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.
Project PAI is an open-source blockchain project developing the world's first blockchain-based platform for intelligent 3D AI avatars. Personal AI (PAI) looks, talks and behaves like the individual user and, when secured and authenticated on the blockchain, allows for unprecedented customization, utility and personal data control. With communities worldwide and adopters including leading U.S. AI company ObEN Inc., Project PAI is rapidly advancing its vision of allowing everyone in the world to participate in the new global humanistic AI economy. Project PAI's independent blockchain platform is intended to allow users to create, own and manage their digital identity and the associated data, letting users participate in a new global humanistic AI economy where they are the owners of their own digital identity and data. The listing on HBUS marks another step in Project PAI's growth throughout the U.S. and global market. Project PAI's vision is to create a platform where everyone can create their own Personal AI, intelligent digital avatars that look, sound and behave like them. With PAI, users can have more personalized digital experiences, including using their PAI for social media content or interacting with the PAI of their doctors, teachers or even their favorite celebrities across a number of applications in retail, entertainment, travel and more. The core technology for the avatars is powered by Project PAI early-adopter ObEN, a leading artificial intelligence company based in Los Angeles, California. PAIs are secured and authenticated on the Project PAI blockchain. The intention is to always allow the user to be the owner of their own data and if they choose to contribute that data to improve applications or AI algorithms on the PAI blockchain, they can be compensated for their efforts in PAI Coin. In addition, as an open-source public blockchain, companies and developers can create their own apps and tokens on the PAI blockchain to build more interactions for the Project PAI community. Already this year, Project PAI has launched both its mainnet and github. A third-party-developed digital wallet for PAI Coin, called PAI Up, is also available globally on both iOS and Android. The project has recently expanded into the Southeast Asia, U.K. and European markets, following solid presence in China, Japan, Korea and the U.S.