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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

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

Wirex April Roundup

For those of you who keep up with the daily happenings of Wirex, you’ll already know that April was a big month for us. We have been constantly updating the app, continuing to add features to help you better navigate the multi-crypto and traditional finance worlds from our (very) clever platform. For those of you… View Article

How can you tell if Wirex is for real?

The crypto space can seem like a wild west of unregulated and unlicensed companies, scammers, hucksters and other opportunists. As Bitcoin is still relatively new, there are a lot of widespread misunderstandings. Many people see it as a get rich scheme, without considering the underlying technology or purpose. Scammers exploit this confusion, giving the entire… View Article

What makes Wirex so secure compared to other Bitcoin exchange & wallet providers?

Security should always be the #1 priority when you are choosing an exchange. With a Wirex account, your money couldn’t be safer. Don’t believe us? We’ve got proof. Wirex is official PCI DSS certified. What is PCI DSS certification? Another acronym? Yes, but this is one you’ll want to know about. PCI DSS stands for… View Article

Verification
Why customer verification is super important

There’s a common misconception that Bitcoin is fully anonymous, so many people are surprised when they sign up for a Wirex account or crypto exchange and are asked to provide proof of their identity. There’s a good reason for that – it’s part of KYC. What is KYC? KYC (‘know your customer‘) verification is how businesses find… View Article

Can bitcoin be hacked
Can my Bitcoin get hacked?

If you’re about to spend some of your hard earned money on Bitcoin, it’s natural to be concerned about security and to worry about the safety of your cryptocurrency. As Bitcoin is entirely digital and not controlled by any central authority, one of the biggest concerns for many people is how vulnerable it is to hackers…. View Article

Precautions when buying bitcoin
Tarpan Digest: what precautions should you take when buying Bitcoin? Part 2

This is the second part of our Expert Series with Tarpan Digest. Inna is a passionate crypto-enthusiast who shares her knowledge on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology on her youtube channel. In this edition Raphael & Inna discuss: What precautions should you take when Buying Bitcoin? How can you keep your identity safe? Why it’s important… View Article

Can blockchain technology change the world?
Tarpan Digest: can Blockchain change the future? Part 1

In this edition of Our Expert Series, Raphael Shalaby sits down with Inna Tarpan of Tarpan Digest. Inna is a passionate crypto-enthusiast who shares her knowledge on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology on her youtube channel. In this interview we explore: Can blockchain change the future? What solutions & applications can blockchain provide? Does banking allow… View Article