Crypto is far from a man’s world; thanks to these women, the digital currency is making waves today. A look at some of the most influential women in crypto, part one.
Cathie Wood: Cathie Wood founded ARK Investment Management LLC in 2014 to invest in disruptive technologies, from DNA sequencing and artificial intelligence to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with high potential. The investment management firm handles exchange-traded funds with over $52 billion in combined assets. The Ark Invest CEO recently told CNBC that the “cryptocurrency revolution will not be stopped” and that digital property rights related to NFTs and DeFi “will become incredibly important.”
“DeFi has taken off, and we’re impressed at how robust the ecosystem has been,” Wood said, adding that the “token revolution” of NFTs and the Metaverse is the next generation of the internet and is “still in its infancy.”
Elizabeth Stark: The blockchain entrepreneur, educator, and lecturer is today the CEO and co-founder of Lightning Labs, responsible for developing the Lightning Network, a solution for scalability issues within the Bitcoin network. Otherwise, an ecosystem for fast transactions across the blockchain.
“We’re building the Visa network for bitcoin. But what I think is powerful is unlike Visa, anybody can build on top of it,” said Stark (Coin Telegraph).