Edge users now have Litecoin (LTC) added to their long list of cryptocurrencies that can be used on the Edge cryptocurrency wallet, as the company added it and four new coins to the list.
The wallet recently released its newest version, 1.3.0, and users will now be able to buy Litecoin (LTC), Tether (USDT), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Digibyte (DGB), and also Vertcoin (VTC) directly into their wallet using debit and credit cards. According to Edge,
“Now Edge users can buy four different cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, BCH, and LTC) with a debit or credit card and more will be enabled over time”.
Before this recent addition, cryptocurrencies that were allowed on the wallets include Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Monero (XMR), Ripple (XRP), as well as Dash (DASH), Augur (REP), Wings (WINGS), Indorse (IND), Zcoin (XZC) and Feathercoin (FTC).
The new version comes with few additional features that the earlier versions lacked. Users can now add per transaction PIN, spending limits, as well as see transaction history of Simplex payments. Though not compatible with desktops, it is available for Android 6 or higher and Apple iOS 10 or higher. Android users can download Edge directly from the Google Play store or the Edge website. For iPhone users, the app can be downloaded from the iTunes app store.
Edge is a mobile cryptocurrency wallet that makes it easy to store cryptocurrencies. It allows users to send and receive about 12 digital currencies, as well as interconversion of coins and tokens via ShapeShift Integration. It uses client-side encryption to encrypt all of your private data on your device. This means you retain complete control of your digital assets, and there’s no need to pass your phone number, ID or any other private information to Edge. The cryptocurrencies enabled are purchased with a credit card using Simplex, a partner of Edge, and the cryptos bought are deposited directly into the Edge wallet.
Edge users are sure to enjoy a beginner friendly app with an easy-to-use interface, and a strong security interface. Including 2-factor authentication. The predecessor to the Edge Wallet, the Airbitz Bitcoin Wallet, was launched in 2014. The Edge team is based in San Diego, California, and led by CEO and co-founder Paul Puey.
The newly added coins are doing fine in the market at the moment, Bitcoin Gold, currently ranked 24th in all the cryptocurrencies based on market capitalization, witnessed a great upturn hours after the Edge announcement. The coin was transacted for USD 19.14, which barely sold for 16.16% lesser a day before. Litecoin, ranked 7th, is sold for USD 55.46 at the time of writing.