The discrepancy between the amount of men and women involved in cryptocurrency could possibly be explained by a study titled “Risk and Reward Are Processed Differently in Decisions Made Under Stress”. The study found that “stress amplifies gender differences in strategies during risky decisions, with males taking more risk and females less risk under stress”. This could be a reason why there are fewer women than men involved in Blockchain and cryptocurrency. Careers in banking and finance sometimes involve making risky decisions in situations that can induce stress.
Phu Styles, founder of the Women in Blockchain Foundation told Cointelegraph about another possible reason there are more men than women involved in blockchain and cryptocurrency:
“As with most things tech related, men are the target demographic for crypto, thus due to a lack of exposure, there are fewer women invested/involved in cryptocurrency.”
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