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What is WAVES

Launched in 2016 by Ukrainian scientist Alexander Ivanov (a.k.a. Sasha Ivanov), Waves is an open-source blockchain platform that supports the development of decentralized applications (dApps), which require a higher level of decentralization and security.

WAVES, the native coin of Waves blockchain, is an inflationary crypto asset with an uncapped supply. WAVES holders can lease out their tokens to nodes and participate in Waves governance by voting on Waves Enhancement Proposals (WEPs).

Waves has a developer-friendly programming language called RIDE. All dApps and smart contracts deployed on Waves are created using this language. Furthermore, it uses an enhanced version of the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus algorithm called Leased Proof-of-Stake (LPoS), which facilitates distributed consensus for maintaining Waves network’s security. Nodes responsible for transaction validations on Waves can use leased tokens for generating blocks and earning mining rewards.

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With over 45,000 daily transactions, a $2.3 billion value locked in DeFi and a transaction throughput of 100 TPS at an average cost of 0.001 WAVES per transaction, WAVES has witnessed exponential adoption since its launch. Here are more ways you can be rewarded for buying WAVES.

Lease Out and Earn Rewards

Waves’ Leasing Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism allows WAVES holders to participate in the network’s block generation process by leasing out tokens to Waves Generating Nodes. Leased tokens stay in your wallet and become unspendable. In return, you stand to earn a share of the network’s transaction fees and block generation rewards.

Earn Passive Income on WAVES

OKX Earn offers flexible savings pools for earning interest on your WAVES deposit. Go to OKX Earn and subscribe to your preferred savings pool to start making passive returns on your WAVES deposit.

Make Payments on DApps

You may also use your WAVES tokens to make payments on the dApps running on the Waves blockchain.

Swap to ERC-20 WAVES Tokens and Earn Staking Rewards

In October 2020, Waves ported its native token WAVES into Ethereum to improve interoperability between the two well-known blockchains and offer Waves functionality to the Ethereum community. You can exchange your native WAVES tokens for the ERC-20 version on Waves.Exchange. The obtained ERC-20 WAVES tokens are staked automatically and earn you daily staking rewards.

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Easily buy WAVES in our Spot Trading market. OKX listed the WAVES token against USDT, USDC and BTC. If you already own those coins, you can transfer them to your OKX account to trade them for WAVES. Otherwise, you may also buy USDT, USDC or BTC first before trading or swapping them for WAVES.

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