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

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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

Time to convert your Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

You’ve probably been wondering what to do with the BCH (Bitcoin Cash) that were generated in your Xapo account after the last Bitcoin fork of August 1st. Let’s rewind a little bit. On Tuesday, August 1st at 1:16 pm UTC, the Bitcoin network experienced a fork which split the blockchain into two separate blockchains. This…

By Federico Murrone

Xapo Debit Card Update

The Debit Card has always been at the forefront of Xapo's efforts to bring secure, Bitcoin-based financial products to users around the world. According to Visa’s recent communication regarding different debit card programs, only customers in the European territory will be able to order new Xapo Debit Cards, effective today. In addition, Xapo must suspend service on all…

By Anni Rautio

Xapo Granted E-Money License

Xapo granted E-Money License We are proud to announce that Xapo (Gibraltar) Ltd. has been granted an E-money License by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission effective July 10th 2017. License under the Financial Services (Banking) Act of 1992, License number FSC0063BNK. As a regulated E-Money Institution Xapo is now licensed to issue electronic money in…

By Diego Valenzuela

Xapo Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Update

As expected, yesterday the Bitcoin blockchain experienced a “fork”, in which a new coin called “Bitcoin Cash” was created. That means that, if you had bitcoins (BTC) in Xapo at the time of the fork, you now have your bitcoins and an equal amount of Bitcoin Cash (BCH). For your reference, the fork happened after…

By Federico Murrone