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We are releasing a major update for the Waves blockchain! Waves Node 1.0 will bring some powerful and long-awaited new functionality and features to the Waves ecosystem.
With Node 1.0, Waves receives a major upgrade — the culmination of many months of work. We are particularly proud of the mainnet release of RIDE for dApps, enabling dApps implementations on Waves.
RIDE for dApps
RIDE was written specifically for execution in a blockchain environment and designed for building applications that will form the next generation of the internet. RIDE includes the following features and properties:
- Lazy execution
- Predictable computation costs
- Zero failed transactions on the network
- Modern typed functional approach
- Simple and concise
For more information about writing dApps on Waves, see https://docs.wavesplatform.com/en/smart-contracts/writing-dapps.html.
We have also added new mathematical functions to the RIDE programming language: logarithms and exponentiation. This allows developers to perform calculations on the Waves blockchain. There are cases when you need to calculate models by formulas — for example in economic or physical models — and this is now possible with RIDE. One of the use cases for this functionality is implementing an algorithmic stable coin.
We are implementing an alternative to the REST API, which has a number of advantages....
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