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What are ICOs and Should You Invest in Them?

  In the past six to twelve months the cryptocurrency community witnessed a massive boom in so-called ICOs. ICO stands for initial coin offering and is the cryptocurrency markets’ equivalent of a stock IPO.   What are Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)? Initial coin offerings (ICOs), also known as initial public coin offerings, crowdsales or token… View Article

Segwit Update
48 hour SegWit upgrade maintenance

Important notice: Last week, we published an in-depth article about Segregated Witness (Segwit), SegWit2x, BIP148, and Wirex’s Contingency Plan. We realise this was a very in-depth explanation and want to make clear how this affects you. To recap, due to a major upgrade to the global blockchain network, there will be a 48 hour period… View Article

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How Big Money Investors Will Boost the Price of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has experienced an incredible rally in the last twelve months. From July 1, 2016, the value of bitcoin rallied from $680 inch-close to the $3,000 mark in mid-June and is now trading around the $2,650 mark. This impressive 12-month rally caught the attention of institutional investors who want their piece of the pie in… View Article

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Community Update – July (New App Features, Scheduled Maintenance & More)

In today’s big update: New app versions released today! MasterCard migration to Visa complete (no more Wirex MasterCard) 48-Hour Downtime From July 31st for SegWit Upgrade New ways to stay fully informed about bitcoin Photos and Videos from our customers A look ahead Android Update 2.3 Unlock the app with fingerprint, how exciting! New designs… View Article

Why I Bribed The Accountant To Buy Bitcoin (true story)

Here at Wirex HQ we talk about bitcoin a lot… The security issues… The long-term investment potential… Even the daily price action… “Oh wow did you see that?! — BTC price just shot up… again!” We do get work done too. But I was a bitcoin enthusiast way before I joined Wirex. It’s WHY I… View Article

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7 Top Reasons People Uninstall The Wirex App

Hundreds of people install the Wirex app every day. A few of them uninstall the app almost instantly… 😕 Some complain about time-outs during bitcoin currency exchange… 😮 Others have trouble with the verification process… 😠 Or their plastic card doesn’t get delivered “fast enough” 😡 …And sometimes the blockchain fee (not a Wirex fee) jumps… View Article

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Bitcoin Sign Guy Shows Us The Strength Of Bitcoin Community

The Internet has been ablaze with mentions of the “bitcoin sign guy” who has received over $18,000 in donations from bitcoin aficionados all over the world. He’s been called a “messiah”, “hero” and a “legend” and he rose to fame about two weeks ago while being conveniently positioned a few feet behind Janet Yellen in… View Article