This currency is part of a blockchain project which aims at revolutionizing the way that we access the internet. Currently, the way we connect is very centralized. Data is controlled by internet service providers that can throttle your connection any time that they choose.
This is part of the reason that there was so much outrage over net neutrality, and why this project wants to address the issue. In much the same way that Ethereum has decentralized applications, your NKN investment will do the same for internet access.
This decentralized exchange will allow users to trade network connectivity and data transmission, allowing them to use microtransactions to facilitate the distribution of network resources. Those who wish to run a relay node in order to power this platform will be incentivized with tokens in a new form of mining under Proof of Relay.
It's such a cool idea that you wonder why it has not yet been approached, and it seems that this project has found a great way to apply the blockchain in a very meaningful way.How to buy?
The exchanges where you can buy NKN are few and far between, unfortunately. The distribution for this asset is not great, but there is a substantial trading volume on the available options. You can exchange using three pairs easily which include Ethereum, US Dollar Tether, and Neo. Tether by far is the biggest liquidity pool, but Ethereum is a close second. Either of those options will allow you to perform a trade quickly and for a fair price.
This is a NEO based asset. Unfortunately, this is not as popular as the ERC20 model, and there are less wallets available for it. The best option is likely the official NEO wallet which also supports underlying assets. However, they may be some other options available as well. In these cases, it's usually best to check the project's website for recommendations. In any case, make sure to always back up your wallet files or seeds to make sure you are protected from hardware or software issues. If your wallet becomes inoperable, this is the only way to access your funds again.