What is Ethereum?

The Ethereum network was proposed by Vitalik Buterin in 2013, and officially launched on July 30, 2015 with the help of Gavin Wood, Joseph Lubin, and many others. Ethereum has been an active public network ever since. It’s been notoriously hard to describe Bitcoin over the years, its essence, and how it works, but Bitcoin… Read More

Hardware, Software, and Programmable Security

Hardware wallets are more secure than software wallets, right? This sentiment has been repeated throughout cryptocurrency circles, websites, and internet forums over the years. The meme goes like this: hardware wallets have no connection to the internet and are “secure”, and software wallets, which have a connection to the internet, are “not secure”. From this… Read More

Cryptography, Crypto, and Edge

“Cryptography” comes from the Ancient Greek word “krypto” meaning hidden or secret. Cryptography, the art and science of secrecy, has had a profound impact on the history of our species. Cryptography was used by the Ancient Egyptians, Hebrews, Indians, and Greeks. We see it mentioned by Herodotus and in the Kama Sutra. Monarchs, aristocrats, military… Read More

Sell Cryptocurrency to your Credit Cards through Edge

Edge’s European users can now sell Bitcoin directly to their Visa credit card through our exchange partner, Simplex. Specially issued crypto debit cards have long been a popular product for the industry, allowing purchase of debit cards which can then be topped up with Bitcoin and then spent at thousands of credit card accepting merchants… Read More

What is MakerDao?

MakerDao has blossomed from a small project on a tiny new blockchain in 2015 into one of the more successful and used projects on the now massive Ethereum blockchain. MakerDao is a decentralized lending facility built on the Ethereum blockchain. The Maker platform leverages Ethereum smart contracts to automate the functions of a lending platform,… Read More

What is XRP?

XRP is a crypto-asset created in January 2013 by OpenCoin, Inc. which soon after became Ripple Labs, the company we all know today. One of the co-founders and creators of XRP, Jed McCaleb, has had a large impact on the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Jed was an early Bitcoin miner who also helped found the Mt. Gox… Read More

What is the Lightning Network?

The Lightning Network was a proposal made in late 2015 by developers Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja to increase the scalability of Bitcoin, specifically, and blockchains in general. Scalability of blockchains is all about the potential transaction throughput of these networks. Blockchain based networks require a large amount of parties to keep track of every… Read More

Decentralized Exchange(s)

Decentralized Exchanges, commonly referred to as DEXs, have been operational for years but are still a very small part of the overall exchange market. Much of the exchange market is dominated by centralized exchanges. Decentralization and centralization each serve useful functions for trading cryptoassets. So what’s the distinction between the two type of exchanges? Decentralization… Read More

Censorship Resistance for Content Creators

Some content creators on big media platforms like Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook over the last few years have experienced censorship by private decree from certain platforms. Although the de-platforming has been carried out by for profit companies, large platforms act as large network hubs which state actors can and do use as central sites of… Read More

Security Tokens

A lot of financial innovation involve novel ways of securitizing real world assets such as a business or piece of real estate. To securitize something is to create a relationship between a contract, that is legally enforceable by the law/state, and an underlying real world asset. The contract and the underlying are separate but related…. Read More

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