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From Bitcoin to Litecoin, here’s a look at the biggest and most innovative cryptocurrencies and how they work

How do I get Bitcoin?

There are a number of ways you can get Bitcoin: Just like traditional money, you can earn it by providing goods or services, and asking for people to pay you in Bitcoin rather than in traditional money. This is often…

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What is sharding?

Created as part of the upcoming changes in the Consensus Layer, sharding was proposed by Ethereum developers to split the infrastructure of the Ethereum blockchain into smaller pieces to support more users, improve efficiency and speed up the verification process.

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What is the Bitcoin halving?

One of the key characteristics of Bitcoin is that only 21 million Bitcoin will ever be created (or ‘mined‘). However, releasing them all at once could cause a number of problems. If they’re released too quickly but demand doesn’t grow,…

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What is Ethereum? A beginner’s guide

You can now buy and sell Ethereum with Luno.  Recently we’ve seen a renewed interest in Ethereum from our customers. Like Bitcoin, Ethereum (or ETH, the underlying currency) has soared to an all-new record high over the past few weeks as…

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