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Thanks to inquisitive users like yourself, we've been able to compile a helpful list of the most common questions. Please feel free to contact us if your question remains unanswered!
How do you guys make money?
We currently do not charge fees for our product because we are awaiting the licensing necessary to earn money from finance-related activities. Our long term plan is to make money by charging for investment advice and to charge exchanges for routing our best-price trades through their systems.
How do I know I can trust you?
We understand hesitating to trust anyone with your API keys, because honestly that's just good sense! We are eager to prove our credibility and integrity, and so grateful that Hedgehog's earliest users have given us the opportunity. We're backed by Y Combinator and Dragonfly Capital. Hedgehog's team came from Acorns, Amex, the Zcash Foundation, Credit Suisse, and SAP. Here's our latest funding announcement. In terms of data security, all of your information is encrypted using the 256-AES standard, which is the first and only publicly accessible cipher approved by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for top-secret information. You can also create read-access only API keys for the purpose of tracking and indexing on our site.
What do you guys do?
Hedgehog is a platform that lets investors sync their cryptocurrency wallets and exchange accounts to visualize their portfolios in aggregate. We're also developing technology that will allow users to trade at the best possible price. Don't worry, the second we implement this tech, we'll hit up our entire user base. You won't miss out.
Do you sell my info?
No, and we never will. Hard stop.
Why do I have to go through KYC and verify my identity?
Well, you don’t! If you only want to use Hedgehog’s software tools to manage your own portfolio, you can use Hedgehog without KYC. If you want to use our advice or best-price products, though, we’ll have to get your information. Essentially, it boils down to government regulations, something that we obviously have no control over. Hedgehog's secret sauce is in allowing users to take advantage of best-price trading. The way this works from a technical point of view is to let Hedgehog open an account with a custodian for you, so that we can perform these trades on your behalf. In order to create a custodial account, going through the KYC process is required.
Are you tracking my personal data?
Do you have iOS/Android apps?
We do not have a mobile app yet, but we are working very hard to have a limited feature version in the app store very soon, and we're actually looking for beta testers. Interested in earning some DOGE for testing our new apps? Sign up here!