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Kathleen Breitman and the Next Generation of Women Crypto Entrepreneurs

  • 8 mths ago

There is a perception, held by some, that the crypto sphere is populated almost exclusively by men. While men certainly make up the majority of crypto investors, the absence of women is certainly a misconception. Not only that, the proportion of women in crypto is growing. 

Currently, women make up only 26% of crypto holders in the US. While that is certainly a minority, it is by no means an inconsequential amount. On top of that, a much larger proportion of newer investors could potentially be women. Of the 63% of adults who are “curious” about getting involved in cryptocurrency (these are individuals who are interested but want to learn more first), a massive 53% of them are women. This represents a huge shift and indicates the new demographic getting involved in crypto. The high percentage of women interested in the blockchain world is a great indication of how mainstream crypto is becoming.

But women being involved in crypto is not just limited to holders of crypto assets. There are many women entrepreneurs making a name for themselves and pushing the blockchain world forward. 

Established Names

The last big crypto cycle in 2017 saw a small few women make a large mark in the crypto sphere. Joyce Kim, for example, having co-founded Stellar left to found SparkChain capital, a blockchain investment firm in 2017. Galia Benartzi co-founded Bancor, a protocol for smart tokens, the same year. Bancor is still considered one of the most successful token sales of all time. Elizabeth Stark taught p2p technology at Yale and Stanford and went on to co-found Lightening Labs.

Perhaps most influential of all is Kathleen Breitman,CEO of Dynamic Ledger Solutions. Dynamic Ledger Solutions is the company that created the first version of Tezos. Currently, the 35th largest cryptocurrency by market cap, Tezos was the 3rd largest ICO ever when it launched in 2017. Tezos is also one of the most democratic blockchains in the cryptocurrency sector. Tezos is based on an on-chain governance model, meaning users can participate in the decision making ecosystem. 

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