Women role in society, not just the Blockchain space has always been a topic of discussion in the media. One could be pardoned for assuming the Blockchain and the cryptocurrency industry is male-dominated field as men are seen to be obvious domination of the technology space in general.
However, women should be recognized and commended as many of them play active roles in improving the adoption of cryptocurrency in mainstream commerce. There is a growing number of notable women making a tangible contribution and actively involved in leading projects in the Blockchain and cryptocurrency sphere.
On this international women’s day, we want to celebrate some of the female players making strides within the Blockchain ecosystem and here is a brief look at some;
Genevieve Leveille, Principal Founder and Chief Executive Officer at AgriLedger (JERSEY)
Genevieve has over 23 years’ experience in Supply Chain Finance and Banking, an expert in digital identity, market risk, liquidity management, treasury and business, and industry transformation. She is a renowned international speaker and has considerable experience in all major international markets. In 2016 Genevieve founded and led a hackathon team in the creation of the AgriLedger concept, a social enterprise project using distributed ledger technology and mobile apps for agricultural producers. Not only does Genevieve bring significant expertise and corporate experience to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industries, but she’s also a passionate and skilled advocate in utilizing technology solutions for social impact, empowerment, and the greater good.
Lindsay Nuon, Founder, and CEO of Women of Color in Blockchain, Inc. (WCB)
One of the hottest Cybersecurity startups in the industry toping best-of-lists in Information Weekly Dark Reading, SC Magazine and WSJ. She advises startups, mentors and speaks on topics including Cybersecurity, Data privacy, Governance, Risk, and Compliance and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She is a proud member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a Certified Ethical Hacker and an Integrated Risk Management strategist. To date, her work has been covered in Al Jazeera, CNBC. Recently she served as a judge for the inaugural One World Award, presented at the Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Conference at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. WCB along with its partners work to enhance the perspectives represented at conferences, companies, and projects across the Blockchain ecosystem and the tech industry.
Ella Zhang, Head of Binance Labs
Ella has over 14 years of interdisciplinary experience in venture capital and frontier technologies. She was the youngest investment director of KPCB, one of the most prominent VCs on Sand Hill Road. Ella also co-founded XiaoduoAI, which provides NLP solutions to more than 3,000 clients including Taobao, EMS, Meituan, China Telecom, and JD Finance. Ella holds a B.S.E.E. from UESTC and MBA from Stanford GSB, where she started to believe in Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency will “Change lives.
Follow her thoughts on the subject on Twitter
Ruth Iselema, CEO, Bitmama.io
Ruth Iselema is the Co-founder and CEO at Bitmama, a cryptocurrency exchange with the mission to financially empower people by leveraging blockchain technology with fast, simple and easy trading of cryptocurrencies. She is a cryptocurrency enthusiast, trader and early investor with years of experience in Blockchain.
Faith Obafemi, Blockchain Lawyer
Faith Obafemi is a digital lawyer whose practice area revolves around legal tech, cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and smart contracts. As a Founding Partner at Lex Futurus, an international Blockchain law firm, Faith helps her clients illuminate and navigate the crypto dark maze.
Alakanani Itireleng, Founder, Satoshicentre.tech, Botswana
Alakanani Itireleng is one of the first ladies to be behind the bitcoin and Blockchain technology having been fully active since 2013, she is popularly known as the Bitcoinlady of Africa, she is a global Blockchain speaker, an innovator and founder of the Blockchain hub satoshicentre and a startup called Plaas.
Doris Ojuederie, Founder, Blockchain African Ladies
Ojuederie Doris, a Blockchain certified expert, an entrepreneur with expertise on Business Development and strategic marketing and ardent Blockchain lover, have been in the Blockchain space for about 6 years and passionate about educating African women about the Blockchain technology.
Flora Sun, Director at Binance Labs
Prior to joining Binance Labs, Flora Sun was a software engineer in Silicon Valley. She has worked in the telecommunications research group (COMSAT Labs), enterprise software corporations (HP, Oracle, Remend, Bitfone) and several consumer Internet startups. Flora is passionate about using computer science to make a positive impact on people’s lives and has developed technologies that are used by millions. Flora holds SB and MEng degrees in EECS from MIT.
You can find flora on Twitter
Heaven Bereket, Founder bambino foundation, Sweden
Heaven Bereket is a Social Entrepreneur at heart, a female entrepreneur doing business with a purpose. Using an innovative model of funding her start-up through Crypto & Forex trading. With over 5 years of experience of trading, her biggest passion is providing support to local initiatives and working towards financial inclusion.
Eman Herawy, Blockchain Developer, Egypt
Eman Herawy Is an Egyptian Blockchain developer and part of a Blockchain/AI team and currently working on different Blockchain including Ethereum, quorum, Ethereum swarm, hyper ledger fabric domains. Herawy is also mastered in cloud networks.
Happy International Women’s Day! A balanced world is a better world.
Do join us in celebrating International Women’s Day by using the comment section, spreading the word about the accomplishments of women in Blockchain and in other areas of life!!
Chilliz, the Sports Platform Partners with Binance Chain
Chiliz, the digital currency for sports and entertainment platforms, has announced a strategic partnership with Binance Chain, to bring about the usher in in of football giants such as Juventus FC and Paris Saint-Germain FC (PSG) into the growing cryptocurrency industry.
Chilliz released thannouncementent in a press release issued on the 17th of May 2019 signaling in a new phase of its growing business.
Chiliz raised more than $66 million through private placement in 2018, with Binance as one of its major investor amongst others.
Chiliz is a digital currency that fuels blockchain-backed platforms and products geared towards casual, mainstream consumers, starting with Socios.com, a tokenized fan influence mobile app. It aims to bridge the gap between mainstream users in a 3.5 billion people powered sports industry and blockchain technology.
While blockchain as a pervasive technology, continues to gain grounds globally by finding use cases, Chiliz takes it a step further to bring about real use cases with it socios.com platform.
Socios.com, the consumer-facing tokenized fan influence product from Chiliz, powered by the platform’s native currency $CHZ, will allow sports fans to participate in club-related polls and access exclusive rewards with the purchase of club-branded Fan Tokens.
Speaking on this development, Alex Dreyfus, the CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com said:
Integration of Binance Chain protocol will increase our access to the large liquidity pool of the Binance community, one of the largest and most vibrant communities in the cryptosphere. Through Socios.com, we will highlight blockchain to a more mainstream audience – an addressable audience of 3.5 billion fans around the world – as well as allowing global brands and household names the chance to access the crypto space.
Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao, an equally excited partner to the Chiliz project had this to say:
Sports is the perfect vehicle through which to educate mass consumers about the potential and the utility of blockchain technology. I’m proud that Binance and Chiliz are leading that charge globally.
Alex Dreyfus further highlights the important of this partnership and the Binance Chain move undertaken as a strategic step for the Chiliz project. He continued by saying:
Binance Chain’s focus on usability, security and incredible one-second block time speed will be crucial to the success of the platform we are building, and for the eventual audience of hundreds of millions of sports fans
May 27th, 2019, has been set as the date for the unveiling of this partnership. The Binance team will be joining Chiliz for a meetup in Seoul, South Korea joined by the legendary Juventus FC striker, David Trezeguet to discuss more on the importance of fan engagement and the use of blockchain in football.
Further details to be released in the coming weeks of the technical integration of the partial migration of ERC20 tokens to BEP2 with competitions and giveaways to entice and engage the community.
Digital Assets Exchange Luno Launches Cryptocurrency Literacy Tour For Varsities in Nigeria
Luno has kicked off its cryptocurrency adoption program for Nigerian universities dubbed “Cryptocurrency Literacy Tour for Universities” launching out with the University of Lagos as the first of a series of tour where it will go about canvassing for the favourable adoption of cryptocurrency through knowledge in 6 Nigerian universities.
Luno, an exchange based off of South Africa was launched in 2013. It has since continued its growth trajectory by adding new users across 40 countries spanning more than 4 continents. It presently boasts of up to 3 million registered users across its platform with Nigeria as one of its biggest market.
Speaking on this development, Owenize Odia, the Country Manager for Luno said:
We are committed to educating our customers given the nature of the market and the tendency for people to fall into the wrong hands while online
With its debut tour kicking off in Unilag and having 300 youths in attendance, Luno is clearly taking the charge to bringing about perceptual shift and a favorable disposition towards cryptocurrencies which it says has not been properly understood. Through its representative Odia, it argues that the current financial systems was built for a non-digital age, ignoring the needs of the modern individual. Citing on the decentralized nature of a peer to peer digital currency like the bitcoin, it is not dependent on any central government or authority as obtainable with fiat.
She continued by saying
We are contributing by investing heavily into our Luno Learning Portal, which helps the public, the media, and other stakeholders educate themselves about the facts, opportunities, and risks in the cryptocurrency market,
In her post on LinkedIn, Odia assured the participants and other stakeholders that Luno would continue to focus on awareness initiatives such as this in Nigeria and Africa at large, thereby providing a reliable platform where just about anyone can visit either buy or sell cryptocurrencies.
AfricaBlockchainUG19 Conference Launches
Scheduled to Hold on the 3rd & 4th July by the BlockchainaUG’s Kwame Rugunda
The AfricaBlockchainUG19 Conference recently launched by the Blockchain Association of Ugandan’s Chairman Kwame Rugunda and some strategic partners is scheduled to hold in Kampala on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2019 according to a Tweet. This conference is expected to assist the Africa continent in tapping into the vast opportunities from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The conference according to data on the blockchain Uganda’s website featured will accommodate about 3000 delegates, 50 speakers and feature at least one Tech Expo. The conference is focused on Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things, Drones technology, and Big Data.
The Blockchain Association of Uganda, BAU which is based in Kampala, Uganda is a membership organization that consists of individuals & organizations that are interested in promoting blockchain related technologies and capabilities.
The 2018 edition tagged “The Role of Blockchain Technology in Africa’s Transformation” featured key speakers such as the President of Uganda Yoweri K. Museveni, Former President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao, the Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Tumusiime- Mutebile.
Meanwhile, this conference is coming at a time just after the Blockchain Africa Ladies Conference in Lagos, Nigeria which saw the attendance of speakers travel from the world coming over in April 2019 and its Second edition which will be holding in Ghana within the same quarter.
Uganda is one of the fastest blockchain growing nations in Africa and this can be attributed to the reception of the technology by the President as against those of other Africa countries. This reception is evident in the acceptance and activities of Top Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance in the Country.
More so, Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and currently home to over 45 million citizens which is an increase of 3.27% from the previous year of which 17.5% are urban dwellers. The population Density in the country is rated at 229 per kilometer square with a land area of 77,147sq miles.
Tickets are currently on sale on the website and it can be purchased here to secure a sit at the AfricaBlockchainUG19 Conference.
Binance to Launch Charity Funds Solely for Embattled Persons CSW Slams Lawsuits
Binance announces plans of launching a charity donation crowdfunding scheme to help cover for legal fees for those who are facing a Craig Wright lawsuit against them as announced through the private twitter account of Chaopeang Zhao just few days back.
To think that CZ is done with Craig Wright by not only delisting his coin the Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) ultimately triggering others such as Shapeshift, Blockchain.com, Krakenfx, Satowallet, etc to delist also is an understatement. He shows he’s not even done with him yet and basically calls him a coward who goes about bullying only those he thinks he can bully.
CZ tweeted a poll
CSW is picking on the people who have a hard time fronting their legal fees. How about we do a @BinanceBCF charity program to raise money from the community for legal fees for anyone CSW sues?@PeterMcCormack @rogerkver @jihanwu
— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 7, 2019
With over 65% of those who participated in the poll going with the “I will Donate” option, I bet Craig Wright is seriously thinking wherever he is.
The billionaire early bitcoin investor of Australian descent has continually received criticisms on social media for slamming his critics with lawsuits. One of such critics who has been embroiled in a legal battle with CSW is Peter McCormack. He basically drew the attention that sparked the #delistBSV movement as initiated by Binance. He has been gifted $10,000 in BNB through the Binance Charity Foundation (BinanceCF) with CZ taking the lead in the donation and had this to say about the new movement started by CZ.
Hmmm. Thanks for this CZ but I really don't think people should donate their hard-earned Bitcoin to my fund. I got myself into, it is up to me to deal with. Also, it may cost more to fight it than what they want.
— Dr. Peter McCormack (@PeterMcCormack) May 7, 2019
While many praise this move by Binance CEO, others are not seeing from the same angle. Few are pointing out the extent of a rabbit hole CZ is dragging himself into which may turn out fatal not only to his person but also the behemoth corporation of an exchange he runs.
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