Wirex (formerly E-Coin) is a cloud-based hybrid personal banking platform that offers bitcoin debit cards, remittances, and mobile banking. Headquartered in London, Wirex allows users to link bitcoin wallets to Visa and MasterCard debit cards in up to three fiat denominations (dollars, pounds sterling, and euro). Wirex can be accessed from desktop and mobile banking app Wirex app.
Wirex’s two-way debit cards with the ability to both buy and sell bitcoin accepts account top up and loading via bank transfer, PayPal and many types of alternative payment methods (APMs).
Wirex announced rebranding from E-Coin in February 2016.
In 2015, E-Coin successfully crowdfunded ~$200K (£130K) from 93 investors via BnktotheFuture, an online investment platform.
In March 2017, Wirex has raised $3 million in a Series A funding round from the Fintech fund established by Japanese financial giant SBI Group.