Humans of Crypto #4 with Paul Puey
For the 4th episode of the Humans of Crypto Podcast I had the honour to welcome Paul Puey, CEO and Co Founder of Edge. Edge is a self custody wallet and exchange held by more than 2 million users. Built in San Diego with a strong ethos of usability and privacy. We dive into Paul’s journey into crypto, his health, the product, the mishaps and the future.
The break down
05:15 Crypto community of San Diego
10:20 “I’m a privacy hypocrite”
24:10 “Bitcoin put it all together for me in 2013” 29:58 “After using crypto, bitcoin for a bit I said, It’s still early, there’s a lot to build, let me join this revolution and be part of the history books and here I am today”
32:36 From 3000 users to 2million
39:15 The pain of demonstrating the Armory wallet
40:00 “I’m convinced the industry will simplify this and I will be part of simplifying this and that’s how Airbitz, now Edge started”
42:00 “Edge is a self custody exchange, where you hold you keys, but you can buy, sell exchange with an elevated level of privacy” 43:45 “We are the bridge from the old to the new, with the user experience you are used to but with the core benefits of autonomy and privacy of this new financial world”
46:00 Bitcoin was built to have a level of privacy and control, the biggest value proposition is to send money to anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection and that’s gone if you don’t have your keys, which happens in a custodial service.
51:36 Cred is the biggest black eye in our company’s history, we did our best due diligence
1:05:37 Freedom is messy 1:07:10 Shitcoin, fertilises creativity and innovation, manure for the crypto field. 1:10:00 Where do you learn? Shoutout to Omar Bham 1:13:20 Monthly Crypto Drinks on the last Wednesday of the month + Crypto 101
1:14:10 Does your family get crypto?
1:17:35 Show & Tell