Cashing in: A 16-year-old entrepreneur is dominating the Bitcoin world

Cashing in: A 16-year-old entrepreneur is dominating the Bitcoin world

- A teenager from Ghana is taking the technology world by storm with his entrepreneurial insight

- The boy started experimenting with technology as a pre-teen and has never looked back

- His company, Token Media, focuses on blockchain marketing with particular attention to crytocurrency

Hailing from Ghana, Elisha Owusu Akyaw is a young entrepreneur who has taken the business world by storm. The 16-year-old high school student is making his money through Bitcoin. learned that Akyaw founded Token Media, a cryptocurrency marketing firm last year and he remains the Chief Executive Officer. The firm’s primary business is to help blockchain projects find their target niche. reports that Token Media has assisted in raising over $40 million in token sales through its marketing services.

The young Ghanaian has always been interested in technology. His acumen rocketed once he received a mobile device with an internet connection at the age of 12. Within minutes he was able to develop his own website.

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He was successful in setting up a commercial blog for Firefox OS which is Mozilla’s mobile operating system. On completion of the project, he ventured into cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, and understandably Bitcoin applications.

"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".

Africa is currently in the midst of Bitcoin fever. This increasing interest is ostensibly due to the high unemployment rate. Akyaw has combined his education and entrepreneurial spirit to capitalise on this interest.

Currently, he is working on a blockchain event that will focus on cryptocurrency and its regulation on the African continent.

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"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".

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