Wirex Wallet launches NFT functionality and new payment methods
The Wirex Wallet, hailed as the world’s first mass-market non-custodial wallet, has expanded its next generation features and functionality. Users globally can now add NFTs to their wallet, purchase crypto directly on multiple blockchains, and pay via Apple and Google Pay. Customers in India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Portugal will also benefit from new alternative payment methods.
Wirex Wallet holders can now store and hold NFTs on multiple blockchains purchased on popular marketplaces such as OpenSea within the Wallet. In addition to over 100 cryptocurrencies, this feature will allow users to hold all their blockchain-based assets in one place for the ultimate convenience. The Wallet’s unique biometric-based security system removes the need for private keys, meaning Wallet users will have straightforward access to their NFTs. Similarly, multi-party computation (MPC) offers unparalleled security by ensuring only authenticated owners can access their assets.
Wirex is also releasing a suite of new features making crypto purchase on the Wallet easier than ever. Users can now directly purchase crypto on multiple blockchains in-app, saving them large amounts in gas fees. Following a partnership with uTorg, this feature will offer an unparalleled user experience by providing a direct on-ramp for purchasing tokens on the Ethereum, Fantom, Avalanche, Polygon, and Binance Smart Chain blockchains.
The company has also expanded the payment methods for users to buy crypto, including Apple and Google Pay, which adds to the debit/credit option already offered globally. They’ve also launched multiple alternative payment methods popular across the globe in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Portugal.
The CEO and Co-Founder of Wirex, Pavel Matveev, said, “The Wirex Wallet has already proven popular with hardcore crypto fans as well as mainstream users thanks to its intuitive UX and market-leading security features and technology. With NFT ownership growing at an unprecedented rate, the addition of NFTs to the Wallet will connect NFTs to the real world and give added layers of security and trust like never before to them. Flexibility and choice will be a key component, by expanding the payment methods for multiple blockchains, further widening access and appeal.”
The announcement comes following the launch of a strategic partnership with metaverse NFT project, Tori Zero. Having recently released the first NFT collection that utilises motion capture technologies, this will be the first NFT project integrated into the Wirex Wallet.
James Wildbore, Co-Founder of Redlab Studio, said, “Last week, we launched our newest NFT collection, which is the first virtual idol project in the blockchain industry. The timing is great since Wirex Wallet users can now store these NFTs within the Wallet. Over the coming months, we have plans to collaborate further in exclusive cross-branded products and payment solutions.”