Here is the list of ten incredible female leaders who are making waves and breaking barriers in the crypto space.
1. Meltem Demirors
Meltem Demirors is the Chief Strategy Officer of Coinshares, Europe’s largest digital asset investment and trading group. She is also serving as a guest lecturer at the MIT Media Lab and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Blockchain. Demirors also invested in blockchain projects such as Blockade Games, XMPT, ClayStack, SmartDeFi and many more. Demirors has been featured on many talk shows, conferences and TV Programs. She is one of the most influential personalities in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry.
2. Tavonia Evans
Tavonia Evans is the founder of Guap Coin, a cryptocurrency created to boost black and community economics. She is the Co-Founder of Safe2meet,a peer-to-peer reputation platform. She is an avid crypto evangelist and believes that cryptocurrency can open up a new world of financial opportunities for underserved and underprivileged people globally.
3. Elizabeth Stark
Elizabeth Stark is co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs, where she is building a programmable financial layer for the internet through fast, scalable blockchain transactions. Along with this, she is a fellow at Coin Center, the leading digital currency policy organization and an advisor at Chia, a company building a new blockchain protocol based on proof of space and time. She has advised startups ranging from decentralized technology to AI and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Stanford StartX.
4. Kathleen Breitman
Kathleen Breitman is the co-founder of the blockchain network Tezos. Kathleen was one of the early architects of Tezos, which was one of the first blockchains to leverage a proof of stake mechanism to provide high security and low energy usage compared to the popular proof of work mechanism.
5. Carolyn Reckhow
Carolyn Reckhow is the COO of Thesis. She has over 5 years of experience in blockchain technology and has been involved in various startups. Prior to joining Thesis, she was the head of operations at Casa. Carolyn has also served as an advisor at Casting Coin and as the Director of Global Operations at Consensus Systems.
6. Alena Vranova
Alena Vranova founded SathoshiLabs in 2013, where she served as CEO until 2017. Under her leadership, the company introduced Trezor, the leading cryptocurrency hardware wallet. SlushPool, the first bitcoin mining pool and CoinMap.org, the first bitcoin map.
7. Blythe Masters
Blythe Masters, the former chief executive of blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings. She is a former executive at JPMorgan Chase, where she was widely credited for developing the credit default swap as a financial instrument. She is a founding partner of FinTech private equity firm.
8. Ani Itireleng
Ani Itireleng is the founder of Satoshi Centre an African incubator hub for blockchain-based startups that consists of an online marketplace that will connect blockchain startups to investors. She is known as “ The Bitcoin Lady”. She speaks on the subject of cryptocurrency at conferences and is recognized as an international Bitcoin influencer. She believes in the power of cryptocurrency to change the lives of people. She helps people in her community with crypto basics such as setting up a wallet, changing fiat into crypto and how to invest.
9. Joyce Kim
Joyce Kim is co-founder and executive director of Stellar, a digital currency payments platform that increases interoperability between diverse financial systems and currencies. She is presently Managing Partner of SparkChain Capital. An expert in the crypto space she has presented on cryptocurrency platforms for banks, and governmental organizations and has advised numerous crypto-related projects and ICOs.
10. Galia Benartzi
Galia Benartzi is the co-founder of Bancor, the world’s first open-source protocol ensuring on-chain liquidity between any blockchain-based asset. She is recognized as a leading woman in crypto. Galia previously co-founded Mytopia, the first social gaming company for smartphones and Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile applications.
|Primary Job Title
|Chief Strategy Officer
|Co-Founder and CEO
|Former Chief Executive
|Blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings
|Founder and CEO
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These women are changing the face of crypto and inspiring the next generation of female leaders. These women are actively driving some of the most significant changes in Crypto space and Blockchain.