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Wirex to launch prepaid cards in the USA

October 22, 2018 5:39 pm Published by

We will soon be launching Wirex prepaid cards in the USA! For the first time, US-based Wirex users will be able to instantly buy and convert their XRP, Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether into USD – letting them spend their digital tokens seamlessly in everyday life.

To make it happen, we teamed up with payments processing platform and Money20/20 sponsor, i2c Inc. Their mission is to provide card issuers with the tools to create their own “future of payments” – a goal that is very much aligned with our own desire to make finance smarter and more accessible.

When they’re not cheering on #TeamCrypto alongside Wirex at the great Money20/20 Payments Race (find out how Team Crypto racer Max Meilleur is getting on here), i2c Inc. are based in the Californian tech utopia of Redwood City. They boast cardholders in 216 countries and territories around the world and operate offices in London, Dubai, Lahore, Singapore, Montreal and Sydney. As a company with similar global reach, the partnership between i2c and Wirex is a match made in digital-heaven.

All well and good, but how does this benefit our users? Simply put, Wirex users in the US will be able to take control of their digital and traditional currencies on a single, open platform. That means buying, storing and converting XRP, BTC, LTC and ETH in-app or on a browser, whilst enjoying world-class exchange rates and zero hidden fees.

Users will be able to spend their converted crypto using the Wirex prepaid card – the world’s most powerful, crypto-enabled card, and the only one that generates Cryptoback™ (0.5% in BTC) on all in-store purchases.

“If this is your first time in the world of digital cash, Wirex offers a simple solution for both first-time dabblers and seasoned crypto investors,” explains Wirex North America CEO Vroon Modgill. “The Wirex prepaid card, enabled by the i2c platform, is the easiest way for US consumers to spend their choice of crypto in-store and online using market-leading tech.”

It’s time to climb aboard, America. Get ready for the launch by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Telegram. Be the first to download the app and to get your hands on the Wirex prepaid card!

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