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 us! firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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?
Our hope is that one day each charity in the app will have a Kin wallet, and gifts earned will be instant transactions on the blockchain from our wallet to the chosen charity’s wallet. Full transparency, zero delay. There are a lot of hurdles to that though. Right now, it is very difficult for charities to train someone to create and maintain a Kin wallet, learn to use a crypto exchange, and keep all of their information secure. Solutions are being developed that make that easier, but we’re not there yet.
In the meantime, each charity has a relationship with Oroboros LLC (that’s us, the Pause For company). Gifts earned in the app are added to a tally (which is publicly visible on the home screen of Pause For). 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 earned by Pause For users.
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. email@example.com