#CryptoCurrency / Wirex raises £3.7m in crowdfunding campaign

Founded in 2014 in an effort to open up the esoteric world of cryptocurrencies, Wirex has developed a contactless card that lets users seamlessly spend crypto and fiat currencies in real life.

With the new funding in place, the firm is prepping a multicurrency Mastercard card and an upgrade of its rewards scheme, as well as launches in the US and Japan.

[Pavel Matveev, CEO, Wirex:] "Our mission is to democratise access to cryptocurrency, and this successful crowdfunding campaign is one step further in achieving this goal."