Pause For is a productivity app that allows you to earn cryptocurrency to buy items for your favorite charity.

But how do the charities get the money?

When you spend Kin currency in the Pause For app, your charitable selection is logged. Gifts given in the marketplace are publicly recorded on the blockchain. The Kin blockchain is a decentralized public ledger that tracks every transaction of Kin–to and from apps in the ecosystem, and between users in the ecosystem. If you are new to blockchains and would like to learn more, this blockchain article by the team at uses an analogy of a coconut-producing village to explain the blockchain and cryptocurrency. It’s a long read, but you’ll leave with a better understanding of decentralized systems and cryptocurrency.


Each charity has a relationship with Oroboros LLC (the Pause For company). At regular intervals, Oroboros sends the USD equivalent of the item chosen to the listed charity.


We currently offer three charity options for Pause For users, though we do intend to expand to others very soon.


Our charities

The Inner Pup
The Inner Pup was founded in 2014 by Genie and Lindsay Goldring. They provide education and instruction, as well as affordable care, for low-income families and their dogs. You can purchase heart worm vaccinations in the Give tab.



One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted was founded in 2014 in Shelburne, Vermont. They plant trees in North America, South America, Africa, and Asia. You can purchase trees to plant in the Give tab.


Feeding America 


Feeding America runs 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. You can purchase a meal for a person in need in the Give tab.



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Hannah Lee Kidder

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  • Ray says:

    I’ve been obsessively using your app because it’s christmas and I wanted to do a lot. I don’t want to feel like an idiot but How do I know all my work is getting to the charities. I’ve given 12 months of Heartworm, working on trying to get a person a years worth of meals, take three meals and multiply by 356, and I’ve paid for 7 eye surgeries which leads me to my questions.
    I saw eye surgeries cost 25 for one 75 for three. So are our donations paying for 3 eye surgeries? Kin2 is supposed to be valued at $.01 so 7500 Kin would be $75 dollars correct? Anyway my next question is there a way we could see our Kin going to the charities? Aren’t charities supposed to provide a receipt for tax purposes? I know you get it but I would love to have that option.

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