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Bytom for beginner buyers: How to buy, sell and trade Bytom

How and where to buy, sell and store Bytom Coins (BTM) in Australia.

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Bytom is a Chinese blockchain project that is developing a protocol to combine multiple assets into one blockchain solution. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of warrants, securities, bonds and a wide range of other digital assets between blockchains.

Bytom Coins (BTM) are used to represent right of ownership of the Bytom platform and the right to use it. At the time of writing (April 2018), BTM is one of the world’s 30 largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, so read on to find out how Bytom works and how to buy BTM in Australia.

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 BTM

You can buy BTM coins from several cryptocurrency exchanges, including:

Name Product Deposit methods Fiat Currencies Supported Cryptocurrencies
Huobi Australia Digital Asset Exchange
Bank transfer
Cryptocurrency
None
BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, XLM, TRX, NEO, DASH, VET, ETC, QTUM, OMG, ZEC and 100+ more
Special offer: Get a $10 bonus when you create a verified account through finder. Payouts every 10 business days. T&Cs apply.
Link your bank account to buy and sell 10 cryptocurrencies with Australian dollars.
Credit card
Cryptocurrency
USD
BTC, BCH, MIOTA, XVG, NEO, ADA, XRP, TRX, ONT, ZIL, GAS, LTC, ZRX, QTUM, ETH, ETC, VET, ICX & 300+ more
CoinSwitch allows you to compare and convert over 250 cryptocurrencies across all exchanges.
Huobi Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
-
BTC, ETH, HT, LTC, PAI, BCH, XRP, DASH, IOST, EOS, TRX, ETC, OCN, ONT, ELF, ABT, CMT, ELA, & 78+ more
Huobi is a digital currency exchange that allows its users to trade more than 190 cryptocurrency pairs.
OKEx Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer
Cryptocurrency
WeChat
USD, CNY
BTC, ETH, LTC, EOS, TRX, ETC, BCH, TRUE, XRP, ABT & 130+ more
Listing over 100 cryptocurrencies, OKEx offers its users a variety of payment methods and coins to choose from.
AdvCash
Cryptocurrency
Payeer
Perfect Money
USD, RUB
BTC, BTG, DASH, ETH, LTC, DOGE, WAVES, LSK, BCC, TRX & 1400 + more
Pay in USD, RUB or trade crypto to crypto at this Russian-based cryptocurrency exchange with hundreds of coins listed.
Cryptocurrency
-
BTC, BCH, XMR, DAG, ETH, XRP, EOS, LTC, ADA, TRX, NEO, ONT, STEEM, BTM, BCD, ZINC, VET, OLT, USDT, BSV, & 134+ more
Browse a variety of coin offerings in one of the largest multi-cryptocurrency exchanges and pay in cryptocurrency.
Livecoin Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
Payeer
Perfect Money
Qiwi
USD, EUR, RUB
BTC, BCH, ETH, LSK, LTC, XMR, XEM, DASH, BCC, CLOAK & 410+ more
Trade at an exchange that has an extensive offering over 160 coins and numerous fiat and altcoin currency pairs.
Gate.io Cryptocurrency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
-
BCH, EOS, TRX, ONT, ETH, BTC, BTM, AE, OCN, ADA, IHT, XRP, ETC, NAS, LTC, & over 117+ more
Altcoin.io Decentralised Exchange
Cryptocurrency
-
*Note that while the platform is under development, it is expected to support BTC, ETH, REP, ANT, BAT, EOS, SALT, CVC, DNT, SNT & 20+ more
Launching in 2018, Altcoin.io is a decentralised peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange powered by atomic swaps. Sign up now for early access.
Bittrex Digital Currency Exchange
Cryptocurrency
Wire transfer
USD
BTC, ETH, BOXX, XVG, SC, XRP, DOGE, STRAT, XMR, ADA, OMG, ETC, BCC, XLM, DGB, UKG, & 128+ more
Buy from one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges with a selection of over 190+ cryptocurrencies and 3 USD pairings.
Cryptocurrency
EUR, GBP
BIX, ETH, BTM, BTC, LBA, FSN, HPB, BOT, BTO, SXUT & 15+ more
Trade crypto to crypto with a choice of over 60 currencies on this global exchange based in China.
TradeSatoshi Exchange
TradeSatoshi Exchange
Cryptocurrency
-
SAFEX, BTC, LTC, DOGE, BTCP, WC, ETH, DGB, BCH, BTCZ, GRLC, VOT, BCI, 1337, NYC & over 78+ more
A crypto-to-crypto exchange platform where users can buy and sell BTC and over 200 cryptocurrencies.

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A step-by-step guide to buying BTM

If you want to buy Bytom coins, here’s what you need to do:

Step 1. Register for an account on a cryptocurrency exchange that lists BTM

BTM isn’t available on every possible crypto exchange, so the first step is to search for an exchange that lists this digital currency in one or more pairings. Once you’ve found a suitable platform, provide your email address and password to sign up for an account.

Depending on the platform you choose, you may also need to provide your name, address, contact details and proof of ID to satisfy know your customer/anti-money laundering (KYC/AML) requirements.

Don’t forget to also enable two-factor authentication (if available) on your account to provide extra security and peace of mind.

Step 2. Deposit funds into your account

Before going any further, it’s important to point out that most exchanges don’t allow you to buy BTM with fiat currency such as Australian dollars. Instead, you’ll need to exchange cryptocurrency such as bitcoin (BTC) or Ether (ETH) for BTM.

To transfer these crypto coins into your exchange account, login and look for the “Deposit” link. Copy the address for your wallet and then transfer over the necessary amount.

Step 3. Buy BTM

Now it’s time to navigate to the exchange or markets section of your chosen crypto exchange. Search for your desired currency pairing, such as BTM/BTC, and click on “Buy BTM”. You can then enter the details of your transaction, including the amount you want to spend or the number of BTM you want to buy.

Make sure you take a moment to check all the details of the transaction before finalising your purchase.


How to sell BTM

If you want to sell Bytom Coins, the process you’ll need to follow is similar to Step 3 above. The obvious difference is that you’ll need to look for the “Sell BTM” box instead. It’s also important to remember that you may not be able to exchange BTM for the currency (either crypto or fiat) that you want.


Which wallets can I use to hold BTM?

While you can store your BTM coins in your exchange wallet if you wish, doing so will expose you to an increased level of security risks. It’s generally recommended that anyone looking for long-term coin storage move their funds into a private wallet.

You’ll find a link to the official Bytom desktop wallet on the project’s website. However, as BTM coins are ERC20 tokens on the Ethereum network, you can also store them in any ERC20-compatible wallet, such as MyEtherWallet or the Ledger Nano S and TREZOR hardware wallets.


How Bytom works

Launched in January 2017, Bytom is a blockchain protocol focused on acting as an intermediary between generalised and specialised blockchains.

What does it hope to achieve? This is best outlined in the Bytom whitepaper:

“Heterogenous byte-assets (indigenous digital currency, digital assets) that operate in different forms on the Bytom Blockchain and atomic assets (warrants, securities, dividends, bonds, intelligence information, forecasting information and other information that exists in the physical world) can be registered, exchanged, gambled and engaged in other more complicated and contract-based interoperations via Bytom. The protocol connects the atomic world and the byteworld to promote the interaction and circulation of assets between the two worlds.”

To achieve this goal, Bytom uses a three-layer architecture that consists of:

  • An application layer. This mobile-compatible layer is designed to make it easy and convenient for developers to create asset management applications.
  • A contract layer. This uses genesis contract and control contracts to issue and manage assets.
  • A data transmission layer. This uses distributed ledger technology to provide asset issuance, spending, transfer and other operations.

Bytom’s testnet was launched in September 2017, and the mainnet has just been released as of April 2018.


What to consider if buying BTM

Cryptocurrencies are not only highly volatile, they’re also quite complicated. There are myriad factors that can influence the price movements of different digital coins and tokens, so it’s essential that you do your own research before deciding whether or not you should buy.

If you’re thinking of purchasing any BTM, remember to consider the following factors:

  • Supply. According to CoinMarketCap, at the time of writing (April 2018) the circulating supply of Bytom Coins is 987,000,000 BTM, out of a total supply of 1,407,000,000 BTM. The coins were issued in the project’s June/July 2017 ICO, which raised 8,400 BTC and saw the coins distributed as follows:
    • Private equity investors: 7%
    • ICO distribution: 30%
    • Reserved for Bytom Foundation: 20%
    • Business development: 10%
    • Mining rewards: 33%
  • Use. As the native asset of the Bytom blockchain, Bytom Coins represent both right of ownership of the Bytom platform and the right to use it. BTM can be used to pay transaction fees for asset trading, pay dividends of income assets and as deposits for asset issuance. The maximum supply is capped at 2.1 billion tokens.
  • Partnerships. Current and future partnerships can have a bearing on the potential growth (or otherwise) of any crypto project. The Bytom team has inked deals with imToken and East Lake Big Data Asset Exchange.
  • Whitepaper. Want to know more about the technology behind Bytom and the problems it aims to address? Check out the project’s whitepaper.
  • Still being developed. Bytom’s mainnet was launched on 24 April 2018. While this is exciting news for the project, it also means that the Bytom blockchain is still undergoing development, and it has not yet proved that it will be able to fully deliver on its potential.
  • Team. Bytom is led by Chang Jia, the founder of Chinese crypto news site 8btc, and former OKCoin president Duan Xinxing. You can also find out more about the team behind the project and their development experience by visiting the Bytom website.

Bearing in mind these considerations and doing your own research, you'll be well placed to make a decision about buying BTM.


Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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