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Written by   326
8 months ago

[#202] Date: 17th December, 2021

I just finished listening to a Zoom session titled "Women in Crypto" that was organized by an exchange company. Tonight's show was the 2nd in the series. I've missed the first episode, which was held last month. In this session, attendees of the Zoom session were taught how to research the cryptos to invest in. This is a regulated crypto exchange platform in my counrtry, but it only offers five cryptos to trade, namely BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC and XRP. Yeah, only five, because these are the only five that have been approved by our government.

I have an account with the exchange simply because it's easy for me to fund my account to purchase BCH. When I was invited to the Zoom session, I decided to participate, simply because I can as a woman, and also I was hoping to get free BTC, which are sometimes given away. Well, unfortunately not tonight.

Anyway, after the session, we were all invited to join a Telegram Group that was hosted by the company, for women only. the rationale behind all of these was that a survey was conducted and only a small percentage of people in cryptocurrencies were women. Also, apparently, these women asked for a "safe space" to discuss crypto and a women-only support system to build confidence while involving themselves in crypto investments, a male-dominated space, well, at least in Malaysia. Although I don't quite get why women need a "safe space", I have also already joined the group. Here, it's very unlikely that I will receive sexually suggestive texts from strange men. Perhaps this was what they meant about "safe space".

Over the past few months as I follow the development of smartBCH closely, albeit from the sidelines, I think that women are more than holding their own in the space. Sure, there are still more men than women, but that doesn't mean that women are being bullied or that it's unsafe for us.

I look up to women like @carisdaneym2, @Empress, someone by the handle of Princess and quite a few others that I do not know their read.cash user ID, who developed or jointly developed tokens on this BCH sidechain. And then there are soooo many crypto babes who are swapping left and right and profiting from trades on smartBCH. A few to name are @Jane, @Eybyoung, @bmjc98, @fantagira and a host of other ladies, which made me so proud of them just reading their backstory via their "smartBCH Adventure" writing competition entries. Many of them are quite young but so gutsy to get involved and invested. They are willing to take the risks and some get burnt, but that's not stopping them to continue on with their crypto journey.   

And no one ever sought special treatment. All of us men and women are just in 1001 Telegram Groups looking for news and information, share them around and if there's something that we need to be clarified, we just ask. Both women AND men will be more than happy to help us fill in the blanks. 

Sure, the exchange is trying to expand its user base by getting more women into the space but I think it's unnecessary to segregate the genders. Women, as well as men, would both equally benefit from the information shared, in my opinion. Sure, getting female guests to share with us their knowledge is indeed inspiring, but poor guys would find that beneficial as well, me thinks. LOL Some guys questioned this too, but they were told to exit the Zoom session, and also the specially set up TG. Hohoho

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I really admire women engaging in the world of cryptos.. Actually I ask to a lot of women regarding cryptos and they are atually kind enough to fill me in with the knowledges they know.. Woman power..

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7 months ago

Perhaps women want their own group to feel more confident asking and learning, without having to feel intimated because of the questions they may have that men might think too simple or something they should already know about if they wanted to get into crypto. I dunno...

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8 months ago

Hehehe to learn, we need to have a thicker face to ask until we understand. On the internet, no one knows us, so it's even easier to be "thick skinned". Luckily, so far, I have had great experiences with men who take time to guide, when I posed a question. If I was ignored or my question was missed among the flood of text, well, no harm, just ask again.

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8 months ago

I wanna be an empowered woman in cryoto too! More time.. and I'll get the hang of it as well. 😄

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8 months ago

I wanted to read this based on the title and to my surprise I am also mentioned here! Thanks Em! Only a few more days left till the end of the year and you'll be able to have more time for crypto too :)

To be honest, there are quite a few groups where I only read, but never write. Couple of times that I tried I was either ignored or joked at, but by men a women the same. No worries though, I always remember the names to future reference 😅 Still easy to extract information without talking, so I'm ok.

A TG just for women though and kicking out the men for asking questions though? That's a bit too far. I agree with you Em and not sure why this 'safe space' is needed. I'd like to see a safe space where everyone respects each other despite of the differences and 'levels'.

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8 months ago

You all are strong and actually icons… this is a space where everyone can be the best and their art appreciated… I love your write up and I learnt quite a lot from it

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8 months ago

I really agree with you on a lot of what you said and can relate. A lot of these things have been going on for decades and it's one of the reasons I'd like to just detach from a lot of it and have my cozy fort.

Good thing you never have guys on-line slip up next to you and make Stemilish passes at you LOL =) wipes sweat from brow at not being guilty of THAT one!

I remember was I young a lot of men and women would flirt ... not everyone, of course, but I'd say probably at least 1/3rd of the people were and I sure had quite a few fun conversations hehe :)

To be honest, some of these government programs and controls make me practically sick to my stomach. I've come to the point where I hardly even want to talk about it anymore. It's really sad for me to think of how kids might grow up under these systems in the future though, but as I'm sure you know, we do what we can and ultimately it's about just taking care of yourself.

Best wishes, Emily.

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8 months ago

We definitely need more womens in crypto. Index Coop is focusing onboarding women in their ranks

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8 months ago

Huge in number. And they are successful in trading too. You know why? Because they have more patience than man.

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