10 Female Crypto Influencers To Watch in 2022
Ahead of International Women’s Day, we’ve curated a list of 10 crypto-influencers– all of whom just happen to be women.
Crypto chatter can be found in every corner of the internet, but there’s no doubt that Twitter is one of the most active– and passionate forums.
Few will have missed the crypto-related tweets of famous enthusiasts like Elon Musk– remember when Dogecoin surged 60% after a supportive Musk tweet? Let’s also acknowledge how crypto-celebs like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) and Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao (@cz_binance) have garnered millions of followers.
When looking at media coverage of the biggest crypto influencers, one thing jumps out– the lack of women.
Is the lack of female coverage in the crypto-sphere justified by actual numbers? A 2021 eToro survey found just 15% of Bitcoin traders were women, while another survey from NORC at the University of Chicago based on 1,004 US adults found that a higher, 41% of cryptocurrency traders were women. Data from Bitstamp showed a 200% increase in the number of female crypto investors on its platform through the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.
Then there are the general challenges of being a woman online, from inappropriate remarks to dismissive comments to outright abuse, which a recent Vice article noted could certainly be true in the meme-heavy, male-dominated world of crypto. Women of color may be especially pushed out of these spaces.
Still, many women have persisted and have become respected, widely-followed influencers and speakers on crypto and related topics.
We’ve pulled together 10 female-crypto rockstars you should know— listed by Twitter following size and backed by impressive accomplishments.
1. Meltem Demirors
@Melt_Dem (238.1K Followers)
Bitcoin specialist Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer at digital asset investment firm CoinShares, which manages $4 billion in assets. She is a founding member and co-chair of the World Economic Forum Cryptocurrency Council has created crypto courses on platforms like Skillshare and has spoken extensively on women in crypto.
2. Layah Heilpern
@LayahHeilpern (208.7K Followers)
Heilpern recently published the book Undressing Bitcoin: A Revealing Guide To The World's Most Revolutionary Asset. A former journalist, she now runs a media and content creation business and hosts her own crypto and entrepreneurship-focused podcast, which has seen her grow into one of the most widely-followed voices on the topic.
3. Lea Thompson
@girlgone_crypto (194.8K Followers)
Content creator Thompson writes, makes videos and works on partnerships on blockchain technology. She has gained popularity for her personality-filled posts, including a Bitcoin explainer video directed at JK Rowling that has been viewed more than 500,000 times.
4. Rachel Siegel
@cryptofinally (193.4K Followers)
Formerly a teacher, Siegel is now a noted crypto influencer and speaker who also runs a crypto merch store. She was recently profiled in the New York Post where she said her journey was based on “conviction, via education” rather than existing technical knowledge.
5. Natalie Brunell
@natbrunell (179.4K Followers)
With a following on YouTube as well as Twitter, Brunell interviews guests on topics such as crypto, monetary policy, inflation and global markets (also released through her podcast, Coin Stories). A big Bitcoin supporter, she also makes regular media appearances.
6. Aleksandra Huk
@HukAleksandra (175.3K Followers)
Huk runs the CASHFLOW Stake Pool (read about staking here) and tweets about topics from security advice and takes on crypto news to wry jokes and memes.
7. Caitlin Long
@CaitlinLong_ (169.4K Followers)
Featured on Forbes’ ‘50 Over 50’ Investment list for 2021, Long is the founder and chief executive officer of Custodia Bank, which provides payment and custody solutions for digital assets. Her Twitter bio states she has been a Bitcoin investor since 2012.
8. Elizabeth Stark
@starkness (142.3K Followers)
Stark has given keynote talks on the decentralized internet and is the CEO of Lightning Labs, a software development firm that says it is creating an “open-source, secure, and scalable” system to “enable users to send and receive money more efficiently than ever before.”
9. Preethi Kasireddy
@iam_preethi (105.8K Followers)
Kasireddy is a former Coinbase software engineer and blogs on topics including Web 3.0 application architecture, blockchain scalability and the internet of things. She has also made Ethereum explainers and published an ‘intro to crypto’ course.
10. Tavonia Evans
@cryptodeeva (4,719 Followers)
Also a software engineer, Evans is the founder of $GUAP, built specifically to support Black-owned businesses. Launched in 2017, she says the coin is “creating more access for Black and brown people to cryptocurrency.” She also co-hosts blockchain/crypto podcast In The Black.
Remember that when it comes to doing your own investments, always seek out information from multiple sources, do not consider influencer posts financial advice, and note that coins can be highly volatile or collapse.