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In August, CNBC published a survey showing that women are still half as likely to invest in cryptocurrency as men, with 16% of men investing in crypto, compared to only 7% of women surveyed. A similar estimate is indicated by the Crypto portal, which previously stated that 22% of men own at least one type of cryptocurrency, while no more than 15% of women own it.
A 2021 report from Accenture and Girls Who Code found that the gender gap for women in the tech sector has narrowed by just 2% since 1984.
An October 2020 Women in VC report found that only 4.9% of venture partners in the US are women. Susan Banheji, author of Women in Cryptography and founder of Crypto Women Global, agrees with this research. In her opinion, the problem of gender inequality still exists.
Moreover, gender inequality exists not only in the technological sphere, but also in who exactly invests in cryptocurrency assets. Perhaps the reasons are that women tend to be more conservative and risk-averse as such.
At the same time, Amy-Rose Goody, Operations Manager at Blockchain Australia, has an alternative explanation. In her opinion, women do not want to invest in cryptocurrencies, because they do not quite understand how cryptocurrency functions, and do not want to show that they do not understand anything about it.
It is the lack of experience that can and prevents women from more actively investing in cryptocurrencies. Nevertheless, the situation will gradually change. Most likely, in the next few years, the number of women who will invest in crypto will gradually increase as cryptocurrencies spread in the global economy and in everyday life.
But will it be possible to completely eliminate gender inequality in the cryptocurrency industry? The question is open.
Author: Vadim Gruzdev, analyst at Freedman Сlub Crypto News
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