- My name is G-J van Rooyen,
I'm the co-founder and CEO of Custos Media Technologies.
I ran into Vinnie Lynnium,
and he was sparkling with excitement
about what you could do with bitcoin and its blockchain.
The penny suddenly dropped
that this is something that can be much more
than just an easier way of doing EFTs.
You know, in the same way as the internet
and the very first days of the internet
sort of replicated what we do in the physical world
so internet newspapers came out daily,
and they looked like paper newspapers just on screen
because we didn't know how to think in terms of
the internet yet, we couldn't have predicted things
like Twitter and Facebook and Snapchat in the mid 90s,
because we didn't understand all the ways in which you
can use the new technology.
And I think that was the time when I first realized
that using blockchain for payments,
is that very first application,
there might be really cool things that you can do
with it, that we can't even imagine now,
because it's so different from what we have in
the real world.