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The Bitcoin SegWit2X fork

by Team Luno 3 minute read

Update: The SegWit2X fork has been suspended and is unlikely to happen. See this announcement. There is (yet another) Bitcoin fork scheduled to happen later this month, known as the SegWit2X fork. This will result in a newly created currency. For more information on what Bitcoin forks are and what...

Living in a multi-digital-currency world

by Marcus Swanepoel 4 minute read

Over the past few months we’ve had a lot of questions about our views on various cryptocurrencies, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), and also why we only support Bitcoin on our platform. Since our founding, we’ve considered ourselves to be cryptocurrency agnostic. After we initially built the world’s first fully-integrated...

Where to spend Bitcoin in France

by Team Luno 3 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 France? Can I actually pay with Bitcoin at French merchants? We’re happy to say that France has a thriving Bitcoin market, with many merchants accepting the...

Bitcoin Gold

by Team Luno 2 minute read

Bitcoin Gold is one of the many proposed Bitcoin forks in recent months. It will be based on the current Bitcoin software, but it will be incompatible with it: you won’t be able to receive Bitcoin Gold in a Bitcoin wallet. The Bitcoin Gold fork is estimated to happen on...

​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. What are Bitcoin forks? Bitcoin is an exciting and open technology, built on a...

Luno expands to 35 new markets; announcing Series B round

by Marcus Swanepoel 2 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...
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