Crypto queens: women rise to stake space in blockchain world

Gender gap in crypto mirrors tech and finance sectors, but a growing number of women are entering the market

08 November 2021 - 19:40 By Rina Chandran

As an artist and women’s rights activist, Maliha Abidi is adept at using digital technologies, so when she came across non-fungible tokens (NFTs) she quickly figured they could be a way to reach more people and for women artists to gain a bigger following.

Abidi, 25, who was born in Pakistan and migrated to the US as a teenager, created her first NFT a few months ago, a type of asset which uses blockchain to record ownership of digital items, such as images, videos and collectibles...

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