Employee Spotlight: Destin Walton

  1. How did you become interested in Blockchain?

At my last company, one of the Event Designers randomly sparked a conversation about Bitcoin & “the blockchain” which neither I, nor the majority of the agency knew anything about. Safe to say, that’s where I got my first Bitcoin 101 lesson. Two weeks later I had an interview at Wachsman. There’s a family legacy here too:  My uncle has always been interested in tech and investments so he’s been in my ear about emerging technologies for about the past two or three years.

  1. Who or what inspires you?

Barack & Michelle Obama — they are powerful individually and as a couple. They literally have their hands in everything! Do they even sleep?

  1. What is the last book you read?

Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It by radio host Charlamagne. It’s an interesting read, though I’m not sure I entirely agree with all the author’s propositions!

  1. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? 

Prince — he was stylish man with great hair and the voice of an angel.

  1. What is one piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring professional? 

K.Y.W. — Know your worth! When growing into a role or negotiating compensation, it is imperative that you know your worth, recognize your value, and make sure you’re compensated for it accordingly. Never sell yourself short: You should be your biggest fan!

  1. Where was your first job?

Summer camp counselor. I was younger and had a lot more patience!

  1. When you’re not at work, what’re you doing? 

I can’t quite break the shopping habit, try as I might. I believe good food makes everything better, so I’m thrilled to live in New York, one of the world’s food capitals. I have an amazing circle of friends and there’s always something to do: Trying a new restaurant, exploring the city, or even just catching up on TV. Speaking of TV: I’m almost done with Desperate Housewives and would love any show recommendations!

  1. Where is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to so far? 

I’m torn between Amsterdam and Morocco. I love the vibe and architecture and canals of the Netherlands, and the food is incredible. Who doesn’t love French fries with 1,000 dipping sauces to choose from. On the other hand, the Moroccan landscape is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. The sunrises alone made the long trip worth it.

  1. What are three items you’d take with you to a deserted island? 

I can’t live without music, so I’d take my phone so I have something to listen on. I assume I don’t have cell reception, but at least I could listen to downloaded songs. I’d also bring a picture of my family and friends. Finally, I’d bring a note pad and pen to jot down my thoughts. I suppose I could use my phone for this, so maybe I have space for one more item?

  1. What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote? 

“No” — Rosa Parks

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