Assets vs. Liabilities

By Morgan Aldous | December 12, 2017

Is your savings making money- or losing it? The Heleum team is proud to be on the cutting edge of the financial technology revolution. Part of this is remembering that in a complex world of algorithms, hash functions, and blockchains, we can’t forget the basic principles of personal finance. There are fundamentals that even a…

TUTORIAL: How To Get Started With Heleum

By Morgan Aldous | December 5, 2017

The quick and easy guide to getting your balloons off the ground. Here at Heleum, we’ve been blown away at the response since since our app launch. We’ve been meeting and exceeding our growth goals, and it’s all been thanks to the grassroots efforts of our users. To help this growth continue, we have this…

November 2017 Review

By Morgan Aldous | December 1, 2017

A snapshot of our first month First of all, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up and spread the word! We’re still small and little-known, so a grassroots network of happy users telling their friends and families about us is crucial to our growth. This is how revolutions start. Here’s what we’ve…

Let’s Talk Privacy

By Pace Ellsworth | November 20, 2017

Let’s talk about privacy. We take it seriously.   We enjoy being a partner app. If we stay as just a partner app and never start a full brokerage service like Coinbase or Uphold, then: – Heleum will never see your password – Heleum will never see your bank account info – Heleum will never…

Heleum vs Hodl

By Pace Ellsworth | November 18, 2017

We’re overjoyed to announce: The completion of our Heleum web app on November 1st Our official partnership with Uphold We now have over 1,200 users with $750,000 in total balances. These milestones were well worth the two years of bootstrapping, saving and sacrificing.   But we have something even more surprising to announce: With our…

Beta Halfway

By Pace Ellsworth | May 31, 2017

It’s been over three months since our Private Beta officially started on February 22nd. Since then, there have been over 150 people that have joined the Beta, depositing over $250,000 in all. Those deposits have catalyzed gains of over $80,000, allowing us to continue developing the Heleum app. Now it’s time for us to grow…

Antifragile

By Pace Ellsworth | March 23, 2017

Guest post contributed by Heleum user Morgan Aldous   Antifragile. It’s a term famously coined by Lebanese-American polymath Nassim Taleb. In his decades of work studying statistics, probability, and complex systems, Taleb realized that there are three possible reactions to the inevitable stress and chaos of the world: either the system will break because it…

Why us? Why now?

By Pace Ellsworth | March 16, 2017

  A friend of Heleum recently asked some pointed questions that she got from skeptical people. We hear questions like these a lot. It’s the nature of progress to encounter resistance. I’ll post them here with my general response. The answers are just a bit lengthy for our FAQ page. 🙂 Q: Why should I trust…