Here’s Why Ethereum Is Stronger and Better Than It’s Ever Been 1

Here’s Why Ethereum Is Stronger and Better Than It’s Ever Been

Crypto Industry
Digitex Futures
• Christina Comben
May 21, 2019

It’s not just Bitcoin that’s been on a bull run lately. ETH has more than doubled its price in the last three months. The world’s best platform for building DApps with the largest developer community is flexing its muscles once again. 2018 may not have been the best year for Vitalik’s brainchild. ICO dumping, market manipulation, and scalability issues plagued the Ethereum community. But last week, Ethereum showed New York (and the rest of the world) that it’s still very much the dominant player in the space. Continue reading

May 21, 2019
Crypto Industry
Digitex Futures

Here’s Why Ethereum Is Stronger and Better Than It’s Ever Been

Christina Comben
Here’s Why Ethereum Is Stronger and Better Than It’s Ever Been 2

It’s not just Bitcoin that’s been on a bull run lately. ETH has more than doubled its price in the last three months. The world’s best platform for building DApps with the largest developer community is flexing its muscles once again. 2018 may not have been the best year for Vitalik’s brainchild. ICO dumping, market manipulation, and scalability issues plagued the Ethereum community. But last week, Ethereum showed New York (and the rest of the world) that it’s still very much the dominant player in the space. Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Women in Blockchain of New York

Blockchain
Digitex Futures
• Christina Comben
May 16, 2019

The largest industry event of the year came to a close yesterday. And with massive announcements from huge businesses like Microsoft, Whole Foods, and eBay, it’s been jam-packed with surprises. The institutional support and capital now flowing into crypto are extremely bullish for the industry. The rising number of power females taking the stage and contributing is also cause for celebration. Here, we check out not only Lidia’s panel at the event but also some of the top women in blockchain right now.

The Women in Blockchain Gender Gap

We’d be lying if we didn’t recognize there’s still a dearth of women in blockchain. According to research by LongHash, even now, in 2019, women represent just 14.5 percent of all blockchain startup teams. When it comes to higher level positions, it gets even worse at just 7.1 percent.
women in blockchain
Go to any blockchain conference and you’ll immediately notice the lack of female presence. However, just like the hash rate, improving infrastructure, and slow push to mass adoption, gradually, more women are appearing in the space. And more efforts are being made to encourage them to.
At this year’s Consensus, for example, together with Womin.io, they hosted a Womin’s Lounge. While the lounge was open to men as well, it provided a safe and productive space for women in the industry to discuss their journies, debate their ideas, and simply connect in a more relaxing environment.

Lidia’s Panel on Cryptomania and How it Affects Price

Moderated by CNBC contributor Era Qian, Lidia was discussing the issue of “cryptomania” and how it affects the price with her co-panelist Lindsay Joo of Galaxy Digital. Coming from different backgrounds in the space, both Lidia and Era naturally had slightly different views on the subject.
Lidia took the position that cryptomania is also how and when we turn all the applications in the space to the mainstream. Her co-panelist believes that the mania was mostly found during the intense wave of ICO marketing and unsustainable projects with no back-up plan.

“This was mania, complete craziness,” she said. “For me, it’s doing things that are completely crazy and have no real strategy or plan.”

Lidia agreed that there were a lot of projects that had ridiculous concepts, however, the sheer volume of ICOs in 2017 and 2018 raised over $1.5 billion. “That’s also related to the mania,” she said, “That massive amount of people getting into this in a very short space of time.”

However, she countered that despite the calming of the fundraising mania, there are still so many ways for projects to evolve with STOs, IEOs, and large companies coming in and launching their own applications. “This will be massive for adoption,” she said, “Beyond the mania, we’re stepping into the second wave which is really going mainstream.”

Other Women at the Top of Their Games

This year’s Consensus lineup included some of the coolest women in the space such as Amber Baldet. As the former blockchain lead at JPMorgan, she’s now the founder and CEO of Clovyr, a startup dedicated to creating tools to foster privacy on the blockchain. She also sits on the Zcash Foundation board.


Last year, Baldet was named one of the most influential women in blockchain by Coindesk and we’re happy to see her starting out with her own venture.
Another company that’s been making (another) splash lately is Dapper Labs, the markers of the new Ethereum smart wallet Dapper, and creators of the infamous CryptoKitties. Head of Product at Dapper Labs, Kim Cope gave a talk on stage at the event.
Cope is one of the founding members of the collectible crypto kittens that bottlenecked the Eithereum blockchain at the end of 2017. Not only does she lead a team of engineers, designers, marketers, and project managers, but one of the company’s goals is to bring the first billion people to the blockchain through simplifying the user experience and make it less intimidating.
Zilliqa’s VP of Business Development was also there along with Colleen Sullivan, the CEO of CMT Digital Holdings, and Coinbase’s Emilie Choi who oversees all business ventures (including 10 acquisitions and 50 venture investments) at the world’s most user-friendly (but expensive) exchange.

The Takeaway

New York Blockchain week is still hosting events, but the main takeaways from Consensus are that we’re much closer to mainstream adoption that we thought. This time around, as cryptocurrency prices rise, and the “mania” begins, we have actual institutional backing, big business adoption, and better infrastructure, as well as more women at the top.

May 16, 2019
Blockchain
Digitex Futures

Spotlight on the Women in Blockchain of New York

Christina Comben
Spotlight on the Women in Blockchain of New York 4

The largest industry event of the year came to a close yesterday. And with massive announcements from huge businesses like Microsoft, Whole Foods, and eBay, it’s been jam-packed with surprises. The institutional support and capital now flowing into crypto are extremely bullish for the industry. The rising number of power females taking the stage and contributing is also cause for celebration. Here, we check out not only Lidia’s panel at the event but also some of the top women in blockchain right now.

The Women in Blockchain Gender Gap

We’d be lying if we didn’t recognize there’s still a dearth of women in blockchain. According to research by LongHash, even now, in 2019, women represent just 14.5 percent of all blockchain startup teams. When it comes to higher level positions, it gets even worse at just 7.1 percent.
women in blockchain
Go to any blockchain conference and you’ll immediately notice the lack of female presence. However, just like the hash rate, improving infrastructure, and slow push to mass adoption, gradually, more women are appearing in the space. And more efforts are being made to encourage them to.
At this year’s Consensus, for example, together with Womin.io, they hosted a Womin’s Lounge. While the lounge was open to men as well, it provided a safe and productive space for women in the industry to discuss their journies, debate their ideas, and simply connect in a more relaxing environment.

Lidia’s Panel on Cryptomania and How it Affects Price

Moderated by CNBC contributor Era Qian, Lidia was discussing the issue of “cryptomania” and how it affects the price with her co-panelist Lindsay Joo of Galaxy Digital. Coming from different backgrounds in the space, both Lidia and Era naturally had slightly different views on the subject.
Lidia took the position that cryptomania is also how and when we turn all the applications in the space to the mainstream. Her co-panelist believes that the mania was mostly found during the intense wave of ICO marketing and unsustainable projects with no back-up plan.

“This was mania, complete craziness,” she said. “For me, it’s doing things that are completely crazy and have no real strategy or plan.”

Lidia agreed that there were a lot of projects that had ridiculous concepts, however, the sheer volume of ICOs in 2017 and 2018 raised over $1.5 billion. “That’s also related to the mania,” she said, “That massive amount of people getting into this in a very short space of time.”

However, she countered that despite the calming of the fundraising mania, there are still so many ways for projects to evolve with STOs, IEOs, and large companies coming in and launching their own applications. “This will be massive for adoption,” she said, “Beyond the mania, we’re stepping into the second wave which is really going mainstream.”

Other Women at the Top of Their Games

This year’s Consensus lineup included some of the coolest women in the space such as Amber Baldet. As the former blockchain lead at JPMorgan, she’s now the founder and CEO of Clovyr, a startup dedicated to creating tools to foster privacy on the blockchain. She also sits on the Zcash Foundation board.


Last year, Baldet was named one of the most influential women in blockchain by Coindesk and we’re happy to see her starting out with her own venture.
Another company that’s been making (another) splash lately is Dapper Labs, the markers of the new Ethereum smart wallet Dapper, and creators of the infamous CryptoKitties. Head of Product at Dapper Labs, Kim Cope gave a talk on stage at the event.
Cope is one of the founding members of the collectible crypto kittens that bottlenecked the Eithereum blockchain at the end of 2017. Not only does she lead a team of engineers, designers, marketers, and project managers, but one of the company’s goals is to bring the first billion people to the blockchain through simplifying the user experience and make it less intimidating.
Zilliqa’s VP of Business Development was also there along with Colleen Sullivan, the CEO of CMT Digital Holdings, and Coinbase’s Emilie Choi who oversees all business ventures (including 10 acquisitions and 50 venture investments) at the world’s most user-friendly (but expensive) exchange.

The Takeaway

New York Blockchain week is still hosting events, but the main takeaways from Consensus are that we’re much closer to mainstream adoption that we thought. This time around, as cryptocurrency prices rise, and the “mania” begins, we have actual institutional backing, big business adoption, and better infrastructure, as well as more women at the top.

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Digitex CMO Lidia Yadlos Is Busy Spreading the Word in New York 5

Digitex CMO Lidia Yadlos Is Busy Spreading the Word in New York

Digitex Futures
• Christina Comben
May 15, 2019

New York Blockchain Week kicked off in style with Ethereal Summit and talks of the decentralized web. Since then, ETH hit its 2019 all-time high, holding strong well above $200 at the time of writing. Bitcoin is outperforming all other assets from stocks and commodities to gold, also reaching a 2019 ATH, at well over $8,000. The excitement is building as more major announcements come out of the city that never sleeps. And our CMO Lidia Yadlos is right in the middle of it! Let’s take a look. Continue reading

May 15, 2019
Digitex Futures

Digitex CMO Lidia Yadlos Is Busy Spreading the Word in New York

Christina Comben
Digitex CMO Lidia Yadlos Is Busy Spreading the Word in New York 6

New York Blockchain Week kicked off in style with Ethereal Summit and talks of the decentralized web. Since then, ETH hit its 2019 all-time high, holding strong well above $200 at the time of writing. Bitcoin is outperforming all other assets from stocks and commodities to gold, also reaching a 2019 ATH, at well over $8,000. The excitement is building as more major announcements come out of the city that never sleeps. And our CMO Lidia Yadlos is right in the middle of it! Let’s take a look. Continue reading

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CMO Lidia Yadlos Shares Her Crazy Ride Over the Last 9 Months 9

CMO Lidia Yadlos Shares Her Crazy Ride Over the Last 9 Months

Blockchain
Crypto Industry
Digitex Futures
• Christina Comben
March 26, 2019

Digitex Head of Marketing Lidia Yadlos joined the company in July 2018. In the real world, that might not seem like much time. But in Crypto, that’s light years! Not only has Lidia presided over the “80% tank” in the crypto market, but she’s also watched the DGTX price soar and raised massive awareness of our project. In this interview, she explains in her own words what it’s like leading our marketing efforts–and why she’s such a firm believer in Digitex Futures. Check it out! Continue reading

March 26, 2019
Blockchain
Crypto Industry
Digitex Futures

CMO Lidia Yadlos Shares Her Crazy Ride Over the Last 9 Months

Christina Comben
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Digitex Head of Marketing Lidia Yadlos joined the company in July 2018. In the real world, that might not seem like much time. But in Crypto, that’s light years! Not only has Lidia presided over the “80% tank” in the crypto market, but she’s also watched the DGTX price soar and raised massive awareness of our project. In this interview, she explains in her own words what it’s like leading our marketing efforts–and why she’s such a firm believer in Digitex Futures. Check it out! Continue reading

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