Crypto events are male-dominated, comprising 79% of attendees, according to a report conducted by events-oriented software firm Bizzabo.
After evaluating the registration information of 100 various cryptocurrency-related events in 15 different nations, Bizzabo uncovered that the vast majority of attendees were male. Over the course of the study, Bizzabo gathered data from the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Israel, Hong Kong, China and Australia, with the U.S. leading other countries in the number of registrants and attendees at crypto events.
57 percent of attendees were working in the financial space, while other registrants at crypto events functioned in such fields as IT (14 percent), computer software (13 percent) and banking (10 percent), among others.
Alon Alroy, who is the co-founder of Bizzabo, relayed “Like the tech industry, at large, there is a lack of gender diversity in the overall virtual currencies space.”
He also added:
“The lack of gender diversity in attendees speaks to the industries most of the registrants come from. The financial services and technology sectors have all struggled with inclusion and that has a cascading impact on the gender mix at these events.”
Late last year, the firm published a Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Events Report, which discovered that 70 percent of all event speakers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. were male. In that analysis, the U.S. showed the most inclusion, with 35 percent of its speakers female and 65 percent male.
Crypto firms have also done their own research into the demographics of crypto investors. In September 2018 crypto finance company Circle, releaed a study that showed that millennial women invest in cryptocurrency at half the rate of men.
While women may still be diminished in the crypto and blockchain industries, a June 2018 report from the U.K.-based crypto exchange Block Exchange indicated that the amount of women thinking about crypto investment had doubled since the beginning of the year.
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