How to Set up a Bitcoin Wallet

And claim your FREE Bitcoin from LUNO

Jason Deane
The Bitcoin Blog
Published in
5 min readAug 15, 2019

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Setting up your Luno wallet — which you need to store your Bitcoin — is quick and easy. Once you have done this, you can enter your unique code and your Bitcoin will be instantly credited to your account.

After that, you can top-up or send and receive cryptocurrency instantly anywhere around the world.

Here’s how to sign-up on the web: (eg via a PC)

Like most apps, it is usually much easier and quicker to sign up via your smart phone (see below for instructions) but it IS possible to do it via a PC if you prefer. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Go to https://www.luno.com/signup (or select the “Sign Up” button on the home page)

2. Enter your email address or use the option to sign up with Google or Facebook

3. Pick a strong, secure password (ideally with a combination of letters, numbers and special characters)

4. Select “Sign up”

Once you’ve signed up, Luno will send you an email with a link to follow. This is to confirm that you have access to the email address you’ve signed up with.

If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam folder — sometimes our email is flagged by spam filters.

You must verify your account before you enter your code. Go to ‘profile’, ‘settings’ and ‘verification’ to follow the simple process there. This is the usual photo ID and “mug shot” that is required by all banking apps to comply with global AML (Anti Money Laundering) and KYC (Know Your Customer) regulations.

Verification is usually instant and the whole process should only take 2–3 mins, although sometimes it can take up to 24 hours. Only after this is done must you enter your code. If you do it before, you may invalidate it permanently.

Once you have completed the process, go to ‘Rewards’ and select ‘Enter a Code’. Type in the unique promotional code you have been given and your £10 will be credited immediately. If you have stumbled across this page and have no promotional code to enter, simply email jasondeane@msn.com and I’ll send you one.

Remember, Luno promotional codes are usually designed for new customers and new wallets. Most codes will not work for existing customers.

You can keep in touch and stay up to date by joining my mailing list, buying my book*, watching this webinar or listening to these podcasts**

*when claiming your £10 book code, please send proof of purchase (a screen shot will do) to jasondeane@msn.com and your code will be sent by return. New Luno customers only.

**you can listen to these podcasts on any of your favorite podcast channels, including Spotify, Amazon, Google, Alexa and many others. Simply search for “Bitcoin and Global Finance Podcast”

Or you can sign-up via the Luno app (EASIER!):

1. Download the Luno app from the Play store or App store

2. Tap Profile on the Menu and follow the prompt to sign-up

Once you’ve signed up, Luno will send you an email with a link to follow. This is to confirm that you have access to the email address you’ve signed up with.

If you do not see the email in your inbox, check your spam folder — sometimes our email is flagged by spam filters.

You must verify your account before you enter your code. Go to ‘profile’, ‘settings’ and ‘verification’ to follow the simple process there. This is the usual photo ID and “mug shot” that is required by all banking apps to comply with global AML (Anti Money Laundering) and KYC (Know Your Customer) regulations.

Verification is usually instant and the whole process should only take 2–3 mins, although sometimes it can take up to 24 hours. Only after this is done must you enter your code. If you do it before, you may invalidate it permanently.

Image: Author. Where to find “profile”
Image: Author. If your account says anything other than “Level 1 or 2 — verified” please complete the process it will ask you to.

Once you have completed the process, go to ‘Rewards’ and select ‘Enter a Code’. Type in the unique promotional code you have been given and your £10 will be credited immediately. If you have stumbled across this page and have no promotional code to enter, simply email jasondeane@msn.com and I’ll send you one.

Remember, Luno promotional codes are usually designed for new customers and new wallets. Most codes will not work for existing customers.

You can keep in touch and stay up to date by joining my mailing list, buying my book*, watching this webinar or listening to these podcasts**

*when claiming your £10 book code, please send proof of purchase (a screen shot will do) to jasondeane@msn.com and your code will be sent by return. New Luno customers only.

**you can listen to these podcasts on any of your favorite podcast channels, including Spotify, Amazon, Google, Alexa and many others. Simply search for “Bitcoin and Global Finance Podcast”

Buying more Bitcoin can be done quickly and easily my linking your banking card and following the instructions.

Welcome to the new financial world!

For help and support:

LUNO is a fully supported app and has a built in learning portal designed for beginners that will walk you through most common questions.

However, for for any technical issues you are unable to resolve yourself, please use the following:

Mail: support@luno.com

Luno support homepage: https://www.luno.com/help/en/contact

Luno’s Twitter support: https://twitter.com/LunoHelp

Conditions and small print:

Offer available to all 18+ in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania , Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta , Monaco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. If outside the UK, your local currency equivalent of £10 will be added to your account. ***Note: Some codes are designed to work only in the UK and can not be applied elsewhere***

Remember, Luno promotional codes are usually designed for new customers and new wallets. Most codes will not work for existing customers.

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Jason Deane
The Bitcoin Blog

I blog on things I am passionate about: Bitcoin, writing, money, life’s crazy turns and being a dad. Lover of learning, family and cheese. (jasondeane@msn.com)