# Account Balance
Account balance is the amount of the token (asset) that belongs to the account.
One account can store different tokens in different amounts. For example, an account can have 50 WAVES and 200 XTN at the same time. The amount of the Y token on the account is called the account balance in Y token. If there is no Y token on the account, it is said that the account balance in Y token is equal to zero.
# Account balance in WAVES
There are four types of balances in WAVES:
The regular balance is the amount of WAVES that belongs directly to the account.
The other types of balances are determined counting leased WAVES.
Let us introduce the following notation:
R is the regular balance,
Lo is the amount of WAVES which the account leased to other accounts,
Li is the amount of WAVES which are leased to the account by other accounts.
Available balance =
Effective balance =
Generating balance is the minimum value of the effective balance during the last 1000 blocks.
The generating balance of a node account affects the ability to participate in block generation. To generate blocks, you need a generating balance of at least 1000 WAVES. The larger the generating balance, the greater the chance to add the next block is.
# View Account Balance
The balances of any account, as well as other blockchain data, are public and can be read by anyone. For example, you can see the list of tokens ant their amount on the account in Waves Explorer. To do this, find an account by its address or alias.
Balances are displayed on the Assets tab. For WAVES, regular balance is displayed; to see other types of balance, click the 👁 icon next to the balance.
Non-fungible tokens are displayed on the NFT tab.
You can also obtain balances using Node REST API and client libraries, see the examples in the How to Retrieve Information from the Blockchain article.
# Top up Balance
You can buy WAVES tokens on the WX Network exchange developed by the third-party team from the community, or at one of the centralized exchanges.
On Testnet and Stagenet, you can get WAVES for free using the Faucet:
- https://wavesexplorer.com/faucet?network=testnet for Testnet
- https://wavesexplorer.com/faucet?network=stagenet for Stagenet.