Wire transfers are largely an oddity of the USA. Most of the rest of the world doesn't use wire transfers anyway.
Say what? I process wire transfers to Europe and Asia on a daily basis... they actually have better infrastructure for it in the rest of the world. IBAN/SWIFT
Because researchers from TRIUMF (Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics) were involved... of course... so were researchers from Fermilab, and other institutions... but the article was submitted by a Canadian.