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It’s the #WirexWorldCup!

As World Cup fever grips the nation, we’re doing something special for you. Football fanatic or not, this is your chance to be part of the #WirexWorldCup. Simply share your favourite football moments, whether you’re supporting your team at home, with your mates at the pub, or you get an opportunity to capture a moment… View Article

Wirex payment cards are back!

Payment cards aren’t exactly new to Wirex — and bringing back something you’ve done before isn’t always that exciting. An ex is an ex for a reason, right? Well, not in this case, not at all. Take a look at what arrived last week at Wirex HQ and we’re so excited to start processing orders for… 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

Is Google banning crypto-related ads from its service a good thing?

Google recently announced its plan to ban online advertisements related to cryptocurrencies – including ads for everything from ICOs to exchanges and wallets. Facebook announced a similar ban in January. With the two largest online advertisers seemingly condemning cryptocurrencies, prices dropped and investors around the world panicked. Is this the start of a wider crackdown?… View Article

Is your bank going to freeze your account for buying Bitcoin?

Despite UK law having no issue with cryptocurrencies, the financial industry seems to be setting its own rules. Several people have reported having their account frozen after using an exchange. Others have experienced the same after connecting their debit card. Several UK banks have now banned using credit cards to buy Bitcoin. They cite customers… View Article

Bitcoin hit $10,000
Bitcoin finally hits the moon, now will it reach the stars?

Another epic milestone for Bitcoin as it passed $10,000 this week. What a year it’s been… starting in January at $800 and today at a historical high of $11,517.40 per bitcoin — and it doesn’t look like it’s going to drop anytime soon. Why is Bitcoin rising? As more and more people learn about the… View Article

The Chinese Cryptocurrency “Ban”

Bitcoin and the whole cryptocurrency industry has taken quite a hit with a surprising ban on large exchange trading issued by the Chinese government. It was always a worry with the cryptocurrency industry. Most large exchanges stopped trading by the end of September 2017. People can still trade over the counter and cryptocurrencies have by… View Article

Bitcoin sign guy
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

Segwit Bitcoin basics
SegWit: the countdown progresses

The Bitcoin scaling debate is now entering a key phase. SegWit2x and BIP148 are two of the most popular scaling proposals that intend to activate Segregated Witness (“SegWit”) within a month. If this happens, the protocol upgrade could be in effect within two months. When this happens, Bitcoin could conceivably split. If both SegWit2x and… View Article