NFTs are getting a lot of attention at the moment, with many great collections being released every week. You might have an idea for a collection, but how can you actually create one? And what do you need exactly? In this article, we’ll take you through the process of creating your own NFT collection on WAX from start to finish!
Non-fungible tokens, better known as NFTs or nifties, are unique tokens which represent a unique object. This means there are no NFTs which are 100% similar. Furthermore, NFTs are non-divisible, meaning they can’t be split up like regular/fungible tokens.
NFTs can represent a lot of different things, such as proof of ownership of a certain asset or a subscription token, due to their unique properties. …
The US presidential election is taking place at the moment, and with more and more data coming in, the next president of the US is almost known. The Associated Press is working hard to make all voter data as available as possible, and is publishing the U.S. election race calls on both Ethereum and EOS. However, the AP has not provided any tools for extracting the data, which is why we have created the following tool!
This tool collects the election data from EOS and stores it in a publicly accessible MariaDB/MySQL server.
Each transaction contains a text string in JSON format with electoral college votes. The database records the transaction ID, block number, and block timestamp for every call, in order to provide an easy to verify dataset. …
Block.One has recently proposed a new EOS resource model which aims to solve some of the problems that exist with the current EOS resource model. In this article, we will explain the current EOS resource model, the new EOS resource model, and our opinion on the new model.
Before we start explaining and reacting to the new EOS resource model, let’s first explain the current one, and why there is a need for a new one.
WAX can be held in various wallets, with each wallet serving a unique purpose. Some might be meant for everyday use, while others have a focus on security. In this article, we will showcase the different kinds of WAX wallets and we will help you choose which wallet is best for you.
If you would like to learn how WAX accounts work before continuing, click here.
We will explain three kinds of WAX wallets, namely managed wallets, such as the WAX Cloud Wallet, self-managed wallets, such as Scatter, and lastly, hardware wallets, such as a Ledger. …
EOS Amsterdam is constantly working on contributing to the EOSIO ecosystem, and we have recently released a new EOSIO smart contract, “filehashfact”, which allows content creators to sign their work on the blockchain.
The workflow is pretty simple: the author of the content takes a SHA256 checksum from their file, and submits an “addfile” action to the smart contract. The contract then memorizes the the author’s account name, date and transaction ID of the submission, as well as the supplied file name and description.
Any third party can co-sign (endorse) the file, with an optional memo text, confirming the authenticity and correctness of the file. …
WAX accounts have become very easy to use with the WAX Cloud Wallet, but for those who do not plan on using their account regularly, a more secure account, such as a WAX account using a Ledger device is often preferred. In this article, we will explain how to move your current account to your Ledger device.
With the wide availability of crypto wallets, with some, such as the WAX Cloud Wallet, even allowing you to login using your social accounts, you might be wondering why you would use a hardware wallet like a Ledger.
Hardware wallets tend to be relatively inconvenient, somewhat slow, and are not suited well for everyday use. So, why use them? Hardware wallets are used for only one reason, which is maximum security. …
The EOSIO Light API is one of the most-used APIs in the whole EOSIO ecosystem, which is why we are excited to announce that EOS Amsterdam will be covering all hosting costs of the Light API, starting next month. In this announcement, we will further elaborate this decision and what it means for the community.
The Light API is an infrastructure service that allows users to look up various information about EOSIO accounts, such as:
EOS Amsterdam CTO, cc32d9, recently submitted a new proposal in the new WAX worker proposal system. The proposal received enough votes to meet the threshold very quickly! We will explain the proposal, and what this means for WAX, below.
The proposal aims to support the WAX ecosystem in upgrading to EOSIO 2.0, the latest version of the EOSIO software. More specifically, the proposal includes the following:
WAX core software is based on Block.one’s EOSIO core, with an addition of an intrinsic function for RSA signature verification. The current WAX core release is based on EOSIO version 1.8.4.
Block.one is developing the EOSIO software at a high pace, and the current EOSIO 2.0.x version is bringing a number of groundbreaking features. One of the major improvements is the introduction of a new virtual machine, which is capable of executing smart contracts much faster than the 1.8 software. In addition, a number of other important improvements in other parts of the EOSIO software have been introduced. …
*Mutant Warriors set added
*Making US election data on EOS accessible
*Telos support added in the EOSIO NFT API
Since our inception in March 2018, EOS Amsterdam has grown a lot. What started as a team of 3 blockchain enthusiasts looking to make a difference on the EOS blockchain, has grown to become a team of 10 experienced and talented EOSIO enthusiasts who are working daily to contribute and add value to the EOSIO ecosystem. …
Using your WAX account has become much easier with the introduction of the WAX Cloud Wallet, but staking and earning rewards was still difficult for some users. With the release of the new tool by the WAX team, however, this has become very easy! In this article we will explain the new tool and all of its features.