On April 28 to 29, the Crypto Conference for Women dedicated to raising awareness among women about cryptocurrencies will take place in Moscow, at the Zolotoe Koltso Hotel. Experts and entrepreneurs will tell the participants of the conference what cryptocurrency is and how it works and 24 female speakers will share advice on how to start with an initial investment and talk about their recommended storage options. In the event, the latest developments in the cryptocurrency industry will be presented along with other useful information to the audience.
Attendants with prior experience in blockchain technology, initial coin offerings or ICOs, or other related projects have advanced courses prepared tailored to increase their knowledge to a more professional level. Crypto Lady Association Founder and Event Organizer Anastasia Pilipchuk was reported by news outlet Bitnovosti: “Women can earn through cryptocurrencies much easier than it looks at first sight. Cryptocurrency is simply made for women.”
For the next two years, guest lecturers intend to discuss the crypto perspectives in Russia. Legislation currently under review in the country’s parliament will determine the guest lecturers, and two draft laws were introduced in the State Duma. “On Digital Financial Assets” is one of the bills expected to legalize cryptocurrency mining and ICOs in the country. The second draft law, meanwhile, will regulate cryptocurrency use in payments while also amending the civil code to protect the interests and rights of investors.
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have enjoyed increasing popularity over the recent months and years in Russia. The Russian Association of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain or RACIB states that ICOs with Russian participation contribute to 10% of the global market. According to a report released in January, Russian projects’ token sales have attracted $310 million dollars.
A new survey shows that more Russians are using cryptocurrencies lately, with 12% admitting that cryptocurrencies are their main source of income. The study also showed that Russian women are not as equally involved in the cryptocurrency economy, with only 7% of the respondents who said they use cryptocurrencies being women. The group of underage users has proven itself to be bigger, meanwhile, at 10%.
With their participation in the conference, reading female Russian experts hope to change the status-quo. Some of these experts are Duma Interdepartmental Working Group Head Elina Sidorenko and Parliamentary Expert Council on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies Member Nadejda Surova.
The conference with more than 20 other representatives of the crypto sector will be live-streamed in 74 countries worldwide according to the organizers. The event welcomes anyone who wants to join, even men.