Success is built on trust. Trust starts with transparency.
We’re in it for the long haul. We want to support the crypto community and help people learn and understand the world of crypto. We think the best way to do that is by being as open as possible.
This page is intended to be a snapshot of what we are working on as well as some of the challenges we are currently facing.
FINTRAC-registered – August 2018
Wirex received a FINTRAC and Money Service Business registration allowing us to operate in Canada. Now, Canadian users have access to secure Bitcoin, XRP, Ether and Litecoin wallets. Buy, store and easily convert your digital cash in-app or online
Account Limits – September 2018
We’ve doubled our account limits! Users can now load their Wirex currency accounts with up to £15,000, €16,000 or $20,000 at a time. Use it to buy crypto, exchange between traditional currencies or convert and spend on your Wirex Visa card.
Wirex wins M20/20 – October 2018
Between 21st and 24th October, French Canadian influencer Max Meilleur raced for Wirex and Team Crypto in the M20/20 payments race. He sped from New York to Las Vegas using only Wirex’s crypto products and services and, with speed, creativity and momentous support from the crypto community, Max led Team Wirex to victory.
Prepaid cards on i2c platform – October 2018
To enable the launch of Wirex prepaid cards in the USA, Wirex have teamed up with payments processing platform i2c Inc., supporting their mission to provide card issuers with the tools to create their own “future of payments”. The i2c platform will enable our North American users to instantly buy and convert their XRP, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether into USD – letting them spend their digital tokens seamlessly in everyday life.
Look out for the announcement of our payments card launch in the USA!
IBAN released on EUR accounts – November 2018
In November, we rolled out the IBAN functionality on all EUR currency accounts. Following the success of our pilot in France, Spain, Italy and Germany, all European users can now enjoy IBAN functionality on their EUR currency accounts. You can fund your EUR account by bank transfer as well as by debit or credit card, making it even easier to make crypto purchases, receive payments from friends and family and have your wages paid straight into your Wirex account.
Wirex partner with Pigzbe – November 2018
Wirex has partnered with pocket money app, Pigzbe, a company who aspires to disrupt the physical and digital piggy-bank industry. Their Piggy-Wallet™ allows children to save, spend and earn Wollo (WLO) – the Pigzbe app’s native token – while learning the basics of finance. We will be launching WLO tokens on our platform with plans to integrate the Wirex Visa payment card technology as well.
We look forward to a long and innovative partnership with Pigzbe.
Autumn Internationals – November 2018
Wirex is supporting the Autumn International between Wales and Tonga on Saturday 17th November at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Tune into BBC One to catch the match live this Saturday and don’t forget to look out for Wirex, proudly representing the world of crypto at the event.
To celebrate, we’re launching a competition that gives you the chance to win fabulous Wirex rewards. Keep a keen eye out for updates on social media – more details to be revealed soon…