Where does the money come from?
Donations are funded from investor capital, rewards from the Kin Developer Program, and our partners. In 2018, we worked with Blockchain Benevolence who generously sponsored gifts donated in Pause For. We’re excited to see who comes on board this year!
How can I or my company sponsor pauses?
Contact Hannah! email@example.com
Do I pay anything out of pocket?
Nope! You’re earning Kin currency by completing pauses. You don’t put any money into it.
How much does the app cost to use?
The app is free!
When will Pause For be available for Android?
The goal is January 2019. The plan is to release on iOS, spend a few weeks making changes based on user feedback and fixing any bugs we didn’t notice, then start working on Android with our new user tested and approved version of Pause For as our guide.
How do I add charities?
By sending us the suggestion, and by recruiting your friends! The more our user base grows, the more our charities options will grow.
Do the charities get the Kin I spend? Does the Pause For team go out and plant trees? How does that process work?
Ideally, each charity in the app will have a Kin wallet, gifts given in the marketplace immediately translate on the blockchain from our wallet to the chosen charity’s wallet. Full transparency, zero delay. We’re still waiting for the Kin technology to catch up on this one though.
In the meantime, each charity has a relationship with Oroboros LLC (that’s us, the Pause For company). Gifts given in the marketplace are publicly recorded on the blockchain. At the end of each quarter (and at shorter intervals at our discretion), Oroboros LLC writes a check to each organization who has received a gift for the USD equivalent of gifts purchased by Pause For users.
For example, currently Pause For has an option to plant a tree for 2500 Kin. One Tree Planted, the organization who plants that tree, will receive the USD donation required for them to plant a tree, not 2500 Kin converted to USD.
What is Kin?
Kin is a digital currency that enables developers like us to reward users for the value they create in their apps and systems on the blockchain. As a user of Pause For, the important thing to know is that Kin is a measure of value which we transfer to you when you pause and you transfer to the non-profits listed in the app when you send gifts in the marketplace.
What is the blockchain?
Oh boy. Now we’re really getting into it. To use Pause For, you do not need to understand blockchains. Ever. But if you’re curious to learn more, it’s actually all very interesting. Check out this blockchain explanation that does a great job of explaining things without getting too technical.
Technical problems? Send us an email about it. firstname.lastname@example.org