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The Bitcoin reward halving

by Luno Team 2 minute read

Courtesy: (Élise Dé & Laurent D) There’s a lot of excitement and confusion about Bitcoin’s upcoming reward halving and the implication on Bitcoin users. What is the reward halving? When Bitcoin transactions are transmitted to the Bitcoin network, they are grouped together in blocks which are recorded in the...

BitX Beta update

by Luno Team 2 minute read

Hello BitX Beta Community Members! We're making a few changes around here and want to make sure you know what's going on. The big change is that our Beta Community is no longer only for Android users - we're opening it up to our users on all platforms: Android, iOS and...

Luno OTC Bitcoin Desk (beta)

by Luno Team 4 minute read

We tested (over-the-counter) OTC transactions for a period of time. We have decided to not add it as a full feature at this time. If you want to buy a large (or small) amount of Bitcoin, we suggest using the Luno Exhange. On exchanges and slippage The most convenient way...

Bitcoin and Islam: What do the experts say?

by Luno Team 5 minute read

As a company operating in countries with significant Muslim populations, we are naturally very interested in how Bitcoin is viewed in Islam. Our guest post author and acclaimed financial journalist Suraya Zainudin talked to an award-winning Professor in Islamic Finance to find out more. We were very fortunate to spend...

Monitoring at Luno

by Timothy Stranex 2 minute read

At Luno, our production system is composed of several services which talk to one another via RPCs. Our backend services are written in Go and are hosted on Amazon EC2. After we had grown beyond running more than a couple of servers and our user numbers began growing substantially, it...

BitX Meetups: Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore

by Luno Team 4 minute read

Come meet some of the members of Team BitX in either Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. We'll be hosting three events where we'll be discussing all things Bitcoin. These will be evenings of networking, friendly chats, BitX product updates and are aimed at existing traders, developers and those completely new to Bitcoin or...

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