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The focus for crypto wallets tied with VISA/MasterCard bank cards was pretty much on Bitcoin (BTC), but now it has started moving to altcoins as well like in the case of Wirex adding support for Litecoin (LTC). Wirex was one of the companies that has relied on WaveCrest and as a result like many others their cards became invalid at the start of the year. Meanwhile the company has been working to start issuing new bank cards that are tied to crypto currencies and they have just announced that besides Bitcoin (BTC) they are already supporting Litecoin (LTC) with other altcoins also to be supported soon. Wirex has been resulting their services with the release of virtual debit cards and physical plastic cards should soon be available again as well.

The Wirex LTC wallet allows you to:
– Spend Litecoin by instantly converting into local currency like GBP, EUR or USD to spend with your free Wirex Visa Card.
– Buy Litecoin via your Wirex account, which can be funded by bank transfer, debit or credit card (high limits, instant purchase, easy account verification, fully secure).
– Deposit dozens of popular altcoins for instant exchange into Litecoin (cash out ICO profits with ease).
– Exchange Bitcoin for Litecoin or vice versa at any time (useful if you see positive or negative news and want to catch a sudden increase in BTC or LTC value).
– Withdraw Litecoin to any other LTC wallet (including free money transfers or making purchases with Litecoin.
– Or use Litecoin as a payment option as major brands make it available (starting soon based on industry rumours).

Fore more information about Wirex, Litecoin (LTC) support and their crypto bank cards…

Just having a hardware crypto wallet and leaving it on your desk at the office or at home may not be the smartest thing to do. CryptoCloaks has figured out an easy and inexpensive way to help you keep your hardware wallet safer and hidden with the help of special 3D printed wallet mounts. Currently there are two designs available, one for Ledger Nano S and one for Trezor wallets and you get get yours for just $6 USD. There are options available for a few custom colors that you can choose from and you can also decide if you want a logo or not, for $3 extra you can request a custom logo on your wallet mount (crypto payments are also accepted). There are two variants available for each wallet, one is with 4 screws for mounting and the other one is for screwless mounting (uses 3M adhesive tape), so you have some flexibility how and where to mount the wallet holder to keep your wallet safe.

CryptoCloaks has also prepared a design for the KeepKey wallet, but that one has not yet been put on sale on their website, they just posted some photos and have announced it will soon be available. So no matter what kind of major crypto hardware wallet you have available, you should be covered with a good and affordable 3D printed holder for your wallet. Again, the idea of these wallet holders is to mount them in a hidden place to get some extra security and not to mount them on the wall next to your desk for example, as some people might think to be a cool idea.

If you want to get fancy and are not worried to keep your hardware wallet on your desk, then you might want to check out a new Kickstarter project for a cool handcrafted wooden case designed for Trezor and Ledger Nano S wallets. The project is CoinCase, claiming to be the world’s first case for hardware wallets and the product looks really nice and cool, so definitely worth checking out. If you pledge 99 EURO you can get your place for a CoinCase, completely designed and manufactured in Germany wooden case for your hardware wallet (KeepKey not yet supported) and get it probably in June as stated as an estimated delivery.

For more details about the CryptoCloaks mounts for hardware crypto wallets…

The popular service for leasing and renting mining rigs for different crypto algorithms – Mining Rig Rentals has just added support for CryptoNightV7, the new POW algorithm that Monero (XMR) and some other Cryptonight-based coins are planning to fork to as a cauntermeasure to the recent wave ot Cryptonight ASIC miners. In the next couple of days we are expecting to see some of the more popular CryptoNight coins to start forking to the new CryptoNightV7 mining algorithm, so there might be increased demand for hashrate for that algorithm. There are still not much mining rigs available for CryptoNightV7 at the moment after the launch of support for the new mining algorithm, but we expect to see more of these becoming available very soon. There are already a few miners available that do come with support for the new V7 of the algorithm available that we have covered already. Remember that with this service some people are leasing their mining hashrate while others are renting the available rigs, so you might want to try either of the sides and not just only one of them to see what works best for you…

For more information about the Mining Rig Rentals service for renting CryptoNightV7 mining rigs…


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