Why I Think More People (Especially Women) Need to Tune into the Crypto Convo

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Matthew, @liveyourdream made a comment on my first post welcoming me & stating how I should check out Jane, @paolajane ’s feed because he thought even more girlpower on crypto in Steemit would be nice. Her profile is amazing, but it also got me thinking:

How can we encourage more people to join Steemit and the crypto world, especially females?

When I am in public and talking about cryptocurrency (often it is at the gym), a stranger will chime in and say, “You follow cryptocurrency? Me too!” I love that feeling because it’s an instant bond with someone I have honestly just met seconds prior.

There is a lot of buzz around crypto, I don’t believe that the hype is undeserved. I personally think that blockchain technology is here to stay & can’t be ignored. The tech behind it is revolutionary & can steer us into an even better world.

It’s not all sunshine and butterflies and lambos though with cryptocurrencies as it is still extremely volatile (and has been the past 2 months and multiple times in the past).

For example, Bitcoin had reached almost $20,000 mid-December and hit a low of around $7,700 at the beginning of Feb. Additionally, many alt coins were taking steep plunges.

However, if you find a coin that you truly believe in (I’m talking the mission, what it serves to accomplish, etc.), you can handle the roller coaster because you see the bigger, long-term picture.

Despite the risk from the volatility, there are opportunities especially financially for new people to get involved, specifically women.

Only 5-7% of Cryptocurrency Users are Women

This statistic came from Forbes.

As a woman who is interested in blockchain technology, I found that statistic alarming and think that there are a few problems with it:

1.) The success of cryptocurrencies does depend partly on mainstream acceptance of blockchain technology. The more people that don’t see it as a threat or a bubble, like many articles claim, will only help see its adoption in our everyday life that much sooner. If we are missing a majority of a gender in this category, then I see that as an issue. I think that as time passes, people will have to adapt to this new technology no matter what, but I would like to see more women at the forefront taking advantage of all the opportunity just as males are.

2.) The gender gap additionally shows that women aren’t perhaps receiving all information about crypto. The good thing about the media is that it can help share big partnerships with corporations and blockchain and further the excitement about this new future. However, the bad thing about the media is that it also skews people’s perspective of crypto to where they don’t even want to learn more because they think they have heard enough about how it is a scam, a bubble, not going to last, and a million other reasons. Essentially, we are seeing a lot of the “centralized” world spread FUD about the “decentralized” world … because I think they are yet to fully understand it. Being that a majority of people consume their media from these large platforms though, that is why I think they aren’t getting all of the right information.

3.) More and more jobs are/will be opening up for people who have blockchain expertise or knowledge and it would be great to get some women filling these jobs. It’s a new enough field to where women can join and grow with the industry as it evolves. Women often advocate for equality in the workforce and giving them the resources/having them take the time to understand it will help us diversify this industry even more. :)

The Opportunity

Where I see an opportunity, is to make it a point to further educate women on this changing technology world around us. To share with them the basics of blockchain/crypto, the positive impact that it could have on the world, and how to navigate this space that seems like is already too far advanced for new people to join in.

It can be intimidating to learn a whole new industry, but with a good amount of research under someone’s belt, it makes everything exciting & they can take part in this next stage of the future! Not going to lie, in the beginning of my journey I was very intimidated by this topic and didn’t understand because I couldn’t properly conceptualize it in my head – “money that is a means of exchange but is digital and can fluctuate in a matter of hours (who am I kidding, I mean MINUTES… or seconds)?” However, I researched, I learned, & I got pretty freaking excited about it all haha. What we’re seeing are real solutions to real problems.

Of course, there are women in the space and influential ones at that, but there’s room for growth in the sector & I would like to do my part in encouraging that.

Crypto isn’t all about investing your debt and making enough money to buy a lambo. It’s about changing many broken & outdated systems out there and making them more secure, safe, and efficient.

So, coming from a woman, I encourage you to support those close to you and the women in your life to join the crypto conversation!


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Haha it'll just take some time, but keep chatting with those girls about it! I find that when I bring up companies that people are familiar with and how those companies are investing in blockchain tech, it makes people change their demeanor a little & they are a little more open to hearing more.

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@theaudgirl, thanks for putting this post out there. it means so much to me.

I had the desire not only to see women talk about crypto but for them to be actively engage in crypto until they have their names on one of the highest earner of crypto.

I had to start with my immediate environment which was why i had to talk to my wife to check and read up on crypto and she is so super excited about it.

She has started with steemit now, at least its a good place to start.

Thanks once again @theaudgirl dear

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I think Steemit is a great place to start for women to get excited about crypto and even better, make them want to learn more! What is her handle?

Thanks for the comment btw. I am grateful for such supportive comments.

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Hey, thanks for your response. Her handle is @phinaloly.

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i doubt most woman would care about crypto untill it becomes mainstream. They are not even interested in technology. You know how many women do stem. Not many. We should get woman to at least understand what a cpu stands for before we try to get them to understand cyrptocurrency.

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If people are not interested, just ignore, it will be there loss, we need them to feed the fomo later anyway. People generally think things are stupid because they think they know what is "cool", but they really don't know. I increased my portfolio by 10 times by the end of the year, that is cool, and interestingly that is when the women around me decided to listen. I have told people about steemit and they are like meh... You can generate more crypto on steemit then small scale mining.

On women, they need to understand the risks, therefore I disagree with the second point. On information, women need to adjust where they are getting information from, western mainstream media is very negative on the crypto, by the time this changes all the enormous gains will be gone and we will be in bubble territory. When the risk is gone so is the return unfortunately. But ask a Japanese woman about it and it will be a slightly different story, the Japanese are quite positive on the use of cryptos, despite the recent hacks even.

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Maybe the Japanese have a higher IQ from all the fish they're consuming. I mean there has to be a reason although people from Asia do seem to save much more it seems and thus crypto is a logical investment if you see all the weak currencies like the yen and CNY.

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I believe the Japanese government is not opposed to crypto, I am not sure if they save more (with near 0% or sometimes negative interest rates) but it does make a logical investment because of the volatility compared to traditional hegemonic financial system.

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I've been trying to get my girlfriend into it, but I think she's seen too much spammy stuff surrounding it so she isn't willing to look into it.

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That's the issue that I find with speaking to others about it.. they are already closed off to the idea before really listening to what I have to say. Just keep working at it and highlight how this new future would specifically even change her day-to-day life and job since I think crypto is set up to change almost every industry.

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Yes, I need more friends

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hi need some followers

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I know some women that are heavy into crypto in a big way, but many more think its a bit crazy. I agree with you though that we need to support the better part of the population getting into crypto.

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It's truly amazing how great the transparency system is on Steemit and how it makes the whole platform more win-win. Since it creates more real trust. And as you say people are incentivized to behave well since they have a reputation score they want to keep up! This creates way less spam and creates an overall better user experience. We have so much free time these days and taking 10 minutes to care about someone else by producing some value to them will be so rewarding for both sides! I want to see Steemit be the best company in the world when it comes to transparency and communication!

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Its wise to be cautious about cutting and pasting the same comment as replies to people. This is considered comment spam and may be subject to flags from the community.

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That sounds good. I only wonder if it is really true. I guess one will also see a whole lot of spammers and scammers when there are a lot of rewards for them to try to get their hands on

I really believe that steemit is a sleeping giant in cryptoworld! It offers a very unique platform wherein we can share ideas, opinions and interact each other. Most of the ico's nowadays were lending and staking platform and sad to say that many of our fellow cryptonians were feed-up and frustrated with this kind of platform due mainly the tragic end of BCC and dav.

It is not that hard to encourage people to join steemit since it is the social media in cryptoworld. Just share, greet and interact with our fellow steemians and soon $$$ will just knock in our doorstep. Just keep on steeming! 😊

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I completely agree with all of that & I do think that new people will be open to trying steemit since as you stated, it's the social media of the crypto world! It's something that people will be familiar with since social media is already such a large part of society right now.

Thank you for the thoughtful comment & I can't wait for more people in the world/cryptoworld to see how steemit is here to stay & such a valuable asset for information & its community of positive people.

90% of all crypto currency investors are Asia or Caucasian men.....

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Putting aside gender completely, based on innovation and adoption (mining, business, legalities), the majority of cryptocurrency adopters are Asians (I'm including Russians as Asians since most of Russia is in Asia).

In fact, Singapore even went further than Switzerland in terms of the law regarding cryptocurrencies. So Asia will continue to grow in this area.

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yes boss agree ...chaina japan korea has 70-80 percent holding in crypto .....n its not a womanic job ......thts why woman dont come ....

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So, you're saying we can't blame it on white men this time?

Prolly women dun like the long public and private key numbers plus math is one of the subjects that are not a favorite one specially crypto can be confusing to understand

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It can be confusing and intimidating to join at first, but I think if we encourage and support more women to get involved it would benefit crypto! Of course, if only they have genuine interest in the topic though. Don't want to force anything. :)

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Lots of women will soon join the crypto world because it will replace fiat money :)) hehe...so everyone is gonna be forced to get involved in one way or another...that would be great because it will grow faster :)

Agreed. Most ppl think its gambling and prefer to stay on the same side though :(

women especially housewifes can encash their freetime in doing research in crypto and start investing in it for long term benefits

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Yes, I've been trying to get my sister to join instead of blogging. So much better here!

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Yes, exactly. :) & i do think that once women see the positive impact of crypto & dive into researching, they will see that we can have an even better world with what these coins and technology aim to solve!

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Wait until all those "mom bloggers" find out about Steemit. Crypto explosion.

Women empowerment everywhere..👍 if they think like a man then they will sure start to talk about crpyto because it's about the circle of people where you are living. If that circle talk about crypto, man or woman no matter what gender they are will sure talk about crypto.

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everybody needs to get in blockchain will change the world

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YES. no longer can be ignored.

/signed.

If those Forbes numbers are true (I didn't realize or expect the gap would be that wide), there are some definite gains to be made for the crypto space just by breaking through that crypto gender-barrier.

I heard that Ellen recently (within the last few days) did a segment encouraging people to buy bitcoin. That should be a good start!

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I went looking into what the stat was for women and was totally surprised when I saw that the gap was so big, so it prompted me even more so to make this post! & I saw that she did!!! I was pumped because it's even more people getting exposed to crypto (& in a positive, educational way).

Thanks for the comment. :)

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I was watching some videos on youtube today about crypto and across a channel run my BTCGIRL and I have to say she has great content in her videos.. So yes we need more ladies in the space for sure.

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Love hearing about women in the space killing it & like that they are spreading the word about crypto! I will have to check that channel out. It was an intimidating topic for me to speak about at first so I love seeing how others approach it. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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I think it's a result of the complexity of the crypto process. So ladies don't take the initiative to make it a point to learn how it works and it's profitability as a whole.

If more women were in crypto, maybe the market wouldn't be so volatile. Lol.. As the question goes, "Who is more important, The guy that is making the money by trading cryptocurrency or the woman managing the guy that is making the money?"

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Haha I think that having more women involved would help for many reasons & maybe you're right, it's what we have been needing to help with volatility. :) I think that having such a large gender gap is definitely a red flag & shows there's opportunity to continue to educate people about crypto & what blockchain aims to solve.

That quote too... hahaha That's awesome! Thanks for the resteem, upvote, follow, and just even supporting this article. It means a lot!

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also i don't think you need to worry about females adapting cryptocurrency for it to become mainstream. Look at video games. It is really mainstream even though mostly males play it.

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That is true -- my point with that was just to state that it is going to become mainstream anyway and it would be nice to have more people & women in it before it does. That was all. :)

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maybe although it doesn't really bother me. Either way who cares. I don't even think crypto will replace fiat and it may be an investment vehicle or a store of wealth. Only time will tell. Also it is kind of mainstream already. Look at youtube. You have the most subscribed on youtuber talk about bitconnect.

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Yeah. Thanks for appreciating. We really need to put more effort in helping others know and find out about the whole crypto process.

Earlier tonight I was watching a livestream of a YouTuber that does crypto TA and said he needs to stop saying “guys” when he addresses us as they have a few girls and said it was 6%, almost exactly the amount you showed is in crypto. I think the biggest issue is we are still in a speculative type market where the main use is the purchase and sale of a commodity. This platform is probably the biggest step forward into making crypto something more than an investment. Right now, the only applications are Steemit Cryptokitties, and a few gambling platform. Once we get a lot more applications running on crypto like the new video game coming out that rewards BTC, then I think we will see a higher female participation. Steemit is one of the biggest proofs of that, compared to that 5%-7% demographic in crypto, I would guess steemit is probably 1/3 female.

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I call I women guys and dudes.

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I agree that as we get more applications out there running on crypto, more people will want to learn more & we would definitely see a higher female participation. Good comment and very true. :) I could guess Steemit is probably 1/3 female as you said!

I LOVE this post! There’s nothing like girl power especially in a male dominated industry. I strongly believe the opportunities for women have opened exponentially. As a realtor, there are more women in real estate than men (weird right?) BUT crypto is becoming highly appealing for sellers and buyers so this is a great opportunity for women to learn about cryptocurrency and really educate their clients. Also as a freight broker, the logistic and transportation industry is extremely dominated by men, so it’s tough as a woman sometimes, but to have knowledge in crypto and blockchain technology which is going to change the way the industry is going to be conducted, it makes me more valuable as a broker.
I 💯 agree that women need to encourage and support each other, especially in cryptocurrency. The more educated we are in the subject, the more opportunities we have, the more love and passion we feel and the closer the crypto community gets ❤️

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Totally, there are more opportunities for women than ever before! & Crypto will only provide more. :) I can only imagine how beneficial your clients must think you are since you have knowledge about this industry. When the world changes because blockchain tech is implemented in so many industries, you'll be a step ahead. :) Thanks for your comment and together, we can get even more women on board. We have to stick together! ❤️

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I love the Power Puff Girls and the Spice Girls. Hehe.

your thinking is good but I think they shouldn't because crypto means a tension about your investment and women take that very far I guess.

It's weird but it's very difficult to get women involved with crypto. It's too volatile and risky for the ones that I know. I was able to get my ex-girlfriend into it, but she cashed it all out at the first sign of panic. Most women that I tell about it couldn't be any less interested in it.

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I experience that same hesitation with my friends and trust me, they all look at me like I am a little crazy since in their minds it's too volatile. haha Which it is... but one of the angles I try to take, is mentioning things that they are familiar with, like large corporations that are getting in on crypto. In their minds, that at least helps to bring some legitimacy to it all. It's hard to stomach the roller coaster, but encourage them to only ever invest in coins that they are behind 100%. I had someone invest $100 and it was when Litecoin was skyrocketing, so it got them pretty excited & they ended up learning more about crypto in general! So, that was a case of my mission being accomplished lol Keep working on the girls in your life though, I would love for more females to get on board!

Just a great post to forward the journey of crypto, a long road ahead of us upvoted!

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Thank you! :)

How you do that? You've been with Steeemit since February and have such a great success? I'm also new in Steemit and love writing. Sometimes an article brings almost nothing and then I think that people may not be interested. But I stay tuned and do not give up :-). Sunny greetings from Bali

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I honestly am not entirely sure but I am forever grateful and appreciative for people who take even a second to read what I write, including you -- so thank you! I definitely put in a lot of time (hours haha) in writing, editing, and then recording so it takes me probably way longer than it should but I am very new to content creating! I think just make sure that you post in ways that are authentic to you and your voice. I try to show my personality which is why I do videos, so I highly encourage you post on dtube. :) Please don't stop posting, people are interested including me. Random but I am trying to go to Bali one day!

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I was so happy about your answer. Thank you also for the tips. I don't know DTube so well, but I will inform myself and maybe soon post something. We have a small diving school and so far I have only posted articles with pictures and videos in YouTube. I would be very happy to welcome you in Bali :-). Just let me know if you need any information, I'm happy to help. Sunny greetings

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Dtube helps a bit. Also, a great name, username, and avatar helps. And branding, interaction, and consistent posting and commenting helps. Some of it involves luck and tags. Dtube might be the biggest factor. Some people may be more likable too. But you can always try to post different kinds of things to see which things might go more viral or not. It can be kind of hit and miss in what works and what does not. Be patient and focus on what you love to post and share and be true to yourself first. Quality over quantity. I'm Oatmeal Joey, hehe.

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Thanks @joeyarnoldvn :-). I'll stay tuned for sure. I've always loved writing and will surely check also DTube in the future. Sunny greetings

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First off- I need to let my wife read this.

Second off- my wife should read this.

Third. Yeah my wife- she should read this

Fourth umm- this is a pretty awesome post. Crypto is like learning a language and then speaking in the native country. But it’s also like crack- impossible to stop with running out of money. Even then- you’ll sell your stuff to buy more.

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Hahaha YES spread the word & have her read this. Some people look at me like I'm crazy still, but the more people who speak about it around them, helps them to realize that this is not something to be ignored. :) And it took me a little bit to understand this crypto language & I am still learning more and more everyday.

Just make sure to highlight the good that crypto can bring & it's positive impact on a lot of outdated and broken systems. Seeing how amazing the technology is and what it could solve... it got me addicted lol

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Thanks bro for taking that step forward in helping your dearest lady get to know about the crypto process.

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Amen - she’s pretty stubborn though and thinks it’s fake money lol

Women don't trust crypto, because it's hard to see, touch and smell, very often they think, it's too complicated to use it. Women do prefer gold and diamonds :D

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It's hard to understand at first because to your point, it isn't tangible. They may prefer gold and diamonds right now, but how sweet of an anniversary gift would it be if you gave a woman some crypto for the same price as that gold and diamonds.... they would thank you later! LOL

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Mum actually dislikes cryptocurrencies. Dad likes them. Imagine my surprise.

Your first argument is somewhat valid.
Your second argument isnt even an argument, its an explanation.
Your third argument is "We need more diversity because diversity".

Diverity is not inherently good. Its something unimportant and arbitrary like skin color.
Not realy a good video in my opinion.

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If someone had a modicum of intelligence they would have already found a method to enter crypto with elimination of risk or with reducing the amount of risk down to an acceptable level (even I feel I did this late). This doesn't matter if you are black, white, asian or brown or otherkin for that matter. The first point seems to elude to an information gap, which is demonstrably false as all same the information is available to anybody willing to look regardless of race or sex. If people were honest they would have identified an understanding gap, where individuals have to understand the available content to be able to determine if the risk is worth it.

I have a friend who is extremly risk adverse, he and people like that will fomo in to crypto and make me rich.

"Essentially, we are seeing a lot of the “centralized” world spread FUD about the “decentralized” world … because I think they are yet to fully understand it. Being that a majority of people consume their media from these large platforms though, that is why I think they aren’t getting all of the right information."

Firstly, if we are talking about women in the above quote, to change this would be to radically change most women's world view in terms of understanding how decetralisation is a good thing, given that the majority of women would prefer centralisation, as demonstrated in how they lean politically and the kind of services they wish for from the government (all centralised). Secondly, FUD is spread by the centralised hegemonic power because they absolutely do understand crypto currency without doubt. Thirdly the people that do not pull themselves away from mainstream media to listen to a different perspective due to fear of having their understanding changed, will inevitably miss out.

I am lucky to be surrounded by intelligent women, they are in crypto, they speculate the future and willing to take risks, I have friends from poor parts of Venezuela to Nigeria who have created holdings in crypto on steemit. The gap can stay as it is, it is not a gender gap, it is an intelligence gap. Someone needs to feed the fomo train.

Definitely a few female friends of mine are pretty interested but they seem to reconsider the leap^^ hope they come in the crypto space tho :D

Great post, however you should also spend time looking and replying to comments you get.. by not doing this you are leaving a bad reputation.. seems like you only make content for dineros, and dont care about your audience.. PEACE @theaudgirl

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I posted this video 2 hours ago and went to the gym so haven't had the chance! & I've engaged almost every comment on past posts -- the conversations & building relationships on here are half the fun :) Will be responding to these awesome comments here shortly.

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great thanks for the reply. and good to know that.. :)

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Just wanted to clarify with you right away since I don't want anyone, or even yourself, to think I don't value comments & people taking the time to share their thoughts! Sometimes it just takes me a hot second to get on here depending on when I post haha :)

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lol.. no offence to u but, iv seen many trending posts where we dont get any replies at all, im sure u know whom im talking about. ;) iv mentioned this in many of their posts, and not only me, many have commented this on their ignorance, however thanks for your quick replies.. :)

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I don't think this comment is fair. You only have to check her comments tab and see that this user engages with comments. Yes other people on trending page do this, but it's not ok to lump someone in with them just because they haven't responded in the first couple of hours of posting.

what a wonderfull information...thanks for sharing for such a good information with all..

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Happy you enjoyed it!

A great video.. excited to see what will happen next. A great article :)

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Thank you! I am glad you liked it.

That's a HUGE gap, and that's sad. Especially considering the climate here on Steemit, where things are far more civil and far less divisive than other social media platforms...


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Encouraging women to get into technology and STEM is always a great idea. I love the work https://www.thechicgeek.ca/ does in my home town of Calgary. They help women learn and grow in technology and entrepreneurship. We need all the women we can get on the problem having a centralized currency system. Building real business' around cryptocurrency is one of the best ways to make that happen.
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Oh wow, thanks for that suggestion. I just skimmed their topics and they cover everything. I have them bookmarked now, so I can keep up with what they write! Love everything they stand for & I appreciate you pointing them out to me.

It's a process, but it's a process that I am thoroughly enjoying. I admire and celebrate progressive movements that continue to make the world a better place. Cheers to more ladies discussing. I couldn't agree more. It is intimidating. However after a year or so, I have finally found more and more women on twitter, and now with this platform, I am pretty excited to take everything I have researched so far to a new level. Cheers for the post, and for healthy living!

This is so true! more female's need to join for sure.. I just joined steemit lastnight as enjoy learning and investing into crypto and it would be great if there were more females on the platform :) Great post!
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Welcome to Steemit!! & I love the pic. :)

The world of cryptocurrency is a bit new or rather not all people had a conviction to believe in this domain, but over time and with the evidence of profits ... People start to be a little bold, precisely men , but with time, women also will go to get into that, and why not, they take the guidance .. The issue that the presence of women in this domain is small, that is because women do not I like to undertake what is not clear ... I think so .. But as I said ... Women will also be among the leaders in this domain, because women are the focus of almost everything.

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I agree, I think that it was even hard for myself to believe in something that fluctuated so quickly & it was digital. But once we encourage more people to even dip their toe into this world, I think it will quickly grab them up -- blockchain technology truly is incredible & I can't wait to see our future with crypto more widespread. :)

I appreciate you taking the time to voice your thoughts on this!

We 100% need more females to get on board with the whole cryptocurrency space. The crypto market is certainly growing but when we look at the stock market crypto has miles to go to catch up. In reality the space is still very much in its infancy and will certainly only expand in the years ahead. Thanks for sharing, I think its a very relevant topic.

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Thank you, @cryptogalactic! I think that it is still in it's infancy as well despite that some people think that it is too late to get involved (which I think is really not true in the slightest). I appreciate your comment!

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Your welcome, Keep up the good work.......;-)

Outstanding post, and everything you said is correct. I just never really thought or broke it down the way you did. But, i do believe that more and more people including women are getting involved with crypto's. Maybe not so much in the blockchain part of it now, but I believe that in the near future they might be. This is still a very new space, and people will start to wake up and listen , because the crypto's are here to stay... We are all lucky to be in on it early on. Anyway, thanks for sharing this great stuff.. I am following and I will resteem

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Thank you, @pickyvicki! & I agree, more females are joining every day and I am excited to see the future of crypto with more females in the mix. Crypto and the tech shouldn't be ignored anymore & I agree, we are lucky to be involved so early! I just want more people to be also. :) Thank you for comment!!

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You bet..

have found out it's difficult and convincing people who are not in the crypto, that it's not a scam I've talked a lot with a friend of mine about how now is the time to get in to crypto.
introverted she will talk about how little money she has and that the interest rate in the bank is low and. she thinks it's too hard I think but its not. am going to send her this article maby she is listen to me then.

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I would be honored if you shared this with her! It's hard to get people to move past their negative thoughts about crypto but with time, they will warm up to it. We just have to personalize it to them and share how it could impact their day to day life for the better.

Such great stuff in this video, so informative & natural. I couldn't agree with you more on this topic. I cant wait to see what you bring to the platform.
One thing that I want to start doing is expanding my reach, so youtube, instagram, facebook. Steemit is a great start and its so supportive but it's still a small community :) Lets do this!

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Thank you, miss!!! I am happy you watched/read this & I appreciate your kind words. Also, I agree about expanding to other platforms too -- gotta spread the word in every way possible! You definitelyyyyyy should put your content on YouTube!

Let's get it, girl. :)

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@Theaudgirl Men are jealous because women are more successful;)

I agree with your ideas! No one should be left out in this new technology era even women. It just a matter of understanding and exposure! Im still learning and hope to pick up soon. Cheers

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Yes, exactly!! & good luck on your crypto journey. :)

Crypto is the future,and now is the strat i belief.Steemit is the easier way to jump on the crypto train

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I agree, I think that steemit is a nice transition for people to get involved.

@theaudgirl I really appreciate this post and couldn't agree more about more women being involved in the crypto space. I tell my fiancée all the time about great potential of of it as I've been studying up myself and like most people here can't seem to get enough always wanting to learn more. You've added to my knowledge, I'm grateful to be apart of the Steemit community. Keep up the good work.

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Thank you, @goodguyty. :) Your fiancee is lucky that you are so involved & are educating her about it! I appreciate your thoughtful comment and I am happy you just joined Steemit! Welcome. Great first post

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More recently, I've been having many more substantive conversations with a number of women (both at the workplace and beyond) about crypto. I think it is pretty clear that with all the media coverage of late and the rocketing prices in NOV/DEC (following by the big dip in Jan) many more people are aware of and curious about crypto. When I engage in conversations, I try to keep it as simple as possible, basically to whet people's appetites and get them curious to learn more about it. I try to focus more on the power shifting that comes from decentralization rather than launch into a discussion about economics or technology. For most people (men and women both) economics and technology are not a huge part of their everyday lives. They (people in general!) are teachers, office workers, civil servants, professionals and non-professionals of a million different flavors. Just because I spend lots of my time learning about tech and economics doesn't mean they do! However, everybody has been screwed by big banks (fees, ripoff rates, etc). Everyone knows all the headlines about abusive corporations behaving badly whether it's paying their executives 400x the avg employee salary, fixing prices for their products, or laying off vast numbers of workers due to "improved operational efficiencies". I tell a brief a brief story (and try to make it as personal to the person I'm speaking with) about how the whole bitcoin thing is much bigger than just money. As Andreas Antonopolous famously says "money is just the first application of DLT". I tell them how this new technology is about reshaping the global power paradigm, taking power away from large entities and putting it back into the hands of the average person. I tell them how this technology has the ability to improve the wealth and income gaps between the rich and the poor and that, like so many technologies before it, it is an enabling tool that is going to reshape how people interact with one another in the world. Crypto currency is not about money, it is more about creating a new paradigm for human communication, essentially taking the Internet from its early, infant stage into its more grown up, more DECENTRALIZED, more empowering phase. Keep sharing knowledge people, the future can and will be much more egalitarian :)

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WOW. Yes. To all of this. You hit on everything and those who speak with you are lucky to have you explain crypto to them as I can tell that you genuinely take the time to assess what will stick with them and potentially light a fire under them. I think that your angle or focusing on what people will care about will help people realize how the world in pretty much every industry (especially their own occupation I am sure) will be changed, and for the better.

It is bigger than the money & I love your point about reshaping how people interact with one another in the world. I mean look at even this platform... probably the most positive social media platform out there & connects so many different people from various parts of the world that may not have met without this connection. THIS is what social media was meant to look like... not the aesthetics of someone's life.

Every sentence you wrote was well-worded and I only acknowledged some points, but dang, couldn't have said any of that better. Keep doing you. :)

that is a crazy stat. 5-7% in an area that is just taking off! i need to show this post to my friends and get the girls involved. its amazing how the numbers are so low given the era we are in.

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I know it surprised me when I was researching! Get all the girls in your life involved. :) The more people the better & I would love to see that stat change in the near future.

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How did you get into it? Maybe a post on that :P but I ask so I can help spread the word and ideas

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Not a bad idea to share that with everyone! A lot of comments on here are asking how to gain the interest of females so maybe I will share a post with some suggestions :)

very good stats and informative post @theaudgirl. i definitely stand by you on this topic , will upvote like and resteem .

100% WE can’t do it WITHOUT women.

#neweconomy

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SO SAYS WHO? IF WOMEN CHOOSE NOT TO GET INVOLVED.. CRYPTO WILL GO ON. I GUESS THE MEN WILL MAKE THE MONEY AND SPEND IT ON THE WOMEN. A LOT OF LAZY LADIES LIKE IT THAT WAY.

Yes! Bringing more women into crypto, and encouraging acceptance and education about it, is so key! Great piece. Absolutely following you!

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Thank you, @ lilycampbell!

I was observing a few recordings on youtube today about crypto and over a channel run my BTCGIRL and I need to state she has incredible substance in her recordings..
we require more women in the space without a doubt.

Hey @theudgirl , this is great article, u contributed to this community.
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I would like to add a quote here , that may be helpful to bloggers on this platform;

Why You Should Upvote Comments!!!!
I've noticed alot of people doesnt reward their followers, and their commenters on here.
It's a shame.
When someone takes the time to not only read your post but to leave a comment. Even throwing your small vote their way does a lot of great things...
They are More Likely To Follow You
I'm not saying you should upvote every single comment you get. I try and look for those that I feel provide value to the post. When they see that you upvoted their comment and they will be rewarded as a result. This encourages them to follow you; Then you'll have a regular on your post!
You can grow your followers so that they can grow you;
If they choose to keep their Steem in their account, They may power it up. If you continuously are upvoting their great comments, then they will steadily grow overtime. Their vote will be worth even more, and they'll be able to upvote you, The upvotes you gave them helps them grow, so they have more power on the platform.

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I agree with this & thank you for sharing! Definitely grateful for every comment on here so I try to take the time to engage & upvote some. :)

That's a good step, there are challenges and obstacles, but I'm sure if done seriously and continuously it will produce good results.

So keep interacting with more women to share ideas and knowledge on this platform.

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Yes I plan to! I am still a little new but I see a lot of great women on here that I can share ideas with. :) Thank you for your comment!!

Maybe because they are not aware of what is happening right now...

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That's why we have to make sure that they are aware! I think that we all just have to keep educating & encouraging people to join the space. I think bitcoin has received so much attention this year, but I would love to shine a light on the crypto world beyond bitcoin. There are such great projects for almost every industry out there, which is why I think everyone can find something that they can get behind. :)

I always follow your post everything is good if any time visit my blog @mamaathiyya

Good idea but how do we educate the women in the rural areas about this and more?

A couple of weeks ago, I proposed creating a more female-friendly app that women would want to use, like a decentralized pinterest, where women could spend lots of time, and earn Steem by doing so. It would be a seemingly seamless transition into learning more about crypto and a fairly harmless way to as well. Now I have gotten busy with a bunch of other projects, but I still think that's the key to women: online shopping and sites like pinterest!

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TOTALLY. That is brilliant and in my opinion, a great way to get more women into crypto. You would be taking a platform that is majority female & providing incentive. I'm sure it would cause more people to want to understand more about crypto as well. Following you as you post great content as well and what a killer idea. :)

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Given there are trolls like introvertspeaks around can I suggest you also get organized with a strategy do downvote these bad actors when they surface?
We have handled it this time (for now), but it was only perchance that we saw the anti-women hate speech, which is never acceptable.
And @theaudgirl never reply to these trolls because they aren't listening and you only fuel their fire.
Just downvote their arse because that's what a downvote is for.
Or ask the more established women in Steemit to help.

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Your username @just2random precisely depicts who you are--just some kind of random thoughts that arise out of sheer ignorance. It seems that you are the one who is the real troll here. Nobody is even wasting their time in responding to your bigotry so I take the time so won't sound like a lonely butthurt moron.

And don't get me started with your stupid notion of hate speech and all those political correctness diseases. Your butt is hurting so much and can't handle the unpalatable truth. Deal with it! Try some lubes next time.

Some clueless idiots say Steemit is a censorship-resistant platform. I say, are you fucking kidding me? Screw that! How about suck my iron hard dick?

Think you can control the entire world wide web? What a fucking joke! Try censoring my accounts on Minds and GAB as well. Good luck with that Australian bigot!

I had no idea I represent only 5 - 7 % of this sphere! How crazy is that!!! I'm glad to know the knowledge is spreading to men and women alike.

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I know, it's amazing to think that we are in such a small percentage of something that is so big and is geared up to change the world! Go us. :) Let's get more girls to join us!

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It's kind of empowering to think how many awesome chicas are on here, and we're front runners no less. I love it. It's been a great little adventure. Can't wait to get things going!

Thanks I do also believe that women should learn this one. They have more things to say than us men so I think if all women team up there will be a big change in crypto

I'm really trying to get into crypto! End of the day, I finally started writing a blog thanks to Steemit x

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i agree with you, but i get just a litte bite. how to icrease

I never want to be part of this initially because of my previous experience with e-gold, ebullion and force trading.

But thanks to steemit. I think using steemit to bring females to cryto world will not be a bad idea comparing it with other social media. They have many things to gain and nothing to loose. This way they will start learning more about it and get deeper everyday and eventually adopt it

@theaudgirl your post gives me a lot of encouragement. A female acquaintance of mine gave me a brief review of crypto and encouraged me to join steemit. I only started a couple of days ago, but still feel like I know nothing at all. It would be great if you shared more encouraging and informative posts like these.

cheers :)

ps. following you :)

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Welcome to Steemit! I'm still new here too so we can help each other learn the ropes. :) & I am going to write a post about things I wish I knew when I first started investing in crypto so keep an eye out for that!

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we definitely should. Eagerly waiting for your next post :)

clap clap clap Well said, @theaudgirl ! I remember in your first post you said you were the geek at home on Friday night, waiting for a good buy in - LOL - and I was so glad I wasn't the only one. That is exactly what I do on Friday nights.

This is golden: However, I researched, I learned, & I got pretty freaking excited about it all haha. What we’re seeing are real solutions to real problems.

Me too! You aren't alone out there, and women are increasingly coming into the world of crypto. We know a good thing when we see one! I'll happily think of you this coming Friday, while I'm waiting for a spot to buy. Or sell. Or flip. lol...

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THANK YOU! :) & yes, that is me, & I am too happy to know that I am not the only one! lol

I couldn't agree more that more and more women are joining the space & we have amazing, knowledgeable women already in it! I think we can all do our part to close the gender gap and encourage even more to come. I'll also think of you this Friday while I am watching the computer haha Good luck to you :P

Also, followed you, LOVE your content and your post about Jimmy. The world needs more people like you!

This is a major adoption barrier. For it to succeed, everyone from all walks of life needs to have an interest. This was great post. I think if more people like yourself talk about it, we will get there!

I great job

I´m totally agree, I think is time that women around the world show us all their potential, because they have and they showed us in the past, and they don´t need anything from nobody but a real opportunity to achieve their draems and get the respect that they deserve.
I think the cryptocurrencies and all the business around them are a great chance for all the women to be one with their dreams.

I believe in the power and strenght of the women.

Yes true. Ladies should join the crypto movement because most are not well versed with the crypto process of exchange.

Yes! We need more women in tech and engineering! Good video, earned a follow!

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Thank you, @crypto-decoded! & yes, more women! :)

Women are just as adept as their counterparts and have some extra intuition!

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Haha I completely agree! :)

I agree! good job on representing for woman and sharing your thoughts. Now how do I talk to my wife about this... :<

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See these are those rockstar women I was talking about already in the space!! I will look into all of these amazing women. Thanks for sharing -- I love this. :)

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COOL.. ARE THEY ON STEEMIT? WILL LIKE TO FOLLOW

Don't stop till the 50% of the people in crypto are women!

kindly follow back and upvote my posts please.....

as a STEM female, we're out there, but unfortunately with a similar representation found across the entire tech ecosystem. it's too bad as younger girls are exposed to the tech at an early age (vs. boomers, for example) so i would think they'd be more apt to participate.

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Great post it was very helpful and to those woman around the community. keep it up and \i really amazed to those women who desire to be part of this steemit platform and also thank you for your lovely encouragement to all women @theaudgirl

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Such a kind comment. Thank you so much, jie28. :)

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You are very well welcome @theaudgirl wishing you all the best here.

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I've talked to my girlfriend about crypto numerous times and she could not be less interested. Like you said, in general men are more interested in finance and tech than women are, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

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WHICH IS A BIG PITY.......IF ONLY THEY KNEW

A woman called Kim Kiyosaki wrote a book called "It's Rising Time!" which proves that women are actually more productive than men. I really see that there is a huge opportunity for women to get involved in distribution and even dominate the market through their natural abilities. Shoutout for this cool post @theaudgirl. You rock lady!!!

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In what way did she prove it?

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In the book she goes through many psychoanalytical studies and found that women are generally more effective at managing their time..

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That may well be true, but are time management and productivity the same thing?

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No but having the ability to apply one's time effectively makes room to incorporate and assign more people for particular tasks.

In the book she illustrates how the value of the maternal nature in women gives them more motivation to get things done sooner rather than later.

I don't a agree with the entire book, but the concepts that Kim uses to uplift women and propel them into the world of finance is very useful to me as a man. I believe that I am going to use them to build confidence in my sales team and even my lady one day..

women actually needs to be inducted into this crypto business because they will benefit a lot.educating a woman is boosting the nation.this piece has strengthen me and I think I'll give up the thought of selling off my account.
Well done ma'am

Why specifically women?

Great vlog!

You presented the subject and yourself really well and I think you be a great asset for women, and men in this space, well done!

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Thank you sir! I do not take that comment lightly. I appreciate it :)

Almost all girls think crypto is fake and stupid....

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Which is why men will always be head in cash and kind. women do not take opportunities seriously. what stops them from just looking into in.? even if it is out of curiosity. when most of them will eventually wake it will be late because the men would have filled up most places. but them it is not a competition.

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Agreed.....the description sounds good

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thanks.. it sure does

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Mention not....

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Fellow woman taking it seriously... I think your logic is flawed. :)

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how do you mean....flawed in what way?. pls enlighten me

If you look over the world maximum number of women they're not doing job they are free at home and many of them are educated they can Tune into the Crypto Convo.
I will make my wife busy by set an account after My marriage, ye... my wedding are too close 😀
Thanks for sharing this post...

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Congrats on your wedding being so close! Definitely share some pictures on here when you get married. :) Everyone loves to see others in love. And for sure get her to set up an account :P

I agree with you, and at the same time I see you are not only posting about Crypto, and I love it!
But it's quite a struggle, I usually get about 10 views on my videos Oo
And it's a little bit discouraging but, I guess everything worthy takes time and effort =)

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Don't be discouraged!!! Keep going and kicking butt. If you show your passion, others will take note. :)

Honestly we just need more exposure. Everyone knows what crypto is but not a lot of people Know beyond bitcoins, or even what to do with crypto. It's not the conventional way of money. What we need to do is constantly have conversations about crypto and explain it in a way everyone can understand and at the same point we need to make sure we convey that crypto is not only about bitcoins or investing. Wonderfully explained post.

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More exposure but in a positive way (people have enough negative to say and think about crypto already)! You nailed it all -- it is all about consistent conversations.. heck, it did take me a hot second to get into it at first because I hadn't realized that it wasn't just about bitcoin or investing. Why I think everyone needs to take the time to research is because it showed me all the holes in crypto that I was missing... and how it is much more than money -- it is a step towards a better future with revolutionary tech! Thank you for your compliment and taking the time to comment. :)

wow. simply lovely. I really love it when i see women into crypto. And more so when i see the interest and passion there. Because i hate to think that something as useful and profitable as bitcoin will be noticed, appreciated and utilized by just men. I think all the ladies in the crypto world and in steemit should come together and help each other. it will be awesome...

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thats right....women dont really like taking risk. i guess we like our life stressfree