Xapo is a company that develops and delivers online and offline security solutions for Bitcoin. The Company offers Xapo Vault, that keeps Bitcoin offline and protects them from possible attacks for long term savings, and Xapo Wallet providing a way to manage funds for day-to-day purchases through its online platform and mobile application.

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Parent CompanyCoinbase
HQPalo Alto, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Xapo was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Xapo

Wences Casares

Wences Casares

Founder & CEO

Xapo Office Locations

Xapo has offices in Palo Alto and Hong Kong
Palo Alto, CA, US (HQ)
361 Lytton Ave
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$40 m


In total, Xapo had raised $40 m. Xapo is a subsidiary of Coinbase

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Xapo News and Updates

Xapo to Discontinue Service to US Customers in March

Companies are being asked to transfer their bitcoins to other places, such as Coinbase.

Xapo Suspends Credit Card Crypto Purchases, Shifts Operations to Gibraltar

Xapo is making changes as it transforms into a digital bank launching later this year.

BitGo Hires Sales Chief From Crypto Custody Rival Xapo

Pete Najarian previously worked for bitcoin service provider Xapo as senior vice president of institutions.

Coinbase buys Xapo custody business

Coinbase has taken its assets under custody to $7 billion by buying the institutional business of Xa...

Report: Coinbase in advanced talks to acquire bitcoin custody provider Xapo

Coinbase Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire old-school bitcoin custody provider Xapo Inc., according to an unconfirmed published Tuesday. The Block, quoting unnamed sources, claims that Coinbase has been locked in a “neck-and-neck race” with Fidelity Digital Assets to acquire Zapo over the past f…

Bitcoin's falling back from record highs

Bitcoin has fallen back from its latest record high after plans to split the cryptocurrency were suspended. It surged past $7,800 late on Wednesday evening, a fresh all-time high, when it was revealed that there was not enough backing for the so-called fork known as Segwit2x that would have incre…
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Xapo Blogs

Changes to our business and service

As Xapo transforms into a digital bank, find out if and how the changes affect you. FAQs General Why can’t I join Xapo right now? We are expanding our service to create a powerful new digital banking platform. This will enable Xapo users to manage their money more easily and securely across all face…

Improving banking for you

Today we’re excited to announce that Xapo is expanding beyond Bitcoin to become a digital bank. Coming your way is a groundbreaking and exclusive private banking service—our newest and most powerful platform yet. More for you Our new Xapo will be able to serve you even better, helping to make your e…

Xapo is with you during the coronavirus outbreak, and always

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we send our sincere condolences to those affected, and our deepest gratitude to the heroes on the front lines. No one knows how this pandemic will play out, but we are all in it together.  The safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff are of utmost importance…

Xapo Awarded Distributed Ledger Technology Permission from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission

Xapo is proud to announce that on December 23, 2019, our entity Xapo Blockchain Limited received Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) permission from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). This permission authorises Xapo Blockchain Limited to use distributed ledger technology for storing…

Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, becomes a Board Member of the Libra Association

On October 14, 2019, the first Libra Council meeting took place in Geneva and Council members elected Xapo CEO, Wences Casares, as one of its first 5 board members. Wences brings expert knowledge of digital payments and cryptocurrency and a shared mission to enable people around the globe to send, r…

Xapo sells Institutional Custody Business to Coinbase, giving focus to Consumer Business

Today, we are announcing the sale of our Institutional Custody Business to Coinbase. For Xapo, this transaction means a greater focus on our Consumer Business and a big step towards our mission to build a safe and global way to use money. At Xapo, we’re firm believers that no matter who you are or w…
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Xapo Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Xapo founded?

    Xapo was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Xapo key executives?

    Xapo's key executives are Wences Casares.

  • How many employees does Xapo have?

    Xapo has 138 employees.

  • Who are Xapo competitors?

    Competitors of Xapo include Achain, Elliptic and Coinbase.

  • Where is Xapo headquarters?

    Xapo headquarters is located at 361 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto.

  • Where are Xapo offices?

    Xapo has offices in Palo Alto and Hong Kong.

  • How many offices does Xapo have?

    Xapo has 3 offices.