9 Sep

New York-based Digital Currency Group snaps up Luno

The SA-founded crypto exchange has been acquired by Digital Currency Group, a global enterprise that builds, buys and invests in blockchain companies.

Aug 7, 2020

Naspers-backed Luno in deal for crypto savings accounts

The exchange partners with Genesis, a provider of digital currency brokerage services, to enable traders to earn interest on their crypto holdings.

Jul 21, 2020

SA’s crypto-currency exchange VALR gets R57m boost

The Series A equity round of funding was led by 100x Ventures, with participation from 4Di Capital and continued support from Michael Jordaan and Bittrex.

May 12, 2020

Brisk business at SA crypto exchanges as Bitcoin is halved

Local dealers report a surge in transactions ahead of the Bitcoin halving process that happened last night.

May 5, 2020

Bitcoin surges 28% amid weak global economy

The spreading of the coronavirus via surfaces is incentivising society to move towards a cashless environment, which augurs well for digital money, says Luno.


Move to regulate crypto-currency gains pace in SA

The recently-established Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group drafts a policy position paper on crypto assets.

Apr 9, 2020

Lockdown reignites Bitcoin interest across SA’s crypto exchanges

Local crypto-currency players witness renewed interest in Bitcoin, as the country grapples with the financial implications of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Jan 9, 2020

Luno’s crypto predictions for 2020

Marius Reitz, Luno GM for Africa, makes some crypto-currency predictions for 2020.


Disappointment as FNB locks out crypto-currency accounts

Local exchanges react to the bank’s decision to close crypto-currency-linked accounts due to the risks the digital currencies present.

Nov 14, 2019

Luno co-founder: Crypto is the antidote to Africa's currency woes

Crypto-currencies will solve many of the issues associated with existing fiat currencies in Africa, says Marcus Swanepoel, co-founder and CEO of Luno.

Oct 7, 2019

Facebook’s Libra too hot to handle as pals ‘unfriend’ project

The crypto-currency suffers a major setback after a key partner pulls out, with others reconsidering their positions.

Oct 2, 2019

Bitcoin trading volume in SA driven by R100K trades

The majority of daily trading volume on SA’s biggest exchanges is made up of trades above 0.5 Bitcoin, says Coindirect.

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