- 16 year old Elisha Owusu Akyaw is CEO of a cyptocurrency marketing firm
- His firm has already helped raise over $40 million in token sales
- He plans on setting up an event to raise the discussion on the regulation of cryptocurrency in Africa
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Meet the 16 year old Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Elisha Owusu Akyaw, a highly motivated high school student who knows more about cryptocurrencies than most Ghanaians twice his age.
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Elisha Owusu Akyaw is the CEO of Token Media, a marketing firm setup by the teenager to help cryptocurrency and blockchain projects reach their target audience.
By comparison, Elisha Owusu Akyaw's business may be considered small but according to Bitcoinafrica.io, Token Media has already helped muster up over $40 million's worth of token sales through its services.
Speaking to Face2Face Africa, Elisha related how he initially got into cryptocurrency marketing. The 16 year old Presbyterian Boys Secondary School student revealed how his curiosity brought him to where he is now.
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“I got into the tech space sometime in 2013. I had my second phone after using a Nokia 3310 so I got access to the internet and began to explore what mobile phones, operating systems and websites were all about and in 2014 I learned how to create websites on my own through YouTube,” he said.
At the moment, Elisha is combining his high school studies and working together, and revealed that one of his major drawbacks has been the difficulty in moving funds, although the emergence of new platforms that support cyptocurrencies does help.
Elisha is currently working on putting together an event that will shine light on cryptocurrencies in order to start a discussion in its regulation and future in Africa.
“The future of cryptocurrencies in Africa is bright as it has moved from just being currencies into various useful platforms that will be essential to the African continent. I’m currently working on putting together an event on cryptocurrencies with a particular focus on regulations, the future of cryptocurrencies and how they can help Africa,” he said.
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