omen in the tech industry have long been fighting for gender equality, and the decentralized world of Web3 is no different. From developing groundbreaking new technologies to using their platforms to support important causes, women are playing a vital role in shaping the future of the internet.
In recent years, we've seen more and more women entering the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain. While the industry is still largely dominated by men, these women are quickly making their mark.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of cryptocurrency that represents a unique asset. They are often used to represent things like digital art but can also be used for real estate or collectibles.
Cryptocurrency is still a relatively new industry, and as such, it is not yet very inclusive. However, there are several initiatives underway to try and change that. One such initiative is the Women in Blockchain Foundation, which is working to increase the participation of women in the blockchain industry.
The foundation has a number of programs aimed at increasing women's participation in the industry, including scholarships, mentorship programs, and events.
The Women in Blockchain Foundation is just one example of how women are breaking into the world of NFTs and cryptocurrency. With more initiatives like this, hopefully, we will see more women participating in this growing industry.
Female artists that have been making their mark in Web3
Yam Karkai is one such artist. A self-taught coder and digital artist, Karkai has made a name for herself by creating eye-catching visualizations of data. Her work often explores the potential of blockchain technology. She developed the World of Women (WoW) collection, which consists of 10,000 varied female avatars she herself designed.
Krista Kim, a contemporary artist and the founder of the Techism Movement in 2014, is also using her talents to support a cause. In 2021, she sold the "Mars House," the first NFT house ever built on SuperRare, for 288 ETH ($512,712).
Mahila Abidi is a Pakistani-American artist who is using her work to shed light on the plight of women in her country and collaborating with other groups to establish the first school in the metaverse. Abidi's often provocative illustrations deal with themes like domestic violence, forced marriage, and acid attacks. She hopes to spark change in her community by bringing these issues to the forefront.
These are just a few examples of the many women who are making their mark in the world of Web3. As more and more women become involved in this exciting new field, it's clear that the future of tech is looking brighter than ever before.