600 million WEST tokens to be burned before network upgrade

Waves Enterprise
Nov 8, 2019 · 3 min read

Ahead of a major release for the Waves Enterprise network, this game-changing measure will reduce supply dramatically without the need for any further changes to the protocol.

Waves Enterprise is set to burn 60 percent of all WEST tokens — the system token for the Waves Enterprise network. The measure will reduce the total supply of WEST from the original 1 billion to just 400 million WEST.

Based on Waves Platform technology, Waves Enterprise is an international project providing a blockchain solution tailored to the specific needs of large enterprises and public sector organizations. The native token for the platform was recently renamed WEST (Waves Enterprise System Token). WEST will eventually be available under this name and ticker symbol on all aggregators and exchanges that list the token.

Sufficient investment

The investment already collected is sufficient for the development of the project, so further token sales are not necessary to secure additional funding. In order to reduce the total supply of tokens, the Waves Enterprise team will burn 60 percent of the original 1 billion WEST created, or 600 million tokens. The remaining 400 million tokens are currently distributed as follows:

  • 200 million WEST — purchased by early investors
  • 40 million WEST — airdropped to Waves/WCT holders and in the market
  • 160 million WEST — held by Waves Enterprise

Burn protocol

Burning is a well-known practise in the blockchain world, involving making tokens verifiably unspendable by cryptographic means. On the public Waves Platform network, the WEST token burn will be implemented using a special ‘burn transaction’. For tokens that have been moved via the WEST gateway to the Waves Enterprise network, a smart contract will be created with a script that prohibits outgoing transactions. 600,000,000 WEST tokens will be sent to this contract and therefore frozen forever.

Stay tuned

We will soon be announcing a major release for Waves Enterprise, with version 1.0. This will introduce significant improvements to the network and new functionality for enterprise customers.


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Waves Enterprise is a blockchain platform for corporate clients, offering data privacy, configurable encryption and language-agnostic smart contracts.

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