Buy Enjin Coin in Canada

A free beginner guide on how to buy Enjin Coin in Canada.

What is Enjin Coin?

Enjin Coin is a project of Enjin, a company that provides an ecosystem of interconnected, blockchain-based gaming products. Enjin's flagship offering is the Enjin Network, a social gaming platform through which users can create websites and clans, chat, and host virtual item stores.

Enjin allows game developers to tokenize in-game items on the Ethereum blockchain. It uses Enjin Coin, an ERC-20 token, to back the digital assets issued using its platform, meaning that items can be bought, sold and traded with real-world value.

Enjin Coin was first announced in July 2017, and it launched on the Ethereum mainnet in June 2018.

Enjin Coin (ENJ) is a digital store of value used to back the value of blockchain assets like non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Every asset minted with the Enjin Platform contains ENJ, a minting resource which is locked inside NFTs and removed from circulation. Minting blockchain assets with ENJ provides a variety of benefits to creators and users:

The Enjin blockchain ecosystem aims to offer software products that make it easy for everyone to develop, trade, monetize, and market with blockchain.

Founded in 2009, Enjin has roots in the gaming industry, with the company’s first product, a gaming community platform called the Enjin Network, growing to 20 million users over the course of a decade.

In 2017 following an ICO, Enjin established itself as a leading blockchain ecosystem developer, building a suite of software products that enable anyone to easily mint, manage, trade, distribute, and integrate blockchain assets.

Enjin’s co-founder Witek Radomski wrote the code for one of the first ever non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and is also the co-author of the ERC-1155 Ethereum token standard.

1. Create accounts

Good news. Enjin Coin is one of the easier cryptocurrencies to buy in Canada. Certain local exchanges can sell you Enjin Coin directly. Which is not common for most cryptocurrencies.

If you want to directly buy Enjin Coin currently we recommend Newton. They have a trading pair which allows you to buy it directly with Canadian dollars.

Another way you can gain access if you do not want to get a Newton account is with Shakepay and a Binance account.

For a more comprehensive guide and comparison of the various exchanges, see the Exchanges Guide.

This step is not needed if you create a Newton account. You can buy Enjin Coin directly on Newton.

If you are using Shakepay or another service which does not offer Enjin Coin you will need a Binance account or a another global exchange account.

For a more comprehensive guide and comparison of the various exchanges, see the Exchanges Guide.

In order to fund your account you will need to verify your identity. This often involves sending in copies of your drivers license, a utility bill, and in many cases a selfie of you holding your ID. This is normal ask for verification.

As for verification on global exchanges, the verification is usually faster and less intense, as long as you are strictly using cryptocurrencies and not doing fiat transactions. For example on Binance you do not need to verify if you are withdrawing 2 BTC or less.

2. Buy Enjin Coin

This step will depend on which accounts you have. If it is Newton, then it is pretty simple. If it is Shakepay (or similar) and Binance there are a few more steps.

Once you have an account, Enjin Coin offered directly through Newton. Just go ahead an place a order, it is that easy.

If you are consistantly buying and selling Enjin Coin want to save a bit of money, consider opening a Binance account. It will give you the closest to market price, has the lowest fees, and the most advanced trading platform.

This process is if you don't have a Newton account, or want a more efficient way to actively trade Enjin Coin.

Step 1: On Shakepay buy BTC. On Newton buy XRP. On another service, review withdrawal fees and minimums, pick the cheapest.

Step 2: Login to your Binance account and goto the "Fiat and Spot" wallet. Find the currency you bought on the other service and click Deposit.

Step 3: On the service you used in Step 1, withdraw the cryptocurrency and send it to the Deposit address from step 2.

Step 4: Wait for the transaction to complete. Once you see the funds appear in your global exchange account you are ready to proceed to the next step.

Step 5: Trade for Enjin Coin on Binance. ENJ/BTC trading pair. ENJ/USDT trading pair.

3. Storing your Enjin Coin

If you just bought some Enjin Coin you are currently storing it on the exchange you bought it on. This is OK if the value is small. However, if you own a significant amount it is best practice to transfer your cryptocurrencies to a wallet that is not an exchange.

If you are just getting started you will probably want to use a software wallet. They are typically free and are considered more secure than leaving Enjin Coin on a exchange.

Feel free to do a google search to research what wallets are available and know what the options are. Consider looking for "decentralized" wallets.

The safest way to store Enjin Coin, or any cryptocurrency, is with a hardware wallet that is not connected to the internet. This is to prevent it being stolen or hacked from a exchange or a wallet connected to the internet.

Consider looking at the Ledger line of hardware wallets. They have been in the industry a number of years and offer one of the widest selections of devices.

Make sure you take the time and save your recovery information! Many people have lost small fortunes not doing this.

Once you have decided on a wallet, follow the instructions to get it setup then withdraw your Enjin Coin from your exchange account. Newton will cover the first $5 in network fees.

This is generally not recommended. However, you might want to do this if you are actively trading Enjin Coin. Be aware you are taking an extra risk. Exchanges have been known to get hacked or disappear, search QuadrigaCX scandal.

The main advantage of doing this is instant access to your Enjin Coin, and saving the fees associated with transactions and withdrawing.

Always consider the reputation and size of the exchange if you are storing a cryptocurrency asset on it.

Generally speaking, I do not keep a balance on any of the local exchanges. If I am going to hold a balance of a cryptocurrency coin/asset on an exchange it will be Binance as they have the most robust platform. However, use this information at your own risk. The safest place for your crypto assets is a hardware wallet like Ledger.

Regardless of the exchange, if you are holding assets on the exchange, make sure you enable two factor authentication and use a separete secure password on the account.

Summary

  1. Create an account on Newton or similar
  2. Buy or Trade for Enjin Coin
  3. Consider storing Enjin Coin in a private wallet