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Women in Blockchain: Harshna Paroha From Koinex Shares her Story

Growth hacker, strategist, business development, these are some of the roles taken up by Harshna Paroha at Koinex. “It’s a startup, we pick up almost any role that we can contribute to”, Paroha recollects as we sat down for the final session of the interview.  A chemical engineer, IITian hailing from Jabalpur who has worked at various companies now oversees marketing and business development at one of India’s largest cryptocurrency…

Infographic: Top 8 Women in Cryptocurrency

Women are no less than men. But, in the tech industry we are witnessing incidents of sexism, bullying and discrimination overall discouraging more women to reach up the corporate ladder. One doesn’t have to look back years to find cases of misconduct at a work place. While the behaviour is not industry specific, and women in all work areas are facing issues, for this post we want to stick to…

Women in Blockchain: Priyanka Sharma, Chief of Staff at WazirX Shares her Story

It might not be easy to find Priyanka on Telegram. Her Pikachu avatar and barely any letters in the name makes it a perfect gender neutral profile. But that wasn’t the case always. The Chief of Staff at WazirX and Crowdfire proudly carried her name and photo on telegram and was quite actively participating in discussions. She went through some ‘unpleasant and rather disturbing experiences’ along the way which made…

Yet Another Sexual Harassment on Indian Telegram Group

Telegram, on one hand the Russians are fighting for their right to use the messaging app and on the other hand, the ones that have free access to it, are misusing it. The story is from a tiny group of 52 members. This is one example of several such tiny groups where in a handful of friends or acquaintances spend their time discussing Crypto and sharing anything from jokes to…

Developer, Recruiter, Crypto investor – Ekta Chordia can do it all

“I keep my laptop for the Pooja during Diwali, after all, it is what is helping me earn and keeping my book of accounts”, Ekta Chordia smiles as she sips her coffee. Ekta and I met before the huge crypto rally last year. Actually we met on Quora first, theoretically speaking. Ekta Chordia is an investor, trader, influencer and a guide in the cryptocurrency community. She is a Woman in…

These are bone chilling harassment confessions of Women In Crypto Community

A few days ago we released four stories, each about a woman in different areas of Cryptocurrency and blockchain. It is time now to also acknowledge how difficult it is to be a woman in a space dominated by men. From comments on the looks to their intelligence and sometimes borderline harassment, these women fight through this everyday to make crypto a more accepting space for everyone. They go lengths…

My Father Encouraged me to Invest in Crypto: Mansi

Mansi, a telegram user has quite a unique story to tell. While most crypto enthusiasts argue if Ripple is a good investment or not, it was XRP that got her into crypto in the first place. Mansi shares her story for our series Women of Blockchain and Crypto. How did you get into Cryptocurrency? “I started off in October when Ripple had just caught attention. That’s the coin which made me…

I want people to stop looking at Cryptos as a ‘Get Rich Fast’ scheme: Nikita

This is the story of @CryptoNik21. The all-out Crypto blogger, enthusiast and investment consultant who invests 90% of her paycheque in Crypto and Stocks. Nikita Agarwal, another influential addition to our collection of articles about Women of Blockchain and Crypto. Brush with Bitcoin “I was first introduced to Bitcoin in 2015 when my friend’s computer was infested with Ransomware and the price to unlock the device was around 2 BTC.…

Financial Freedom at 26 by making a ‘Simple’ Decision to Invest in Crypto

In our series Women of Blockchain and Crypto, we want to bring you the inspiring story of a girl who not only is a super patient hodler, but is actively working ‘to build and promote the Indian crypto community’. With 1000+ followers and counting, twitter user @DesiCryptoHodlr is one of the prominent members of India’s slowly growing crypto fraternity. A fantastic background story, a killing portfolio and a loyal following,…

Women in Blockchain – or lack thereof! – Aheli Raychaudhuri

Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world – Hillary Clinton The above quote holds true for different industries across the world but I would like to stick to the blockchain industry; in particular the blockchain industry in India. To be absolutely honest, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be lucky enough to be a part of this magical industry. But when I…