An address is a unique account identifier. The address can be represented as an alphanumeric string.
An alias is a short, easy-to-remember address name. There cannot be two aliases with the same name. A single address can have multiple aliases.
An asset is a synonym for the token.
A blockchain is a continuous sequential chain of blocks, that are linked using cryptography.
# Block height
# Blockchain height
# Blockchain network
A blockchain network is a computer network that consists of nodes.
A cryptocurrency is a type of digital currency, the creation and control of which is based on cryptographic methods.
# Data transaction
Data transaction is a transaction that writes data to an account data storage.
Each data transaction has a data array that contains data to be written. In JSON representation of a transaction the data array is the field.
# Exchange transaction
Keeper (or Waves Keeper) is a web browser extension that allows users to securely interact with Waves-enabled web services.
Leasing is a temporary reversible transfer of WAVES from one account to another to increase the stability and security of the network, as well as potentially get mining reward. Note that the WAVES tokens are not actually being transferred to another account, they remain on the sender's balance, however, they are 'frozen' and cannot participate in the buying and selling operations, as well as they cannot be sent to another account. The leased tokens provide the leasing recipient with a greater chance of mining a block. The recipient of the lease can share the income from mining with the one who leased WAVES to him. However, the Waves protocol does not regulate the payment process for LPoS mining, this remains at the discretion of the miner. At any time, the sender can 'unfreeze' tokens by invoking the Lease Cancel transaction.
LPoS (or Leased Proof-of-Stake) is a consensus algorithm in which the probability of generating the next block by the participant is proportional to the share of cryptocurrency belonging to this participant or leased to this participant from their total supply. In other words, the more tokens on the account of the miner (own and leased to them), the higher the probability of generating the next block.
The mainnet (or main network) is the main Waves blockchain network.
Matcher is the service that executes orders on Waves.Exchange.
# Matcher fee
A miner is the owner of the mining node.
Mining is the process of generating a block by a mining node, as a result of which a new block is added to the blockchain and WAVES tokens are issued. For block generation, miners receive a reward for mining, as well as transaction fees, according to the rules of the Waves-NG protocol.
# Mining account
# Mining node
# Node extension
A node extension is a software module that can be installed on a node.
Order (or exchange order) is an instruction to buy or sell a token on Waves.Exchange.
PoS (Proof-of-Stake) is a consensus algorithm in which the probability of generating the next block is proportional to the share of cryptocurrency belonging to this participant from their total supply. In other words, the more tokens on the account of a miner, the higher the probability of generating the next block.
PoW (Proof-of-Work) is a consensus algorithm in which it is required to perform a complex calculation in order to generate a new block. That is, the higher the performance of the miner's equipment, the higher the probability of generating the next block.
A script is the source code on the Ride language. There are three types of scripts: dApp script, account script, asset script.
# Secret phrase
Secret phrase (or Seed) is a set of characters (usually, it is 15 English words with spaces between them) that allows you to access your Waves address and, accordingly, the funds on your account. When registering an account, you are asked to keep your secret phrase safe.
# Smart account
# Smart asset
A smart asset is a token with an asset script attached.
A token is a blockchain object that represents another object from the physical or virtual world or an abstract concept.
# Token ID
# Transaction fee
A transaction fee is a fee that an account owner pays to send a transaction. A sender can specify any amount of fee but not less than a certain amount. The larger the fee is, the quicker the transaction will be added to the new block.