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Blockchain Firm Edge Launches Confidential Crypto Mastercard

The San Diego-based cryptocurrency firm Edge has announced the launch of a confidential crypto Mastercard that doesn’t collect KYC data and doesn’t charge transaction fees. Edge’s website notes that there’s “no name or address associated with [the] Edge Mastercard” giving privacy advocates peace of mind.

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While there are no usage fees tied to the Edge Mastercard, the physical version of the card costs $20. The card is accepted anywhere Mastercard is supported and there’s a maximum threshold of $1,000 per day in terms of load limits. Edge co-founder Paul Puey explained on Wednesday that the executive is pleased to offer a privacy-centric crypto Mastercard.

“Proud to announce the Edge Mastercard with no personal info required to activate or use,” Puey wrote. “Spend confidentially at any Mastercard accepting U.S. merchant.” Edge, formally Airbitz Inc., was founded in 2014 by Paul Puey, Damian Cutillo, Scott Morgan, Tim Horton, and William Swanson. In addition to the new confidential Mastercard, Edge recently adopted the Bitpay Payment Protocol, a protocol that ensures accurate cryptocurrency payments.

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