$WIFI Token Support Announcement!
ioPay is happy to announce the support of WiFi Map’s $WIFI token in its quest to serve as the DePIN (decentralized physical infrastructure network) wallet of choice. WiFi Map is one of the largest DePIN projects and a proud partner of IoTeX and ioPay. Continue reading below for more information on what WiFi Map is working on and how to add the $WIFI token to your ioPay wallet.
What is WiFi Map?
WiFi Map’s goal is to connect the unconnected. Via a beautifully designed mobile app, they accomplish this goal by asking contributors to add public and private WiFi hotspots to their network. When a hotspot is added to the network, its location, name, and password (if any) are recorded. This registers the hotspot on the “map” and then allows anyone with the WiFi Map app to connect to that WiFi hotspot with just a single click. WiFi Map also provides global eSIM connectivity and VPN services in-app.
WiFi Map has been building since 2014 and started out as a purely Web2 company (no crypto or blockchain elements at all). The team has seen lots of success and adoption since then:
- 168M app downloads
- 4M MAUs (monthly active users)
- 4.6/5 star average rating from >2M people
In March of 2023, WiFi Map saw the value in a token-incentivized model and launched $WIFI on Polygon. The token is used primarily to incentivize contributors to add WiFi hotspots to the map, run speed tests, and refresh old passwords but can also be used to purchase in-app services like eSIMs and VPNs.
How to add $WIFI to your ioPay wallet?
Step 1) Log into your ioPay wallet and change the network from IoTeX to Polygon in the top left of the screen.
Step 2) Press the + button to the right of "Token" to see the list of supported tokens you can add
Step 3) If you don’t see it immediately in the pre-populated list of tokens, search “WIFI”
Step 4) Click the small + button on the far right of the “WiFi Map” token row. Once the + changes to a checkmark, press the back arrow in the top left of the screen. You will now see $WIFI appear in your ioPay wallet!
What is ioPay?
ioPay is a multi-chain crypto wallet developed by IoTeX for the DePIN sector. It supports Ethereum, IoTeX, BSC, Polygon, Arbitrum, Base, and Fantom.
The primary goal of ioPay is to provide users with a comprehensive and user-friendly crypto experience. ioPay is focused on eventually supporting all DePIN assets including NFTs, tokens, and cryptocurrencies. ioPay was built by the IoTeX team, leveraging their expertise in blockchain technology to design the secure and feature-rich wallet you see today. The integration of support for various chains in ioPay enables users to manage their diverse cryptocurrencies, tokens and DePIN assets in one unified and efficient platform.
If you would like to have your token supported on ioPay, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. Follow the ioPay Twitter as we roll out even more features and functionality. For our all-in-one ioPay v2 User Guide, click here. For any support issues contact [email protected].
If you are interested in DePIN, you can learn more about the latest developments in the sector and compare projects by visiting DePINscan. DePINscan is a public good powered by W3bstream and IoTeX. It’s designed to function as an “explorer in a box” for early-stage DePIN projects and empower intelligent investors with important statistics such as the number and location of devices in a network.