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Scaling a cryptocurrency exchange using Go and microservices

by Chad Petersen 6 minute read

When we first started Luno, we wanted to build an intuitive app, that was both secure and robust. We needed to move quickly but didn’t want to compromise on user experience. Our architectural solution needed to include simple, widely accepted design principles and patterns. To “move fast and take action”...

Currencies aren't forever #Lunosaur

by Team Luno 2 minute read

Take part in our #Lunosaur Challenge for the chance to win one Bitcoin.

The natural evolution of money

by Team Luno 8 minute read

The existing financial system was built for a non-digital age, ignoring the needs of the modern individual and with many unnecessary inefficiencies and gatekeepers. The world now has access to new technologies like decentralised cryptocurrencies that are quickly making these old systems and ways of thinking redundant. Like communication evolving from landlines to mobile phones, or post to email, money is now finally catching up with other information evolutions.

Librarian: How Luno does big data

by Neil Garb 6 minute read

Luno loves data. In fact, using data in our decision-making processes is one of our Moontality values. Most engineering projects must first be motivated using data and are not concluded until the project’s impact on the data is measured. Librarian facilitates Luno’s analysis of big data by bridging our data lake and our data warehouse.

What happens once all Bitcoin are mined?

by Team Luno 3 minute read

At some point, around the year 2140, a miner somewhere in the world will mine the 21 millionth Bitcoin. Today we’re asking: what happens then?

How we're protecting vulnerable customers

by Team Luno 2 minute read

We’ve implemented some new changes to our sign-up system in order to combat fraudulent activity.
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