Crypto Exchange Luno Eyes US Expansion

The London-based exchange is one of Africa's largest and has 9 million customers worldwide.

Feb 4, 2022 at 9:25 a.m. UTC
Updated Feb 4, 2022 at 3:49 p.m. UTC

Jamie Crawley is a CoinDesk news reporter based in London.

Cryptocurrency exchange Luno is looking for a toehold in the U.S., studying the regulatory regimes in all 50 states ahead of a planned rollout over the course of this year, the company's general manager for Africa, Marius Reitz, told Bloomberg.

  • “It is more complex than launching in an individual market because of the different states and different regulations within each of these states, so there’s lots of moving parts,” Reitz said.
  • The London-based exchange is one of Africa's largest and has 9 million customers worldwide. It also has offices in Singapore, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos and Sydney.
  • Luno was founded in 2013, initially based in Singapore before relocating to London. In 2020, it was acquired by investment firm Digital Currency Group, the parent company of CoinDesk.
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