My review of the Change App

Marcelo Barbosa
5 min readApr 9, 2021

Analyzing applications is definitely something that I don’t usually do here, but based on the current situation that we live in, dealing with investments has never been more relevant, especially in the long term.
Many engineers like me spend a good part of their lives receiving good salaries and being invited at all times to be part of new projects, where they normally receiving a good package of perks and company stock options. However, it is not very common to hear from friends that they do not have short-term investments and do not even consider anything in the long term. Rare are the cases where some investment, in addition to what was offered in the job offer, was planned and continues to be executed.
Just as computer resources are limited, money also follows this universal rule.

*** A pause for an important note ***

I don’t represent the opinion of any company that I work or worked for, I am also not an investment consultant, so I suggest that you invest only in something that you have studied, dedicated a considerate time to understanding. If you are the type of person who reads an article, post, or opinion of someone and leaves blindly investing what I cannot suggest to anyone, please close this page now, open a beer or a good wine and go look at your favorite Netflix series.

Approximately a month ago I was privileged to receive the offer to be part of the team at Change Invest, an incredible startup that has been growing quickly due to the ability to unify traditional investments and cryptocurrencies in a friendly and simple way.
Before starting this new challenge, I spent some time to put into practice a methodology that I learned throughout my career: dog food, that is, if you develop something and you don’t use it, how do you expect that your customers will use it too?

Change App at Google Play Store

I installed the app from the Google Play Store and validated my identity as it happens with every Bitcoin exchange that I have an account with. After all the necessary confirmations, a process that was impressively fast, I connected my bank account and transferred € 100 to start testing the resources.
Of course, my primary objective was not to invest but to understand where comes the Change’s success.