It’s no secret that the cryptocurrency world is dominated by men. In fact, only about 5% to 7% of all cryptocurrency holders are women, according to Forbes — and some sources say it’s even less than that.
Mariza Monteiro, educator and speaker in the cryptosphere and founder of SheKnowsCrypto, is working hard to change that abysmal statistic and get more women involved in cryptocurrency. Mariza started SheKnowsCrypto so people — both men and women, but with a focus on women — have a place to get cryptocurrency information in plain, easy-to-understand English, not tech speak.
We talked to Mariza to find out what is going on with the immense gender gap in the crypto world, her own experiences as a female in the cryptosphere, and what we all can do to help close that gap.