WAX is growing pretty fast and it’s RAM, NET and CPU features can seem pretty weird to people, who are new to crypto.
NET is a termin, used to describe the throughput of WAX blockchain. It is measured in bites and is flexible to provide the higher stacking volume users with higher productivity.
CPU has similar properties, but indicates operation speed, being measured in microseconds.
Both values are calculated with a formula «your stacking volume split by overall stacking volume».
However, RAM uses a different approach. RAM is the amount of info, stored in blockchain and obviously it can’t be just split throughout the holders. There is an equal restriction of data for every user.
That leads us to RAM aftermarket. Being resellable, RAM is sometimes sold from one enthusiast to another making it’s price unstable and sometimes unpredictable.
Important note: Each WAX dApp account has 3kb of RAM on board. If you sign an act of agreement your RAM can become adjustable to your needs, automatically using money from your wallet for buying of selling storage.
To sum up, if we imagine WAX blockchain as an airport system:
NET would be the seats in the plane - you always have your own, but if there is an empty one you can take it too.
CPU would be the tickets, that show frequency of your flights. The more tickets (CPU value) you have - the more often you can fly (make operations).
RAM would be the airport facilities, that need to be paid for, so the airport works properly - all the tickets admit their buyers and all the places find their owners.
Stacking $WAX to upscale your RAM can be done easily through coin’s website. Registration is done in just two clicks, then your wallet is ready for use. Removing $WAX from stacking takes 72 hours, so keep that in mind.