Cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin is set to make a difference in the gender gap of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Cryptocurrency is yet another financial sector where women often find themselves in the background despite being important contributors. In a recent announcement, the crypto exchange declared that they would allocate 1 million dollars in an effort to bring more into crypto spaces. To give a headstart to their project, they have hired a former spokesperson of Facebook, Randi Zuckerberg. Randi is the sister of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and for many, it is a surprise that she is leaving Facebook. However, considering her important role in Okcoin, it makes sense that she chose a new and more challenging position.
Women have, for a long time, not been a part of the crypto space with any degree of prominence. Very few women get their due recognition for their contribution to the cryptocurrency ecosystem. As a result, many women are also wary of investing in cryptocurrencies. While there may be various reasons, it is also true that crypto exchanges have not put special emphasis on women. Okcoin is trying to change that by appointing leading women in key roles. Randi Zuckerberg’s appointment is a major step in that direction.
If more women invest in cryptocurrency and become a part of the community, the net benefit will be enjoyed by men and women alike. Okcoin’s initiative has the promise to make this a reality.