Ever wanted to access your crypto funds quickly but had to wait for hours while the blockchain downloads first? The Waves Lite Client connects to public Waves nodes to retrieve up-to-date blockchain information.
We provide all the cryptographic tools required to create addresses, sign and verify transactions for the Waves blockchain. The Lite Client reads all the data from the public nodes, creates the transaction directly in the browser, and simply broadcasts it in a finished state.
During registration, the most important piece of information is the wallet SEED. Save it somewhere safe: write it down on a piece of paper, or store it in different media.
Testnet and Mainnet
The Client sources are currently setup for testnet. If you want to run on mainnet please change the according settings in js/app.js. Check for the possible values Gruntfile.js.
How to use the codebase
- You need to install npm. Binaries and installation instructions could be found here
- You need to install bower. Here is a good link to start with.
Environment set up
Since you have your environment set up you can clone the repository and run in the project root directory
Since we are reorganizing the building process, there is something more you need to have a fully working Waves Client:
npm install -g grunt grunt build-local
Those commands will prepare all required dependencies. Now feel free to open src/index.html in your browser.
Here in the Releases page you can find all Lite Client packages available for download. For mainnet Client please download waves-lite-client-mainnet-vx.y.z.zip. For testnet use waves-lite-client-testnet-vx.y.z.zip.
To run the Lite Client downloaded as a regular zip archive, follow these steps:
- Download and extract zip package to some directory
- Navigate to that directory
- Open index.html in your browser
- Start using Lite Client!
Please keep in mind that the Lite Client uses your browser’s local storage to persist your accounts’ data in a secure way. The browser’s local storage is bound to the url of the page, so in this case it will be the path to index.html. This means that if you download the next Lite Client version, please ensure you unpack the archive in the previous version’s directory. Otherwise, the path to the index.html will change and you won’t be able to see your stored accounts.
Our Client has also a standalone version available in the Chrome Web Store. This is an application for the Chrome web browser and it is available for mainnet only. The Chrome plugin has one major benefit: all accounts registered on one device are automatically available on your other devices on which the Waves Lite Client extension is installed. This feature requires being authorized in Chrome.
We provide online-hosted versions of wallets for testnet and mainnet. We do not recommend using online versions of the wallets for mainnet due to security reasons. The safest way is to use the Chrome plugin or binaries deployed on Github, because we can work with their administrators to address potential scams.
Can I generate account being completely offline?
Yes, you can! The current Lite Client version tries to access the required node only when you log in to your account. All you need to do is to download the Lite Client and run it in a safe environment (i.e. on a machine without access to the internet).
Can I make the Lite Client use my own node instead of the default one?
- Open the js/waves-lite-client-mainnet-vx.y.z.js in your favourite text editor
- Search for the string AngularApplicationConfig
- Find where the NODE_ADDRESS is set
- Change the address to the address of your node. (Something like http://127.0.0.1:6869 or http://localhost:6869)
Yes, we're gonna make this much easier in the future versions...