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To the moon: Bitcoin and the future of money

On the Bitcoin hard fork

by Werner van Rooyen 3 minute read
Bitcoin is at a pivotal and somewhat misunderstood moment. In the following article, we look at the proposed hard fork and what the implications may be. What is the hard fork about? The Bitcoin community –consisting of customers, exchanges, wallets, businesses, developers and miners– has for years been involved in…
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Why does Bitcoin have value and how is the price determined?

by Liza Visser 4 minute read
As a growing number of people become aware of and interested in Bitcoin --especially when the price tends to increase-- we often get asked: “Why exactly does Bitcoin have value?” Many people find it difficult to grasp how something which only exists digitally can have any value at all. Economics…
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Bitcoin price alerts

by Werner van Rooyen 3 minute read
We receive many requests from our customers and a recurring theme was price alerts: We’d like to say thanks for all the suggestions and feedback from our customers. We’re happy to announce that the price alerts feature has been added. It is currently only available on web and Android, but…
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Bitcoin transaction delays

by Werner van Rooyen 2 minute read
For the past few weeks, there have been increased transaction delays on the Bitcoin network, something which affects all Bitcoin providers and users all around the world. When you send Bitcoin, the transaction may be instantly broadcast to the Bitcoin network, but will not immediately be confirmed. Most wallets, like…
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Hey Malaysia, we're back!

by Werner van Rooyen 2 minute read
From today, Malaysian customers can make MYR deposits and withdrawals and make use of all our services, such as buying, selling, trading, sending and receiving Bitcoin. Late last year, our Malaysian bank account was suddenly withdrawn, leaving our customers unable to process ringgit deposits and withdrawals to and from their…
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Bitcoin network fees

by Timothy Stranex 4 minute read
We’re revising our pricing as of 1 March 2017. Changes include a BTC 0.0002 fee for Bitcoin send and receive transactions, a volume-based fee schedule with significant decreases for the Luno Exchange, and some smaller changes for certain countries. Since Bitcoin send and receive transactions were previously free, in this…
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