The highly anticipated decentralized app Augur has finally launched on the Ethereum Mainnet after over 4 years in development. Enduring many challenges including the need to rewrite the entire smart contract in a new language, port over their ERC20 token (REP) to a new language & contract, and ride the wave of Ethereum security issues that plagued projects like The DAO and Parity Wallet (twice), it’s finally here. Augur was the first ICO on the Ethereum platform, and it sparked the wave of excitement for decentralized apps. But what is it and why is it such a big deal?

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Hot off the unconscious bodies of our hard working devs, v1.1.2 of Edge Wallet just hit the app stores. This update is the first update since our launch in February that adds several new coins and tokens to our platform. Support for Feathercoin (FTC) and Zcoin (XZC) were kindly contributed to our open source repository by their respective developers and are now activated in our app.


Decentralization is Not a Goal

Being in the crypto industry for almost 5 years, I’ve gotten into the raging discussion (debate, argument) over decentralization. Bitcoin IS a decentralized digital currency, and that’s what makes it special, but what does that even mean? I’ve been an avid supporter of decentralization and even given talks such as Keeping Bitcoin Decentralized. But amidst it all, I’ve come to two conclusions:

  1. Decentralization is not a goal, it’s a tool to achieve a goal
  2. There’s no such thing as 100% decentralized. It just doesn’t exist

#1 causes us to beg the question, what is our…


Edge Wallet 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! Users all around the world have been clamoring for a private, secure, open-source, and easy to use multi-asset wallet they can depend on. We’re more than proud to deliver what our users and the market have been demanding for some time now.

The Edge Wallet, like the Airbitz Wallet before it, utilizes our open source, “Edge Security” architecture, which has been successfully protecting millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency since 2014.

Edge…


Another month, another preview beta release of Edge Wallet. We have lots of great updates in our latest release (v 0.5.1) for iOS and Android. Including support for DASH wallets.

We also put a lot of effort in improving stability and making this release far more crash resistant.

The latest release is available to all those who have been invited to download our limited release beta. If you haven’t signed up for the beta release you can still sign up for an invite here at edgesecure.co

Reminder: Please do not use your Airbitz log-in credentials for the beta release of…


On August 1st, 2017, a group of bitcoin users intend to create a fork of Bitcoin, creating a new digital currency called Bitcoin Cash (BCH). After August 1st, users that own Bitcoin (BTC) will gain an equivalent amount of BCH. ie. If you own 3 BTC, after Aug 1st, you will also own 3 BCH.

While the value of BCH may not achieve significant levels relative to BTC, there is a chance it will achieve enough value to warrant retaining access to your BCH coins.

Users who have interest in claiming their BCH are suggested to transfer them from any…


As we had previously published a few weeks back, Airbitz takes the stance that we desire both of the two primary Bitcoin scaling solutions put forward by the industry, bigger blocks and Segwit + Lightning Networks. The unfortunate bitter battle, however, has put adoption of either implementation at a near deadlock. Users have created strong ties to various proposed protocol solutions and prefer to support them with their choice of software implementation.

The Airbitz architecture by default connects to various Electrum based public bitcoin nodes to query and send transactions to the Bitcoin network. …


As many have heard, the Bitcoin community is engaged a major debate which could cause the bitcoin network to split into two currencies. As a decentralized currency, Bitcoin achieves consensus by hundreds of computers agreeing on a set of transaction rules. These computers confirm transactions on a blockchain, a series of bundled transactions that have been validated by bitcoin miners who have put significant amount of computing power to confirm these transactions.

The current transaction rules put a limit of 1MB on the size of transaction blocks which creates an approximate limit of 3–6 transactions per second on the network…


Rewind back to 2010 and the way Bitcoin wallets worked. Users had a wallet.dat file on their computer with their private keys on it. They could optionally add a password to encrypt it. They SHOULD back up the file in case they lost their computer, like this guy. Life at the time was tedious! Some mobile wallets worked the same way. Users were given full responsibility for keys but without good tools to take responsibility.

Fast forward to today. Now the defacto standard is to backup your wallet by writing down a 12 to 24 word passphrase which IS your…

Paul Puey

Techie, wanna be dirtbag climber, tree hugger, and annoying bitcoin guy at parties. CEO & Founder of Edge (formerly Airbitz)

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