Waves begins its global expansion with a permanent presence in Amsterdam as well as Moscow, thanks to its strategic partnership with Primalbase.
The Berlin office has already been opened and Waves will shortly be establishing a team there too, followed by a series of further locations in the coming months:
• London (February 2018)
• Singapore (Q1 2018)
• New York (Q2 2018)
Just last week Waves launched its flagship Client 1.0 at Primalbase’s Amsterdam office. Ralph Manheim, the company’s COO, gave a presentation at the event. As their infrastructure and business partner, Waves have a long-standing relationship with Primalbase. One of the Waves community’s best-known initiatives, the WavesNode project run by Jarno Hogeweg and Rob van de Camp, is also located in the Amsterdam base and will continue to represent the platform in the Netherlands.
The relationship will also provide the opportunity for Waves to establish new bases in other key business/blockchain hubs around the world over the coming year and beyond, as it launches new technology and seeks to consolidate its position as the foremost blockchain tokens platform.
Distributed office space for the tech industry
Primalbase was one of Waves’ many success stories of 2017. The company’s crowd sale ended after just one day, raising over 3,000 BTC for its distributed tech workplace initiative. Co-working or sharing office space is becoming an increasingly popular way to work, as freelancers — particularly millennials in the tech industry — look for flexible, on-demand space to do their jobs, without the restrictions or overheads of traditional companies. Primalbase serves this growing need by providing hubs in which tech professionals can gather, work and share ideas. Rather than taking a conventional approach to paying for this service, Primalbase uses a token system: one PBT gives the holder access to any of the company’s shared office spaces around the world. If it is no longer needed, the token can be sold on to someone else on the secondary market.