Good news everyone! We are about to release a global update to our app for iOS and Android, and it's almost ready to launch. But before the new mobile app becomes your favourite way to interact with the awesome functionality of Waves, we need you to help us test and refine it, making sure it's as robust and user-friendly as it possibly can be. Apply now and join our closed beta test: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/testers-needed-for-waves-mobile-app-beta-fe78ecdb1cc0
Why we need closed blockchain and how to use it, after all. Interesting text by Waves Platform CEO Sasha @absolutelysasha Ivanov: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/what-closed-blockchain-is-for-190534b5951
The Waves Platform team has been hard at work last month, making the Waves ecosystem more accessible than ever before and bring it even closer to regular users. Here are some of the highlights of what had been done in October: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-monthly-review-october-1de6eb0ca9cf
Smart Assets are on Waves TestNet now! They will allow users to apply scripts to tokens: whenever a transaction for the Smart Asset is created, it is validated by the script before being confirmed by the blockchain. Read more here: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/smart-assets-released-on-testnet-80ec9f4b7b5
Waves Keeper is now available in Chrome Web Store!It's a browser extension designed to manage your keys and enable you to confirm transactions online without exposing any sensitive information to the web. Read more here: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-keeper-now-available-in-chrome-web-store-f7badedebcb4You can download Waves Keeper from the Chrome Store here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/waves-keeper/lpilbniiabackdjcionkobglmddfbcjoAnd here's all the info about how to use the extension: https://docs.wavesplatform.com/en/waves-client/account-management/waves-keeper.html
Meanwhile, we’ve added two new videos in our "Waves Smart Contracts" playlist on YouTube:This one will tell you how to create MultiSig account right in our Waves Client — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIQoheOYJw8And this one is about MultiSig account creation via Waves IDE tools — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DKRGnwsBjk
Waves Platform is coming to London again! On 14 December, join our celebration of 2018 achievements in crypto and dive into our vision of how blockchain technology will become the backbone of WEB 3.0. Learn more about the event here: https://thenextweb.com/hardfork-decentralized/events/waves-new-year-meetupAnd don't forget to get your FREE ticket using this link: https://earlybird.thenextweb.com/hardfork-decentralized/community-pass-wavesxy
Deponent, a service that enables proving author’s rights and protects your work from piracy, is an excellent example of how one can solve real-life problems using Waves blockchain: https://medium.com/@sputnikdlt/deponent-io-to-help-copyright-protection-using-waves-blockchain-b00449d60dc5
"Clearly, Waves is not a random crypto pump. There is a real fundamental basis to its growth. More long-term, once the entire market turns around, Waves will be one of the cryptos that stand a good chance to outperform the entire market." —> https://cryptorecorder.com/2018/12/05/waves-waves-highly-undervalued-in-spite-of-a-50-surge-in-value/
Waves Platform has had a great November with the release of our new mobile app and several other developments! We’re continuing to build some outstanding tech to bring blockchain to the mainstream. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the past month: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-monthly-review-november-8790b98d3d03
Today we published the roadmap for Tokenomica development, it's the right time to finalize it in regards to stable coins, KYC for token issuers, AML for token holders and similar things, which might be not that exciting but without them crypto always will be in its cosy niche. Tokenomica will cover all the infrastructure projects that we built on top of Waves, some of them were built as prototypes (fiat tokens for example), and need to be upgrated and separated in a different unit. Tokenomica is an independent project which will be managed by a dedicated team, of course I oversee the development process but the idea is to build a completely separate solution. We have so many technical challenges in front of us, I would really like to be more focused on tech, and leave business infrastructure development to professionals who will manage it as a growing business. Our goal is to build low level tech infrastructure and show the way for business development. And enable dozens of tokenomica's to prosper using our tech.
After a month of intensive testing, Waves team is very glad to announce we are releasing two new and related features on MainNet: Smart Assets and Smart Account Trading: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/smart-assets-and-smart-account-trading-features-released-on-mainnet-c295ee58bb13Miners, please vote to activate these features!
The Waves team is thrilled to announce that Waves Platform has signed a cooperation agreement with Tokenization Standards Association (TSA), operating under name BetterTokens and aimed at creating standards for the crypto industry: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/tokenization-standards-association-opens-for-business-885d253118dd
Waves Platform secured a $120 million funding round for the Vostok project! Vostok is an enterprise version of Waves: a closed blockchain that employs the same consensus algorithm, Waves-NG. This means it will be easy to integrate both blockchains, and to use either Vostok or Waves for different projects: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/new-addition-to-waves-ecosystem-d9aec7e1d8c3
Our Waves Community Annual Meetup starts in 3 hours! LIVE video stream will be available on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Waves & Vostok CEO Sasha Ivanov and Waves Team will be speaking at the event in the very center of Moscow about all the latest news around Waves Platform and Vostok project. Join us at 4:30 pm UTC:On YouTube: https://youtu.be/z85G_10FIK8On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wavesplatform/videos/1953651891422453/On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WavesPlatform
AND WE’RE LIVE NOW! Watch the video stream of Waves Community Annual Meetup:On YouTube: https://youtu.be/z85G_10FIK8On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wavesplatform/videos/1953651891422453/On Twitter/Periscope: https://twitter.com/wavesplatform/status/1075791611538350081
As the year draws to a close, the Waves team is thrilled to announce the launch of Tokenomica’s security tokens issuance platform — a fully compliant solution for token offerings on Waves: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/tokenomicas-security-tokens-issuance-platform-launches-cf9317e0de24
Last weekend we held a huge event for developers at Digital October in Moscow — Waves Hackathon. The venue was filled with young programmers who responded to our call and came to get a closer look at the Waves ecosystem. It was fun — being creative and building something new is always enjoyable: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-moscow-blockchain-hackathon-report-1bdb15e1571a
Why Tokenomica project is important? We initiated Tokenomica more than a year ago,trying to create a platform for regulated ICO's. It turned out to be a rather futile in 2018, due to general uncertainty around ICO's. It was really not easy to launch a regulated platform in a rather toxic hype environment. But the times they are a-changing, hype is finally over (thanks God :) ), all the bubbles popped and it's time to finally do projects which bring decentralization to the world of traditional securities.You might not realize it, but it is quite feasible to launch a debt certificate or a bond as a blockchain token in Europe now, it is actually legal and regulated. There are of course certain restrictions regarding the publicity of the token sale, you might actually evaluate the best way to proceed at sto.tokenomica.com now, there are different options. The cool thing is you already can do it.Tokenomica functionality will be rolled out gradually, the next step will be the first regulated DEX, based on Waves technology. It will be a separate DEX working on Waves chain using smart tokens, that allow you to limit the number of accounts that can trade a given token, or distribute dividends to them etc. Fiat and crypto gateways will be added, and a stable coin will be launched (Currently the legal details are being worked on). Tokenomica is going to become a complete solution for issuing and trading securWhy Tokenomica project is important? We initiated Tokenomica more than a year ago,trying to create a platform for regulated ICO's. It turned out to be a rather futile in 2018, due to general uncertainty around ICO's. It was really not easy to launch a regulated platform in a rather toxic hype environment. But the times they are a-changing, hype is finally over (thanks God :) ), all the bubbles popped and it's time to finally do projects which bring decentralization to the world of traditional securities.You might not realize it, but it is quite feasible to launch a debt certificate or a bond as a blockchain token in Europe now, it is actually legal and regulated. There are of course certain restrictions regarding the publicity of the token sale, you might actually evaluate the best way to proceed at sto.tokenomica.com now, there are different options. The cool thing is you already can do it.Tokenomica functionality will be rolled out gradually, the next step will be the first regulated DEX, based on Waves technology. It will be a separate DEX working on Waves chain using smart tokens, that allow you to limit the number of accounts that can trade a given token, or distribute dividends to them etc. Fiat and crypto gateways will be added, and a stable coin will be launched (Currently the legal details are being worked on). Tokenomica is going to become a complete solution for issuing and trading security tokens. This is a type of projects that we want to promote on Waves, bringing real value, solving real problems, making use of the blockchain technology in the real world. Expect first STO's soon!
We are launching a Christmas blockchain-based game: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-christmas-game-powered-by-smart-contracts-3fd3f4e242f7The game is an excellent showcase of how Waves smart contracts and Waves Keeper can be used in the gaming industry. Each game session launched by a player will generate a smart contract decentralising backend operations and ensuring that everything goes exactly as intended. This is the first MainNet gaming project demonstrating the Waves smart contracts potential.And this is just a teaser of what’s coming!
We have been receiving lots of questions all throughout 2018 why Waves did not have DAPPS.Of course, we could have integrated Ethereum virtual machine long time ago.But I never felt that it could be the right decision. We need to do better than that and offer new value to the community.Now we have a clear vision of blockchain computation, and it’s starting to take shape in the Waves mainnet.When we release updates to our Ride language in Q1 2019 we’re going to have a versatile tool which will make complicated DAPPS possible.But even now you can do DAPPS on Waves. It’s just going to become easier and more accessible.We want to present you a game, running on Waves. This is the first game which uses our approach to smart contracts. It does not require any gas, and runs on the fastest blockchain in existence.If you find any glitches or something does not seem very smooth please bear with us, this is just a teaser of what’s coming.The game also uses WavesKeeper, a piece of software that will have a whole new meaning in 2019.Hereby I reveal the first game running on Ride smart contracts language. Ride on Waves!
Following the launch of the Tokenization Standards Association — BetterTokens, Waves team decided to subsidise projects that are able to provide all the necessary documents requested: we will pay the 1,000 $WAVES fee, bringing the cost for issuers down to 10 $WCT. Anyway, the review process is not mandatory: all tokens created on Waves platform will continue to trade, unrestricted, on DEX, using their token id as their identifier. Read more on our blog: https://blog.wavesplatform.com/decentralised-token-verification-our-vision-for-the-future-and-a-fix-for-the-present-fefd5531b33d
We’re launching Waves Explorer 2.0! Clear and user-friendly interface, easy switching between TestNet and MainNet, improved experience for mobile devices including tablets, and enhanced quality of code (one of the fastest blockchain needs a really fast explorer): https://blog.wavesplatform.com/waves-launches-explorer-2-0-e1d4f7ace9e6Try it: https://wavesexplorer.com/
Here's a quick roundup of Waves Community Annual Meetup which took place in the very center of Moscow on 20 December. Waves & Vostok CEO Sasha Ivanov and Waves Team were speaking about all the latest news around Waves Platform and Vostok project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFCANPxW1xA (English subs included)By the way, you can watch the full video of the event here: https://youtu.be/z85G_10FIK8