Below is a selection of my quotes and press interviews, mostly about digital currencies, as Head of Communication at Luno. (Note that links aren’t hosted by me and some might return a 404 error as they are becoming quite dated over time)

PC WorldBitcoin companies move ahead in Africa

Barron’sWhy Bitcoin Is Right at Home in Emerging Markets

CNBC AfricaSEC to decide on Bitcoin ETF

Malaysian ReserveLuno to open office in Kuala Lumpur by 1Q of 2018

Finding Genius (podcast) – Buying, investing and learning about Bitcoin

Times LiveConsidering using bitcoin to store wealth? Here’s what you need to know

MoneywebPay your traffic fines in Bitcoin

PYMNTSThe Unbanked-Profit Dilemma

OnFrontiers #ExpertchatCryptocurrencies & Blockchain in Emerging Markets

CNBC AfricaReasons why S.A investors are betting big on Bitcoin

Business ReportBitcoin sending some South Africans into financial ruin

PC WorldWith bitcoin use on the rise, African countries eye regulations

MemeburnNet Prophet goes Kickstarter with PayFast to raise bursary funds

Business TechWhat could happen to your Bitcoin on 1 August

Business ReportSA crypto-investors fall victim to scam losing over $50m

Bitcoin.comBitcoin Adoption Continues to Thrive Within Africa’s Borders

News24South Africa: BitX Welcomes Cryptocurrency Scrutiny

CoinTelegraphTens of Thousands of Merchants Accept Bitcoin

CoinTelegraphSouth Africa Tops Bitcoin Google Searches Worldwide in Adoption Spike

BusinessTechWhy you pay up to 35% more for Bitcoin in South Africa

BitcoinHubInterview: Lunoโ€™s Head of Marketing Werner van Rooyen

Quintessential Finance (podcast): Understanding Bitcoin

IT News AfricaWhat are the barriers to Bitcoin adoption in South Africa?

MyBroadbandHow your Bitcoin earnings are taxed in South Africa

Vanguard NigeriaFake Pistorius Facebook fund-raiser page taken down

Fin24Is now the time to Bitcoin it?

Moneyweb/RSGBitcoin-slenters om te vermy en belastingimplikasies van verhandeling (audio here)

MemeburnIs Bitcoin about to seriously take off in SA?

CoinTelegraphShould Tax on Bitcoin Be Eliminated? The Case of South Africa

MemeburnHow to keep 700 Bitcoin a day safe

TechCentralSouth Africans trading big volumes in bitcoin

RSG GeldsakeBitcoin digitale-geldeenheid behaal nuwe historiese record

Tech in AfricaWhy South Africans Are Investing on Bitcoins and Other Cryptocurrencies

MyBroadbandWhat happens if you get paid a salary in Bitcoin

Brave New CoinNigeria sets up a committee to study Bitcoin penetration

WallStreet OnlineBitcoin als Entwicklungshilfe? So beliebt ist der Coin in Sรผdafrika

Business TechThis graph shows just how popular Bitcoin is in South Africa

MoneyTalkBitcoin hits record just days after a 29% plunge

MyBroadbandWhy Bitcoin is often more expensive in South Africa

ENCASouth Africans riding the cryptocurrency wave

MoneywebBitcoin steams ahead at an amazing pace

Business TechThousands of Bitcoin being traded in South Africa every week

Business ReportRipple may soon steal Bitcoin’s thunder

CoinTelegraphHow a Coin Makes it to an Exchange, Starting From Bottom

MyBroadbandHow Ethereum works on Luno

ITWebBring on regulation, say SA fintech players


About me

Werner van Rooyen

Formerly Business Development and Marketing at Luno (where we went from eight nerds in a tiny office to hundreds of people spread over three continents) and before that Marketing at PayFast. Currently investing, paragliding, and doing research, mostly in Mexico.