Mark Dukas is an expert cryptocurrency trader and the owner of BitcoinSmartMoney.com. As a crypto trader, Mark Dukas has achieved enormous success. He believes that paying attention to the fundamentals of business is just as important as investing in new and exciting technologies.
He has been a successful cryptocurrency trader since 2016 and is proficient with Bitcoin, Ripple, NEO, Monero, and Ethereum, among other currency systems. He is a tireless advocate for the benefits of cryptocurrency for the average investor. As an established member of the crypto community, he is involved in teaching others how to succeed in this new field.
Dukas has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts. He started his career as a personal trainer, spreading his love of fitness to his clients. Later, he began working in sales for SimplexGrinnell. This job took him from Florida to Texas. In 2009, he decided to further his education in business and obtained an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He credits his MBA education by showing him the correct way to run a business.
Away from work, Dukas enjoys spending time with his young family. He is interested in fitness and weightlifting. Being with his family keeps him grounded. In the future, he hopes to maintain his investment in cryptocurrency despite recent swings in the market. He understands the urge to get out of the crypto market, but he believes that most investors who are in for the long haul will see success over time.
What was your best/favorite subject in school?
My best subject in school was Social Studies. I became interested in economics at a young age, and would seek outside readings in the study of finance. I also had strong interests in computers whether it was rebuilding them for upgrades or learning about software. I believe that my educational background has prepared me for a career where math, economics, and computer science intersect.
What was your first job?
Out of college, my first job was as a personal trainer. I truly enjoyed working with my clients to create the bodies they wanted. My love of fitness helped to inspire my clients. Leading a client on a personal fitness journey is rewarding. Unfortunately, personal training is not a field that encourages financial independence. I took a job in sales for SimplexGrinnell.
Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
While I was working at SimplexGrinnell, I began investing in Bitcoin. As my investments grew, I realized that I could make a decent living from cryptocurrency alone and I saw how it could impact the world through the banking sector. I left my desk job in 2015 and went into business for myself. I started BitcoinSmartMoney.com as a means of teaching the average investor how to take advantage of this exciting new field.
How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
Personal training taught me to be a self-starter. This became extremely helpful when I was first starting out as a trader. When you’re trading cryptocurrency, you can’t sit around and wait for someone else to tell you what to do. You have to be willing to take your future into your hands every day. When I worked in sales, I polished my people skills. This has helped me teach people about the advantages of crypto.
Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
My best day of work, ironically, was when I quit working at SimplexGrinnell. It had been twelve years at the same company. I was so excited to go out on my own and become a full-time investor. I valued the people and the relationships I built in my desk job, but I felt that I could fully realize my potential working on my own.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
My family motivates me to succeed. I need to provide for them first and foremost. I am also motivated by investing and see wealth build. I love learning about all of the new technical advances in the field of crypto. My need to know more has fostered my success as an investor.
What kind of business ideas excite you most?
I am excited by platforms that help the average investor understand and invest in cryptocurrency technologies. I truly believe that crypto is for everyone. Teaching people to understand this growing new market is a priority for me. When people think of Mark Dukas, I want them to think about their potential to succeed in the world of digital assets.
Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
Not really. I have a small social media following but helping others first has allowed me to make money on the backend. I have a huge fan of the Gary Vaynerchcuk way of growing.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my family. I have two daughters, and watching them grow and learn is incredibly rewarding for me. On a professional level, I am proud that I have been a successful investor and have an established LLC at BitcoinSmartMoney for going on three years now.
What wisdom would you have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
Don’t forget to thank the people around you for their contribution to your success. I have always been grateful for the help offered by friends and coworkers, but I haven’t always expressed my gratitude. Choose a partner that lets you grow and my wife has been my number one supporter and fan allowing me to get to this point today. Moving forward through life, I have learned the power of engaging in social connections. Trading can be a lonely job, but in the end grinding daily and celebrating rarely eventually pays off.