Onward

By Pace Ellsworth | June 12, 2018

There must come a time in each startup’s life where things get harder before they get easier. Now is that time for us. While the cryptocurrency market just fell to another low, meaning new lows and fears for our users, our crowdfunding campaign on SeedInvest expired unfulfilled with no fanfare at all. We reached $145k…

Welcome to Uphold

How to Sign Up for Uphold

By Dan Pratt | May 23, 2018

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard about Uphold and now you want to start using its awesome features. Or perhaps you want to sign up for Uphold to get started on one of the Uphold apps, like Bitwage, Ausecure, or our app, Heleum. Click here to try Heleum for free Here’s the important…

How Heleum REALLY Works

By Pace Ellsworth | May 16, 2018

Under new Heleum Version 2.0, here’s how balloons let your money move: Short Version ————– – Your account is typically split into 20 portions called “balloons”. – Each balloon waits for a market signal to move one of your balloons into a cryptocurrency that is rising. – Balloons move again and again based on market…

Heleum v2.0 Upgrade is Live

By Pace Ellsworth | May 16, 2018

Thank you for your patience and support during our long development period for our biggest upgrade to date: Heleum Version 2.0. All accounts have now been upgraded! We have run Version 2.0 in over 5,000,000 hours of simulations with over 40,000 balloons to determine the best settings to improve your Heleum experience. Version 2.0 Features:…

What is Uphold?

What is Uphold?

By Dan Pratt | May 9, 2018

You’ve probably heard of all sorts of cryptocurrency exchanges: Kraken, Gemini, Bitstamp, and many others. But there’s another exchange that’s gaining in popularity and getting a lot more interest these days. Of course, from the title of the post you know I’m talking about Uphold. Uphold’s unique operation creates so much value, every crypto enthusiast…

What is Bitcoin, Anyway?

What is Bitcoin, Anyway?

By Morgan Aldous | April 17, 2018

Bitcoin solves millennia-old accounting problems   Bitcoin and its ups and downs have been in the news a lot lately, but many people are still left confused about exactly what bitcoin is and how it works. In short, bitcoin is an independent currency system that solves three main problems: middleman banks, so-called ‘double-spending,’ and security.…

April Update: Anniversary Gift, Version 2, & Heleum on SeedInvest

By Pace Ellsworth | April 10, 2018

Heleum users are some of the most patient and optimistic people in the world. They have rewarded our company with stellar user growth and deposit history, despite the largest cryptocurrency crash in recent years. To return the favor, we’re overjoyed to make three huge announcements today to share with our users: Announcement #1: 60% Share…

Filing an Uphold 1099-K

By Pace Ellsworth | March 14, 2018

Did you get a scary 1099-K from Uphold? Maybe it showed that you have “Gross Transactions” of 20 to 200 times your Uphold account balance? A 1099-K is usually just for a merchant’s credit card sales, but the IRS won a court case against Coinbase, forcing Coinbase, Gemini, and Uphold to report gains for some of their…

January 2018 Review

By Morgan Aldous | February 2, 2018

January was both an exciting and difficult month in the crypto-space, as Heleum users know well. There has been a massive spike of interest in cryptocurrencies after Bitcoin unexpectedly hit an all-time high of nearly $20,000 mid-December. Nowhere was this new mainstream interest more evident than the 2018 North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Florida,…

BCH, BTG, & BAT Join Heleum!

By Pace Ellsworth | January 19, 2018

We’re excited to announce that we have now added Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), and Basic Attention Token (BAT) to the values Heleum is automatically converting. These join BTC, LTC, ETH, & DASH as the volatile currencies we support. Adding new Uphold currencies to the Heleum algorithm isn’t just flipping a switch.We make sure…