You probably remember the beginning of the year episode called VISAGATE, in which WaveCrest Holdings, a VISA proxy issuer, was left without license, which snowballed into a lot of debit card providers using WaveCrest Holdings cancelling their cards. Among those hit: Spectorcoin, Bitwala (which are both pivoting towards cryptobanking) and Wirex.
Well, today Wirex announced they are already launching their new, contactless crypto powered cards. The first wave is available for UK customers, with GBP denominated cards, with EUR denominated cards to follow on March 20 for Italy, Germany and France, and the rest of EU countries by March 27.
Just to be sure, we're talking about plastic cards, which can be topped with Bitcoin and used at any ATM.
At the beginning of the year, Wirex also announced they will issue personalized bank accounts, for UK too, "with a British account number and sort-code, 100% secure and fully registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority."
The crypto roller coaster seems to never stop: for every FUD spreading news released, there seem to be a counterbalancing, bullish development.
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