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How do I send Bitcoin or Ethereum?

Once you have cryptocurrency —such as Bitcoin or Ethereum— in your Luno wallet, you can easily send it to others. 

Before you can send cryptocurrency, you will need to ensure that you have sending enabled. Read more about how do this in the Security Centre with our article about disabling cryptocurrency sending

There are three ways to send cryptocurrencies using Luno:

  1. Sending to a wallet address

  2. Sending it to someone's email address or mobile number (Bitcoin only)

  3. Scanning a QR code

Sending to a wallet address, email address or mobile number


  1. Go to HOME → SEND

  2. Select which cryptocurrency you want to send (Bitcoin or Ethereum)

  3. Enter the wallet address, email or mobile number to which you want to send

  4. Enter the amount you want to send

  5. Review the transaction, enter your PIN or two-factor authentication code (if necessary, depending on your device and settings) and confirm

You can see your transaction history by navigating to MENU → Transactions.


  • The recipient's wallet might take a while to show the transaction

  • Sending Bitcoin to someone with a Luno wallet using their email address or mobile number makes the transaction instant and free (if they don’t have a Luno account, they’ll be asked to create one) 

  • For security reasons, amounts exceeding 10 BTC or 20 ETH aren’t sent immediately. See the manual send schedule to see when your transfer will be completed.

Sending by scanning a QR Code

This is a convenient way to pay using your Luno wallet, without the need to enter the recipient's wallet address. It’s ideal when sending from a mobile device using the Luno mobile app.



  2. Scan the recipient's QR code

  3. Enter the amount you want to send

  4. Review the details and confirm the transaction

What are the fees for sending Bitcoin and Ethereum?

There is a dynamic fee when you send Bitcoin or Ethereum, which is based on the blockchain network activity at that time. We’ll display it to you before you confirm the send transaction. 

We’ve published a blog article in which we discuss the reasons behind our fee structure. More information about send fees can be found here.

Remember, sending Bitcoin to an email address or mobile number is instant and free. 

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What does it cost to use Luno? Does Luno charge any fees?

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