After Visa Europe terminated its relationship with WaveCrest in early 2018, it has been a whirlwind few months at Wirex. We've been working away to bring the crypto community a solution to their personal finance needs - and it's finally here.
As part of our sustained commitment to transparency and keeping our growing community informed of recent developments, our CEO and co-founder Pavel Matveev sat down with our community manager Rapha here in London to chat. He also took time to answer questions submitted by existing Wirex users.
The conversation covered a broad range of topics including circumstances surrounding Wirex cardsbeing unavailable since January, how crypto might deal with the Brexit conundrum and why Wirex didn't do an ICO.
We've broken out the interview into bitesize chunks for you below. Enjoy!
Why did Wirex cards stop working in January?
How have you moved forward from the WaveCrest Ban in 2018 and what will you offer moving forward?
What types of payment card are on offer, and what are the benefits of each?
How has Wirex grown over the last 4 years? How is your new product being tested?
Im new to cryptocurrency; what does Wirex offer me?
What steps have you taken to protect your customers money?
What differences are there with your new partners to protect your customers from another January 5th?
How will Wirex handle issues with Brexit? What are your global ambitions?
Should people in the EU be worried?
How does the Wirex Crypto to Fiat exchange work?
Imitation is the best form of flattery; how does Wirex compare with similar offerings?
What countries will the Wirex card be available in; and what countries will accept the card as payment?
Do you use Visa or Mastercard network?
Do you think Brexit offers an opportunity to pioneer crypto regulations?