Crypto is coming to the EarlyBird platform, starting with Bitcoin and Ethereum!
See details on Terms & Conditions — and just in case you were wondering, the answer is no...
Toddlers will not be able to day trade.
That’s perfectly normal and understandable. Our goal with EarlyBird Crypto is to bring families along as both investors and students of this asset class. We aren’t able to answer every question you might have here, but if you scroll through, you’ll find that we’ve answered a few — and there are some great opportunities to learn more.
There have definitely been big swings month-to-month, sometimes even day-to-day. And that tends to freak people out (which is fair!). But if you zoom out, Bitcoin and Ethereum have been two of the best-performing assets of the past 5-10 years. The hard part is riding out the ups and downs — fortunately, our research suggests that toddlers aren’t too bothered by price fluctuation.
Nobody knows what’s going to happen with crypto over the next few years. The same thing can be said about the stock market! But we’re seeing new tools making crypto more accessible and secure, investment from big institutions, and eagerness from the major players in the space to cooperate with regulators. Investing is about taking an appropriate amount of risk, not about avoiding it entirely.
As we’ve mentioned, BTC and ETH are two of the best performing assets of the past 5-10 years. We want all of our users to feel empowered to invest with confidence, so we’re keeping our focus on assets that have a substantial track record. While past performance isn’t indicative of future results, we definitely think BTC and ETH have a place in a modern portfolio.
Take a look at our handy Crypto 101 series! Over the course of a few emails, we’ll cover some history, performance, a little bit of economics, crypto culture, and the technology working in the background. It’s easy reading, great for sharing with crypto-curious friends and relatives, and the perfect entry point to feel confident moving forward with crypto investing.
We’ve tried to answer a good chunk of the more “technical” questions in the FAQ section (just gotta scroll down) — if there’s something you don’t see there, feel free to ask about it with our chat function in the bottom right of your screen.
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“The rise of crypto has been social, emotional, and collaborative. That ethos is deeply aligned with how we envision the experience of wealth creation. Unfortunately, a lot of people have felt totally left behind by this movement. As the investing landscape changes, it’s our job to help families evolve alongside it.
That’s why we are thrilled to announce EarlyBird Crypto. With simplified access, security, and education, we can invite all families to participate in the present, and future, of wealth-building.”
In keeping with our commitment to providing an exceptional user experience, the release of full EarlyBird Crypto will be delayed from our initial projections. In this time, we’ll be focused on creating the best infrastructure to support long-term success. In these times of market volatility, it’s especially important that we build our product with both thought and rigor.
We encourage you to explore every facet of EarlyBird—where we are growing a nest of love, wealth, and financial literacy. If you haven’t yet, check out our custom cards, set up a recurring contribution for your favorite little one, and invite any parents you think would love the opportunity to invest in the children they love—even if they’re still expecting!
EarlyBird Crypto will initially be for parents or guardians who are residing in and citizens of the United States. Parents-to-be and international folks, hang tight!
Gifting crypto will be available as part of the product's full functionality.
When full functionality is available, a user will be able to open a crypto wallet for multiple children.
For the time being, we’re sticking with the assets that have a substantial track record. We expect to expand our offering in the future.
When the wallet is fully functional, EarlyBird Crypto will have additional fees. We’re still determining that pricing, and we promise to keep you informed once we get there.
Our custodial partner is the digital asset platform, Gemini. Gemini provides institution-grade security to all families using EarlyBird Crypto. Note: Crypto purchased for your child through EarlyBird Crypto cannot be transferred to a non-custodial wallet.
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