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.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU5lv-CLoFo

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)