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Small, but perfectly formed

Here at Wirex, we’re always looking for exciting projects that will offer our customers something different, to help us cater to every type of crypto-user. That’s why we’re so pleased to introduce the latest coin to the Wirex family, Nano (NANO). It joins Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP, Ether, WAVES, Wollo and DAI as the latest cryptocurrency… View Article

Waves in the fabric of Wirex

Kicking off 2019 on a high note, we’re delighted to welcome a new token to Wirex. WAVES joins Bitcoin, Litecoin, XRP and Ether as the latest cryptocurrency that Wirex users in the EEA can buy, store, convert and spend with their Wirex Visa card. The launch of the Wirex WAVES Wallet cements our industry-leading offering… View Article

The great mystery of currency exchange

Most of us are familiar with the task of exchanging currencies, but understanding the intricacies involved can be a challenge. Currency exchange appears to be a relatively simple transaction; in fact, the mechanics are quite complex. To help make things clearer, here’s an explanation of a few basic terms that will help you get to… View Article

How Singapore is becoming a crypto-hub

When it comes to cryptocurrency adoption, the Asia-Pacific region is way ahead of the curve. The likes of South Korea, Hong Kong, China and Japan were early adopters of crypto and blockchain technology; now, Singapore is quickly emerging as a world leader in the mainstream adoption of digital currency. Regulatory Stance The Monetary Authority of… View Article

Secret Mining Society – are your devices being cryptojacked?

Cybercrime takes a near-infinite number of forms. As technology advances, criminals develop novel and ingenious ways to exploit vulnerabilities. Wirex Staff Writer Gemma Doswell takes a closer look at the insidious art of ‘Cryptojacking’. A brief history of hacking Hacking first emerged as a malicious term in the 1970s, when early hackers (known as ‘phreakers’,… View Article

9 industries that use blockchain

Blockchain technology is starting to gain traction in the mainstream. Its efficiency, transparency and versatility appeal to consumers and businesses alike, making wide-scale adoption likely in the coming decades. Recognising blockchain’s potential to disrupt traditional infrastructure, many industries have started integrating the technology into their business processes. Financial services companies are amongst the early adopters… 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

Dear parents, here’s what you need to know about Bitcoin

If your kids have been through their teens (or are going through them now), you’re probably used to unpredictable behavior. Sudden mood swings, confidence highs and lows, a rebellious nature. Should that sound familiar, you already understand the nature of Bitcoin. Bitcoin acts a bit like a teenager. Volatile and fickle, Bitcoin has been through… View Article

What is the true value of cryptocurrency?

You can’t see me, or touch me but I can be mined. What am I? Answer – a cryptocurrency (of course). Money that you can’t hold, or really see and only truly exists in cyberspace – a case of the emperor’s new clothes perhaps? After all, surely something only exists because it’s tangible, right? So…if… View Article