Airbitz has always set itself apart from other bitcoin wallets by focusing on client side security that is not only incredibly private, but also familiar and accessible. We have been a favorite of novices and power users alike, enabling anyone to control their digital assets without us or any 3rd party having access to their money or private information.
At the foundation of our wallet was a new way to secure sensitive data: Client side security that put the user in control in a friendly and usable way. This is what we call security at the ‘edges’ of the network. The traditional security model has focused on server side security which puts large third parties in control of our most sensitive data.This is security at the ‘center’ of the network. We have all seen the consequences of the overcentralization of data security with hack after hack after hack. Airbitz from day one has focused on flipping this model inside out.
We are highlighting this focus of ‘Edge Security’ as the core of our brand and thus Airbitz is now ‘Edge’. Edge will deliver products that challenge conventional security models and put users in control of their data.
Alongside our rebranding effort, we’re happy to announce Edge Wallet! A major overhaul of the Airbitz Wallet! Edge Wallet brings the simplicity of our Edge Security platform to all digital assets.
Written from the ground up, Edge Wallet employs a modular architecture that allows it to secure and transact with any blockchain or token. Developers of other blockchains are welcome to contribute support for their blockchain through a simple plugin which enables Edge to transact their digital currency.
Edge Wallet will ship with support for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Augur REP, Wings, and Matryx tokens. Alongside our support for other coins, we have tightly integrated support for Shapeshift! This will allow users to seamlessly convert funds between the various digital currencies and tokens we support.
And to top it off the Edge Wallet will include support for SegWit transactions for Bitcoin and Litecoin!
Edge has been positioning itself to be a trusted solution for making Web 3.0 applications more usable while keeping the ethos of our decentralized revolution intact. With the development of decentralized applications (dapps) and the proliferation of private keys, Edge will help users and developers alike keep security and privacy at the forefront while making these applications less daunting for the average user.
Edge will allow users to authenticate and see the funds used in dapps that utilize our Edge Security SDK. Users can use the Edge Wallet itself to login to partner apps such as Augur and Wings with just the scan of a bar code. After authenticating with the dapp, users will be able to see and transact the same Ether, REP, and Wings funds that they hold in their Edge Wallet.
Gone are the days of having to copy and paste addresses to send and receive funds between a blockchain app and a wallet. And with our Shapeshift integration, users will be able to directly convert from tokens in one dapp, such as Augur REP, to tokens residing in another dapp such as Wings. All without having to leave Edge! All with users in 100% full control of their funds with no 3rd party access.
We are at the cutting Edge of the decentralized web and look forward to making it secure, private, and usable!
We invite to you to try our limited access beta release of Edge today. Sign up here!