The latest boom in the tech industry has majorly been cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Blockchain has seen tremendous growth, with many people joining the bandwagon of investing and trading cryptocurrencies worldwide. It has been the norm for the number of women in technology-based fields to be significantly lower than men. But things do not have to remain the same way. Women are taking the challenge and are closing in on the world of blockchain. Some of them are becoming leaders in the industry.
Most recent studies suggest that most women have heard about cryptocurrency, with a significant number willing to invest. Mostly, the women preferred Ether, Bitcoin, and Dogecoin.
The blockchain industry is set to gain more traction in the coming years. Women will be pivotal in that growth, and more women are investing in blockchain from the look of things. This article lists nine women who should be an inspiration to all women interested in cryptocurrency.
Flori Marquez is the co-founder of Block, a crypto exchange founded in 2017. Zac Prince also co-founded the company. The company offers a holistic platform to its users with credit services and financial products for crypto investors. Flori has worked as a portfolio manager with Bond Street and as an analyst with Oak Hill Advisors before founding BlockFi.
She is the co-founder of Binance. The company is the current leader in the crypto exchange. Yi also works at Binance as a marketing officer. She has previously worked as an anchor for China Travel TV. Moreover, Yi He was a co-founder of OKCoin, the Chinese crypto-to-flat exchange.
She is the founder of Miniclip Behaviours. The company aids users in understanding team behavior and increasing employee performance. She has helped many startups grow and has a twenty-year experience as an entrepreneur. She was also the CEO of Santiment, a crypto startup. Maria has also been awarded the most influential woman in startups in the EU in 2020,2021 and 2022.
She was the first president to lead the Chamber for Digital Commerce. This is the trade organization that represents the blockchain industry. Boring has also been among the Top 50 Women in Tech Forbes list.
Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of AZA. It is a company that aims to boost the reach of frontier markets with innovative infrastructure. She also co-chairs the 4th WEF Global Industrial Revolution Council on Blockchain Technology and sits on the board of Global Network Advisory.
She is the CEO and co-founder of Lighting Bulbs. The company provides layer-two internet solutions that allow quick bitcoin transactions that are scalable.
Galia is the co-founder of Bancor. It is a crypto protocol built to create Smart Tokens with built-in convertibility.
Kathleen Breitman is a co-founder of Tezos. The company is an innovative blockchain-based contract platform. In addition, she has worked with Accenture, De Dicto, and Bridgeway Associates.
Preethi is the founder and CEO of TruStory. This is a social network debating platform. She has worked as a blockchain engineer at Ethereum, a software engineer at Coinbase, and Goldman Sachs as an investment Banker Analyst.
Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange, believes that more women are interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. With the growth of cryptocurrency, we will see more women leaders in the industry. The future of blockchain and cryptocurrency is a bright one for women.