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



  • # Waves Platform and Higher School of Economics Partner for Pro FinTech Startup Program ## MOSCOW, Dec. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Incubator of Higher School of Economics in Moscow has announced the second year of FinTech startup program HSE{Pro}Fintech. Official partners of the FinTech section are Waves, the decentralized platform for crowdfunding and community management and National Settlement Depository. # FinTech applications ## The Incubator recently launched the second round of its {pro} fintech programme. The program aims to develop projects in the field of financial and blockchain technologies, in particular services for banks and their customers, personal finance management systems, peer-to-peer services, investment systems, payments, transfers and other FinTech products. ## Whilst Bitcoin has pioneered peer-to-peer online money transfer for almost 8 years now, Blockchain 2.0 technology is still in its relative infancy. A number of decentralised asset exchanges have already been created, including on the Nxt, BitShares, and Counterparty platforms. However, none of these have achieved significant traction, for a number of reasons. Firstly, they were small ecosystems. The assets traded generally had low liquidity and high spreads, and being decentralised platforms there was little accountability and a large proportion of low-quality and fraudulent assets. Regulations were practically non-existent. Additionally, trading was slow due to inherent block-time limitations of the blockchain. This made it almost impossible to attract legitimate new businesses and for these early decentralised exchanges to achieve critical mass. # New solutions ## Waves platform is aiming to bring solutions to all of these problems with its Waves' DEX (decentralised exchange), which has just been released on testnet. It allows any token to be traded directly against any other token – rather than trading two tokens separately against a reference currency, as most other platforms require. Moreover, it features an innovative new system that enables trades to be executed in near real-time via a "Matcher", enabling high-frequency trading but still be settled on the blockchain for security. ## Additionally, fiat gateways are in the process of being created to allow the use of blockchain-based EUR, USD, CNY and other major currency tokens. Gateways, which act as on- and off-ramps between the traditional financial sector and the blockchain, are responsible for remaining compliant in their regulatory jurisdictions. Thus, the Waves DEX allows for speed, security, and compliance. # Learn more about Waves at – https://wavesplatform.com # Media Contact ## Contact Name: Evelina Lavrova ## Contact Email: [email protected] ## Contact Phone: +79165775866 ## Location: Moscow, Russia ## http://www.marketwatch.com/story/waves-platform-and-higher-school-of-economics-partner-for-pro-fintech-startup-program-2016-12-28 ## https://twitter.com/coremedia_info/status/814252360000217088


  • # Waves community token ![0_1483032784358_wavcom.jpeg](https://i.imgur.com/1y6l0su.jpg) ### Waves platform is all about custom application tokens and community based projects. Now, once we have basic token functionality, we start building crowdintelligence-based mechanisms for projects approval and screening. It should engage the community to monitor and vet the upcoming projects, and provide more exposure to valid projects. You might consider it to be some sort of DAO with enhanced security through a certain degree of centralization. ### The Waves Community Token (WCT) is intended to provide a tool for community assessment of crowdfunding campaigns launched on the Waves platform and incentivize long-term holding by providing an additional income stream for WAVES token holders in the form of regular asset distributions. WCT will be a virtual community organization. It will be launched in several stages based on the technical maturity of the Waves platform. Projects launching tokens on the Waves platform can request different services, exchanging these for a certain share of their overall token issue, which will be distributed to WCT asset holders as rewards. # Services include ### - Business side verification ### - Proof of Concept verification ### - Token specs advice ### - Help with testing ### - Help with product and services integration ### - An introduction to community ### Based on current functionality the first stage of asset implementation will be as follows: ### WCT will be distributed in stages over a period of 9 months to all Waves holders excluding exchanges. Distribution will take place on the 15th of each month based on a snapshot of WAVES balances. 20% of all WCT assets will be distributed in the first month, with 10% distributed each subsequent month. In this way WCT will constantly add value to all active holders. ### The next phase of WCT operation will involve using the upcoming voting functionality. WCT holders will be able to vote for different projects. This will provide some level of community-based KYC and screening.Thus WCT aims to reward long-term holders, incentivise community engagement and provide added value to new projects hosted on the Waves platform. ### The first distribution of 20% of all WCT tokens will take place on January, 15 2017. It will be distributed to all waves addresses excluding exchanges proportional to the average of daily snapshots of their balance.


  • WAVES Weekly No. 24





    Happy new year to all the Waves community! We’re looking forward to a great year ahead.



    Waves Community Token



    Now

    that token functionality has been launched on Waves network, we are

    going to start using it to benefit the Waves ecosystem. The Waves

    Community Token (WCT) will be distributed over the course of the

    following nine months. The first tranche of 20% will be distributed

    after 15 January, based on an average of the WAVES balance held in each

    address from 1-15 January. Eight tranches of 10% will be distributed

    after 15th of each subsequent month, based on the average balance over

    that month. Only balances held in local wallets are eligible – WAVES

    held on exchanges will not receive WCT.



    WCT is a community asset

    designed to serve a number of purposes. Amongst other things, it will

    act as a kind of DAO that will operate in conjunction with the

    forthcoming voting system. Asset issuers will be able to distribute a

    proportion of their crowdfunded tokens in return for some services. WCT

    holders will be able to vote on whether a project appears worthwhile,

    based on their research and opinion. WCT holders will therefore receive a

    constant stream of assets in time. As a CAT, WCT can of course be

    transferred and traded freely. In summary WCT aims to:


    Reward long-term holders of WAVES

    Encourage holders to keep funds off exchanges

    Foster community engagement in the wider Waves ecosystem

    Create a framework for providing community-based KYC/screening of new assets

    You can find out more about WCT on the Waves blog.


    Byteball Windfall



    One

    of the first rewards to be distributed to WCT holders will be the

    Byteball windfall gained by registering some of the BTC held in Waves’

    ICO funds. (Byteball is being distributed to BTC holders; no investment

    or loss of control of bitcoins is required, only signing a message with a

    BTC address.) Sasha managed to make 35 BTC with Byteball, and this will

    be distributed as a BTC token to WCT holders after the first tranche of

    WCT distribution. At this point, the token will take the form of an

    IOU, which will be redeemable for bitcoin once the first BTC gateway is

    operational.



    Development Update



    The first version of Waves

    mobile app has been completed and is currently in testing. We hope to

    release it to the community soon.
    We have a new Waves block explorer! The preview is available at www.wavesgo.com.

    You can use this to check Waves addresses, blocks or transactions. If

    you have feedback for Abuelau and Hawky, who created it, please submit

    it at http://feedback.wavesgo.com/.
    Meanwhile, DEX is still in development on testnet. You can download the new update here and help with testing. Please join the #fullnode channel on our Slack. There are bounties for identifying replicable bugs.



    Waves Challenge



    Do you want to

    ? Then head over to https://xakep.ru/2016/12/29/coding-challenges-waves-platform/ (click for English translation) and solve the puzzles you’ll find there. Send your answers to [email protected]. The first set of correct answers received will win 1,000 WAVES, with two runners-up receiving a t-shirt and sticker.



    Business Development Update



    Sasha has recently been featured on FinTech Profile. You can read his Q&A here. He recently held a separate AMA also, answering a number of common questions about Waves, which you can listen to or read the full transcript.



    Anyone

    who would like to work with Waves is invited to join our Slack to

    discuss it further, and for technical assistance. Please email [email protected] for an invitation.



    ChronoBank

    and the Tokes Platform continue to hold their ICOs, both planning to

    release tokens on Waves network when they finish. In the new year,

    further projects will be crowdfunding with a view to distributing CATs

    for their projects, bringing support, visibility and transaction volumes

    to the Waves network.
    Waves Nodes and Lite Client Reminders



    If you would like to run a full node, please download the latest releases at https://github.com/wavesplatform/Waves/releases/. Anyone can run a node, but you will need at least 10,000 WAVES to generate blocks. You can read the installation guide here.



    For regular users the Lite client can be downloaded from https://wavesplatform.com.

    Do not download the client from other sources for security reasons.

    (Please be aware that there have been issues with fake github

    repositories, as well as fake Twitter accounts and Slack identities.)

    Alternatively, the standalone Chrome app will automatically update as

    new versions are released.

    Waves Weekly Crypto Roundup



    WWCR will be back next week, after the holiday. Our festive episode #13 features ChronoBank. There will be plenty of news, market analysis and updates in episode #14!



    Press and Articles



    Waves Platform Teams With Moscow Incubator for Fintech Startup Program
    Waves Community Token (Waves blog)
    The Dawning of the Age of the ICOs
    Big Business and Blockchain: Linux vs Windows
    WAVES Releases Full Nodes and Assets: A Novel Approach for Public Blockchains
    How to Mine Waves?



    Papers



    Enhancing Scalability with Improved Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries



    Tools



    Waves Block Explorer








  • New Waves block explorer and future information hub



    Link: http://www.wavesgo.com


    Wavesgo

    is a new block explorer for Waves, built by Hawky and Abuelau, both

    members of the Waves community. Abuelau previously built mynxt.info, the

    most used block explorer and online wallet for NXT.



    We wanted to

    create a simple, clean and fast block explorer. The current incarnation

    uses AngularJS an is totally client-side. The next version coming out

    early Feb will implement a server-side component that will make it much

    more powerful and complete.



    I will post our roadmap shortly,

    this will give you an idea of why we think of Wavesgo as being more than

    just a block explorer, but an information hub for Waves.



    We are keen to collect feedback, so please vote and add your own here: http://feedback.wavesgo.com/



    Or if you prefer to just leave feedback here, that's welcome too!



  • Waves Blockchain Platform Introduces New Framework

    MOSCOW, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Waves platform
    has announced the upcoming launch of a new token as a part of its
    recently introduced Custom Application Token (CAT) facility on the
    mainnet. The new token distribution will enable Waves to foster
    community engagement in the next nine months.

    The new token, aptly called the Waves Community Token (WCT)
    will be distributed after January 15, 2017. Initially, 20 percent of
    the WCTs will be distributed across all existing Waves wallet addresses
    based on their average WAVES balance between 1st and 15th January 2017.
    The initial distribution will be followed by 8 similar distributions in
    tranches of 10 percent each time. In order to be able to receive the
    WCTs, Waves community members should be holding their balance in Waves
    local wallets. Any WAVES tokens on exchange platforms are not eligible
    for WCT distribution.

    Waves Community Token is designed to be
    much more than an alternative to Ethereum's DAOs, which was compromised
    earlier in 2016. However, WCTs have better security, reliability and can
    serve a number of purposes. The DAO like feature on WCT enables members
    to offer community-based ratings for new projects launched on Waves
    platform. Asset issuers on Waves platform will also be able to
    distribute a proportion of their crowdfunded tokens to the WCT and Waves
    community in return for various services.

    Waves
    Community Token (WCT), like any other Waves CAT assets, is freely
    transferable and tradable. WCT holders are eligible to receive a
    constant stream of asset rewards, giving the token a meaningful lifetime
    value. The WCT distribution timeline spread over a period of nine
    months also incentivises the community to keep WAVES tokens in their
    local wallets, away from exchanges by encouraging long-term holding.

    Read more: https://www.thestreet.com/story/13945557/1/waves-blockchain-platform-introduces-new-framework-for-community-based-ratings-organizations.html



  • WAVES Weekly No. 25

    Real World Crypto 2017


    This week we have a series of updates based on the developing Waves technology.

    Leonid Reyzin gave the presentation ‘Improving Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries’ at Real World Crypto 2017, in which he discusses ways to streamline the large and growing key value store associated with blockchain transactions. Using authenticated data structures allows the continued use of lower-powered devices to maintain the network, and enables greater efficiency than current approaches.

    These methods will be integrated into the Waves protocol. You can read the paper at https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/994.pdf and find the code at https://github.com/input-output-hk/scrypto/tree/master/src/main/scala/scorex/crypto/authds. In the meantime, storage is being refactored and optimised, which will result in reduced blockchain size and prepare the Waves platform for different implementations coming in the near future.

    With this is mind, an updated scalability roadmap for Waves will be released in due course. Aside from the above improvements of reducing proof size and speeding up verification, it will allow miners to process only the assets they want to, but validate all of them.

    Readers may also be interested in the recent Real World Crypto 2017 presentation by Evan Jeffrey from Google Quantum A.I., in which he suggests that it may be as much as is working properly.

    News and Dev Summary

    The Waves Community Token (WCT) will be launched next week, after the first snapshot of WAVES balances ends on 15 January. This is a Waves CAT that will be distributed over the course of the year, with the intention of rewarding long-term holders of WAVES, encouraging people to keep funds off exchanges, fostering community engagement in the wider Waves ecosystem, and creating a framework for providing community-based KYC/screening of new assets.

    One of the first benefits of holding WCT will be the distribution of the Byteball windfall gained from registering some of the Waves ICO funds. 35 BTC will be sent to WCT holders in the form of a WavesBTC token, which will be redeemable for BTC through gateway to be implemented in due course. This will also enable users to understand how BTC and different cryptocurrency gateways will function in the Waves ecosystem. You can find out more about WCT on the Waves blog.

    Additionally:

    Waves Nodes and Lite Client Reminders

    If you would like to run a full node, please download the latest mainnet release at https://github.com/wavesplatform/Waves/releases/. Anyone can run a node, but you will need at least 10,000 WAVES to generate blocks. You can read the installation guide here.

    For regular users the Lite client can be downloaded from https://wavesplatform.com. Do not download the client from other sources for security reasons. (Please be aware that there have been issues with fake github repositories, as well as fake Twitter accounts and Slack identities.) Alternatively, the standalone Chrome app will automatically update as new versions are released.

    Press and Articles

    A Note about “Marketing”

    Waves Platform Teams With Moscow Incubator for Fintech Startup Program

    Waves Community Token (Waves blog)

    The Value of the Blockchain: The Medium is the Message

    How to Mine Waves?



  • Wavesplatform Challenge

    When the description of the company there are such kind words as “blockchain”, “issue”, “tokens” and “cryptocurrency platform” and as gifts to readers — winners of the tasks will get a valuable prize, we will not have any doubts. Such tasks should be published!

    Gifts top three winners

    The first person who correctly solve all the tasks and send his answers to the e-mail address, will receive 1000 Waves (that’s about $ 230, on the basis of data https://coinmarketcap.com/), second and third prize-winners will get branded polo-shirts and Waves stickers. To get the prize, winner will need to create Waves account (Lite Client or Waves Chrome App) and send Waves address.

    The official ceremony of awarding the winners of the “Stack Group tasks” will be published in the next article.

    Try it yourself, get a chance to win 1000 Waves!

    Collision

    The new blocks in the bitcoin system are created every 10 minutes, at the same time SHA-256 hash should begin from D zeros, where D, at the moment is — D0 ~ 70 and every year is growing at 4. Please calculate in which year will be found the block for the first time, provided that the hash has already met in the Bitcoin blockchain.

    Properties.

    Which of these properties are not inherent for the Bitcoin?

    The probability for different participants have different prefixes, dropping the last k blocks, decreases exponentially with k

    Participant which have x% of voting power, cannot create more than ax% blocks

    Blockchain database increases over time

    Only the owner of the private key can create a valid signature for the transaction

    How does it plan to achieve in Bitcoin?

    The task

    Calculate the number of permutations of unique pieces on a chessboard, measuring 6 to 9 cells: two kings, one queen, one bishop, one rook and one knight — so that none of them hit the other (color of figures does not matter). The solution should work up to three minutes on a typical laptop.

    Where to send my answers?

    Responses can be sent to [email protected]



  • Front-end Developer Wanted!

    We’re going to enforce our team with one more front end engineer in order to speed up development of our open source light wallet (Waves Lite Client https://github.com/wavesplatform/WavesGUI. A successful candidate will become a part of our Moscow team responsible for Waves Platform core features. We have plenty of challenging tasks for you in the near future, such as decentralized asset exchange, encrypted messaging and voting on blockchain. Be ready for git, taiga, scrum, pair programming, code-review and sharing your codebase with others. Sounds interesting? Then join us!

    Here is our requirement list for possible candidates.


    Mandatory requirements:  — Solid understanding of client side development patterns and principles  — Strong Javascript development skills   — Hands-on experience (2+ years) in AngularJS  — Hands-on experience in jQuery  — Proficiency in HTML/CSS  — Understanding of HTTP, REST, ajax and stuff  — An exposure to javascript toolchain: npm, bower, grunt, jasmine

    Desired requirements:  — An exposure to chart frameworks   — Understanding of WebSockets   — Knowledge of common patterns of development apps intensively interacting with backend

    We offer:  — Full-time work in the office next to Kropotkinskaya metro station  — Flexible schedule  — Competitive salary higher than average on market  — Free English and Chinese classes  — Free coffee and cookies  — Smoothies and Macbooks are not included

    Do not hesitate to take a look at our codebase on Github. We’re looking forward to an email with your CV, samples of your code and test task results https://cloud.mail.ru/public/DngB/BznEsKrzA on [email protected]

    Evelina Lavrova

    Marketing & PR at Waves Platform



  • WAVES Weekly No.26

    Updates

    The recent interview with Lootz on Core Media Radio gives a large amount of up-to-date information about Waves’ tech, developments and timelines.

    Conferences and Meet-ups

    As the Waves platform nears a state of readiness for mass-user adoption and mainstream business applications, we are broadly switching the focus from tech to business development. Although development will of course continue, the key elements of the platform are now almost complete, which allows us to concentrate more on business relationships.

    We are also gaining attention through conferences and other events. The coming week will see another Moscow blockchain developers meet-up, hosted on 20 January at the Digital October Center, where Waves has its offices. Later in the month, there will be a ‘State of Bitcoin’ conference in Moscow with a number of major banks and other institutions.

    Waves will have a presence at Blockchain Expo, a convention of more than 1,500 people active in the cryptocurrency world at London’s Olympia, to be held on 23–24 January. Sasha and members of the team will attend to network with some of the biggest names and projects in the blockchain and payments processing world. This will be part of the larger London Blockchain Week, in which Sasha will be participating in panel discussions and other activities.

    DEX and Gateways

    Waves’ decentralised exchange (DEX) is functional and being tested. Buy/sell orders can be created and placed in the OrderBook via the API on testnet. The backend is essentially ready now, with only a few minor known bugs to be fixed to improve the API. As ever, community members are invited to help with testing and bounties are available for successful bug hunters. The priority now is to create a user-friendly frontend for integration into the lite client.

    Alongside this, the first gateways are being created. The bitcoin gateway will be first (via Coinomat), with current estimates being launch at the end of the month or beginning of February. After this will be a Euro gateway through a payments partner. These will allow users to swap BTC and Euros for secure tokens that are 100% backed by their respective currencies, which can then be traded on Waves DEX. USD come by further down the line. Once we have established the proof of concept and tested it thoroughly, responsibility for fiat gateways can be outsourced to larger financial organisations.

    Additionally, work is continuing on LPoS, Waves’ leased proof-of-stake algorithm. As well as being able to lease WAVES, it will ultimately be possible to lease CATs too. In the future, Waves will implement smart contracts. Every mainstream blockchain platform needs some form of smart contracts, but Ethereum has taught us that caution is necessary. Likely Waves will use some form of non-Turing-complete scripting.

    You can find out more about our first scaling strategy and coming tech updates in this post.

    WCT Distribution

    The first tranche of Waves Community Tokens (WCT) was distributed to WAVES holders on Monday. You can find out more about WCT here. Please remember for future (monthly) distributions that only WAVES held off-exchange are eligible. Ownership of WCT will be the basis for the coming BTC distribution from the Byteball windfall. These bitcoin tokens will be withdrawable as BTC through the coming bitcoin gateway.

    Waves Challenge

    Our Waves challenge is still running. We have a first prize of 1,000 WAVES, plus Waves t-shirts and stickers for runners-up. Read this post for more details.

    Waves Nodes and Lite Client Reminders

    If you would like to run a full node, please download the latest releases at https://github.com/wavesplatform/Waves/releases/. Anyone can run a node, but you will need at least 10,000 WAVES to generate blocks. You can read the installation guide here.

    For regular users the Lite client can be downloaded from https://wavesplatform.com. Do not download the client from other sources for security reasons. (Please be aware that there have been issues with fake github repositories, as well as fake Twitter accounts and Slack identities.) Alternatively, the standalone Chrome app will automatically update as new versions are released.

    Waves Weekly Crypto Round-up

    We’re back with Grace Watson for episode #14. This week, we’ve got our usual round-up of the global markets, Brian gives a great overview of the long-term picture for bitcoin, we have a segment with Sasha from the Waves offices in Moscow, and an interview with Michael and Gabriel from the Tokes platform.






    Press and Articles

    How Not Knowing Waves Makes You a Rookie

    Improving Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries (Real World Crypto 2017 video)

    A Note about “Marketing”

    Waves Community Token (Waves blog)

    The Value of the Blockchain: The Medium is the Message

    How to Mine Waves?



  • Waves-Testnet Node v0.4.2

    Pre-release to simplify DEX testing

    assets/order endpoint to create signed order from wallet

    Downloads

    waves-0.4.2.jar
    Source code (zip)
    Source code (tar.gz)



  • How to install Waves node on Windows

    Install the JRE 1.8

    Windows users can install the Oracle JRE 8 from the official site.

    You must add a line ;JAVA_HOME/bin to your existing PATH environment variable to access the JRE from the command line. You can find detailed instructions on this step here.

    Now you can check your JRE installation. Run start Windows Command line app cmd.exe and execute command java -version. If you see

    java version "1.8.0_74"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.74-b02, mixed mode)
    

    then all is ok, and you can move on to the next step!

    If you get an error check your installation and try find a solution or a better tutorial online.


    Download Waves package and configure the application

    Download the latest version of waves.jar and the required .json configuration file (for mainnet or testnet) to any folder, for example ~/waves.

    Carefully edit the configuration waves .json file, it is very important! the safety of your wallet and money depends on this!

    Just open it with your favorite text editor, pour a cup of tea and read the documentation of the configuration file.

    Then start Windows Command line app cmd.exe, navigate to the folder with the jar file with the command cd C:/waves and start waves node with command java -jar waves.jar waves-config.json.


    Additional security

    For added security, it is recommended to store your wallet and configuration applications on an encrypted partition. You can use software like BitLockerTrueCrypt, AxCryptDiskCryptor, FreeOTFEGostCrypt, VeraCrypt or else. You choose this application at your own risk!

    Also, you may want to limit the use of these folders to designated users only. You can read about it here.

    If you decide to use RPC, you should protect it with Windows embedded or any other firewall. You can read about it here. If your server is public and available to the Internet and you decide to enable and use RPC, then allow only certain methods using Nginx's proxy_pass module and do not forget to set the API key hash in waves config.

    Also, do not forget to install an anti-virus and to keep the OS and all other security software up-to-date.



  • Waves Blockchain Week London | Crowdfunding Law | ICO Conversation



  • WAVES Weekly No. 27

    London and Meetups

    This week, members of the
    Moscow Waves team are visiting London for the
    [img=https://www.blockchainweek.com... Week[/img] and
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    January at London’s Olympia. Sasha took part in the panel discussion
    entitled ‘What is an ICO?’ yesterday
    (exact time 1:49:40). This series of events is a great opportunity to
    meet with other entrepreneurs and businesses in the blockchain and
    broader fintech space.

    It’s also the perfect excuse to get
    together with some of the Waves community who are based in and around
    London. Check the #London channel on Slack for up-to-date details, but
    as things stand we’re aiming to meet on Tuesday 24th at 7pm in the Revolution bar just a few minutes walk from the Expo center at the Olympia. The address is 1 America Square, London, EC3N 2LS.

    Back at the Digital October Center in Moscow on 26th, there will be a conference about the regulatory situation for cryptocurrency in Russia to date. Last week, Sasha gave two presentations at the Moscow Blockchain developers’ meetup about proof-of-stake.

    Tidex

    A new exchange is launching! Tidex,
    which is currently in beta, will work closely with the Waves platform.
    As well as trading WAVES itself and other popular cryptocurrencies such
    as BTC, LTC, ETH and DOGE, it will be a home for CATs launched on the
    Waves blockchain. Waves tech will be integrated on the backend in time,
    providing the security and advantages of a decentralised exchange where
    appropriate, and allowing Tidex to pioneer best practices.

    To
    find out more, join the #tidex Slack channel. The bounty programme will
    start on Monday, with testers receiving rewards for replicable bugs.

    WCT and DEX

    The
    first tranche of the Waves Community Asset, WCT, was successfully
    distributed on last Monday. 20% of the total supply (2 million of 10
    million assets) was sent to Waves investors, based on a snapshot of the
    previous 15 days. Exchanges did not qualify, and neither did WAVES that
    have not yet been withdrawn from the ICO area, which meant that holders
    received a larger share pro-rata.

    There is already a lively OTC
    market for WCT, though reliable price discovery will only take place
    once it is traded on Waves’ forthcoming DEX. WCT holders will receive
    regular rewards, starting with a distribution of wBTC from Byteball.

    You can find out more about DEX development and timeline, and BTC/fiat gateways, in the previous Weekly.

    Fake Assets

    Now
    that we have a number of CATs launched on the Waves blockchain, with
    many more to come, we are inevitably encountering the problem of fake
    assets. Although every token id is unique, duplicate asset names are
    possible. This was an intentional decision made to prevent
    asset-squatting.

    Where tokens are traded on a centralised
    exchange, this should not be a problem. In the long-term, the issue will
    be addressed through a decentralised reputation system, which will
    allow the community collectively to filter assets deemed fraudulent.
    This will be an important protection for those trading on DEX. Until
    then, and as a matter of course, you should always check the asset id
    against the id published by the issuer.

    For example, WCT’s id is DHgwrRvVyqJsepd32YbBqUeDH4GJ1N984X8QoekjgH8J and Incent’s is FlbGXzrpqkvucZqsHDcNxePTkh2ChmEi4GdBfDRRJVof.

    Waves Challenge

    Our Waves challenge is still running. We have a first prize of 1,000 WAVES, plus Waves t-shirts and stickers for runners-up. Read this post for more details.

    Front-end Developer Wanted!

    Waves
    Platform is looking for a new front-end developer to speed up
    development of the lite client, including the Waves DEX. You can find out more details and a list of requirements here.

    Waves Nodes and Lite Client Reminders

    If you would like to run a full node, please download the latest mainnet release at https://github.com/wavesplatform/Waves/releases/. Anyone can run a node, but you will need at least 10,000 WAVES to generate blocks. You can read the installation guide here.

    For regular users the Lite client can be downloaded from https://wavesplatform.com.
    Do not download the client from other sources for security reasons.
    (Please be aware that there have been issues with fake github
    repositories, as well as fake Twitter accounts and Slack identities.)
    Alternatively, the standalone Chrome app will automatically update as
    new versions are released.

    Waves Weekly Crypto Round-up

    In
    episode #15, we have our usual round-up of the crypto and traditional
    markets, and some deeper analysis courtesy of the Rational Investor’s
    Brian Beamish. We also head to the Waves office to talk to front-end
    developer Sergei Ishchenko.

    Press and Articles

    A Closer Look at App-tokens
    A Note about "Marketing"
    Waves Community Token (Waves blog)
    The Value of the Blockchain: The Medium is the Message
    How to Mine Waves?

    Multimedia

    Improving Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries (Real World Crypto 2017 video)
    How Not Knowing Waves...(Interview)



  • How to install Waves node on Mac OS X

    Install the JRE 1.8

    Mac OS X users can install the Oracle JRE 8 from the HomebrewCask. It is enough to run brew cask install Caskroom/cask/java.

    Now you can check your JRE installation. Run terminal and execute command java -version. If you see

    java version "1.8.0_74"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.74-b02, mixed mode)
    

    then all is ok, and you can move on to the next step!

    If you get an error check your installation and try find a solution or a better tutorial online.

    Download Waves package and configure the application

    Download the latest version of waves.jar and the required .json configuration file (for mainnet or testnet) to any folder, for example ~/waves.

    Carefully edit the configuration waves.json file, it is very important! the safety of your wallet and money depends on this!

    Just open it with your favorite text editor, pour a cup of tea and read the documentation of the configuration file.

    Then start Terminal app Terminal.app, navigate to the folder with the jar file with the command cd ~/waves and start waves node with command java -jar waves.jar waves-config.json.

    Additional security

    For added security, it is recommended to store your wallet and configuration applications on an encrypted partition. You can read about it here.

    Also, you may want to limit the use of these folders to designated users only. You can read about it here.

    If you decide to use RPC, you should protect it with Mac OS X embedded or any other firewall. You can read about it here. If your server is public and available to the Internet and you decide to enable and use RPC, then allow only certain methods using Nginx's proxy_pass module and do not forget to set the API key hash in the .json configuration file.

    Also, do not forget to keep the OS and other security software up-to-date.



  • How to install Waves node on Ubuntu

    install the JRE 1.8

    Ubuntu users can use the following commands to install JRE.

    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/java
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -y install oracle-java8-installer
    

    Now you can check your JRE installation. Run start console and execute command java -version. If you see

    java version "1.8.0_74"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.74-b02, mixed mode)
    

    then it good, you can move to the next step!

    But if you get a error, then check your installation and try find some better tutorials in google.

    Installation from deb package

    There are two types of deb packages of waves nodes: with upstart loader and systemd loader.

    Installation from Upstart deb package

    You should use the deb with Upstart if you have an operating system Ubuntu < 15.04.

    Just download latest waves deb and install it with sudo dpkg -i waves*.deb.

    Now it's time to check your waves config! It's embedded into the deb package and unpacked to /usr/share/waves/settings.json. Please read this and edit waves config with caution.

    Upstart users can the node with sudo service waves start (waves-testnet for testnet) and enable autoload on start with sudo service waves enable.

    You can find waves app logs in /var/log/waves/ folder like that tail -f /var/log/waves/waves.log. They are rotated and removed when it reaches a given size, check it in logback configuration /usr/share/waves/conf/logback.xml.

    Installation from Systemd deb package

    You should use the deb with Systemd if you have an operating system Ubuntu >= 15.04 or latest Debian releases.

    Just download latest waves deb and install it with sudo dpkg -i waves*.deb.

    Now it's time to check your waves config! It's embedded into the deb package and unpacked to /usr/share/waves/settings.json. Please read this and edit waves config with caution.

    Systemd users can the node with sudo systemctl start waves.service (waves-testnet for testnet) and enable autoload on start with sudo systemctl enable waves.service.

    Systemd users can find waves app logs in journald storage like that journalctl -u waves.service -f. You can read about journald tips here.

    Installation for advanced users

    Download latest version of waves.jar and required configuration file (for mainnet or testnet) to any folder, for example /opt/waves.

    Check out the configuration json file, it is very important! On this depends the safety of your wallet and money.

    Just open it via your favorite text editor, pour a cup of tea and read the documentation of the configuration file.

    Then start console, navigate to the folder with the jar file with the command cd /opt/waves and start waves node with command java -jar waves.jar waves-config.json.

    Now you can write a script to run every node, which you like and use it! I hope it's worth it! :)

    Additional security

    For added security, it is recommended to store your wallet and configuration applications on an encrypted partition. You can read about it here.

    Also, you may want to limit the use of these folders only specified users. You can read about it here. Our scripts in deb packages create user waves and the waves app, wallet and data folders by default belong to him.

    If you decide to use RPC, you should protect it with embedded in ubuntu ufw or any other firewall. You can read about it here. If your server is public and available to the Internet and you decide to enable and use RPC, then allow only certain methods using Nginx's proxy_pass module and do not forget to set the apiKeyHash in waves-config.json.

    Also, do not forget to install the OS and other software security updates.



  • Waves Testnet Node v0.5.0

    WARNING: With this release we are restarting Testnet. You have to drop existing blockchain files.

    The first release after merging in Scorex code base
    Asset Burn transactions duplication bug was fixed
    DEX Matcher bugs found during community testing were fixed
    Option to set the UTX size was added, default UTX size was set to 10,000 transactions

    Downloads

    waves-0.5.0.jar
    waves-testnet-systemd-0.5.0.deb
    waves-testnet-upstart-0.5.0.deb
    Source code (zip)
    Source code (tar.gz)





  • WAVES Weekly No. 28

    A transcript of the recent Core Radio interview is now available. This contains a large amount of up-to-date information about a range of Waves-related news, including scaling, smart contracts and business development.

    Presentations and Conferences

    Last week, Waves team and community members met in London for the Blockchain Week and Expo — a great chance to meet each other, as well as to network with journalists and other cryptocurrency organisations. Sasha took part in a panel discussion about Crowdfunding Law (watch here), along with several other industry experts.

    An additional presentation in Moscow explored crowdfunding in the context of Cryptocurrency Regulation in Russia (watch here, with subtitles). You can read an account of this conference here, including further information on the evolving regulatory picture.

    According to Sasha Ivanov, the general consensus of the speakers was that Russian regulators are close to some form of legal framework for cryptocurrency in the country. Most probable scenario is a separate law concerning the legal status of crypto, analogous NY bitlicense. He also noted the importance of events like this one, stating:

    “Events like the Cryptocurrency Regulation in Russia are important for the growth of Blockchain technology and extremely useful for the community as they help spread awareness on the regulations imposed on cryptocurrencies, allowing users and companies to operate within the legal boundaries of the country.”

    Tidex — Beta and Bounties

    This is good news for Tidex, a new Waves-integrated exchange that is currently in beta — the changing regulatory position for bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in Russia means that it has become possible to operate an exchange openly. Tidex will trade WAVES, major Waves assets, and several other popular cryptocurrencies. In due course there are plans to add fiat options. Waves’ DEX will potentially be integrated on the backend in the future, providing the security and advantages of a decentralised exchange where appropriate, and allowing Tidex to pioneer best practices.

    Although Tidex is working closely with the Waves developers, they are a separate team and entity, based in Russia and Ukraine. The Waves team recognizes the value of this and fully supports and endorses Tidex. The Tidex team will be releasing more information in due course.

    There are bounties for bugs found with the exchange. Security bugs will earn 1,000 WAVES or more, depending on severity. We are particularly interested in fixing bugs with the API. To find out more, join the #tidex Slack channel.

    Further News and Information

    · We are looking for a new front-end developer.

    · The Waves challenge is still running — win 1,000 WAVES!

    · The next distribution of WCT will occur on 16 February. Only WAVES held in a local wallet are eligible.

    · Be aware of fake assets: always check the token id before trading.

    Waves Nodes and Lite Client Reminders

    If you would like to run a full node, please download the latest releases at https://github.com/wavesplatform/Waves/releases/. Anyone can run a node, but you will need at least 10,000 WAVES to generate blocks. You can read the installation guide here.

    For regular users the Lite client can be downloaded from https://wavesplatform.com. Do not download the client from other sources for security reasons. (Please be aware that there have been issues with fake github repositories, as well as fake Twitter accounts and Slack identities.) Alternatively, the standalone Chrome app will automatically update as new versions are released.

    Waves Weekly Crypto Round-up

    In episode #16, we get Brian’s take on the bitcoin markets and hear from Satinder Grewal, a well-known developer for SuperNET and Komodo.

    Press and Articles


    A Closer Look at App-tokens

    Bitcoin’s Rise Amid Economic Woes Points to Emerging Roles for Blockchain Currencies”

    Waves Community Token (Waves blog)

    Crowdfunding the Future

    How to Mine Waves?

    Multimedia


    Improving Authenticated Dynamic Dictionaries (Real World Crypto 2017 video)

    How Not Knowing Waves…(Interview)



  • PRESS RELEASES - RUSSIAN Пресс-релизы - РОССИЯ

    Технология распределенного реестра наиболее эффективна для
    бизнес-процесса, участники которого обладают равными правами, но при
    этом не доверяют друг другу до конца. Примером такой модели могут
    служить кредитные и платежные операции между банками.





    Больше подробностей:https://goo.gl/4yfSQr









  • Waves New Trading Exchange:

    Waves now tradeable on Liqui Exchange, check it out https://liqui.io/#/exchange/WAVES_BTC




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