Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Headquartered in San Diego, the Airbitz Wallet came to fruition just a few years ago with the mission to become a leader in blockchain technology and financial services. Airbitz was founded by Paul Puey, Scott Morgan, Tim Horton, William Swanson & Damian Cutillo. They managed to raise $450,000 in 2015 from a venture capital firm called Block26. When they first became live they started as a bitcoin wallet and allowed U.S. residents to buy or sell bitcoin with a bank account. They became pretty successful in that aspect but also wanted to be much more than just a bitcoin wallet.
In 2017, Airbitz partnered with the platform Lunyr, which is a decentralized world-knowledge base built off the Ethereum Blockchain. Lunyr acts as a crowdsource encyclopedia which rewards tokens to their users for peer-reviewing and contributing information. Currently at the time of writing the Lunyr Token is trading @ $10.99 on CoinMarketCap. However their long-term goal is to create next-gen decentralized applications in A.I., Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality.
Edge Login SDK:
With the new Edge Login SDK platform all your need to do is can a barcode to login to decentralized blockchain applications with zero-knowledge you can have a total secure and encrypted wallet with private keys that get instantly backed up. Gone are the days of writing down long passphases, no more files to save or data to encrypt as this process is done automatically. No data will leave the client side until encryption is complete which is the only way to achieve true security. Even if Airbitz servers were to ever go down for whatever reason, users can still access their data.
You can check out this Edge Login tutorial from co-founder Paul Puey on how to set up your Edge Login Wallet.
Edge Login Features:
There are a lot of great thing you can do with the Edge platform such as:
• Blockchain Applications
• Financial Applications
• Bitcoin/Digital Currencies
• Private Key Authentication
• Password Management
• Secure Messaging
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Information Managment
You can find a breakdown of the open-sourced Edge Api/SDK and what it has to offer here.
Plugins, another feature you can create on the platform allows you to build applications for the airbitz wallet users. For instance, one plugin allows you to spend bitcoin at Target or Starbucks and at the same time get a discounts. Maybe you just need to top off your bitcoin wallet in a quick and efficient way, they have a plugin for that as well.The possibilities are endless.
Spread your Wings and Fly:
Wings, another token which currently trades at $0.49 at time of writing on CoinMarketCap is another great platform which acts as a Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) alpha platform similar to the Lunyr platform. DAO is a program which runs through rules encoded as computer programs known as Smart Contracts which are maintained on the Ethereum Blockchain. Wings gives the ability for anyone to set up and get community backing for crowd funding through the Ethereum network.
The possibilities could be endless with The Edge Login platform and it's just getting started. As the platform is still in the new stages, it can only get better as time goes on. This is a wallet that every one should integrate with and you can currently get it on IOS or Android.