Wirex is reporting that it has secured over 150,000 registrations to its crypto app six weeks after its launch in the US.
Wirex is based in London, but also maintains offices in Singapore, Kyiv, Dallas, Dublin, and Atlanta. Wirex is a digital payments platform that also enables crypto transfers. Wirex claims more than $5 billion worth of transactions processed via its services.
Wirex is working with Visa to provide a set of payment and crypto services that aims to allow users to seamlessly spend crypto and as well as fiat. In 2015, Wirex launched one of the world’s first crypto-enabled debit cards.
Wirex is now looking forward to bringing these services to the US marketplace.
In a company statement, Harold Montgomery, Managing Director of Wirex USA, said they are pleased to bring their app and card to millions of US customers.
“Regardless of age, background or experience, we’re endeavouring to enable mainstream users to take advantage of the benefits of crypto in the everyday. Research shows that Americans are demanding easy-to-use, affordable and safe crypto products, and Wirex’s successful launch in the US is already helping to meet these needs.”
AJ Shanley, VP of Visa Crypto, said they want to serve as a bridge for crypto serving merchants and financial institutions.
“We’re excited to work with innovative platforms like Wirex, to make it easy and seamless for consumers to spend from a crypto balance – anywhere Visa is accepted,”
In 2020, Wirex became Visa’s second crypto-native company to be awarded principal membership of Visa in Europe.
Wirex states that over the coming months they plan to allow users to top-up their card using Plaid and ACH, as well as payments with Apple and Google Pay.