Women in the Crypto World

4 min readMar 10, 2020

Commonly, there is a feeling that most people engaged in the digital money area are men: they invent and advertise a cryptocurrency, buy and sell, permit and ban it. However, if we look closer, it turns out that pretty ladies are not only men’s muses and inspirers but also activists. It appears that women take not the last place in the cryptocurrency world.

So-called “Crypto Lady” is a woman working in the field of the blockchain, dealing with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. She may be a business founder, co-founder or employee of a blockchain company, either she can mine, trade, invest and more.

Let’s guess, how many percent of women are there in the Crypto World compared to men: you may think there is 2%, 5% or maybe less? For example, if we look at the most popular coin community engagement, we will see that there is a larger proportion of women there. According to the Coin Dance website, the percentage of female in the BTC community is 12.28% (https://coin.dance/stats/gender):

There is a tendency for the growing amount of crypto women in the world. And this trend continues, so in the near future it is likely that the crypto industry will very shortly become a fully balanced community. Back in 2016, 5 percent of successful ICO projects were headed by women. Nowadays, women make up about 5–7% of the total number of digital currency users and it is actually a big percentage. By the way, they are not clerks only, being involved in the crypto industry they occupy important positions of developers, top managers, and activists. So let’s look at these powerful crypto women. Here are several facts about some of them:

Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth is a co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs. If it wasn’t for Stark, the Lightning Network might have remained an unrealized idea. But instead, it has grown into a functioning payment system; software development center; and a beacon of hope for those who believe in the Bitcoin potential as a means of payment in everyday life.

Pamela Morgan

Pamela is an attorney by training. In 2015, she founded Third Key Solution — a consulting agency for companies that want to use cryptocurrencies in their work. With her knowledge she helps people and companies to reduce uncertainty and risk in business and legal environments. Third Key Solution is also a company that works with Bitcoin startups in the field of security and multi-signatures.

Preethi Kasireddy

Preethi Kasireddy is a blockchain engineer and former associate of CoinBase, Goldman Sachs and Andreessen Horowitz. Today, Preethi, as the founder and CEO of TruStory, is creating a company that introduces and develops blockchain technologies. In her free time, Preethi does volunteer work. For example, Preethi was actively helping to raise funds in Los Angeles to educate low-income children in India. Also, she teaches a full course “WEB development for schoolchildren”. Preethi says she lives and breathes the idea of ​​ crypto.

Blythe Masters

Blythe was the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings since 2015. The company made a statement about Blythe Masters remaining a shareholder, strategic adviser and member of the Board of Directors of Digital Asset Holdings. She resigned as CEO for personal reasons. Under her guidance, Digital Asset has become one of the leading companies developing blockchain solutions for the corporate sector.

Alexia Bonatsos

Being the former TechCrunch Chief editor she’s founded Dream Machine, a venture capital fund investing in startups that use artificial intelligence, alternate reality, and blockchain. The fund has invested $3 million in startup TruStory, which helps identify ICO scams.

Galia Benartzi

Galia is a co-founder of Bancor — a protocol that converts tokens based on smart contracts. Moreover, she launched Lev Market in Tel Aviv, where it was possible to trade the Hearts (the name that she gave to her digital tokens). The company raised $10 million in a short period of time and promoted local businesses.

This is definitely not a full list of female representatives of the Crypto World. If we talk about the future development of the cryptocurrency community, women are just needed to be there, as in any other sphere of our lives.

Some of you may not be aware of this fact but there is a cryptocurrency called WomenCoin (WOMEN). It is an open-source decentralized cryptocurrency that allows you to conduct both anonymous and transparent transactions. According to the official website, this is a digital currency created for women by women. The great majority of its developers there are ladies.

P.S. This article is also originated by a lady.

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