Cryptocurrency Firm Edge Releases Multi-Asset Wallet With SegWit Support

Announcements | February 16, 2018 By:

Cryptocurrency wallet provider Edge, formerly Airbitz, has officially released its multi-asset wallet and is now available for download on iOS and Android.

“After over a year of intense development and over three months in a limited release beta, our highly anticipated multi-asset wallet is now available for all to use,” the company said in a blog post. “We’re more than proud to deliver what our users and the market have been demanding for some time now.”

The Edge wallet ships with native support for bitcoin, ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Augur REP, and Wings tokens. It also includes support for Segregated Witness (SegWit) transactions for both bitcoin and Litecoin.

“The crypto-community and our own users have been loud and clear about their support for this highly anticipated upgrade (SegWit), and we’re happy to do our small but important part in scaling these networks and reducing fees for our users,” the company said.

Alongside the support for other assets, the Edge wallet integrated support for Shapeshift, a platform that allows users to swap cryptocurrencies quickly. This will allow Edge users to seamlessly convert funds between the various digital assets and tokens the wallet support.

The company said that they are also planning to migrate the functionality of Airbitz into Edge. Features such as transaction history export, spending limits, and user selected nodes will work their way into Edge in the next few releases.

“We will also be hard at work incorporating the premium service plug-ins that many of the users in Airbitz enjoy, such as fiat exchanges and mobile top-ups,” said Edge. “Edge users will not only see more assets integrated, they’ll also see more service integrations as more exchanges and crypto-related services “plug-in” to our wallet.”

Edge, headquartered in San Diego, CA, was founded by Paul Puey, Scott Morgan, Tim Horton, William Swanson, and Damian Cutillo. The company invented the use of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) for bitcoin transactions. Edge also invented one-touch 2-factor authentication, a way of confirming a user’s identity by utilizing a combination of two different factors.