Wirex, the bitcoin wallet, banking, and debit card provider today announced that it is launching a new type of card in Q4 of this year. The new card will be a contactless plastic Visa for use with their cryptocurrency banking platform.
Wirex’s digital wallet apps and prepaid plastic Visa cards are used by customers around the world to instantly convert between bitcoin and national currencies, including British pounds, US dollars, and Euros.
Wirex serves 800,000 customers in more than 130 countries and is in the process of obtaining an e-money license in the United Kingdom. The company has offices in London, Tokyo, and Kiev.
This month, the team has also released a new version of its web application and redesigned and simplified their website.
Earlier this year, Wirex received a £2.4 million investment from Japanese institutional investor, SBI Group, which is part of the R3 consortium and runs Japan’s biggest fintech venture capital fund. SBI is also a major investor in Ripple.
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