Crypto queens: women rise to stake space in blockchain world

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Crypto queens: women rise to stake space in blockchain world

Gender gap in crypto mirrors tech and finance sectors, but a growing number of women are entering the market

Rina Chandran

As an artist and women’s rights activist, Maliha Abidi is adept at using digital technologies, so when she came across non-fungible tokens (NFTs) she quickly figured they could be a way to reach more people and for women artists to gain a bigger following.

Abidi, 25, who was born in Pakistan and migrated to the US as a teenager, created her first NFT a few months ago, a type of asset which uses blockchain to record ownership of digital items, such as images, videos and collectibles.

The UK-based activist is about to launch Women Rise, a campaign to bring 100,000 girls and women into cryptocurrency by the end of 2022...

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