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How to buy Waltonchain and how it works

A beginner’s guide to buying and trading Walton Coin (WTC) in New Zealand.

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Waltonchain is a joint Chinese/Korean project that aims to combine blockchain technology and radio-frequency identification (RFID) to track items and improve supply chain management.

The token used for circulation and payment within the Walton ecosystem is the Walton Coin (WTC), which can be used to issue subchains, provide dividend interest and act as a credit and mortgage system.

Keep reading to find out what Waltonchain is, how it works, and how you can buy WTC in New Zealand.

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

Where to buy Walton (WTC)

WTC is available on a number of popular cryptocurrency exchanges, including:

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    Based in New Zealand, Easy Crypto enables users to simply pay in NZD through POLi or bank transfer to access a range of cryptocurrencies.
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    Buy 55+ cryptocurrencies at true cost, earn up to 8% p.a. on holdings, pay with your crypto for cashback at stores, get loans and more with this complete crypto-finance platform.
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    Based in New Zealand, BitPrime trades around 90+ of the world’s top cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin and Ripple.
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    Trade an extensive range of reputable coins on this world-renowned exchange, popular for its high liquidity and multi-language support.

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A step-by-step guide to buying Walton

If you want to buy WTC in New Zealand, here’s an example of how you can do it:

Step 1. Create an account on a cryptocurrency exchange that allows you to trade WTC

WTC can be traded with bitcoin (BTC) or Ethereum (ETH). It’s free to sign up for a cryptocurrency trading account by providing your email address, creating a password and in some cases, supplying proof of ID. It’s also recommended that you set up two-factor authorisation to ensure a higher level of security.

Step 2. Deposit funds into your account

Many exchanges don’t allow you to directly deposit fiat currency, such as NZD, and only facilitate trading between cryptocurrencies. With this in mind, you’ll need to own or buy BTC or ETH first.

The process for depositing funds varies between exchanges, so look for the link to fund your account or contact customer support for advice. For example, on Binance you can click on “Funds” and then “Deposit” from the top menu.

Step 3. Buying WTC

Now it’s time to trade BTC or ETH for WTC on the exchange. The steps you need to follow will differ slightly depending on the exchange you choose.

If you’re using Binance, for example, you’ll have to click on your desired trading pair (such as WTC/BTC) and enter the number of WTC you want to buy. Then you can select market or limit price and click “Buy WTC”.

Which wallets can I use to hold Walton?

WTC is an ERC20 token on the Ethereum network, so it can be stored on any Ethereum-friendly wallet that supports these types of tokens. For example, you could hold WTC with:

How Walton works

Launched by Chinese and Korean developers in 2016, Waltonchain is named after Charlie Walton, the inventor of RFID technology. Waltonchain aims to combine RFID with blockchain technology to streamline supply chain management.

What is RFID technology?

Radio-frequency identification uses electromagnetic fields to attach digital identities to physical objects. This information is stored on small chips attached to those objects.

RFID is already in widespread use throughout everyday life, including in the e-Tag in your car and in the microchip used to identify your lost dog.

By attaching small RFID tags with unique IDs to objects, those objects can easily be identified with information logged on the blockchain. This should then allow companies to track their products on the blockchain, with the end goal being to cheaply improve supply chain management and stop the production and sale of counterfeit goods.

Real world applications for Walton

Walton’s developers hope their technology will be able to streamline the entire supply chain process, from manufacture right through to the retail experience. Potential applications for Waltonchain in the real world include:

  • Keeping track of business inventory as it enters and leaves warehouses
  • Monitoring the transportation of products
  • Eliminating counterfeit products
  • Keeping track of stock in store
  • Tracking purchase preferences of buyers

The technology could potentially offer benefits across a number of industries, including:

  • Fashion and clothing
  • Storage
  • Logistics and shipping
  • Liquor
  • Automotive
  • Retail
  • Waste management

What to consider when buying Walton

There are a myriad of factors you should consider when buying WTC, including:

  • Availability. There are a total of 100 million WTC tokens in existence – this number is a constant and no more coins will be issued.
  • Use. Tokens are used for circulation and payment in the Waltonchain ecosystem. WTC’s main uses include issuing sub-chains, paying dividend interest, providing a credit and mortgage system and distributed asset exchange.
  • Waltonchain’s growth potential. As the Walton ecosystem grows, the company hopes that an increasing number of businesses will join the ecosystem and need to expend WTC to create sub chains. This should then lead to an increase in the value of WTC.
  • Competition. You’ll need to consider other companies that could compete for market share with Walton. For example, VeChain also provides unique product identification through the blockchain to streamline supply chain processes.
  • Commercial partnerships. The commercial partnerships a company establishes can help it access new markets and expert knowledge. Waltonchain announced a partnership with Korean exchange platform Coinnest in January 2018, and also has agreements with China Mobile IoT Alliance, Coinlink, Haier and a wide range of other businesses.

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