Xapo Partners with Bitwage

Today, Xapo is excited to announce our relationship with Bitwage. Bitwage is the world’s first bitcoin payroll provider, allowing individuals to receive all or a part of their salary in bitcoin without requiring their employers to onboard any third party payroll processor. Currently, many international contractors can lose up to 10% of every paycheck due…

By Fernando Gouveia

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The Risk of Holding Your Investors’ Private Keys

Imagine that you’re a wealth manager or a fund investor, and you just raised a $100 million fund with the promise of hefty returns.  You relish the moment as your investors stop by to drop off pallets of physical cash in your offices.  Once you have all the cash, you take great care to mark…

By John Reinsch

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Why Greece Should Not Switch to Bitcoin

In some discussions about Greece exiting the Euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the Euro for Bitcoin. At first glance, Bitcoin may appear to be the cure. But if the Euro is the problem, switching to Bitcoin would be like trying to cure a headache with a bullet to the brain. The…

By Wences Casares

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Making the most of your multi-user wallet

Last week, we announced the release of our suite of products designed to help institutions and businesses manage their bitcoin. But multi-user wallets aren’t restricted to these groups, and in fact can also be used in a similar way to manage bitcoin spending with your family, friends, or teams. This week, we’ll show you a…

By Julia Bloch

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Xapo Institutions

Xapo is excited to announce the launch of Xapo Institutions, our suite of products and services tailored to businesses and institutional investors. With Xapo Institutions, Xapo is now the industry’s only bitcoin vault solution combining advanced multi-signature and deep cold storage technologies with a powerful, secure treasury management system. Providing secure bitcoin storage services for…

By Julia Bloch

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What is the significance of bitcoin's price?

So far, 2015 has not been kind to the price of bitcoin. Volatility and pricing have again been at the forefront of bitcoin news following its decline to $250 shortly after the New Year. One month later, the price fell even further, below the psychologically significant $200 price point. Many have been left to question,…

By Carlos Maslaton

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Product Update: Multi-Signature Wallets and Dynamic Wallet Addresses

Multi-Signature Wallets.  As part of our commitment to providing the most secure bitcoin wallet, Xapo is happy to announce the expansion of our multi-signature architecture to all Xapo Wallets. Our multi-signature wallet addresses require transaction authorization from at least 2 of 3 private keys from different Xapo sites around the world. This change leverages our…

By Carlos Rienzi

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Bitcoin Predictions for 2015

Bitcoin predictions for 2015 In our blog post 10 Reasons Why Bitcoin is the Future, Xapo’s Chief Strategy Officer Ted Rogers wrote that “it will take years for bitcoin to achieve its status as a global unit of account but, as it spreads across borders and becomes a de facto global currency, it will transition naturally into the…

By Carlos Maslaton

Xapo Raises $20 Million Investment

Xapo Responds to CoinDesk Article On Susceptibility to Backdoor Attack

A recent CoinDesk article titled "Research: Hackers Could Install Backdoor in Bitcoin Cold Storage" raised the prospect of a type of reverse-engineering, backdoor attack, described by Stephan Verbücheln of Humboldt University.  The article specifically mentioned Xapo, and we wanted to respond. The article describes an attacker changing an enterprise code and inserting a "backdoor" to…

By Carlos Rienzi

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Bitcoin is Changing Communication

Bitcoin isn’t simply an innovation in currency. It’s an innovation in communication.  Bitcoin is becoming the universal language of money.  And as with email, SMS, and video chat, new technologies that enhance our ability to communicate one-to-one typically start off slowly, build up a user base—and ultimately go global.  The Evolution of our Communication People have…

By Federico Murrone