We are preparing for the Waves launch at exchanges now. Some more time is needed for integration: the network is still young and we need to streamline certain elements of the process.
We recognise the importance of the token being traded on the open markets — both to gauge interest in the project and to allow a greater number of early investors to become a part of the Waves ecosystem. However, we will always need to find a balance between development speed and network security. We cannot risk people’s money to meet the demand from solely profit-driven traders who want to sell their tokens as soon as they can.
I am writing this on the day of probably biggest debacle in crypto since the collapse of MtGox. The DAO has been hacked and millions of ETH in investors’ funds are now at stake. This is acutely relevant to our own situation. Blockchain systems are decentralised, but they are coded by humans, and humans are prone to errors. When you invest in a blockchain system you should always bear this in mind: security must come first.
We are going to launch at Bittrex first. For those of you who have not yet withdrawn your Waves from your ICO accounts: please update your Chrome plug-in today, generate a new account, write down your seed and store it in a safe place (or use the back-up tool, which will be available in the latest version of the client). Enter this new address in your user area on the ICO site. You will also be able to withdraw your tokens directly to an exchange, should you wish to do so.
You can download the Lite client from this link:
You can download the Chrome app from this link:
You can download Waves Lite clients tutorial in english from this link:
You can download Waves Lite clients tutorial in russian from this link:
Blockchain based projects are essentially community projects. There has to be integrity within the community so that it can reach its goals. The developers should not be rushed, so that investors’ funds are not put in jeopardy.