Women in the Cryptocurrency Movement: 3 Female Celebrities Who Love Bitcoin!
The contributions women have made in terms of helping the cryptocurrency movement flourish cannot be understated.
Top female minds like Coin Center’s Andrea Castilo and Robin Weisman have been considered two of the most influential women in regards to helping develop and refine bitcoin policy.
Moreover, there have been several big name female celebrities who have helped introduce the bitcoin revolution to their millions of fans across the globe. By coming out endorsing bitcoin as a viable alternative to government issued currency, these stars have helped create awareness and a pop culture buzz for the cryptocurrency craze.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at 3 famous ladies who decided to hop aboard the bitcoin bandwagon.
To the best of my knowledge, The Decentralized Autonomous Organization (The DAO) was a decentralized app (dApp) built on top of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The DAO acted as a venture capitalist of sorts, essentially allowing investors who held The DAO tokens to vote on projects. There was no CEO, CTO, or other Chief-XXXXX-Officer. Instead, projects only required 30% of approval with a vote, and it would get rounds of funding.
So, of course, I limped into the EVM world. It was another chance for me to sink my claws into this community and have a say (vote) on what projects I thought we’re interesting and had future potential. Then one day, I was browsing my everyday subreddits and kept seeing posts that The DAO was being siphoned! The DAO had raised more than $140 Million, and been drained to around $50 Million. You can read about it here.
From what I’d read, if you invested in The DAO, you could have your Ethereum (ETH) split. Split? From what? And that’s when I caught wind of Ethereum Classic. Again, you can read about it here.
If you’ve considered a cryptocurrency hardware wallet, then you’ve probably already come across the Ledger Nano S. And for good reason! The Nano S is the result of success of the original Ledger Nano. A screen and pair of buttons helps the user enter information on the device directly. But perhaps the most sought-after aspect of the Ledger Nano S is its multiple token support and attractive price. It is only $69 USD (about 58 euros) to top competitor Trezor’s $117 USD (about 99 euros).
Multiple token support
In the beginning, hardware wallets were primarily designed solely for use with Bitcoin. Even as alternative cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin started popping up, no hardware wallets were made to support this. Part of the problem is differing cryptographic algorithms. Ledger decided to solve with this with Ledger Blue and Ledger Nano S devices, which support apps. That’s right, the app model is now prevalent on our security devices!
***This is NOT meant to be financial advice, just my story***
I’m currently sitting here running an Ethereum node on my Mac. There is more than $8,000 accessible in one account, with another $8,000 locked away in an account to which I no longer have access (talk about scream-worthy!). Additionally, I have $4,000 in alt coins on my mobile light client–plus, an ounce of gold. After a year-and-a-half, I’ve come a long way and had a helluva time. Back in January 2016, I had a tablet and mobile, but no laptop. But, by the time February 2016 rolled around, I took $600 dollars, made a plan, and I got a new laptop. My crypto knowledge has truly allowed me to successfully play the (crypto) game!
So you’re interested in purchasing cryptocurrency? Well, do you know how or where to buy cryptocurrency?
After watching this video consider thinking about what you can do with your crypto! Instead of letting it sit, grow and then saving it in a portfolio, you have the option of spending it too! Overstock.com and other large retailers accept Bitcoin, but many smaller ones you may not have heard of also accept it.
Once you’ve delved into blockchain technology a bit, you’ll begin to realize the vast nuances and bits of knowledge required to dig into more in-depth information. Gas is an important concept in the technology. So, what is gas? Watch this video to find out!
In this video, we go over the how to store your cryptocurrency, as well as four different types of wallets. If you’re more of the reading type, feel free to read about hardware wallets. We are also aware you might need more info about crypto, so you can read WTF is Cryptocurrency too if you want! We take an in-depth look at all-things-crypto!
The Financial System & Blockchain Technology: Could It Be the Solution?
Our current financial system serves tons of people every day, and moves multiple-trillions of dollars. While it may be our current system, it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best system. Not surprisingly, its wrought with issues. These issues include, but certainly aren’t limited to