It's really up to you which route you want to go, but there are some things you should know:
When a user signs up on Ember, they have access to two versions of the app (hybrid and self-custody). Aside from your mining balance, wallet and portfolio balances on each version don't overlap. You can think of each custody setting as two separate accounts.
The team is working to build a bridge to allow users to convert funds between custodial and self-custody, but for now, balances on each version don’t overlap.
Long story short:
If you are a crypto native and care about having all funds on-chain, we’d recommend investing in the Full Self-Custody setting. On each transaction, there are Ethereum mining fees (these don’t go to Ember, but are charged by the Ethereum network) and portfolio minimums set to protect ROI on each deposit. The self-custody version will also offer more exotic crypto products that can’t be found elsewhere.
If you are new to crypto, like small minimum investments, and don't like fees, we’d recommend the Hybrid setting of the app. In this version, Ember acts just like other exchanges. Transactions occur off-chain, there are no mining fees and portfolios have low minimums!
If you would like to switch from Self-Custody to Hybrid, first head to your Settings page and locate the Custody section. From there, you can toggle to Hybrid and confirm. Once done, head back to your Home page and you'll be all set!