How to Buy Tether Crypto (USDT)
What is Tether USDT?
According to Coingecko, Tether is : 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 <a href="https://www.coingecko.com/en/exchanges/bitfinex">Bitfinex</a>). 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 <a href="https://www.coingecko.com/en/exchanges/poloniex">Poloniex</a> 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.
Where can I buy USDT Crypto?
You can buy Tether on Uniswap.
Why should you buy Tether?
Tether is really one of a kind project. The roadmap is incredibly promising and if the dev team can keep up with the with it, it's only a matter of time for the market to catch up. It's a very risky play but one that can yield amazing profits. Do you own diligence and research the project further so you can make your own decision.
How to Buy Tether Crypto?
Step 1 - Setting up a Metamask Wallet
Metamask is by far the most used walled in the world of Ethereum. Whenever you want to buy and sell cryptocurrencies or even use blockchain apps that run on the Ethereum Network, Metamask will be your best friend. Setting up the wallet is also very simple and easy.Head over to metamask.io and click Download. You'll need to use Google Chrome, Brave Browser, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge for this to work. So make sure you are using one of these four browsers. Now at the end of the page, click on the browser you're using and install the extension.
You are now the Welcome Page of Metamask. Click on 'Get Started.' Now click on 'Create a Wallet.' Choose a strong password for your Metamask wallet and continue.
Very Important Part! Keeping your backup phrase safe is the difference between having millions in your account or be that guy on the landfill looking for his old hard drive.
Click on reveal your backup phrase and write every word down on paper. Make sure you don't save your backup phrase on anything digital. This is for your security. After you wrote down your backup phrase, you'll be asked to confirm it. Click on every word in the correct order, and you should be done.
Step 2 - Buy Ethereum on Simpleswap
Simpleswap is the easiest way to buy crypto today. Free from registrations, KYC and third-party custody. With Simpleswap we can buy ETH and receive it directly on our on-chain Metamask wallet, skipping most of the steps we'd have to take through a traditional exchange.
Just click the Buy/Sell Crypto tab, insert the USD amount you want to trade for ETH, and click "Exchange", just like this:
Now all you have to do is click the Metamask fox logo to directly copy and paste your Metamask Ethereum address. It should add it automatically.
You can now choose between Google Pay or card to complete the payment:
Once you complete the payment, all you gotta do is wait a few minutes for the payment confirmation, and for the on-chain transaction to complete. Once all that is completed you should see your updated balance in Metamask.
Step 3 - Buy Tether on Uniswap with ETH
Uniswap is currently the number one Decentralized Exchanged in the world, and it's simply the best place to buy cryptocurrencies that aren't available on sites like Coinbase or Binance.
Before we head over to Uniswap, we need to prepare your Metamask Wallet to receive Tether. Open Metamask, scroll all the way down, and click here:
Select Custom Token and paste this token contract address there:
The rest should autofill, and you need to click next and then add tokens. Your account is now ready to receive Tether (USDT).
You can check the price and confirm the correct token address of Tether on Coingecko.
Let's buy some Tether!
Go to Uniswap. On the upper right corner, click on Connect Wallet and select Metamask. A confirmation popup should open on Metamask (click on the "little fox logo" if you don't see it). Now you need to accept, connect, and your wallet should be connected to Uniswap.
Select a token and paste the Token contract address: 0xdac17f958d2ee523a2206206994597c13d831ec7
Click Import and accept the terms.
Now you have to select the amount of ETH you want to trade for USDT. After you confirm it, another popup will appear from the Metamask extension and you should approve the transaction.
Wait a few minutes, and your USDT should appear on your Metamask Wallet.
Congratulations! You are now a proud Investor of Tether!
In case your transactions keep on failing, adjust your slippage tolerance. To do that, click on Uniswap's gear icon, and put 5% here:
Step 4 - Store Tether on Ledger
Check out our guide on how you can store Tether on Ledger's Hardware Wallet
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