It’s finally time!
Since the end of ICO we’ve been working hard to launch a stable and secure mainnet. We appreciate there have been a few delays but we wanted to do this right, not just fast, and we know that our investors who share our vision for the platform will understand this. For example, as a part of making sure everything is as safe as possible, we’ve upgraded the PoS algorithm we’re using.
We have now created the Genesis block and launched the network, allowing investors to withdraw their WAVES from their ICO accounts and send, receive and trade them independently.
To begin with, whilst we establish the network properly, this will only be possible using the Lite client and Chrome App. We will publish instructions and code for those who want to run full nodes in due course.
A few things to remember as you download and run the Lite client:
Before installing it, please delete all previous versions if you have been helping to test the client.
- Please clear cookies, cache and so on (Ctrl+Shift+Del in Chrome).
- Record your SEED. This cannot be stressed heavily enough. You can generate a new seed in the client or use your own random string of characters of sufficient entropy (such as a bitcoin private key). Either way, you must write this down, save it on another media or otherwise keep it as backup. Without the seed you may ultimately lose access to your WAVES account.
- The Lite client is optimised for Chrome. You can use it with other browsers but Chrome will provide the best performance.
- Once you’re up and running, paste your WAVES address into the new box in your ICO user account. We will process withdrawals at regular intervals until everyone is done.
You can download the Lite client from this link:
You can download the Chrome app from this link:
Thank you all. The journey is just beginning!