Cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency traded between people or used to purchase goods outside of banks or government regulation — that's part of what makes it risky. Figuring out exactly who is putting money into this kind of asset is difficult because part of the attraction of investing in the crypto realm is the assurance of anonymity. But survey after survey backs up what the anecdotal evidence suggests — women are underrepresented.
There’s scant data on the diversity of crypto companies. Among 67 companies in the portfolio of Digital Currency Group Inc. -- a company that invests in blockchain technology -- 17 percent of employees were female, while a third had no women, according to a March 2016 blog post by DCG’s director of development Meltem Demirors. The figure is comparable to the percentage of venture-funded companies with female founders around the world, according to Crunchbase data.