Waves held a successful token sale that collected $18 million in BTC, making it the second-largest ever ICO at that time.
The early Waves network was controlled by the Waves company until the software to launch a decentralised MainNet was ready.
The first block explorer was launched, enabling users to check the balance of addresses and transaction ids.
A basic wallet was released, allowing the community to store, send and receive WAVES coins.
The first version of the core Waves software was released on TestNet, paving the way for the launch of a fully decentralised MainNet.
Waves Node v1.0 was released, enabling the community to run nodes, maintain the network and collect fees from block generation.
The first iteration of Waves’ built-in decentralised exchange was launched, enabling users to trade tokens trustlessly, directly from their Waves wallet.
Waves entered a partnership with the National Settlement Depository, the central depository for the Moscow Stock Exchange, to develop a solution for serving digital assets
New functionality enabled community members to lease their WAVES to full nodes, helping to secure the network and enjoying a share of the rewards from transaction fees.
Waves was added to the Azure platform, allowing anyone to launch a public node or their own private version of the Waves blockchain in a few clicks.
The Waves client was adapted for mobile devices, offering access to key functionality on the move.
Waves entered another flagship partnership, this time with Deloitte, aimed at shaping the evolving regulatory landscape around token issuance.
The Waves network gained a boost from the release of its new consensus protocol, which supports throughput of thousands of transactions per minute.
The Token Standardization Authority, operating under the BetterTokens brand, launched to provide due diligence and advise on best practice for Waves token issuers.
The first phase of Waves’ smart contracts enables users to apply conditions to individual addresses, protecting their funds with multi-sig functionality and other features.
Understanding that videogaming will be one of the first and largest use cases for blockchain tokenisation, Waves announced a $2 million initiative to encourage developers and studios to the platform.
A new project seeks to improve liquidity by undertaking market-making activities on DEX.
Another milestone in Waves’ smart contracts implementation offers the ability to apply conditions to token transfers, enabling powerful new use cases.
A browser extension, similar to Ethereum’s MetaMask, is launched for Waves - dramatically improving the ease and security of engaging with web-enabled blockchain apps.
The fully compliant Malta-based cryptocurrency trading platform launched.
An updated version of the Waves mobile application for Android and iOS is released, bringing new levels of usability, reliability and simplicity to the community.
A new release of a purpose-designed programming language is announced, offering a native on-chain computation layer for dApps.
Addition of an ERC20 token gateway to the Waves ecosystem, meaning that popular Ethereum tokens can be traded on the platform.
Release of a gateway development kit that allows anybody to create and deploy a gateway for the Waves ecosystem, for any crypto token.
A protocol that enables anyone to create Data Oracles on the Waves blockchain. These provide external data from third-party sources for dApps and any other applications that require such data to function.
Waves’ indispensable tool for coding with RIDE language will get an update, intended to dramatically improve user experience and ease of use, adding drag-and-drop tools for setting up conditions for execution by smart asset or account.
Updated functionality sees unique, trackable tokens (similar to ERC-721) that can be transferred and traded, bringing new opportunities to the platform - not least in the gaming sphere.
A Software Development Kit and JS library for developers that will simplify mobile development and give a comprehensive description for methods of interacting with the Waves blockchain.
An extension for the current mobile app that will enable Waves Keeper functionality for mobile Waves-enabled dApps.
The ability to switch easily between multiple accounts within one wallet app.
Two factor authentication for Waves products.
A stunning new update for Waves’ decentralised exchange, with improved speed, stability and user experience, new gateways and support for market orders.
The Waves blockchain voting tool enables polls to be held by token balance or other criteria, facilitating fair, trustless, community-led decision-making.
Waves’ custom implementation of a so-called side chain — a mechanism that enables the blockchain network to process transactions securely on a parallel chain, dramatically improving scalability.