Today Comic Con Cape Town and Comic Con Africa are delighted to welcome Luno to the Comic Con family as our official future of money partner. Luno is a tale of local excellence. It is a South African start-up that is now the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange and is represented in over 40 countries. Being on board with Comic Con is an extension of this thirst for excellence, as Comic Con Africa has become the fastest growing Comic Con in the Reedpop stable.
So what is Luno? Luno is a platform that makes it safe and easy to buy, store and learn about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum and XRP. All you have to do is sign up on the Luno smartphone app or website, deposit money via EFT or credit card, and you are ready to make your first cryptocurrency purchase.
“Cryptocurrency is still in its infancy, but we believe that it is the future of money. This is the most disruptive technology since the founding of the internet and we are excited for Comic Con visitors to become more familiar with cryptocurrency – how to invest wisely, keep their money secure and avoid scammers,” says Marius Reitz, GM for Africa at Luno.
“The communities and fans that support Comic Con are overwhelmingly tech conscious” says Reed Exhibition’s Carla Massmann, the Portfolio Director (read: Head Honcho) of all things Comic Con Africa. “With our audience of well-known early adopters such as Millennials and tech-savvy gamers, Luno is the perfect future of money partner for us. We look forward to introducing our audience to this ever-evolving global phenomenon”.
Luno’s presence at Comic Con Cape Town will consist of exciting interactive activations and competitions that will ultimately familiarize visitors with cryptocurrency. Keep your ears to the ground fans, as more detail on their offering at Comic Con Cape Town – and soon Comic Con Africa – will be made available.
Comic Con Africa is proud to be partnering with the most innovative companies relevant to our fans, the ones that disrupt their industries and shake up the norm. Luno is an integral part in a pantheon of partners that are coming together as a whole to make Comic Con Cape Town and Comic Con Africa two spectacular festivals unlike any other the country has seen. Comic Con Africa continues to top itself year on year (no pressure, folks!) as we strive for excellence in our own very special sector of the festival calendar.
The inaugural Comic Con Cape Town will be held from 1 – 3 May 2020 at the Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint, hosted by the City of Cape Town. Comic Con Africa takes place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 24 – 27 September 2020. Comic Con is an entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, celebrities, Cosplay, animation, movies, artists, pop culture elements and so much more.