Chapter 6

Riding the Waves Blockchain


Bullet Getting acquainted with the Waves blockchain

Bullet Setting up and securing your Waves wallet

Bullet Figuring out what your wallet can do for you

Bullet Creating a cryptocurrency of your very own

In this chapter, I introduce you to the Waves blockchain, a relatively new blockchain with extraordinary capabilities. The Waves team has merged several technologies — such as multi-asset wallets, decentralized exchanges, and cryptocurrency creation tools — in an easy-to-use and friendly user interface.

The Waves blockchain is an exciting place for developers to build because it has smart contract functionality and uses a next-generation consensus algorithm, giving it some of the highest speeds for a public blockchain. But you don’t need to know how to code to get something out of Waves.

If you’re interested in creating your own digital assets or trading on decentralized exchanges, this chapter is an essential read. Here, you find out how to secure your web wallet, transfer Bitcoin, earn cryptocurrency through leasing out your assets, and create your very ...

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