#GAReads | The first rule of being a woman in crypto is you do not talk about being a woman in crypto
In theory, the crypto industry offers women a new opportunity to engage, in a way neither tech — nor any other industry — has offered before. By its nature, participation can be anonymous. You can contribute to the technology, and mine bitcoin and ether, without anyone knowing who you are. You can create a digital wallet and invest without any form of identification.
But on its current path, crypto is replaying the same inequities that came before. Men still overwhelmingly dominate the technology’s development — though the gender of Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym for bitcoin’s inventor, remains unknown — and the accumulation of resulting wealth. Without a concentrated effort to change the industry’s course, it will further entrench the existing gender gap in finance and tech, this time in an unregulated and anonymous environment.