In the culmination of 18 months of development, Waves is set to release the most powerful and user-friendly blockchain platform in existence. The launch of the Waves Client 1.0 will take place on 13 December, bringing a totally redesigned client to mainstream businesses and users.
Blockchain for the masses
The flagship Waves Client 1.0 features a completely redesigned interface, intended to enhance the user experience to a point where it compares favourably with the best online banking and trading platforms. The result is a clean, elegant UI, with simple and intuitive navigation enabling any user to access all of the platform’s powerful features, regardless of whether they have any previous experience of blockchain clients or applications.
“Our frontend developers have succeeded in creating an information-rich UI that is nevertheless uncluttered and unthreatening, rendering it perfect for newcomers and crypto experts alike,” comments Waves founder and CEO, Alexander Ivanov.
Every feature of the original wallet has been redesigned to ensure it is as straightforward to use as any other traditional online financial application.
Right from the start, considerable effort has been taken to guide the user through every necessary step with a minimum of friction. Registration is fast and smooth, with a new and unobtrusive method of ensuring Seeds are backed up. Accounts can now be given unique identifiers and avatars for ease of recognition. Industry best practices have been applied to simple send and receive operations, and the portfolio has been redesigned to show dollar-equivalent values and daily change. Similarly, the transaction history has been overhauled to group transactions by day and display all information conveniently.
The Token Launcher and Leasing tabs have received significant attention, as two operations that were previously complex and sometimes entailed confusion. Leasing, in particular, is now an extremely easy process, with the addresses of major mining pools given in the tab alongside leased and available balances.
However, it is Waves’ decentralised exchange that will most impress the crypto trading community. The interface for the DEX is now indistinguishable from that of any top-tier crypto exchange, with a familiar layout and all the tools required by expert traders. At the same time, it manages to stay simple enough — with a minimalist and moveable dialog box — for occasional traders and beginners to make quick buys and sells without engaging with the more complex functionality available.
“In terms of making blockchain accessible to mainstream users, we’re very proud of what we’ve achieved here. People are really going to like this,” says Alexander.