The Importance of Self-Custody

Many users around the world onboard into crypto for the first time through exchanges. These users end up leaving their crypto holdings on various exchanges who act as custodians over their assets. This is natural for many who are used to leaving fiat assets with third parties who have developed best practices, have strong regulatory… Read More

Earn 4% Interest Using Crypto in Edge

In a previous post we highlighted an exciting DeFi project called Compound. Compound allows Ethereum asset holders to earn interest on their ETH, DAI, BAT, ZRX, REP, USDC, and WBTC holdings.  In a world of negligible or even negative interest rates, depositors and investors are looking for alternatives. Some crypto assets are quite compelling in… Read More

Making Edge a Secure Vault

Security is always a trade off between protection from an outside attacker and usability to the end user. At Edge we have always strived to find the balance between the two, making hardened security as simple and even invisible to users. In this article we’d like to provide several steps to fully maximize the security of Edge… Read More

De-Fi: Compound Finance

At the office, we’ve been watching and listening to people all over the world get very excited about a concept called Decentralized Finance or “DeFi”. Finance is the connecting point between those with surplus capital and those that demand capital. Historically, people or institutions came in between these two groups providing trust, efficiency, standardization, and expertise… Read More

Edge: A Global Self-Custody Exchange

Through our various exchange partners, Edge users are able to exchange their local fiat currency for crypto, as well as swap from one crypto to another crypto all on their mobile device.   Edge users are able to make these exchanges without another entity holding their assets and instead have sole control over their assets once… Read More

Edge Development Update

This release features the integration of our new backend exchange partner, Bity! Bity allows users to exchange (buy & sell) up to 5’000 CHF a day using their European bank account without going through the KYC or “Know Your Customer” identity processes. Bity, in Edge, gives European users looking to buy and sell Bitcoin a… Read More

Bitcoin Development: Schnorr Signatures

“We define an electronic coin as a chain of digital signatures.” Satoshi Nakamoto Digital signatures are a foundational technology of Bitcoin and other digital networks billions of people use every day. On digitally native networks like Bitcoin, digital signatures serve the functions of authorization and proof much like a hand-written signature on a check implies… Read More

What is Rootstock?

The Rootstock (RSK) network was proposed in 2015 by Sergio Lerner, Chief Scientist of RSK labs. The aim of RSK labs is to bring accessible, low cost financial services to billions of human beings around the world who don’t have adequate financial services.  RSK is a unique project because it’s dependent on Bitcoin (BTC) for… Read More

Edge Development Update

In this release we’ve added RBTC to Edge! RBTC is a very unique asset on our platform. Most of the assets on our platform, besides the Ethereum based tokens, can be thought of as independent assets on independent networks. RBTC, in contrast, is used on the smart contract platform Rootstock(RSK), which is a sidechain of… Read More

What is Binance Coin?

Binance Coin was created by the popular international crypto-exchange, Binance. On June 30th, 2017 Binance launched a token sale on Ethereum for Binance Coin (BNB) as an ERC-20 token with the intention of building their very own blockchain for BNB. And they’ve made good on their intentions. In April 2019 Binance Chain officially launched and… Read More