According to the latest of Lui Smyth’s Simulacrum new online survey of Bitcoin users, about 93% of all users of the cryptocurrency are male. Now it may not be a terribly representative sample, but it still is a strong indicator.
As Bitcoin enthusiast Arianna Simpson said, “If women fail to take an active interest in Bitcoin now, when it is still in its infancy and its potential is largely untapped, we will have yet another sector in which the gender is underrepresented and trailing.”
As the Chief Content Officer and Executive Producer of Money & Tech, I’m driven to tell the story behind the incredible innovations we are seeing in financial tech and digital currency right now. How people are reacting to it, what it means for us as a global community and economy, and who is helping drive it forward into the future.
But at the same time, my path and my passion are also (and have always have been) about the strength and presence of women in arenas where we are less represented, which is just as true of filmmaking as it is of tech and (even more so) the digital currency community.
I’ve forged my career so far by tackling industries commonly dominated by men – including filmmaking, tech, and even wildland firefighting – proving that women can be just as strong, powerful and nerdy.
I’ve shown that women can be leaders on the edge of exciting new horizons. And that’s pretty much where we are now with digital currency and its foundational technology of the distributed decentralized ledger. I think we’ve only just tapped the surface of what is possible, and the effect this can have on us, our lives, the global economy, and the way we interact and exchange value as human beings.
In fact, that’s precisely what I talk about on the Bitcoin panel at the San Francisco BIL conference back in early March. This is a fascinating moment in history to be on the front lines of. It’s pretty exciting stuff!
So c’mon ladies, don’t be intimidated! Let’s take on this big techie world of cryptocurrency together. It’s about time Bitcoin got a woman’s touch, don’t you think?
Let’s give Bitcoin a taste of our Tough Cookie!