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Mitchell Demeter

Q&A, Forty Under 40 Winner 2020; President, Netcoins Inc., Age 34
Mitchell Demeter

Q&A with Mitchell Demeter, Forty Under 40 Winner 2020; President, Netcoins Inc., Age 34

Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?

I’m motivated by a personal sense of competition – I always want to see how far I can go and what I can accomplish. I also enjoy building businesses. This all gives me a strong discipline and work ethic.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Black liquorice.

What is the best book you would recommend?

The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous – a great overview for anyone that wants to understand the origins of money and the case for Bitcoin.

Now that you’re entering your 40s, what goals have you set for yourself?

I still have a few years to go before 40, but in my 40s I aim to have a healthy work-life balance and spend more time with family.

Choose one of these five childhood career dreams: Rock star, star athlete, prime minister, astronaut, detective.

Rock star.

Name your happiest place.

Exploring the world on a motorcycle.

What was your toughest business or professional decision?

Selling a stable and successful business to focus full-time on a cryptocurrency startup, before anyone knew what Bitcoin was.

Advice you would give your 20-year-old self?

Think long term rather than chasing quick wins. The time goes by fast so set long-term goals and take little steps towards them each day.

What is your best habit?

Daily meditation. It sounds cliché but it has had a huge impact on every aspect of my life.