What is the WAX (WAXP) Coin and What is the Price?

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You have probably heard about the WAX Metaverse but did you know that it is also a crypto coin? Better known as WAXP, this crypto currency has investors talking. Many believe that it will be a big player in the future, not only will it be hard to ignore as a metaverse but it will investors also believe it will make big spashes in the finance sector.

WAXP Price Live Data
The live WAX price today is $0.464746 USD with a 24-hour trading volume of $40,673,677 USD. We update our WAXP to USD price in real-time. WAX is up 1.25% in the last 24 hours. The current CoinMarketCap ranking is #101, with a live market cap of $869,007,458 USD. It has a circulating supply of 1,869,853,013 WAXP coins and the max. supply is not available.

If you would like to know where to buy WAX, the top cryptocurrency exchanges for trading in WAX stock are currently Binance, Huobi Global, KuCoin, Gate.io, and HitBTC. You can find others listed on our crypto exchanges page.

What Is WAX (WAXP)?
WAX (WAXP) is a purpose-built blockchain, released in 2017, that is designed to make e-commerce transactions faster, simpler and safer for every party involved. The WAX blockchain uses delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS) as its consensus mechanism. It is fully compatible with EOS.

The custom features and the incentive mechanisms developed by WAX are intended to optimize the blockchain’s utility specifically for use in e-commerce, with the goal of encouraging voting on proposals.

To make this possible, WAX created a suite of blockchain-based tools which decentralized application (DApp) marketplaces and non-fungible tokens can be built upon.

Services such as WAX Cloud Wallet, SSO and OAUTH support e-commerce operations, the latter being a native RNG service and a developer portal. WAX’s blockchain architecture supports 500-millisecond block time and zero-fee transactions for customers. It also makes use of voting rewards to incentivize participation in the selection of block producers and improvement proposals.

Who Are the Founders of WAX?
WAX was co-founded by William Quigley and Jonathan Yantis.

William Quigley studied at the University of Southern California, and then worked at Disney. After leaving Disney in the early 1990s, he got an MBA at Harvard and became a venture capitalist. Over time, he became the managing director at Idealab. Alongside creating WAX, he is also the managing director at Magnetic.

Jonathan Yantis works as the chief operating officer at WAX and as the chief operating officer at OPSkins.

What Makes WAX Unique?
WAX features a WAXP-to-Ethereum (ETH) bridge that allows WAXP token holders to convert their tokens into WAXE, which is an Ethereum-based ERC20 utility token.

Users willing to participate in WAX tokenomics need to burn their WAXP tokens in order to get WAXE through the Ethereum bridge. They will then need to stake the WAXE tokens on the Ethereum distribution contract.

WAXG is an Ethereum-based ERC-20 governance token that is distributed to WAXE stakers. The distribution is based on a set timetable and is proportionate to the percentage of the WAX Economic Activity pool. The token holders can govern the allocation and distribution of economic value on the platform as a result.

The WAX Economic Activity pool is a smart contract that accumulates a percentage of generated WAX fees and can be converted into ETH for distribution to WAXE stakers. It can also be given to WAXG token holders that decide to burn the tokens they already have.

Reference: CoinMarket