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Wirex to launch prepaid cards in the USA

We will soon be launching Wirex prepaid cards in the USA! For the first time, US-based Wirex users will be able to instantly buy and convert their XRP, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether into USD – letting them spend their digital tokens seamlessly in everyday life. To make it happen, we teamed up with payments processing… View Article

And the winner is…

At the start of September, Wirex teamed up with trade news outlet Crypto Disrupt to donate 20 ETH to a charity chosen by our users. After an overwhelming number of nominations, we are delighted to announce that a winner has been chosen. Congratulations to crypto-donations platform Kizuna, who have pledged the money to the ongoing… View Article

Crypto in Canada

Canada is a significant player in the global cryptocurrency market. Although the UK and US are marginally ahead in the rankings for traditional blockchain adoption, Canada leads the way in Ethereum blockchain technology. This can be attributed in-part to Vitalik Buterin, the prodigious Russian-Canadian programmer who founded Ethereum. Buterin, energy and the crypto miners Buterin… View Article

To Ethereum and beyond

Cypherpunks rejoice – we’ve finally added Ethereum to our expanding portfolio of cryptocurrency wallets! The new Wirex Ethereum wallet allows you to buy, sell and store Ether (ETH). Exclusive to Wirex, you can also instantly convert it into GBP, EUR or USD to spend in-store and online using your Wirex Payment Card. A brief history… 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

The big EOS freeze

Less than 48hrs after its launch, the EOS blockchain froze. The cause of the freeze was resolved within a few hours of being reported. However, this momentary hiccough was sufficient to spark another emotional debate about security in the crypto arena. EOS blockchain was set up to rival Ethereum. It boasted BPs (block producers) to… View Article

What does the Altcoin you buy say about you?

Wirex integrates with ShapeShift, letting you deposit nearly 50 different altcoins into your wallet. Although we don’t yet offer multi-coin wallets (it’s on the way though!), you can convert altcoins into Bitcoin and sell for fiat currency. However, the term ‘altcoin’ can be misleading – it implies that other cryptocurrencies are essentially interchangeable with Bitcoin…. View Article

A beginner’s look at Ethereum: 7 notable facts

For many people, Ethereum is the logical next step after getting the hang of Bitcoin. A couple of months ago, we covered the basics of Ethereum. Today we’re bringing you seven extra things you should know about the original altcoin. Ethereum is a platform for the cryptocurrency Ether Ethereum is a little more complicated than most altcoins. While Ethereum… View Article

Ethereum vs. Ethereum classic
Ethereum vs Ethereum Classic: which do I choose?

Hey there Wirex community! I’m Daniel, a new member of the Wirex team, and my first order of research was to look into these two cryptocurrencies and see what I could learn. Ethereum is a well-known currency in the crypto-sphere. Second only to Bitcoin in Market cap. Because of this, Ethereum is often looked to… View Article