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So, you want to freelance for cryptocurrency, but its price is not stable
Imagine for a moment that in 2013 you were paid for your work. Let's say $1000 for 50 hours of work in Bitcoin. You left it sitting. Now (February 2019) you'd have 33 BTC, 33 BCH and 33 BSV. That is approximately $120 000. Now, again, is volatility all that bad?
Many of those coins have something called "counterparty risk". That means that if a company behind those coins runs away with US dollars in bank account - the stablecoin might lose its value. Because those tokens won't be redeemable for US Dollars anymore.
But, it might not be that bad. First of all, many of those coins are backed by very reputable companies: USDC by Coinbase/Circle, GUSD by Gemini Exchange, some just have a good history, like TUSD by TrustToken. Then you have USDT, Tether, which is not really redeemable to US Dollars (at least not to regular people), yet it still often keeps its value around $1.
The only stablecoin now (Feb 2019) that doesn't have counterparty risk is DAI.
DAI is great. It has a very complicated scheme to keep its value pegged to $1, but you don't need to understand it to use it. Currently it seems that at least ChangeNow exchange allows you to exchange DAI to other coins, so it is more usable now, than it was before (you had to exchange your Ether to WETH and then to DAI... complicated).
Ok, so all current stablecoins are implemented as tokens on Ethereum platform.
That means that if you have received a payment of 50 TUSD to your brand new Ethereum wallet... you won't be able to spend them.
Wait, what? I thought stablecoins are great?
They are. But Ethereum doesn't have a way to move tokens and pay for the transaction in tokens. So, to move your new TUSD you need to pay something like $0.01 (Feb 2019) in Ethereum fees. That means that you need to have at least some Ether to pay for it on the same account where you have TUSD.
One of the solutions would be to ask for additional $1 in Ethereum using second invoice. Another one would be to google for "Ethereum faucet". Those may give you small amounts of Ether in exchange for spamming your inbox or solving the CAPTCHA. Free money always come with a catch. Even if it's just 1 cent.
Download, install Exodus. Go to "exchange" tab. Figure out how much money you would need.
Request that amount to be paid in Bitcoin BTC, Ethereum ETH or Bitcoin Cash BCH if you want to pay less fees.
After you receive your coins - click "Exchange" tab in Exodus, click All, click "Exchange" and now you have your money in stablecoins. Or at least leave something in a coin with the growth potential...
Warning about KYC and exchanges. Do not exchange big amounts ($1000+) in one go. There are true horror stories on Reddit about people losing their funds due to exchanges requiring to go through the impossible KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure. You can research more here. Exchange only the amounts that will not destroy you if they are taken away. So, if $50 is critical for you - change $25 first, then $25 more..
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