Measures absolute and relative price fluctuations over several time frames and other variables.
Calculates returns in comparison to moving averages and other factors.
Measures the ability to scale, upgrade and other technological weaknesses or strengths.
Evaluates public acceptance, participation of developers and other key factors.
Waves wants to compete with Ethereum to become the platform that ICOs launch from. While some are high on Waves potential of achieving this goal, it seems unlikely. While it’s true that Waves offers the ability to buy directly with fiat with a transaction that is faster and cheaper, it doesn’t offer the stability that the Ethereum platform can.
The ROI for Waves relies on two variables: first, the crypto companies see the benefits of using the Waves platform to host their ICO rather than the Ethereum platform, and second, ICO investors want to transact from fiat currencies to crypto tokens and vice versa. The second point largely depends on whether ICO is able to secure investments from the laymen since most crypto traders won’t have a desire to trade their WAVES for fiat currency.
Waves is using the Proof of Stake (POS) concept to a new level. The Leased Proof of Stake (LPOS) allows anyone, with any amount of Waves, to participate in securing the network and earn rewards for doing it.
Perhaps the most impressive part of Waves is their fiat currency gateway which acts as an exchange where people can buy WAVES for fiat currency. No doubt, Waves will give no one, crypto trader as well as the layman, an excuse not to participate in ICO crowdfunding.
The Waves Platform was founded in 2016, by Sasha Ivanov, with the mission of reinventing entrepreneurship across the world via a shared infrastructure. Waves have hosted a handful of ICOs on their platform. But in order to compete with Ethereum, they will have to churn out a whole lot more.
Waves is a platform which bills itself as “Blockchain for the people” and is designed to let users store, trade, manage, and issue their own digital assets in a secure and simple manner. One review compared Waves to being “the new global Kickstarter” and it certainly feels like when you consider the number of businesses that can be sponsored by the Waves fiat currency gateways.