Women who love blockchain, cryptocurrencies
Olayinka Odeniran, living in Maryland (USA), decided to start a blockchain organization after
Odeniran said it's exciting to think about building a system to support women in the crypto space. However, after looking around, she noticed that there were only a few people like her. She then began looking for other women and founded the Blockchain Community for Women of Color (BWBC), with the goal of providing black women around the world with educational resources to understand blockchain and building wealth.
In July 2021, BWBC partnered with the well-known Ethereum software company ConsenSys to launch an online blockchain training program for black women globally, with the goal of helping half a million women become experts on blockchain. this field by 2030. It is expected that this initiative will begin to be implemented in the third quarter of 2022.
"We wanted to show people that with the presence of BHBC, the crypto space is not just male dominated. There are a lot of women doing great things," Odeniran said.
Odeniran is not alone. There are many other blockchain and crypto organizations that are led by women, like the nonprofit Woman in Blockchain (WiB) or decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) like the Komorebi Collective.
Odeniran first learned about Bitcoin in 2016 while working as a branch manager at a financial company. From doubt, she delved into it and found that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology will help the black community better, especially in the African region - where people are often exposed to risks of inflation and theft.
Manasi Vora, the founder of WiB, has similar thoughts. Having known Bitcoin since 2016, Vora then worked for a traditional finance company in India. But she sees a risk in this category after Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned most banknotes, causing them to depreciate almost overnight.