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NetProphet: Michael Jordaan & Marcus Swanepoel

by Team Luno 1 minute read

Below is an interview with Michael Jordaan and our CEO, Marcus Swanepoel, conducted by Kieno Kammies at NetProphet 2016. They discuss the the evolution of banking, the future of finance, Bitcoin and making the move from "suit to startup". Michael Jordaan was appointed head of FNB by the age of 36 and spent...

What is MMM Global?

by Team Luno 4 minute read

[themify_box style="rounded info" ]Update: there have been reports (Financial Times link - free article, but login required) of some local chapters of MMM Global collapsing and Sergei Mavrodi being in hiding. We expect some of them to keep running for a while, rebranding, but will in all probability be collapsing...

How to buy Ether (Ethereum) with Bitcoin

by Team Luno 2 minute read

At Luno, we're banking on Bitcoin making it big one day (or continue to make it big). Enough so that we now exclusively take our trading revenue in Bitcoin. That said, there has been a large amount of interest in Ethereum --an interesting alternative blockchain technology-- from our users over the past few weeks....

Bitcoin's Bad Reputation: The Truth Behind The Sensationalism

by Team Luno 9 minute read

Bitcoin has a bad reputation. But how much of it is based on fact? We look beyond the sensationalism to separate the myths from reality. Image: AMC Networks Inc. As industry insiders, it is sometimes hard to admit Bitcoin suffers from serious negative perception issues. In the minds of many...

Beyond the Blockchain

by Team Luno 15 minute read

Why Bitcoin 3.0 really is Bitcoin 1.0 Over the past few months we’ve been bombarded with calls and visits from many leading financial institutions and other large global businesses, typically with the same questions: “Can you please explain to us what blockchains are?”, “What can blockchains do for our business?”...

Taking Bitcoin Mainstream in 2016

by Team Luno 3 minute read

At BitX we love using Bitcoin and we can see the clear advantages it has over other forms of money. Given the traction and use cases we are seeing across the markets we operate in, we also believe it’s only a matter of time before Bitcoin becomes more mainstream. That...

Video: How Fast is Bitcoin?

by Team Luno 1 minute read

Check out our latest video titled "How fast is Bitcoin?" Click here to get your own free Bitcoin wallet and start making (and receiving) super fast payments.

​The Future of Finance

by Team Luno 2 minute read

We all know software is eating the world, and that fintech companies are starting to challenge traditional banks in many ways. But what is the endgame? How will consumer financial products and the ‘banks’ of the future look? We believe that new breakthroughs in technology and a much higher bar for customer experience...

Earn Bitcoin by referring friends & family to Luno

by Team Luno 1 minute read

This article may be out of date. See our latest update on Promotions here: Earn free Bitcoin Users can now earn Bitcoin by referring their friends and family to Luno.   What you need to do Simply log into your Luno account and click on Promotions from the menu. You’ll see a...

A bridge between the old and the new: announcing Bitcoin virtual credit cards

by Team Luno 2 minute read

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Zazoo, an innovative, multinational payment company and the creators of the patented MVC (Mobile Virtual Card) technology and the VCPay app. We’ve been working closely with Zazoo over the past few months to enable all BitX users to convert their Bitcoin into a prepaid...

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