Waves is an open blockchain protocol and developer toolset for Web3.0 applications and distribution solutions. Launched in 2016, the platform was created to bring the benefits of blockchain technology to traditional business and end users. It was originally designed to highlight the weaknesses of existing blockchain services. Its vision is to improve the speed, reliability and security of IT systems. It makes it easy for anyone to build their own DAPP, facilitating the mass adoption of blockchain.< P >WAVES is a brand new platform written from scratch by a team of developers and business people involved with the NXT platform, designed to provide a fully functional decentralized crowdfunding, community management, encrypted messaging platform with connectivity to existing payment networks. The user experience is completely similar to a centralized trading/banking experience. The team's goal was mass adoption and ease of use. Users can experience one-click installers and fully decentralized trading/crowdfunding platforms in their browsers.