Tether (USDT) is a cryptocurrency with a value meant to mirror the value of the U.S. dollar. The idea was to create a stable cryptocurrency that can be used like digital dollars. Coins that serve this purpose of being a stable dollar substitute are called “stable coins.” Tether is the most popular stable coin and even acts as a dollar replacement on many popular exchanges! According to their site, Tether converts cash into digital currency, to anchor or “tether” the value of the coin to the price of national currencies like the US dollar, the Euro, and the Yen. Like other cryptos it uses blockchain. Unlike other cryptos, it is [according to the official Tether site] “100% backed by USD” (USD is held in reserve). The primary use of Tether is that it offers some stability to the otherwise volatile crypto space and offers liquidity to exchanges who can’t deal in dollars and with banks (for example to the sometimes controversial but leading exchange Bitfinex). The digital coins are issued by a company called Tether Limited that is governed by the laws of the British Virgin Islands, according to the legal part of its website. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. It has emerged that Jan Ludovicus van der Velde is the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, which has been accused of being involved in the price manipulation of bitcoin, as well as tether. Many people trading on exchanges, including Bitfinex, will use tether to buy other cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Tether Limited argues that using this method to buy virtual currencies allows users to move fiat in and out of an exchange more quickly and cheaply. Also, exchanges typically have rocky relationships with banks, and using Tether is a way to circumvent that. USDT is fairly simple to use. Once on exchanges like Poloniex or Bittrex, it can be used to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It can be easily transferred from an exchange to any Omni Layer enabled wallet. Tether has no transaction fees, although external wallets and exchanges may charge one. In order to convert USDT to USD and vise versa through the Tether.to Platform, users must pay a small fee. Buying and selling Tether for Bitcoin can be done through a variety of exchanges like the ones mentioned previously or through the Tether.to platform, which also allows the conversion between USD to and from your bank account.
What is DMD Diamond? DMD Diamond is a digital currency that that allows people to send money anywhere in the world instantly, securely and at near zero cost. It focuses on creating a multi entry, high rewards monetary system that empowers people to achieve financial freedom through blockchain based technology. DMD Diamond's conceptual goal is to become an ultra-scarce non-government controlled storage of wealth with software facilities that can increase that wealth over time. Emission Model DMD Diamond Coin rollout is one of the cornerstones of this monetary system. The emission model stays the same as in DMD Diamond 2.0, however, the introduced changes make the emission of new coins smoother and avoid sudden large reductions in yearly interest. In the past DMD Diamond relied on both Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work algorithms to govern the network. DMD Diamond 3.0 will be run by state of the art Proof-of-Stake only, while Proof-of-Work is going to be removed completely. Diamond Masternodes A DMD Diamond network consists of full nodes running as servers facilitating connectivity and transmission of updates. Masternodes is a time tested concept which was originally created to prevent decrease in number of full nodes and incentivize people to keep the network running, decentralised and expanding. Over the years as the technology matured Masternodes became ever more useful and could perform additional network services that go above what a vanilla full node could do.