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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

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

A Ripple at Wirex

Introducing the Ripple wallet! You can now buy, sell, exchange and deposit Ripple (XRP) using the Wirex App. We’re the only digital money platform that lets you exchange and spend Ripple like traditional currency – in-store and online. Update your Wirex app now and start using the XRP wallet straight away. What is Ripple? Ripple… View Article

Wirex payment cards are now available in Europe

If you’re an EEA resident who’s new to Wirex, get ready. You’re about to see something special. If you’re not and you’re a seasoned Wirex user, you already know what’s coming. As of today, the Wirex payment card is available to order! As an EEA customer, you can now spend in-store, online or make ATM… View Article

Wirex Introduces Cryptoback™

The Wirex payment card just got a whole lot more interesting. We’re shaking things up with the launch of our Cryptoback™ Rewards program! Cryptoback™ rewards you when you use your Wirex payment card in-store. It’s similar to a credit card rewards offer, but with a twist. Instead of cashback, you get Crypto! (Bitcoin to be… View Article

Fiat to fiat currency exchanges are here

Big things are happening at Wirex. The latest? As part of our ongoing mission to bring you the best, swankiest full-service personal finance platform, we’ve now enabled fiat to fiat currency exchanges in the app! What’s fiat currency? Fiat currencies are simply the standard currencies used in our everyday lives – national legal tender (pounds,… View Article

Confessions of a Litecoin enthusiast

Finally… as of this week… Litecoin is live on Wirex! It’s absolutely one of my favourite, favourite, favourite cryptocurrencies. Personal friends know I own Litecoin — and I think it has a good chance to become a ‘household name’ by 2019. It’s faster than Bitcoin, cheaper than Bitcoin, ‘lighter’ than Bitcoin. Litecoin also went up… View Article