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In Recognition of International Women's Day

Thursday, March 08, 2018

In honor of International Women’s day, and emerging technologies that can have an impact on fintech, we would like to highlight three women who are doing fascinating things in the world of blockchain.

Meltem Demirors - VP at Digital Currency Group and member of WEF Blockchain Council: At Rosenblatt’s 9th Annual Financial Technologies Summit, Meltem Demirors, formerly of Digital Currency Group, energized the crowd with her keynote presentation titled, “The Blockchain Hype Cycle – Past, Present, Future.” Additionally, we would like to commend Meltem for her inspiring Women in Blockchain – Leaders Series. Click here to read about the talented women Meltem has written about.
 


Liana M. Douillet Guzman – Chief Operating Officer at Blockchain: One of the three panels at our Financial Technologies Summit focused on blockchain technology, and we were honored to have Liana Guzman, COO at the company Blockchain, offer her insights. For example, on the topic of the divergence between the crypto enthusiasts and the blockchain enthusiasts, she believes that the conversation around the dichotomy was louder than the actual actions towards separation. Additionally, she discusses private versus public blockchains through a comparison to the internet and intranet.

Below is a clip from Liana speaking on the Blockchain panel, and you can click here to view and listen to the full panel discussion.


Laura Shin – Host of the crypto podcasts Unchained and Unconfirmed, and former Senior Editor at Forbes: Education and impactful thought leadership around blockchain and crypto will be an invaluable method for the growth of the technology. Laura has hosted numerous influential thought leaders and blockchain professionals on her podcasts, including Meltem Demirors, Amanda Gutterman, Jamie Smith, Vitalik Buterin, Jerry Cuomo, Ryan Shea, Muneeb Ali, Taylor Monahan, Jalak Jobanputra, and many more.

Click here to start binge-listening to her thought provoking podcast.
 

Thank you to these three influential women, and the hundreds of other influential women in fintech who are a valuable part of our community.

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