Waves Protocol
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Waves Protocol

Fork the Waves blockchain

In this article, Inal Kardanov, Waves developer advocate, explains how to better study the Waves protocol by creating your own chain.

  • Developing explorers and wallets
  • Developing integration modules for Gravity.

The Waves protocol

Waves forks

Make your own blockchain!

  1. Install a relevant version of Java
  2. Create a genesis block
  3. Set network parameters, such as network byte and transaction genesis
  4. Sequentially launch nodes.



Waves is an open blockchain protocol and development toolset for Web 3.0 applications and decentralized solutions, aiming to raise security, reliability and speed of IT systems. It enables anyone to build their apps, fostering mass adoption of blockchain.

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Inal Kardanov

Co-founder & CTO of Billy. Software engineer. Blockchain, ML&AI developer. All opinions are my own.