The Top 10 crypto queens are 10 women who took the different innovative initiatives to fill the gender gap in the crypto ecosystem. They empower women and girls to enter into blockchain technology. These 10 women’s names belong to different countries, backgrounds, and goals. However, the focus was to fill the gender gap.
Top 10 Crypto Queens That Brought Revolution Through Blockchain Technology.
This year many pieces of research and reports proved that there is a massive gender gap in blockchain and crypto tech. In addition to this, the WEF’s April Gender Gap report 2021 also highlighted that it will take 135.6 years to remove the gender gap, because of the covid- outbreak.
However, it does not obstruct women to use crypto and blockchain tech to solve social problems. From girls’ education in developed countries to wealth issues of black communities of the US.
Further, the initiatives these 10 crypto queens took this year are no lesser than any revolution and empowering women and girls.
Further in this article, I will cover a quick review of the initiative these 10 crypto queens took for the betterment of women and girls.
Top 10 Crypto Queens of 2021:
First Crypto Queen Tavonia Evans .
Tavoni Evan is the founder and lead engineer of GUAP coin. The aim behind introducing this coin was to cover the financial – gap, and support black- business holders in the US.
As well, she from a health crisis due to covid- 19, and faced the loss in the fund. Nothing can stop her and successfully achieved enough this year than expected.
She told in an interview that “We have onboarded hundreds of women of color into the master node space, an area of crypto that is largely male dominant. 70% of GUAP nodes are owned by women of color.”
“We have sparked awareness about crypto among a population with less access and education in crypto and finance – and we continue to do so.”
In 2021 company onboarded its first brick and mortar merchants. It also started the xGUAP wrapper on Binance Smart Chain.
Second Crypto Queen Lisa Wade:
She is the founder of NEOMI. That is an ecosystem that connects charity entrepreneurs searching to raise capital with investors looking for authentic impactful investments.
She is also the chair of NAB pride. And established a startup of the Australian bank “Rainbow Women”
Moreover, she served her service in environmental activism, co-creator of a blockchain startup called project carbon which tokenizes voluntary carbon credits.
Besides it, she got an award this year for blockchain’s Australian Gender and diversity Leader. As she got recognized to support women and LGBTIQ + people in the blockchain industry.
“Neomi has a lens on our theory of change, which supports LGBTI and female entrepreneurs.”
Third Crypto Queen,Olayinka Odeniran Head Of BWBC: :
She is the founder and chairwoman of the black women blockchain Council (BWBC). The council aims to encourage black women and increase the ratio of black female blockchain developers to half a million by 2030.
Previously her BWBC Collab with Consensys, a blockchain software company. The aim of Collab was to help African people to take interest in crypto globally.
She arranged an audio room session in the clubhouse app titled “ What the hell is blockchain”. A site that allows people to interact with each other and ask questions from the moderators or experts of the audio rooms. And members can learn about every single detail of the crypto ecosystem.
Fortunately, she introduced her social impact, NFT Drop Cybermermaid through the ocean conservation non-profit the Drop Sea.
For 2022 she has planned to arrange a 30 days program for Women History Month in march to spread awareness to African women about NFTs, and blockchain.
Fourth Crypto Queen, And Artist Maliha Abidi:
Maliha Abidi is a Pakistani who shifted to the US in her teenage. And Uk-based activist of women’s rights. She is a professional author and visual artist. She launched her NFT project Women Rise this year. The NFT collection of 10,000 NFTs shows the variety of women from the globe. That includes activists, scientists, and coders.
Her collection was displayed on the front page of the rarible, and at Decentral Miami. She had an artist residency while Art Basel in Miami.
She told that her 2350 NFT from the collection earned over 150 Ether present value of around $591,000 have been bough by 1200 unique buyers. In the buyer’s list, some big names are also included like Randi Zuckerberg and Gary Vee. further she said that she dedicated the 10% profit to charities, that support women, and children.
Fifth Crypto Queen, Lavinia Osbourne:
She is the founder and host of Women in Blockchain Talks(WiBT). It is a female-led educational platform in the United Kingdom. Where women interact and explore to learn about the blockchain
Lavinia told that :
Getting started in this revolutionary space is key to change and adoption. So women in blockchain talks want to make this as easy as possible for people – women and marginalized groups in a particular group.
She further elaborated that the WBiT launched 50k women by 2023 startup campaign. It shows that blockchain is for everyone, also limelight different pathways, to enter into the space. As well, She is developing an upcoming women-based NFT market pace Crypto Kweens, build on rarible protocol.
Sixth Crypro Queen, Jen Greyson Utah -Based :
She is a Utah- based supporter of women empowerment by using cryptocurrency. She is also a board member for Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) in India KBA gives training to women in stem and blockchain. So they become leaders in this new space. It started some new blockchain courses, and two foundation programs too.
This year the academy nearly trained around 7,000 students, and in less than 4 months more than 6,000 registered themselves in this foundation program.
Moreover, Jen Greyson said that the blockchain training program aims to equip startups and individuals with the required knowledge, skills, and attitude. that is needed to split into the sector. She further said that
“While my home state of Utah is languishing in even getting computers in every school for every student, across the globe. KBA did this in 2021 while navigating a pandemic.”
In this year the academy’s vaccine traceability solution Immuno-chain was selected for the government health program in Kerala. The KBA also innovated a blockchain-powered multi-party document signing and verification system called Sign-A-Doc.
She has a plan for 2022 to start an NFT podcast and an academy “focused to spread more crypto education to feminine.”
Seventh Crypto Queen Manasi Vora:
In the early months, she co-founded the Komorebi Collective on Syndicate. Becoming the first investment DAO that focuses on funding female and non-binary crypto founders.
Additionally, she is also the founder of the non-profit Women In Blockchain (WiB). That serves as a place for women to mentor other women about crypto and blockchain.
According to her Dec. 15, Tweet She elaborated that:
“Crypto is about shared abundance and ownership. But this is not possible if underrepresented communities are not included in the building, in the design, and in the decision-making!”
Eigth Crypto Queen Roya Mahboob:
She is not only an internationally recognized activist but also a rare female tech CEO of Afghanistan. Before being forced to flee in September. When Taliban took the complete control of Afghanistan.
However, she is also the CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company (ACSC). In the company majority are women. In Afghanistan women hardly have traditional bank access, and sheets her employee women in bitcoin. In this context, she says that :
“If young people can learn about computers, they can learn about bitcoin. And now everybody wants to learn how to access bitcoin. They need to.”
Moreover, she is also a board member and president of Digita Citizens Fund, a non-profit that aims to educate women and girls about technology and finance from developing countries. She also developed a space that supports youngsters to learn practical digital literacy skills from developing countries.
Ninth Crypto Queen, Cleve Mesidor:
She is the author of My Quest For Justice in Politics and Crypto. She served as a former appointee of Obama’s administration. In March, she was hired as a public policy adviser at the blockchain association.
She is also a mayoral appointee for the DC innovation and Technology Inclusion Council. Surprisingly she is the founder of the social platform on the blockchain for the activity “National Policy Network Of Women Of Color In Blockchain, And LOGOS”
Tenth Crypto Queen, CEO Alakanani Itireleng, Of Satoshi Center:
She is the CEO of the satoshi center. Where she educates the members of her community on how to generate many by using crypto and blockchain technology.
This self-funded center is developing an incubator for startups to target potential investors, and mentors.
The bitcoin lady of Botswana belongs to Botswana. Also, she gave great effort so the bank of Botswana, regulated, and accepted the cryptocurrency as legal currency. And working on the development of a local crypto wallet that will be able to directly link to normal ATMs.
Word by Alakanani Itirelang:
In July, in an interview with Forbes, she says that:
“I was feeling that there was something about bitcoin that is unique that is different from normal fiat money. I always call it a currency of love”
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