Xapo Awarded Distributed Ledger Technology Permission from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission

Xapo is proud to announce that on December 23, 2019, our entity Xapo Blockchain Limited received Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) permission from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). This permission authorises Xapo Blockchain Limited to use distributed ledger technology for storing or transmitting value belonging to others by providing dealer services and by issuing fiat…

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Xapo is with you during the coronavirus outbreak, and always

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we send our sincere condolences to those affected, and our deepest gratitude to the heroes on the front lines. No one knows how this pandemic will play out, but we are all in it together.  The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff are of utmost importance to…

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Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, becomes a Board Member of the Libra Association

On October 14, 2019, the first Libra Council meeting took place in Geneva and Council members elected Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, as one of its first 5 board members. Wences brings expert knowledge of digital payments and cryptocurrency and a shared mission to enable people around the globe to send, receive, and store value. As…

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Introducing Xapo’s new experience

We’re thrilled that you finally get to see what we’ve been working on for the past few months! As part of our rebrand project, we’re releasing our revamped Android, iOS, and web apps which include exciting and refreshing new features. We’ve started the global rollout of the new app and it should reach you in…

By Carolina Fabroni

Meet the new Xapo

At Xapo, we’re firm believers that no matter who you are or where you're from, you deserve easy access to digital financial services. This conviction led us to create a simple-to-use bitcoin wallet and an industry-leading bitcoin storage platform, described by The Wall Street Journal as the “Fort Knox of bitcoin storage.” Since 2014, we’ve…

By Carolina Fabroni

Time to withdraw your Bitcoin Gold (BTG)

The time has come for you to withdraw your Bitcoin Gold (BTG) balance generated in your Xapo Wallet after the fork of October 24th, 2017. During this event, anyone owning Bitcoin (BTC) at the moment of the fork received an identical amount of BTG. So if you had BTC at Xapo at the time of…

By Federico Murrone

Xapo Card Closure Update - and what's next!

As of January 4th, 2018, Wave Crest Holdings, Ltd. issuer of the the Xapo Card Program, was instructed by Visa® to cancel all its Visa® Programs effective immediately. As a result, all the cards of the Xapo Cards Program were deactivated. As a consequence of this unanticipated closure of the Xapo Card Program, we’ve put…

By Anni Rautio

Xapo update about Bitcoin Gold

On Tuesday, October 24th at 1:20 am GMT approximately Bitcoin Gold (BTG) was created (or forked) as a new cryptocurrency based on the original Bitcoin Blockchain. Xapo is handling this fork according to its fork policy, just like we did with the Bitcoin Cash fork. If you had bitcoins in Xapo at the time of…

By Federico Murrone

Xapo and Phishing Attacks

  What is Phishing? At Xapo, we are constantly working to improve the security of our users by enhancing our infrastructure and helping customers identify various types of threats. Phishing is an attack, perpetrated by a criminal, tricking you into clicking on an url that looks very similar to the site you are trying to…

By Carlos Rienzi

About the Bitcoin SegWit2x update

When the Bitcoin Blockchain mines block number 494,784, which will happen on or around Saturday November 18th 2017, a block between 1MB and 2MB in size will be generated by the Bitcoin miners to increase network capacity (SegWit2x). At that point some miners may decide to ignore that block and continue mining on a 1MB…

By Federico Murrone