Note: Airbitz has done rebranding and is now called Edge.
The Edge mobile Bitcoin wallet is a decentralized, secure, and backed up Bitcoin wallet that is focused on delivering decentralized digital security to the masses. The Edge is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and it was founded by Scott Morgan, Paul Puey, Damian Cutillo, Tim Horton, and William Swanson.
This wallet provides true financial autonomy and privacy for users, because neither Edge nor any 3rd party can access users’ funds or data within the Edge wallet. Edge wallets are always automatically encrypted and backed up. They even function when Edge servers go down.
Edge wallets enable any app developer to gain the benefits of secure, encrypted, backed up, and peer to peer synchronized digital assets. Edge offers ‘Edge’ login service. This is the first zero-knowledge single sign-on solution. A clean, user-first interface solves many of the usability problems plaguing current wallet solutions. Edge also adds features that make it stand out, including:
- Simple setup
- Simple payment processes
- Higher level of privacy
- A directory of bitcoin friendly businesses that are near you
- Robust security features which run happen in the background
- Available both on Android and iOS
Edge has launched a new version of its mobile digital wallet. It has added features aimed to help onboard novice bitcoin users.
The company’s mission is to offer a product that will help beginners understand how bitcoin can be easily used for everyday buys through features such as Bluetooth low energy (BLE) payments, cloud encryption, and a location-based merchant directory.