Women are key to the future of the Crypto-Economy
- 28.08.2019 02:17 pm
Paxful planning to expand presence in South Africa. Plans Africa-wide recruitment drive with a focus on women; The global bitcoin marketplace also becomes the first bitcoin peer-to-peer marketplace to launch an app.
As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month in August, global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, supports the important role that women are playing, and should continue to build on, in the innovative blockchain technology and cryptocurrency sector.
While looking into expanding its presence in South Africa, Paxful is hoping to nurture as much female talent as possible. Almost 40% of Paxful’s employees are women and the company is set to further increase female appointments in its offices across the globe, located in New York City, Hong Kong, Estonia, and the Philippines.
While overall female participation in the broader crypto-economy, according to several sources including WEF , is estimated at between 1% - 5% globally, Paxful believes that growing female participation in crypto will be key to the sector’s continued innovation and success. “Women are critical to the future of the crypto-economy and we are committed to fostering more diversity and supporting efforts to attract more women to make their mark in the industry" says Ray Youssef, co-founder and CEO of Paxful.
Youseff adds: “We’ve already seen the incredible contribution that women have made to the technology sector overall as founders, developers, product managers, investors and more. The crypto-economy could greatly benefit from the rich diversity of skills, perspectives, experiences and many other unique resources that women can offer. Further, in my opinion, women are decidedly better community builders, which is a very important factor in driving a peer-to-peer economy like the crypto space. At Paxful globally, many of our senior leadership roles are held by women.”