The international women’s day was on March 8, 2020, and was indeed happy day. There was a trend of hashtags including #IWD2020 and #EachforEqual. The celebration once again reminded the world of gender equality and the contributions of women to society. In the blockchain ecosystem, it is a time to honor women in cryptos who have pushed the adoption of the distributed ledger technology.
Happy International Women’s Day; IWD 2020 to Foster Gender Equality
The International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020, an occasion set aside to especially foster gender equality in our society. The theme for this year’s celebration is “An equal world is an enabled world.” The day also sought to celebrate the achievements of women and their immense contribution to the society.
The message for the day is, each of us is responsible for our thoughts and actions irrespective of the time of the day. We could make a conscious effort to challenge stereotypes, broaden perceptions, and fight bias. And most importantly, celebrate women’s achievements and “help create a gender-equal world.”
Women’s Contribution to the Blockchain Space
Accordingly, when it comes to the blockchain space, there are women who haven’t taken the backseat but strove hard to foster the adoption of bitcoin and blockchain. These ladies are worth commending for their invaluable contributions to space. Some of them include Caitlin Long, Donna Redel, and Elizabeth Stark.
Caitlin Long Fosters Blockchain’s Adoption in Wyoming
Caitlin Long, Wyoming Blockchain Coalition co-chairwoman has fostered the adoption of blockchain in Wyoming. Long has been one of the proponents of blockchain in the state. And believes creating a fertile ground for the space to thrive can help to generate revenue for the state. Further, she has backed bills like the HB074, and HB0185 all targeted at the crypto space. Today, Wyoming classifies cryptocurrencies as money.
Donna Redel Teaches Crypto and Blockchain Courses
Donna Redel was once a Managing Director and Board member at the World Economic Forum. But now she teaches courses on blockchain and cryptocurrencies at Fordham Law. Also, she co-founded the Fordham Law Blockchain Regulatory Symposium: Regulation and Innovation. In March 2019, the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), a non-profit trade association appointed Redel as a member of its Advisory Board.
Elizabeth Stark Offers Faster Bitcoin Transactions
Elizabeth Stark is the co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs, the company behind the Lightning Network. The latter makes Bitcoin transaction faster and as such, more transactions can be handled at a time. In the same vein, lesser fees are paid for these transfers. Stark is also the co-founder of StartBitcoin.org, an organization whose focus is on decentralized networks and cryptocurrencies.