Women in Blockchain Talks launches inclusive events to demystify NFTs
- First event will feature Itzel Yard – the highest selling female NFTs artist
- Second event with industry and legal experts will allow participants to learn about NFTs and make their own
- Women in Blockchain Talks aims to amplify underrepresented voices in blockchain
14, 07, 2021: Women in Blockchain Talks (WiBT), the UK’s number 1 female-led blockchain education and networking platform, today announces a series of July events to encourage marginalized groups to engage in, and understand, creating NFTs. On the 21st of July, their monthly flagship event will feature Itzel Yard, an Afro-Carribean artist who is known on NFT platforms as IX Shells, who’s artwork “Dreaming at Dusk” sold for $2million, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Tor Project. On the 28th, WiBT will also be holding a Masterclass Workshop to allow participants to learn about and create their own NFTs, featuring prominent NFT experts, including Masha Vyazemskaya from leading NFT platform Rarible, which will be hosting a pop up marketplace for the NFTs to be sold following the event.
NFTs are the next step for WiBT, which is campaigning to bring 50,000 women into blockchain by 2023. The campaign encourages women to sign up to the WiBT campaign and community in order to learn more about the personal, career and financial growth opportunities blockchain can provide. Even compared to the wider tech industry (34%), women are vastly underrepresented within blockchain (12%). WiBT aims to provide inspiration, advice and mentorship to women, and other marginalized groups, so that they can find their own place within the industry.