Avalanche (AVAX) is now available on Wirex payment platforms

Wirex digital payment network has added support for Avalanche (AVAX) on its ecosystem, the platform now allows users to spend 62 fiat and cryptocurrencies at over 61 million places around the world.
Avalanche (AVAX) is now available on Wirex payment platforms

Users can now use the Avalanche blockchain to receive, transfer, store, and exchange AVAX tokens, as well as add custom tokens. Over the following several months, the business expects to onboard a number of AVAX-based tokens.

In addition, using Wirex’s decentralized financial savings product, X-Accounts, customers will be able to receive 20% yearly interest on AVAX. The company’s app, wallet, and payment platforms have over 4.5 million users in over 120 countries.

“Wirex is moving fast to make digital assets and the innovation happening on public blockchains more accessible to the masses,” said John Wu, president of Ava Labs, the inventor of the AVAX blockchain.

Meanwhile, Wirex CEO and co-founder Pavel Matveev stated that the addition of AVAX is “assisting in the development of use cases for the Wirex ecosystem,”, particularly in terms of expanding blockchain accessibility.

Wirex and blockchain

In 2015, Wirex claims to have created the first crypto-enabled payment card in the world. The company extended to the United States in January and onboarded the Polygon, BNB Chain, and Fantom blockchains at the same time.

Wirex also offers its own native utility token, WXT, as well as a crypto reward scheme that rewards cardholders with up to 2% in WXT for every transaction. Since 2014, the company has processed way over $5 billion in transactions.