Tutorials: The User Interface

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The user interface of the Waves Lite Client aims to be as easy and intuitive as possible. The goal is to resemble the user experience of a traditional online banking application with mass adoption in mind. Below you find a complete break-down of the current user interface with some explanations.


Lite Client Starting Page.PNG

This is the starting page of the Lite Client when accessing your account where you can find your WAVES and Bitcoin balance as well as the balances of the most popular fiat currencies. Also, it displays the last 10 transactions of this address. By clicking on the little icon at the right side of transaction row, you are able to copy the sender or recipient address, the transaction ID or the full row to the clipboard. Furthermore, it includes the navigation bar in form of icons - more about this a little further down. At the very top in the center you find the Waves address of the account which you are accessing - by clicking on the tiny icon on its right side you copy the address to the clipboard. Right next to the address you also find the current block height of the Waves blockchain. In the top right corner are some more functionalities such as settings and account back up.

Send, Withdraw and Deposit


As the name suggests, you are able to send an asset from your account to an other account.
Withdraw: Allows you to withdraw a token through a gateway. Example: When withdrawing Bitcoin, you are exchanging the fully backed Bitcoin-token (wBTC) on the Waves blockchain to real Bitcoin on the native Bitcoin blockchain.
Deposit: Opens a pop-up with instructions on how to deposit Bitcoin or fiat currency. Currently only available for Bitcoin.

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is designed in form of icons. You can find more information about each tab further down.


Starting page of the Lite Client. Gives you an overview over your address including the last 10 transactions. Also displays current block height and the address of the accessed account. See above for details.
Portfolio: Shows all assets held by the accessed account including the ones already shown in the Wallet tab, for example Bitcoin (wBTC). In this tab you are also able to transfer and get more information about an asset.
Waves Decentralized Exchange: Allows you to buy, sell or exchange every asset existing within the Waves Platform.
Leasing: Here you can Lease your waves.
History: Here you can see all the transaction to and from your account.
Tokens Creation Tab: As the name describes, this is the place to be if you would like to issue your very own asset.
Community Tab: Currently, this tab serves as an in-wallet block explorer. At a later stage, it will be changed into a collection of links to sites associated with the Waves ecosystem.

Back up, Preferences and User Profile

These are the buttons located in the top right corner of the Lite Client.

Back up:

Shows you the SEED, encoded SEED, private key and public key of the accessed account and allows you to copy paste the information with one click. Particularly useful if you have lost your SEED but are still able to access the account through the cached login or if you want to create a physical back up on paper.
Preferences: Not yet enabled. Will allow you to define different settings for your account.
User Profile: Not yet enabled.


The portfolio tab gives you an overview over all assets held in the respective account.

Lite Client Portfolio Page.PNG

Asset Name:

The name of the token assigned at issuance. Note: Token names are not unique! This means that there could be several assets with the same name. Always check for the Identifier (also referred to as asset ID) under Details - only the asset ID is unique.
Issuer: Address by which a token has been created.
Re-issuable: Can be either true or false. If true, an asset issuer can create more tokens after the initial issuance or, in other words, increase the supply of a token. If set to false, the total supply cannot be changed. Note: An asset can be created as re-issuable=true and at a later point changed to re-issuable=false.
Balance: Shows the balance of each asset held in the accessed account.
Transfer: Allows you to transfer an asset to a different address.
Reissue: Only available if you are the issuer of a token. If re-issuable is set to true, the button becomes available and allows you to increase the supply of a token. While re-issuing, you have the possibility to change re-issuable to false.
Details: Shows you details about an asset such as identifier (asset ID), total supply and date of issuance.
Mass Pay: Allows you to send tokens or WAVES to all asset holders proportional to their share. Also known as dividend feature.

Waves Decentralized Exchange

The Waves Decentralized Exchange allows you to buy, sell or exchange every asset existing within the Waves Platform.

DEX Tab.png

Buy order:

Shows you the existing buy order.
Sell order: Shows you the existing sell order.
Trade History: Shows you the lasts matching trades.
Buy WAVES: Allows you to make a buy order.
Sell WAVES: Allows you to make a sell order.
My Orders: Shows your lasts matching trades.

When the assets don't have a green mark, double check to be SURE that's the ones you want to trade.


Waves Leasing Window.png

Balance details:

Shows you information about your leasing balance.
Balance leasing: Allows you to make a leasing.
Leasing transaction: Shows you the history of your leasing.


The History tab allows you to see the list of all transactions from the accessed account.

Lite Client History.PNG


Exact timestamp of when a transaction has been recorded in the blockchain.
Type: Tells if a transaction was made to the account or from the account. Can be either Incoming Transfer, Outgoing Transfer or Outgoing Asset Issue.
Name: Name of the transacted token.
Sender: Account from which the transaction has been executed. Can be You or any Waves address.
Recipient: Account which has received a transaction. Can be You or any Waves address.
Fee: The amount of WAVES paid as transaction fee.
Units: Number of tokens sent or received in a transaction.

Tokens Creation Tab

In this tab, you are able to issue your very own token. The current issuance fee is 1 WAVE.

Tokens creation Tab.PNG


Give your token a name.
Description: Write a description of your token or let people know where to find more information, e.g. a link to a website. Currently, it's not possible to change the description after initial issuance.
Total Tokens: Define the total supply of your token. Can be increased at a later stage if re-issuable is set to true.
Token Decimals: Define into how many decimals your token can be divided. Example: If set to 5, you can break your token down to 0.00001 units.
Re-issuable: By tickling the box, you set re-issuable to true meaning you can increase the supply of your token at a later stage. If you don't tickle the box, the supply is fixed and cannot be increased.

Community Tab

The community tab is intended to be a collection of sources & services where users can learn more about the Waves ecosystem and all associated projects.

Right now, however, the community tab serves as a quickly accessible block explorer.

Community Tab.PNG


Current block number or block height.
Date: Exact timestamp of when the block was generated and added to the blockchain.
Transactions: Number of transactions which were included in a block.
Generator: Address of the full node which forged the block.