An easy way to get into the crypto game
- What is crumbs?
- What is cryptocurrency?
- What does Crumbs cost?
- How does cryptocurrency work?
- What is cryptography?
- What is a blockchain?
- What Cryptocurrencies can I get with Crumbs?
- Can I select which cryptocurrencies my roundups go into?
- How secure is Crumbs?
- How is Crumbs different than other apps?
What is crumbs?
Crumbs is an app that rounds up your debit or credit card transaction and puts the spare-change, or difference between transaction amount and nearest dollar, into a crypto-asset of your choice.
For example, say you purchase a cup of coffee for $3.75, Crumbs takes $0.25, and waits until your total roundups reach $5.00. Once your pending roundups reach $5.00 Crumbs puts that amount into the crypto-asset portfolio you selected. So if you selected 50% BTC and 50% XRP you would get $2.50 worth of BTC and $2.50 XRP (Ripple) at the current rate.
What is cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrencies or crypto-assets are digital tokens that are protected by encryption and cryptography, meaning it is very challenging to counterfeit or copy them since every transaction is recorded in a blockchain.
Does crumbs charge fee?
Yes, it is $2.00 a month and we charge 1% of the transaction amount + $0.15 on deposits (round ups, recurring, one-time, etc) and 1% of the transaction amount + $0.25 for withdrawals. This isn’t because we are greedy. We need to be able to cover our service fees in order to offer this awesome service to you.
How does cryptocurrency work?
Cryptocurrency is encrypted by cryptology to secure transactions between two parties. Each party has a private key that allows them to access their cryptocurrency and exchange it. This key is like an account number, but it has 51 alphanumeric characters, making it extremely difficult to crack. With your private key, you can securely transfer digital funds anywhere in the world in an instant. Your key is stored in a digital wallet, and without it, you can’t access your cryptocurrency.
What is cryptography?
Cryptography refers to the study of codes. But when talking about cryptology in the context of cryptocurrency, it is a complex mathematical algorithm that confirms your cryptocurrency transactions. Cryptography helps verify your identity when you make transactions and keeps others from being able to use your private key to repeat or defraud transactions.
What is a blockchain?
Blockchain is technology that lets digital information (like cryptocurrency) be shared and distributed without being copied. This technology makes using cryptocurrencies possible. Essentially, a blockchain is a digital ledger, or a chain of digital information that keeps track of all secured transactions. Once a verified transaction using cryptocurrency has gone through, the algorithm records and secures that transaction into a blockchain. Some blockchains are public and shared, although the data is not mutable. Like most cryptocurrencies, there is no central authority for the blockchain.
What Cryptocurrencies can I get with Crumbs?
Can I select which cryptocurrencies my roundups go into?
Yes, during sign up you create your portfolio, this allows you to select up to four different crypto-assets from the 10+ assets we currently support. If you want to change your portfolio you can always do so inside the app.
For example, if you select 50% BTC and 50% ETH, half of your round up will go into Bitcoin and the other half will go into Ethereum.
How secure is Crumbs?
We only partner with verified and legitimate cryptocurrency exchanges to source and store crypto assets. Your crypto assets are stored in offline cold storage wallets and your personal information is protected by bank level 256 bit encryption. Users security and privacy is a priority for us.