Why Own Bitcoin

People often ask me if they should invest in Bitcoin and later how to invest. I have watched a lot of friends make and lose money on Bitcoin, so I have a strong point of view. I want to share my perspective to help people understand Bitcoin as an investment. All of these numbers and…

By Wences Casares

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Bitcoin needs both unregulated and regulated network nodes

At Xapo, we believe that Bitcoin’s permissionlessness, censor-resistance and unseizability are its most important features, without which Bitcoin would not be of much value. The only way to ensure that Bitcoin can remain permissionless, censor-resistant and unseizable is by making sure that anyone can get some bitcoin, store it, and send it without any intermediaries…

By Wences Casares

Beware of extraordinary claims

For those of us who love Bitcoin, and especially for me as the Head of Growth at Xapo, it is always great news when we see more and more people adopting Bitcoin every day with almost magical organic growth that helps the bitcoin price rally. So I should be happy every time I see that, right?…

By Tiburcio de la Carcova

Xapo regulatory status in Switzerland

Three years ago, Xapo set out to determine the optimal jurisdiction from which to serve non-U.S. customers.  Our research ultimately identified Switzerland as the ideal jurisdiction, as explained in a May 2015 blog post. We are happy to announce that, after almost two years of substantial effort and investment, Xapo has received conditional approval from…

By Wences Casares

What would happen if Xapo got hacked

In light of the Bitfinex hack, we have been asked multiple times, “What happens if Xapo gets hacked?” This is the answer. TL;DR: If Xapo’s hot wallet were hacked, Xapo would cover the loss from its own reserve of bitcoins. Less than 3% of bitcoins are kept in our hot wallet, so our bitcoin reserve would…

By Wences Casares

Xapo joins in with industry leaders to support BIP101

Our community stands at a crossroads. The debate about which path to take has, by and large, been a healthy one, and we have not interposed our own positions or interfered in the discourse. Until today, our involvement has consisted of listening, researching and testing. We believe that work is complete, and it is time…

By Xapo Press

Announcing Xapo's Advisory Board

Today Xapo is proud to announce the formation of its advisory board with three visionary leaders, Dee Hock, John Reed and Lawrence H. Summers. Dee Hock is the founder of Visa, and is responsible for effectively creating payment systems as we know them today. “Bitcoin represents not only the future of payments but also the…

By Wences Casares

A Company Update - A Global HQ for a Global Focus

For the past year, Xapo has focused on building its infrastructure to offer the most secure bitcoin storage service available. Deemed the Fort Knox of bitcoin, we’ve set a new standard in bitcoin security and treasury management to become a global and trusted provider and the leading custodian of institutionally held bitcoin in the world.…

By Wences Casares

Xapo and Taringa! launch largest bitcoin integration

Xapo is proud to partner with social media powerhouse Taringa! and announce the largest bitcoin integration on any platform to date. Taringa! is the largest social network created in Latin America, with over 75 million users. By introducing bitcoin to Taringa!’s platform, top content creators can now earn bitcoin through Taringa!’s Revenue Sharing Program, rewarding users…

By Tiburcio de la Carcova

Xapo and Bitcoin Industry Respond to the Revised BitLicense Proposal

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) posted a revised BitLicense proposal on February 25, 2015.  The revised proposal reflected many steps in the right direction and addressed numerous concerns voiced by Xapo and the bitcoin industry as a whole. Several of our colleagues expressed sentiments on this issue with which we agree.  We…

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