Waves Platform launches on the UK Wirex platform alongside bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and XRP, expanding its adoption to loyal users of the Wirex Visa physical card.

The 23rd crypto per capitalisation starts 2019 in a positive way with the news about its partnership with Wirex, one of the most used platforms in Europe, owner of the FCA license – Financial Conduct Authority – based in the United Kingdom, which facilitates the conversion between crypto and fiat currency.

According to what was reported on Wirex‘s official website, the digital payment service states that adding Waves to its platform is based on the intrinsic characteristics of the underlying blockchain, defining it as a lightweight architecture, just like Ethereum.

Not only that, Wirex describes the Waves Platform framework as full of potential to work faster and at lower costs compared to Ethereum, achieving greater scalability and aspiring to become the most adopted cryptocurrency.

Wirex co-founder Dmitry Lazarichev says:

While the Waves Platform is a bridge between the web and blockchain, we are a bridge between traditional and digital currencies. Together we solve many pain points in the industry. Our platform provides extra liquidity for cryptocurrencies and gives investors the ability to convert and spend their crypto instantly with our Wirex Visa card. Investors who buy WAVES through our platform will know they are with a safe, agile, cost-effective service. In addition, our existing users will have another strong and popular token to add to their portfolios“.

Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves Platform, describes his optimism about the development:

We see Waves as the bridge that will facilitate the transition from web 2.0 to web 3.0. The goal of our team is to put tools in place that will allow both enterprise and individuals to easily implement their own blockchains, while improving the UX of dApps and blockchain infrastructure“.

The new partnership with Wirex is a great opportunity for Waves and their strategy to spread the cryptocurrency. This beginning of 2019 also sees the news about the relaunch of their mobile app, completely updated in the Explorer 2.0 version with the launch of new Smart Contract features on the MainNet.