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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

Wirex brings back card spending in Europe

Integrated cryptocurrency and multi-currency accounts available now Wirex today announces the return of cryptocurrency spending to Europe, with the launch of the first ever multi-currency accounts. Offering speedy exchange between fiat and cryptocurrencies, customers can then use Wirex’s new currency account and contactless debit cards to spend their money. Wirex is currently the only provider… View Article

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Sending Money? Why not do it with Bitcoin

Conducting an international money transfer using your high street bank is not only costly but can also easily take up to five days or more. The commonly used alternatives to international bank transfers are large money transfer operators (MTOs) such as the Western Union or MoneyGram. However, the fees that money transfer operators charge on… View Article

Dash wallet & contactless cards with new Wirex partnership

Another week, another bombshell announcement. Today, we’re proud to announce our new partnership with Dash. Yes, that’s right…the 7th largest cryptocurrency by market cap… $54 million worth of Dash are exchanged, traded or otherwise transacted on a daily basis. With close to $2.5 Billion held within the Dash system. They’re a serious player in the… View Article

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Why 2FA security is vital for your Wirex account

For as long as we can remember, we’ve used passwords to access everything. We have passwords for our social media accounts, our emails, our online banking. It can be hard remembering all of these different passwords. And whether we like to admit it or not, sometimes our passwords are not the most complex. We often… View Article

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SegWit wallet upgrade — lower Blockchain fees for all customers

Do blockchain fees get you down? Do you want to exchange small amounts such as $10 for bitcoin but hate seeing $2 blockchain fees? Are you angry at Wirex for having such high ‘exchange rates’? Well… You’re going to love the latest Wirex app update! Firstly we just want to set the record straight: ‘Blockchain… View Article

Two possible reasons why your money did not arrive

This post is relevant for new and existing Wirex users who wish to top up Wirex card with alternative payment methods such as PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, MisterCash, Alipay, eKonto, EuTeller, iDeal, P24, Qiwi and Sporopay. Reason 1 If you have attempted to top up your Wirex card with any of the above services, and find… View Article

[Tutorial] Top up and spend Altcoins with Wirex Card

Thanks to all your feedback, we are happy to announce a new feature in Wirex — Shapeshift integration! With this move, you can top up your Wirex account with altcoins. They will be converted to bitcoin at the best possible rate and deposited into your Wirex bitcoin wallet. All major altcoins — including ether, litecoin,… View Article

Practical tips before ordering your first Wirex card

So you have decided to get yourself a Wirex card. Congratulations and welcome to the financial revolution! Wirex cards are easy to get and even easier to use. However, as they are a new type of product and not offered by traditional financial services, we thought you might appreciate a helping hand to get you… View Article