do not require any ‘Gas’ for their operation, unlike Ethereum’s smart contracts. There will of course be a fee, but this is minimal for the network and completely predictable — like a standard transaction fee (Waves’ current network transaction fee is 0.001 WAVES). Users can set up their accounts securely and know that they will not have to pay substantial or unknown transaction fees. This will be possible due to the statically-predictable execution time. Since Waves has been built on top of an account-based model like Ethereum or Nxt (instead of Bitcoin’s input/output system), we can set security scripts on entire accounts.

    A full description of Smart Accounts functionality can be found in the white paper.

    This release paves the way for the widespread adoption of the Waves blockchain, while preserving the original spirit of Waves: simplicity and accessibility. It enables developers to build blockchain-based applications, which is a huge step towards truly mass adoption of the technology,’ explains Ilya Smagin, Head of Development for Waves smart contracts.

    Further development plan

    After the first stage, the Waves team will continue investigating possible scenarios for Smart Account usage and begin implementation of the second phase: Turing-complete smart contracts that will bring a far wider range of features to the Waves ecosystem.



  • Waves Release (Mainnet + Testnet)  Version 0.14.4 

    In This Release

    Smart Accounts are implemented as Feature 4 -- please vote!

    This is a mandatory release. Miners have to upgrate their nodes before the activation of the Smart Accounts feature.

    Useful links:

    Update Notes

    Storage format has been changed in this release. Node won't start until you rebuild the storage, so please either resync your node from scratch, or import this blockchain file B8

    MD5 Checksums

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    Source Code 

    https://github.com/wavesplatfo...



  • Waves Promotes Crypto Ecosystem On ‘Blockchain Island’.

    We are very excited to announce that our CEO Sasha Ivanov has started negotiations with the Maltese government, concerning Waves’ accreditation to work within the territory of the state.

    Waves CEO, Sasha Ivanov, met with Hon. Dr Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, and representatives of the Maltese government, to discuss potential scenarios for the use of the Waves platform in the state’s government and corporate sectors.

    Waves attended a meeting with government representatives and other interested parties on the island to discuss technological cooperation in the fields of healthcare, land registry, voting and other areas, as well as proposals to use Waves as a platform for tokenised financial instruments.

    The meeting was attended by Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta; Hon. Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation from the Maltese side; and Sasha Ivanov with Artem Tolkachev, Member of the Board of Tokenisation Standards Association, from the Waves side. Separate meetings were held with Stephen McCarthy, CEO of Malta Digital Innovation Authority, as well as representatives of the Malta Financial Services Authority.

    These first steps were encouraging and discussions will continue. The most positive outcome of the process would ultimately be accreditation for the company to work within the territory of the state.

    We are interested in this accreditation and are ready to start working with Malta’s legal experts to bring our ready-to-use blockchain solutions here: Waves for the financial sector and Vostok for the government and corporate sectors,’ said Sasha Ivanov, Waves Founder and CEO.

    Earlier, Malta’s Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, commented on this topic: ‘Over the last months, the Maltese government has actively solved how to position Malta as a major hub in terms of the digital economy, which will play a central role in the economic sustainability of the years to come. The Maltese government has legislated three acts that will provide legal certainty to this space, involving DLT and digital financial products and services such as virtual currencies and ICOs.

    Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri stated that ‘Malta is going through exciting times with world-renowned names associating themselves with us.’ Schembri also said that he is ‘looking forward for even further cooperation with the Waves Platform in the coming weeks.

    We are likewise looking forward to working with regulators and businesses in Malta to pioneer and spread the use of the Waves platform and blockchain technology across many different sectors and use cases, throughout this crypto-friendly state’s economy!



  • Waves Reaches 1 Million Wallets!

    We have hit a major milestone in the history of Waves: our one millionth account has been created!

    Waves was launched in June 2016 with the intention of becoming a mass-market blockchain platform. Two and a half years later, we celebrate reaching a very impressive one million wallets created!

    We have seen steady growth since we started, but as the graphic below shows, that has been accelerating recently. Network effect is building, word is getting out and both businesses and ordinary users are starting to appreciate the real-world functionality that Waves platform has to offer.

    Wallet growth dynamics

    Rising Through The Ranks

    The reality is that there aren’t many blockchain platforms that have much real use. The Blocktivity website tracks key adoption metrics. According to this site, Waves comes in at 8th for daily transaction activity, and its capacity is dramatically higher — meaning it has a lot of room to grow. (Ethereum is at full capacity already, with thousands of pending transactions, whereas Waves stands at just 0.45% capacity — meaning 200x growth is possible.) A look at dev.pywaves.org/txs/ shows that Waves has typically supported 30–40k txs per day this month, but higher throughput is by no means rare.

    According to https://onchainfx.com/, and perhaps concerningly for the overall health of the sector, only 20 blockchains have more than 1,000 active addresses — those that have sent or received a transaction in the last 24 hours. Let’s just say Waves doesn’t have to worry on that score, thanks in part to regular airdrops and MassTransactions, but also our thriving DEX. Back at Blocktivity, we can see that it won’t be long before Waves surpasses ETC and KMD, especially after smart contracts are enabled. At that point, the next target is ETH, with half a million daily txs.

    Thanks To The Community!

    Of course, the Waves community takes the credit for this impressive growth and ongoing daily use of our blockchain. The businesses that have built real applications on top of Waves are driving adoption and adding value every day, so we want to give a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has already made Waves so popular. But we also need to say it’s still early days, and there’s a long way yet to go. We look forward to seeing where Waves ranks in another year!



  • Waves Release Mainnet + Testnet Version 0.14.5

    In This Release

    Important script performance fixes

    MD5 Checksums

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    Source Code:

    https://github.com/wavesplatfo...



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