Mega Conference Hosts 5,800+ Innovators, Investors and Exchange Creators in Miami
MIAMI, Jan. 20, 2022 – The North American Bitcoin Conference concludes with a diverse array of speakers drawing in attendance beyond expectations. More than 5,800 participants signed up, gathering for the opportunity to hear from over 90 industry leaders.
The landscape of crypto has changed dramatically in the last 3 years. It is no longer the youth world – or even the male world – as evidenced by the number of female bitcoin investors: that number is 13% in 2019. It is now over 43%. In addition, about 44% of bitcoin investors are people of color, according to a survey last June by the University of Chicago National Research Center.
With the increase in the number of women, people of color, and the ethnic minority network that once represented them into leadership positions, the makeup of the total population of cryptocurrency investors will be even more diversified.
“Apart from injustice and inequality, the exclusion of people based on gender, race or sexual orientation hurts us as an industry,” said Moe Levin, CEO and founder of Keynote. Some of the greatest inventions came from the minds of women and people of color. I believe the crypto space is growing because of its diversity and will continue to grow as it becomes more integrated.
Despite the decentralized and digital economy, most of the cryptocurrency stakeholders come from the financial and technological areas controlled by white men.
Cleve Mesidor, former Obama nominee and chairman of the WOC Blockchain national policy network, observes that “the Internet is supposed to be decentralized and today it belongs to four white men.”
Cleve leads the National Policy Network of Women of Color in the blockchain, which advocates for integration on the ecosystem. She spoke in a TNABC fireside chat about strategies to make sure individuals who were previously locked out of central finance have a seat at the table to ensure that Bitcoin is integrated and provides opportunities for everyone.
Differences should not be the norm in the crypto space, and activists like Cleve Mesidor are fighting to break down barriers as quickly and completely as possible.
Streambed co-founder and CEO Jenna Pilgrim offers this advice for people, especially women entering the crypto space: “My advice to everyone, but especially to my colleagues and women: go out and ask for opportunities. And requires seating. At the table. ”
Keynote is honored to host an event that represents the crypto community and the integrated blockchain that is now thriving. More information about the largest TNABC speaker family to date is available at btcmiami.com/speakers