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​The truth about Bitcoin forks

by Team Luno 3 minute read

Here we go again. It seems that not a month goes by without confused messages about yet another Bitcoin fork. In 2017 alone, we wrote articles about the proposed Bitcoin Unlimited and SegWit fork, then the (actual) Bitcoin Cash fork. We’re running out of images for “split”, “branch” and “fork” here What are Bitcoin...

Luno expands to 35 new markets; announcing Series B round

by Marcus Swanepoel 3 minute read

We are excited to announce the launch of Luno across several new European markets. This means people from 40 countries around the world can now easily buy, sell and store Bitcoin with Luno. At Luno, our core mission is to bring cryptocurrencies to everyone, everywhere - and in a way...

Getting help at Luno

by Team Luno 5 minute read

Maybe you’re new to Bitcoin (or Luno) and you’re just not completely sure of how things work. Maybe you’re one of our early customers, with a very technical question. Either way, the Luno Community Team is here to help you. At some point, you may need to get in touch...

​You don't have to buy a whole Bitcoin

by Team Luno 2 minute read

A common misconception is that you have to buy a whole Bitcoin to get started. For anyone new to cryptocurrencies, this can be off-putting. But since Bitcoin is digital and can be divided into as many as one hundred million pieces, you don't need to buy a whole one. You...

The Bitcoin Cash fork (update)

by Team Luno 4 minute read

Edit: You can now withdraw your BCH or sell it for Bitcoin. Log in to Luno, navigate to Wallets > Send BCH. The Bitcoin Cash (BCH*) project intends to hard fork from Bitcoin on 1 August 2017. At this stage, it appears the fork is only supported by a small minority of...

The scaling debate, Bitcoin forks and potential disruptions

by Team Luno 5 minute read

“Bitcoin is dying!”, “Bitcoin will crash!”, “Bitcoin may fork!”, “BIP148 vs BIP91”, “August 1 is D-day!“ are some of the confusing articles and comments you might have seen or heard in recent weeks. In this article, I’ll try to unpack what is probably (and probably not) happening to your Bitcoin...

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