The Crypto Platform With 8 Million Customers | Sam Kopelman, Luno

This week, Luno’s UK Country Manager Sam Kopelman joins Ollie Brown, Mana Search‘s Blockchain Associate Director for an enlightening chat about crypto, entrepreneurship, career progression and so much more! 

After graduating UCL, Sam joined Rocket Internet, building their operations in Minsk from employee zero to later become a Regional Head in Eurasia. Since then he worked in Berlin, and Paris helping other challenger businesses to grow and scale across Europe. With his new role at Luno, he shares incredible insight into blockchain and crypto space.

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Luno is a leading global cryptocurrency company with over 8 million customers across 43 countries to date. Touching on everything from DeFI, CBDC, Sam and Ollie talk everything crypto has to offer. Then they dig into Sam’s fascinating career sharing his stories from Belarus and other valuable lessons.

Find more episodes on blockchain with previous guests from Binance, Kraken, Celsius Network, Gemini, Eterna Capital and more on

Episode Highlights:

02:27: Simplifying cryptocurrency investments

03:43: Can blockchain revolutionise traditional finance?

11:32: On altcoins

17:45: Building a Rocket Internet’s venture in Belarus from scratch

34:36: Berlin and Paris experience

40:22: Sam’s Mana

45:28: On the ads controversy

47:40: On the future of crypto

Also published on Medium.