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Mentorship, inclusivity and education will encourage more women to enter crypto

Leading women in blockchain and crypto speak out on important issues on International Women’s Day.
To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, Cointelegraph hosted a roundtable with eight leading women in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sector to discuss ways to bring more women into the fintech space. While many thoughts were shared, common themes focused on education, mentorship and inclusivity. Kristina Lucrezia-Cornèr, Cointelegraph’s managing editor, kicked off the discussion by asking the panelists about ways to get more women involved with cryptocurrency trading and investing. Although new data from market research firm Cardify shows that more women are making cryptocurrencies a larger part of their portfolio, men are still the majority when it comes to crypto investments. Olivia Capozzalo, head of content at crypto exchange OKEx, confirmed this, stating that the male customer base continues to dominate most exchanges. She said that the crypto sector is an emerging industry and that trader profiles are still very traditional. However, Capozzalo noted that women play a large role in household financial decisions:“Meltem Demirors often talks about the huge percentage of women who control wealth in their families, which is around 80% in the U.S. We are making products because there is a huge potential customer base, regardless of age or gender. The thing about crypto is that it allows direct access to wealth creation, without middlemen or particular qualifications.”Echoing Capozzalo, blockchain and fintech adviser Efi Pylarinou stated that traditional markets face similar issues in terms of …
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