The Top 10 Most Influential Women In Crypto

Have you ever felt that we need to talk more about the female presence in the male-dominated world of crypto? For several initial years, blockchain and crypto were ruled by men, which is no secret, and it took a while and more power for women to enter this realm and establish their identity.

The presence of women in this niche as users, investors, developers, and miners of the blockchain digital market is empowering further sections of society and inviting a lot more of the communities to step into crypto.

Here we made the list of the top 10 most influential women in crypto in 2024. It was nearly impossible to select only ten from the big list of powerful women. However, we dived deep into the details and prepared a list of ten, but let our team assure you that every other woman in crypto is as powerful and we are sure they do influence society and strive to make it better for all.

Here we have the details of these top 10 women, their contributions that make them eligible for this title, and the responsibilities that they undertake every day. 

1. Gracy Chen

Gracy Chen

Gracy Chen is a crypto nerd and the Managing Director of Bitget, a centralized crypto exchange based in Seychelles. She focuses on the progress and expansion of global markets, corporate development, and business strategy and navigates Bitget through the crypto ecosystem. 

Previously, she was the founder of a tech startup ReigVR, the co-founder of the PaaS provider Accumulus, and a TV host. Gracy Chen has a BS degree in Applied Mathematics from the National University of Singapore and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

During has master’s at MIT she was the co-president of the MIT Sloan Blockchain Club where she entered the threshold to the deep waters of blockchain technology, entrepreneurship, and marketing.

She was a volunteer with the World Economic Forum as its Global Mangaer from 2015 to 20221 and has been serving as a moderator and hostess for the Global Mobile Internet Conference GMIC since the year 2015. 

2. Cathie Wood

Cathie Wood

Cathie Wood is a start stock picker and the founder, CEO, and CIO of ARK Invest, an American investment management firm that actively manages ETFs (exchange-traded funds). She founded the firm back in 2014. Even though her firm’s assets have dripped recently, in 2021 the company reported $50 billion in assets under management, the highest ever. 

Formerly, she was the chief investment officer of global thematic strategies at AllianceBernstein, co-founded Tupelo Capital Management, a NY-based hedge fund, and was a chief economist, analyst, portfolio manager, and managing director at Jennsion Associates.

Her firm, ARK Invest, invests in genomics, self-driving cars and similar innovations. She has previously stated that she funded it to package active stock portfolios in an ETF format. 

3. Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark is known for being a leading figure in crypto research and blockchain entrepreneurship and the co-founder and CEO of Lightning Labs, which is often defined as the credit card network for Bitcoin. At Lightning Labs, she focuses on building a faster, cheaper, global layer two bitcoin. It is an open-source and scalable software developer and serves to bridge the realm of open-source software with the next generation of Bitcoin financial software.

Stark is an advisor at the company which is building a novel blockchain protocol based on proof of space and time, and Chia, and a fellow at Coin Center, the leading digital currency policy organization.

Further stark is known for advocating decentralized protocols and internet freedom. She holds a Doctor of Law from Harvard University. Elizabeth Stark was a visiting fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale University and mentored at Yale and Stanford on the internet’s impact on society.

4. Kathleen Breitman

Kathleen Breitman

Kathleen Breitman is an American blockchain entrepreneur and businesswoman. She co-founded the Tezos blockchain project, a blockchain-based smart contract platform. Breitman is the CEO of of Dynamic Ledger DSolkutins, the company behind the first version of Tezos which coordinates and upgrades its network using an on-chain governance mechanism.

It was in 2014 that she first proposed the concept of Tezos alongside her husband Arthur Breitman. Her contributions were significant in the launch and development of Tezos, which advanced to raise one of the biggest initial coin offerings (ICOs) and made a record for the same. 

Previously, she did a role as the senior strategy associate at R3 a consortium with 700+ firms. She has worked at the Wall Street Journal, Accenture, and Bridgewater Associates. 

5. Amber Baldet

Amber Baldet

Amber Baldet is another highly influential individual in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Baldet is the co-founder and CEO of Clovyr, a company that builds friendly flexible tools to bring the usability of modern applications to decentralized alternatives.

Clovyr Baldet aims to grow modern application development to help people and businesses find open-source privacy privacy-conscious and decentralized alternatives. 

During the initial years of her career, she was the Executive Director at JP Morgan leading its blockchain efforts and made an appearance in Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list in 2017 as one of the most influential young people in business.

She was a prominent figure at JP Morgan’s Blockchain Project and played a key role in the development of Quorum which is currently one of the popular places opted by corporations and governments to advent blockchain building projects. 

6. Joyce Kim

Joyce Kim is the co-founder of Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) and formerly served as the Executive director at Stellar. Kim views financial access as a prerequisite to fulfilling everyone’s human rights. SDF aims to develop the Stellar blockchain network.

Joyce Km has been in the headlines for addressing the challenges surrounding the distributed payment network and the reasons why developers see its potential. 

Currently, Joyce Kim serves as the Managing Partner at SparkCahin Capital which is an early-stage fund for blockchain and cryptocurrency start-ups. Kim began her career in the role of an attorney at Sherman & Sterling and Wilmer Hale.

Prior to Stellar she was the CEO of Soompi an Asian entertainment site and co-founded simplehoney as a mobile e-commerce company. 

7. Blythe Masters

Blythe Masters

Blythe Masters is a visionary in the field of private equity and an advocate for the adoption of blockchain technology into the finance industry. Presently she serves as the Advisory Board member of the US Chamber of Digital Commerce.

She is the former Chief Executive Officer at Digital Asset Holdings, a fintech company that builds DLT-based (Distributed Ledger Technology) products for financial institutions

Masters has a BA in economics from Trinity College Cambridge. Previously she worked at JPMorgan Chase as an executive where she was noted for the development of the financial instrument credit default swap. Blythe is the co-founder of Motive Partners, a fintech private equity firm, and the former CEO of Motive Capital Corp. Currently, she serves as a board member of multiple finance and blockchain-related companies. 

8. Perianne Boring

Perianne Boring

Perianne Boring is a known blockchain entrepreneur and the founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the global largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. She currently serves as its CEO and was a former President.

Previously she has been named one of the 10 Most Influential People In Blockchain by CoinDesk and one among America’s Top 50 Wommen in Tech by Forbes. 

Earlier in her career Perianne was a TV anchor on an international finance program that was telecasted in 100+ countries. Before the Chamber of Digital Commerce, she was a legislative analyst in the US House of Representatives and an advocate on finances, tax, economics, and healthcare policy. Perianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Florida. 

9. Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long is a leading visionary in cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain, XRP, DeFi, digital finance, and Web 3.0. She is active in crypto and blockchain-related news, video, and live price updates. Long is the founder and the current CEO of a Wyomming-based bank Avanti Financial Group. It operates partially as a traditional bank and partially as a digital asset custodian safeguarding tokens, keys, and many more. 

Long is a renowned Wall Street veteran and has served in key roles at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. She holds a bachelor’s in Political Economy from the University of Wyoming, an M.P.P. in international trade and police, and a J.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. 

10. Kavita Gupta

Kavita Gupta

Kavita Gupta is a top-regarded blockchain expert, leader entrepreneur, and investor. She is the founder and Managing Partner of Delta Blockchain Fund, a venture capital fund to enhance blockchain innovation by supporting developers and visionaries who build the world of decentralization.

She has 18+ years of rich experience in investment through The World Bank, IFC, and the Eric Schmidt Family office. Gupta started ConsenSys Ventures, one of the first-ever Blockchain early-stage funds and accelerator Tachyon. 

Kavita has made the first cheeks investments in Polygon, Quantstamp, Starkware, and more sector-defining companies. Back in 2015, she was honored with the UN Innovation Award for playing a quintessential role in creating green and social impact bonds.

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