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Wirex earns FCA e-money licence

There is some big news at Wirex. We are more than proud to announce that we were granted a UK Financial Conduct Authority e-money licence on the 21st of August! Wirex Limited is only the third crypto-friendly company in the world to have been granted this licence. The FCA was formed to protect consumers, enhance… View Article

Why 2FA security is vital for your Wirex account

We use passwords to access everything – social media accounts, emails, online banking. Not only can it get difficult to keep track of them all, it’s also difficult to create something that’s both memorable and complex. That’s why we recommend 2FA as an extra layer of security. How will 2FA protect you? Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)… View Article

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Bitcoin ransomware cyber-attack — is it over?

On early Saturday morning, May 13, 2017, news broke that an NSA-derived ransomware worm — known as WannaCry or WCry — had been shutting down computers worldwide. At the time of the report, at least 75,000 computers had been affected by WCry, with Russia taking the brunt of the attacks. The worm was eventually stopped… View Article

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Bitcoin is not as private as you might think

Bitcoin has often been portrayed as an anonymous payment network. However, in reality, Bitcoin is perhaps the most transparent payment network in the world and is therefore not as private as most might think it is.

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New! Open Wirex app with fingerprints (iOS only)

Our over-achieving iOS developers have some good news for you and your Wirex bitcoin wallet. In the quest to continuously improve account security and ensure no one but you can access your account, we have added ‘Touch ID’ setting for iOS users. When activated, you can use your fingerprint to open Wirex on your smartphone…. View Article

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FAQ: Wirex and your Bitcoin security

Wirex takes account security seriously. This article will guide you through the multiple layers of bitcoin security we use. We will also provide recommendations for optimal digital security.   Q: What is the percentage of cold storage for funds deposited with Wirex? How does Wirex guarantee bitcoin security on my accounts? A: Wirex does not keep… View Article

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Everything you need to know about travelling with Bitcoins

Every day, more people travel with bitcoins. There are big advantages to including bitcoins in your travel plans. For example, it is safer to carry bitcoins than to carry cash, especially if you bring a large amount of money or if you’re travelling to a country with higher crime rates. Bitcoin is easy to exchange… View Article