Whether you’re an experienced crypto trader or a complete novice, the world en masse has heard of cryptocurrency, and it’s most famous example, Bitcoin. In a short space of time, cryptocurrency has managed to become one of the most famous investments of all time.
While bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general are known to be highly volatile investments, there are many people out there who have full faith in their long term success and adoption on a world wide scale. These people may be traders, they may be developing adjacent technologies such as blockchain, or they may even be the brains behind a crypto-centric app.
So while it’s easy to think of “cryptocurrency” and only picture it being traded by men hunched over laptops, in fact, there’s a lot more to cryptocurrency than just Bitcoin itself.
And thankfully, that male-dominated impression isn’t actually warranted either! Nowadays, women have not only developed a keen interest in cryptocurrency, they are making fortunes out of it, as successfully as men. Not only are women successfully trading Bitcoin, they are building entire companies designed around cryptocurrency in general.
For inspiration, we’ve gathered several examples of females winning the crypto game around the globe.
#1 – Kathleen Breitman
Kathleen Breitman is the Co-founder and CEO of Tezos, a blockchain-based smart contract platform. Responsible for the development of most of the company’s protocol, Kathleen was also behind the process of raising investment capital for her company. Expecting to raise around 10% of the price of the Tezos project, she managed to bring in 230 million dollars instead!
Always dreaming of being an entrepreneur, Kathleen quit her job as a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms, to pursue her dream. Kathleen has confessed that her inspiration for Tezos came from the very first decentralised currency Join immediate Bitcoin
#2 – Meltem Demirors
Meltem Demirors is an advocate of cryptocurrency revolution. She is passionate about crypto-trading and is a popular face at many roundtable conferences and international meetings on cryptocurrency. Before attending various debates sessions, she was the VP of development at Digital Currency Group, a venture capital company she helped launch that invests exclusively in cryptocurrency and blockchain projects.
Demirors uses her presence on the global crypto stage to talk about cryptocurrency and how to safely store and trade your cryptos. She also regularly publishes blogs giving information and opinion on the ever-changing world of cryptocurrency.
#3 – Elizabeth Rossiello
For those already in the cryptocurrency world, Elizabeth does not need any introduction; she is the owner of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency payment platform, Bitpesa. Bitpesa is an app that makes it easier for users to make rapid transaction of cryptocurrency to the rest of the world. Founded in 2013, Elizabeth launched Bitpesa when she was 31, and the business grown by leaps and bounds since then.
Working as a senior risk analyst in a financial firm, and with a deep knowledge of finance and risk management, Elizabeth struggled to gain employment while pregnant. It was during this time that she came up with the idea of Bitpesa, and the rest they say, is history.
#4 – Tavonia Evans
Tavonia Evans has made her name in crypocurrency world via her idea of $GUAP. This next-level initiative was designed to infuse the “buy black” movement with blockchain technology to incentivise the Black community to invest in itself. $GUAP has since evolved to help positively change the lives of marginalised, un-banked, and other “disadvantaged” communities throughout around the world. GUAP Coin is empowering people with the tools to have greater autonomy over their money.