Last month, ChangeHero and Edge officially became partners. Who is Edge, what kind of value does ChangeHero provide to them, and how do you use the exchange in the app? Find all answers to these questions in our new guide below.
Airbitz Inc. DBA Edge is a San Diego-based company founded in 2014, which now consists of 25 employees. At its helm are Paul Puey, CEO, who has a background in engineering and computer science, and William Swanson, chief architect. For more than eight years, the team has been refining and redefining self-custody in their flagship product, Edge Wallet.
About the Wallet
Edge Wallet, previously known as Airbitz, was initially a Bitcoin wallet. The name was inspired by the concept of edge security: a method of securing a network with nodes outside of centralized servers or the cloud. Unlike most other crypto wallets, which leave custody, and key and address management entirely to the user, Edge shifts the focus away from these complications.
Self-custody means the keys and backups are secured on the client’s side in a secure environment. Authorization, synchronization, and transaction broadcasting are performed by three different types of servers. Thanks to this infrastructure, lost access to accounts can still be restored, which can be an issue for standard crypto wallets.
While the outside of the wallet is represented by top-class security, the inside of the wallet is also packed chock-full of features. From FIO domain names support to AAVE lending right in the app, Edge users will not need to close it to put their crypto to use. You can install Edge right now by following this link.
One of the features of particular interest to our community is an in-app exchange. Let us show you how it works.
How To Use ChangeHero in Edge Wallet: Step-by-Step Tutorial
Before you start, make sure ChangeHero is enabled as a provider in your Edge Wallet. Here is how you do it:
Next, go to Settings and find Exchange settings.
Next, scroll down to the Preferred Exchange and make your pick. If you choose ChangeHero here, you will be able to use it even when multiple exchange providers can fill the order. Now you are good to go!
To start a swap, go to the Exchange tab by choosing it in the menu at the bottom.
You will be prompted to choose a source wallet of a cryptocurrency you send for exchange and a receiving wallet of a cryptocurrency you want to get.
We will be exchanging Litecoin.
We want to get Solana.
Alternatively, you can click Max if you want to swap it all. We are swapping $20 worth of LTC for Solana.
After you double-check and proceed with the Next button, Edge is going to take over the process for you. Since we chose a preferred exchange, it made the rate search and thus, the whole process, a bit faster.
And here is the Wallets tab before and after the swap. The total cost of the transaction is $0.05 in commissions.
Looks easy, doesn’t it? The design and UX of Edge were crafted and fine-tuned to achieve this level of usability. Edge’s partners, including ChangeHero since recently, help them to further improve their product with the convenient in-app exchange integration.
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