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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

Doomsday Oct 15 – will my Wirex card still work outside the EU?

The looming fate of payment cards has the cryptocurrency community worried… And fair enough… We’ve noticed the rise in the level of panic surrounding the EU Ban as October 14 draws closer. Everyone is worried they won’t be able to use their cards to spend their bitcoin and there doesn’t seem to be an imminent… View Article

Wirex Community grows to 800,000 and $1 Billion in transactions

Fellow crypto enthusiasts, we have some epic news! Wirex has crossed a massive milestone… Not just for our company but a true testament to the phenomenon of bitcoin spreading all around the world… It’s Official: Wirex has now processed over $1 Billion in transactions! Since 2014 we have grown as an industry leader in the… View Article

New Wirex website — simplified, modernised, & beautified (especially for you :) )

Our brilliant and hardworking design team (they deserve more praise than they get) are proud-as-peacocks to release our brand new website today. Let’s take a look at the before and after — just like you get in the magazines! Before: …full colour background… side on images… lack of interactivity. We felt that time had taken… View Article

The Bitcoin Lifestyle
wirex updates
Community Update – July (new app features, scheduled maintenance & more)

In today’s big update: New app versions released today! MasterCard migration to Visa complete (no more Wirex MasterCard) 48-Hour Downtime From July 31st for SegWit Upgrade New ways to stay fully informed about bitcoin Photos and Videos from our customers A look ahead Android Update 2.3 Unlock the app with fingerprint, how exciting! New designs… 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

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The Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin has had a stellar 2017 so far, to say the least. On the back of a streak of new all-time highs in the past six months alone, the price of bitcoin has set yet another record when it surpassed $3,000 for the first time ever at around 5:00 P.M. (UTC) on June 11, 2017,… View Article