Regulation: will it kill or cure Bitcoin?

Newspapers just have to print the words “Bitcoin regulation” to send its price plummeting and cause traders to break out in a sweat. For those who believe in its founding principles, regulation is a threat to be fought at all costs: a threat to the advancement of technology. But let’s be honest; Bitcoin isn’t perfect…. View Article

Is Bitcoin going to rise again?

There’s no question – Bitcoin’s been on an epic rollercoaster ride of late with the latest market figures valuing it at a mere $7,417 compared to the $19,343 highs of December 2017. But it’s not the only cryptocurrency that’s suffered, with Ethereum and Ripple both experiencing similar drops – so is it the end for the newest… View Article

Will privacy coins change the world?

Ever since the first banknotes were printed cash has played a critical role in the way society functions, and the evolution of money has reflected the ever-accelerating growth in technology. It took centuries for the world to stop carrying chunks of metal in favour of little pieces of paper, and it might take decades for… View Article

Attention all affiliates!

We’ve been busy beavering away at Wirex HQ on many things; brand new accounts for everybody, brand new contactless cards for our customers and now new landing pages and banners for our amazing affiliates. These pages and banners have been tested, designed and rolled out by our designers and UX teams to help improve conversion… View Article

Will BitGrail’s demise boost calls for crypto regulation?

In January of this year, Nano (XRB) looked like the rising star of crypto. Its fee-free transactions and instant confirmations offered an exciting alternative to the strained Bitcoin network. And Nano requires no mining grunt at all, unlike most of its rivals. In a feverish trading atmosphere, the price of Nano — then named RaiBlocks… View Article

Wirex brings back card spending to Asia

Wirex will launch cryptocurrency and multi-currency accounts soon Wirex will launch contactless cards to spend money that has been exchanged from cryptocurrencies and the first ever multi-currency accounts for speedy exchange between BTC and SGD GBP, EUR, USD in Asia during Q2. Wirex became the only provider in Europe to allow spending in cash, converted… View Article

Feedback is the breakfast of champions

And boy are we hungry. Everyone here at Wirex is dedicated to bringing the crypto community the best personal finance solution possible. You’ve requested features, shared ideas and made suggestions – and we’ve listened. New app, new features Want an easy to download app on your phone? Check. Want a virtual card that allows you… View Article

Price exposure vs. true ownership: is the Bitcoin in your wallet actually yours?

Buying your first piece of Bitcoin is an exciting moment. You set up an account with a seemingly reputable exchange, connect your payment method of choice and make your very first purchase. Then you sit back and look at the value in your wallet — delighted to finally be a part of the cryptocurrency revolution…. View Article