Luno Blog

To the moon: Bitcoin and the future of money

To the moon! The Luno brand story.

by Marcus Swanepoel 3 minute read
We believe that decentralised digital currencies like Bitcoin will fundamentally change how the world views and uses money: cheaper, faster and safer transactions; more privacy and financial freedom; a significantly better user experience; and ultimately, more equality by giving everyone in the world access to the same financial system. This…
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Buy Bitcoin with a credit card (beta)

by Werner van Rooyen 2 minute read
At Luno, we focus on helping customers get Bitcoin in the easiest and fastest ways. Bank transfers are by far the most common funding method supported by Bitcoin providers, including us. Customers make a deposit in their local currency, and then once the funds reflect, they use it to purchase…
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Luno Singapore Bitcoin Giveaway

by Werner van Rooyen 1 minute read
We'll be giving away one Bitcoin (1 BTC) to a lucky person in the Bitcoin community in Singapore! You can enter the competition by clicking the image or link, below: Luno Singapore Bitcoin Giveaway Note that the competition is only open to people who currently reside in Singapore. Competition closes on…
Singapore
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Mobile verification via phone call

by Werner van Rooyen 1 minute read
When setting up or upgrading your Luno account, we may need to verify your mobile phone number. This is to help secure your Luno account. Our primary system --sending you a one time code via SMS-- works perfectly well for the majority of our customers. We have had some complaints in recent weeks about…
Global Updates
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South Africa Bitcoin Merchant Directory

by Liza Visser 19 minute read
As more and more people become aware of and interested in Bitcoin, we often get asked: So where can I spend my Bitcoin in South Africa? Can I actually pay with Bitcoin at South African merchants? We’re happy to say that South Africa has a thriving Bitcoin market, with thousands…
South Africa
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UK FCA Sandbox announcement

by Marcus Swanepoel 1 minute read
We’re excited to announce today that we have been selected to participate testing in the first group of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulatory Sandbox. Today also marks our broader entry into the UK and European markets. The Regulatory Sandbox is part of the FCA’s Project Innovate. It aims to create…
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