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

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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

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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

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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…

By John Reinsch

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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