Moving the Chain Spotlight #26: Meltem Demirors

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. 

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Prior to entering the world of blockchain tech, Meltem Demirors worked as program coordinator for FinTech Sandbox and was involved with treasury management at Exxon Mobil.

These days she serves as the director of Digital Currency Group (DCG) – a business focused on supporting bitcoin and blockchain related companies – which she also co-founded. The organization provides this support by leveraging their insights, network, and access to capital.

Demirors is also a member of the Global Future Council on Blockchain of the World Economic Forum. For those unfamiliar, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss-based nonprofit group that is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.”

Moreover, she shares her crypto knowledge and investment tips with her many followers on social media.

As a digital currency entrepreneur and blockchain advocate, Meltem Demirors is definitely doing her part to help move the chain forward.

Quotable  

Digital currencies present a chance for money to truly become information, and for the creation of a global financial system that is truly frictionless, open, and uncensored – the vision we once had for the Internet.”

Fun Fact

Meltem Demirors received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management – a business school that she now teaches at.


Check out other people making big waves in helping progress these incredible technologies in our series Moving the Chain, and for more awesome articles by Jacques Martin, check ’em out here

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