A couple of prominent crypto officials call for more female representation in crypto and claim “bro culture” is still prevalent. Some of them even say Satoshi Nakamoto could be a woman.
The fourth day of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos saw major discussion around the role of women in Web3. Some of the speakers claim that decentralized ecosystem can be a place for inclusivity.
For example, there was a separate panel dedicated to the issues women confront in the crypto world.
The speakers also discussed how much the upcoming Web3 will depend on women. And some even mentioned a possibility that the famous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto was a woman.
Could Satoshi Nakamoto be a woman?
Cointelegraph editor-in-chief Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr moderated a panel in Davos titled “Why Web3 Needs Women at the Forefront”.
She was also joined by Meta vice president Nicola Mendelsohn, Global Blockchain Business Council CEO Sandra Ro, Harvard Business School’s Sarah Endline and Splunk government relations head Bill Wright.
In talking about female role models in the Web3 and crypto space, the panelists highlighted the contribution of key female representatives in the nascent space.
According to Mendelsohn, Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, who remains pseudonymous, could very well be a woman.
“I mean, we all assume it’s a man, right? It’s just a name — it could well be a woman.” she explained.
Cornèr added that she believes the creator of Bitcoin is a group of people comprising both men and women rather than an individual.
Women and Web3
The panel also discussed the challenges for women in crypto today and things to improve.
Ro highlighted the growing contribution of women in the nonfungible token space and also raised concerns over the lack of women in the crypto trading space.
“While NFT domain has seen a great proportion of women participants, but crypto trading certainly concerns me because of the lack of women representation,” Ro explained.
She thinks there is a dire need to create an environment to accommodate women representatives on the crypto trading side.
At the same time, Wright, who was the only male speaker at the panel, slightly disagreed.
Wright believes Web3 and the blockchain space are inclusive by nature.
“I think Web3 by nature aims to be an inclusive environment, and more diverse people involved would result in better outcomes,” he explained.
By the way, recent research shows that diverse groups focused on a problem will come up with a better solution.
The panelists agreed that the decentralized world has seen a significant increase in female representation over the years. They hope to see the proportion grow in the future.
Probably seeing Satoshi Nakamoto as a woman would help to convince more women to enter the crypto space.
Do you remember Tenet? Christopher Nolan was able to implement the idea of the female scientist being able to create the tool to reverse the entropy. So why not admit Satoshi Nakamoto could have been a woman?