It has been well documented that the tech industry has a certain gender inbalance and efforts have been made in the last few years to include more women and minority groups within the industry to varying levels of success. Even in cryptocurrency and blockchain, it has been well documented that many of the top positions are male-dominated and that a place needs to be carved out for women within the industry if it is to be an all-inclusive space as it moves into its next phase of maturity within both the global financial world and the world stage as a whole.
It would seem that there is somewhat of a balance when it comes to investor interest as a report published by Grayscale on December 4, 2019, states a 43 percent of investors who were interested in bitcoin are women.
The study in question was conducted between March 28, 2019, and April 3, 2019, across 1,100 investors in the United States between the ages of 25 and 64. The respondents were required to have at least $10,000 in personal investing and at least $50,000 in household income.
The report points out that while the crypto industry is predominately male and a majority of the engagements in the online space regarding crypto and bitcoin are male-dominated, there is an untapped female demographic.
“Bitcoin conversations tend to focus on a predominantly male investor audience, and yet data indicates women have a healthy interest in Bitcoin as well,” the report says.
Among investors, 56.2 percent of women and 56.4 percent of men see potential growth within the digital currency space in the near future. Furthermore, 49.8 percent of women and 49.8 percent of men believe that bitcoin’s demand and the price will be driven higher by its limited supply in the market. 43 percent of respondents who were women indicated an interest in cryptocurrency while 80 percent said that they were fascinated by the crypto space and 90 percent state about they would invest if more educational resources were provided for them and other investors.