Ghanaian Daniel Karikari worked part-time as an office assistant at a cryptocurrency startup, cleaning the office and serving coffee to its managers. While doing his tasks, he came across the words “blockchain” and “cryptocurrency” on the office wall, which sparked his interest, which eventually led to a new career.

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In an interview with Cryptooshala, Karikari shared his humble beginnings. When he was working as an office assistant, Gantz said he started researching cryptocurrencies because he was curious about stickers. He explained that:

“When I saw this, I began to research what these words mean. From there, I started browsing the internet and got introduced to cryptocurrencies.”

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After that, he borrowed a laptop from the company and read about cryptocurrencies whenever he had a break from work. When there was something he didn’t understand, Karikari would ask the company’s employees and get answers.

Daniel Karikari shares the story of how he got into cryptography.
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Time passed, and when he was convinced of his knowledge, the Ghanaian spoke with the company’s manager and asked him to give him a chance to join her marketing department. He said:

“I told the company that I know a bit about blockchain and crypto so if they can offer me the opportunity to join the company, I would love to work with them. That’s how it started for me.”

Impressed by his determination, the company gave Karikari a chance and allowed him to complete the company’s rookie training protocol. Eventually, he was able to join the company as a junior in the marketing department. He explained that he was very grateful for the chance he got. He noted that:

“Cryptocurrency itself is a welcoming technology for everyone. That’s why I think the people involved also have good hearts.”

Years later, the Ghanaian told Cryptooshala that he got more opportunities in various crypto projects. He currently works in the marketing department of a renowned cryptocurrency exchange based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Meanwhile, not everyone has a positive experience in startups. In March, an employee shared on Reddit his experience of quitting his job at a cryptocurrency startup. Due to many red flags, such as over-promising to their customers and not keeping their promises, the employee announced his resignation.