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Edge Wallet just introduced integrated exchanges, new node options and much more


An expansive update has just come to the Edge multi-currency wallet.

The Edge multi-currency mobile wallet has just added a comprehensive suite of updates and, in the process, has cracked a somewhat specific world first.

The firsts

The new world first is that it's the only cryptocurrency wallet to simultaneously offer Stellar (XLM) support while allowing the purchase of XRP with a credit card through the wallet itself.

This came with the simultaneous arrival of some of the new features.

More coins

The new coin support includes Stellar XLM, Zcoin (XZC) and EOS.

This is continuing to round out the already fairly expansive set of coins supported by Edge Wallet.

Integrated exchange support

This update also brings built-in support for Changelly and ShapeShift. Essentially, you can now trade through these platforms directly through your Edge wallet.

Both of those exchanges have been inking deals around the cryptospace in recent days, coming to a wide range of wallets of different kinds, including CoolBitX and Trezor. As a side effect of this, you can now purchase XRP with a credit card through the wallet.

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"At Changelly we are truly excited about this partnership as the main idea of simplicity and edge-security that forms the core of Edge's ideology is very aligned to ours," said Changelly CEO Ilya Bere. "Changelly support now gives Edge users the ability to exchange dozens of new cryptocurrencies including Stellar and Zcoin, two supported assets in Edge that were not previously supported without Changelly."

"Our fundamental goal is to provide our community with the market’s most convenient platform for buying, trading, and storing cryptocurrency while maintaining optimal data security. Today’s update ensures Edge Wallet users have access to the most competitive trading options available and furthers our mission to build easy-to-use products with cutting-edge security and user privacy," says Edge CEO Paul Puey.

And these expansions are relatively big, but still might not be the main event of this update.

Choice of Electrum server node

However, the most requested update to arrive today was the ability for users to choose their Electrum server node for connection to various currencies including bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Litecoin and Qtum.

The functional effect of this is that users can now choose a node to prioritise the features they currently want the most, such as privacy, speed, proximity and others. It's a greatly heightened level of flexibility for more advanced users who use their wallets in a bit more depth.

And more

This overhaul was rounded out with some quality of life updates, such as price-hunting capabilities to let users get a better bang for their buck when using the new integrated exchange functionalities, and a swath of new language options coming to Edge for the first time, including Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese.

Disclosure: At the time of writing the author holds ETH, IOTA, ICX, VET, XLM, BTC, ADA

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