Today is Women’s Day. On this occasion, it is worth highlighting a few representatives of the fair sex who are particularly active in the cryptocurrency industry or have an impact on the direction in which this market will go in the near future.
Women in the cryptocurrency industry
Although the stereotypical cryptocurrency investor is a man, it is worth remembering – especially today! – that this market is influenced by many women. In this list, we will remind you who is really in charge here – in the world of Bitcoin!
We are starting from Christine Lagarde. We have already written about her in our top list of BTC enemies. Today she heads the European Central Bank (ECB). Previously, she served as a minister in several governments. She was also the first female finance minister in the G8 countries. From 2011 to 2019, she was the managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
For a long time, she was considered a fan of cryptocurrencies. Among her public appearances, one can find quite balanced opinions on digital currencies. Unfortunately, she changed her mind over time. Currently, he emphasizes that blockchain currencies are “disruptors” of the current financial system. As he says, he wants to bring about the digital issue of the euro as quickly as possible, which could have an impact on the Bitcoin market. She is also a very influential person and that is why she was included in our ranking.
This lady had to show up here. New U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has criticized cryptocurrencies in the recent boom four years ago. That’s when she more or less concluded that Bitcoin was for her “Anything but useful.”
What does he think about BTC today? Unfortunately, we recently found out that he still believes that Bitcoin is not very suitable for paying, and that it is not green to issue. She added that cryptocurrencies serve a criminal. However, he emphasizes that CBDC is an idea that is worth attention.
As with Lagarde, we mention Yellen here because it has and will continue to influence the digital currency market for the next few years.
Lottie Wells is the director of development for the Wirex community. Wirex, a London-based company, is a digital payment platform dedicated to providing users with access to cryptocurrencies and traditional currencies. The Wirex mobile app and card allow users to quickly and securely buy, store, exchange and spend a wide range of conventional and digital currencies.
Lottie Wells does not hide that she is a staunch supporter of cryptocurrencies. UK Tech said:
The benefits of cryptocurrencies have made us champions of the mass adaptation of the digital economy. Cryptocurrency-based transactions in particular are well suited to providing cheap, safe and fast cross-border transactions (…) Research by the World Bank shows that conventional cross-border transfers are usually slow and costly (…).
It has also been recognized as UK Tech portal as one of the most important women on the fintech market.
Catherine Wood is the founder, CEO and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC, an investment management company that managed the largest publicly traded fund in 2020. Wood herself was recognized by the editors of Bloomberg New as the best stock selector of 2020.
However, we are interested in its involvement in the cryptocurrency market. He often speaks publicly about Bitcoin. Recently, for example, Janet Yellen criticized that she analyzes BTC’s potential too shallowly.
– If you compare the energy consumption of the Bitcoin network with the energy needed to mine gold … Bitcoin is digital gold, but that’s a fraction of it. (…) Bitcoin and other blockchains will allow transactions to be settled much faster than traditional financial institutions. Think about energy use in the traditional world of finance and you will see in this chart what Bitcoin is currently using in terms of energy, which, by the way, is mostly renewable (…). It’s a fraction again – she noted in one of the last ones interviews.
Kristin Smith heads the Blockchain Association, an organization that promotes blockchain technology in the US. She cooperated with many politicians. Previously, she worked in the offices of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as in the private sector in advising companies from the telecommunications, internet and other technology industries. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business in New York and an MA from Georgetown University.
It is worth noting that her organization is currently in talks with politicians from the new administration of the White House. The goal is to regulate the US cryptocurrency market.