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This is The Block. If this is your first time, I hope you'll check out some of our past issues, and p

The Block

April 25 · Issue #36 · View online
Weekly curated #cryptocurrency news and commentary.

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A couple days ago I included a few links to pieces about women and crypto, and then today, I ran across this piece by Morgen Peck on
What a fantastic job these women are doing to further cryptocurrency’s reach internationally, increasing awareness and understanding of blockchain tech, introducing cryptocurrency to enable and help black consumers and businesses, and lots more cool and innovating things.
I’d love to keep highlighting the work women are doing in this space–not just because it remains a rarity (crypto is, like the rest of tech, predominantly men), but also because they are trying to move crypto out of the purely utilitarian space and into the compassionate economy space.
By that I mean, the women highlighted here, as well as others not mentioned, seem to be interested in figuring out ways to make cryptocurrency a form of what I’m dubbing empathetic empowerment. Rather than focusing on tech usability like cross-border, cross-currency payment processing (a vital, but purely mathematical instrument in finance), there seems to be a push with these women to use the tech for helping people who are less fortunate.
Tavonia Evans, Elizabeth Rossiello, and these other entrepreneurs and programmers and creators are invested in the softer, feminine side of crypto, and amplifying their missions can only be a good thing for further innovation in this space. We need those pure utilities, but we also need their application in spaces where under-or disempowered people can now have a chance. Crypto can provide the unbanked a chance. Crypto can give the less fortunate a chance. Crypto can offer the marginalized a chance. But only if the tools to do so are invented and spread to those liminal spaces.
And these women are pushing crypto in the right direction. Let’s hear it for them and support their work in small and big ways.

Including this link again, just in case you missed it the first time!
Cryptocurrency Is Not Just a Boys' Club
The Key to Bitcoin Adoption in Developing Countries
Is bitcoin a bubble? A debate between a CEO, investor, lawyer, and journalist
Ethereum and Ripple (XRP) are ‘Noncompliant Securities,' says former CFTC Chairman
Top 5 Fiat-to-Cryptocurrency Exchanges
Why Crypto Investors Should Pay Attention to Price Momentum
We continue to follow along with David Gilbertson as he navigates the cryptocurrency investor learning curve. What I’m really enjoying about this series is he is actively attempting to disprove certain methodologies using observation, repeat testing, and measuring the results, which is, of course, the essence of scientific inquiry, and testing falsifiability is a key tenet. Even if you’re not interested in becoming a trader, you could learn a ton about learning how to trade, which can be valuable in and of itself.
A crypto-trader’s diary — week 4
Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a [virtual] time machine
That’s it for this week. Thank you for reading.
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