Women in crypto: Raise your hands (so we can see you)
Boardrooms and banks have historically been dominated by men. But with a brand new industry like the cryptocurrency market — one that is built on the openness of the internet — are there more women at the virtual table?
After the 2008 financial collapse, Bitcoin was created as an alternative to traditional banking. But that promise of financial equity somehow did not translate into diversity. A recent report by consultancy Gemini titled “The State of US Crypto” revealed that 75 percent of crypto investors are men. Ladies, where you at?
Ola Doudin has established herself as a key player in the nascent crypto scene in the Middle East and North Africa. She is the CEO and co-founder of BitOasis, a bitcoin consumer wallet and instant exchange focused on cash-based emerging markets. BitOasis was established in the UAE in 2015 and is recognized as the largest and most-trusted crypto platform in the region today.
“There’s been a lot of talk about the crypto space being male dominated, but unfortunately that’s been the case with traditional financial services and technology industries too,” said Doudin.
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