What It's Like to Be a Woman In China's Get-Rich-Quick Crypto Culture

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Sa Wang has co-founded several successful companies in the tech and blockchain space, first at popular Chinese self-service kiosk startup Dora, and now at top 50 crypto project and blockchain protocol IOST. We hear a lot about women (or the lack thereof) in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Confirming what many of us already suspected, CoinDesk’s Q2 2018 State of the Blockchain Report found that only 4 percent of crypto investors are women. In tandem, reporters regularly call the “blockchain bros” on the carpet for elbowing women out of yet another lucrative emerging industry. But this has been a predominantly West-centric conversation, casting the spotlight on gender inequality and underrepresentation at Western crypto companies, Western blockchain conferences, and Western meetups. Thus far, news articles, Twitter threads, and Medium posts have largely neglected the diversity of female experiences in other parts of the world, such as China, South Korea