We all understand by now that crypto is changing our world at a rapid pace. As a result, there is a surge in crypto-related activities, digital currencies, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). To commemorate the rise of crypto and the impending International Women’s Day, we want to highlight 6 powerful women who is taking the crypto world by storm
Do you need an insightful analysis on your crypto side? Then you’re on the right track with Ria Bhutoria. Known for her thorough analysis of crypto issues, she is a research director at Fidelity Digital Assets. She is both passionate about providing insightful analysis of crypto market events and loves to help alleviate criticism directed at digital currencies.
Crypto-lovers can find her Twitter page where Bhutoria shares financial and crypto-related advice.
Maria Pennanen, who previously served as CEO of crypto startup Santiment, is the founder of Mindclip Behaviour. Mindclip Behaviour is a mobile-first tool that enables companies to get the best out of their teams by understanding behaviour in a safe space. Including Santiment, Mindclip Behaviour, and Accelerator Frankfurt, Pennanen has over 20 years of entrepreneurship experience and played an advisory role to scores of startups.
Pennanen was honoured as the leading FinTech influencer in the German-speaking world in 2018.
Zoe Adamovicz is a co-founder and CEO of Neufund. A fintech startup firm that was founded with a mission to break down the financial barriers and reimagine the practices of investing and fundraising. Over 20 years, Zoe has played several vital roles, including founding startups and advising the German and Maltese governments on digitisation. She was one of Forbes’ Five Female Rock Stars Leading the Crypto Scene in 2018.
Widely known for the newest book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, Laura Shin is a crypto-journalist. Prior to that, she was a senior editor at Forbes covering crypto assets, bitcoin and blockchain technology. Laura was selected as one of the well-known crypto influencers by Trastra in 2021.
Elizabeth Stark is one of the most well-known females in the blockchain community. As a co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs, which scales blockchain systems and handles bitcoin transactions, she builds programmable financial layers. Lightning Labs is an influential Bay Area-based startup that raised millions from Jack Dorsey and others to supercharge blockchain transactions in 2018.
She studied the future of the internet at Stanford University and joined Yale’s Information Society Project. Stark is also a fellow at Coin Center, the leading digital currency policy organisation.
Sukhi Jutla goes by many titles: award-winning entrepreneur, author, IBM Blockchain Foundation developer, and co-founder. As a leading international speaker and influencer, she co-founded MarketOrders – an award-winning B2B platform that enables independent retail jewellers to purchase directly and seamlessly.
She has won several prestigious awards, including UK Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by Acquisition International, The Asian Woman of Achievement in 2018, and The Financial Times’ Top 100 European Digital Pioneer list.