The Top 40 Women of Bitcoin

The Top 40 Women of Bitcoin

A hot topic over the past year has been about the amount of women, or lack thereof, participating within the Bitcoin industry and Bitcoin startups around the world.

We thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight some of the many women on Twitter that are really making a difference within the Bitcoin industry.
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40.  Pua Pyland@TheBitcoinWife

Writes at, which is a light-hearted blog where she showcases products and services in the Bitcoin community.




39.  Bitkoinmama@magaFirst

Blogs at Bitkoinmama, dedicated to Bitcoin in Polish with a particular emphasis on women. Also teaches English for Bitcoin.




38.  JennaBitcoin@JennaBitcoin

Marketing consultant, Co-founder of Coinexperts Marketing.



Karen-Gifford37.  Karen Gifford@karengifford

Chief Compliance Officer of Ripple Labs, which is the creator of the Ripple protocol, an open source, distributed payments protocol that enables users to make free and instant payments in any currency.



Olivia-June36.  Olivia June@oliviajune

Director of Community Development at RocketSpace, co-founder of Ladies Who Vino, and co-worker community hacker.



Christine-Lu35.  Christine Lu@christinelu

Co-founder of cross border China investments firm and Bitcoin advocate.



Freya-Stevens34.  Freya Stevens@BitcoinUKmedia

Host of the Bitcoin UK podcast and marketing specialist for Coinapult.



Tanaya-Macheel33.  Tanaya Macheel@tanayamacheel

CoinDesk writer and sub-editor based in New York with interest in FinTech and emerging markets.



Skye-Elijah32.  Skye Elijah@SkyeElijah

Co-founder and CEO of CoinBeyond, which makes Bitcoin easy to use by regular people with a Bitcoin Debit Card and provides merchants with a Mobile POS Card Reader.


Elizabeth-Ploshay31.  Elizabeth Ploshay@etploshay

Account Manager at BitPay, Bitcoin Foundation Board Member, and advisor at Coin Congress.



Ai-Kordek30.  Ai Kordek@aikordek

Hacker and tinker of iOS and Android apps. Startup Advisor and Bitcoin Entrepreneur.



Rhian-Lewis29.  Rhian Lewis@rhian_is

Co-developer of CountMyCrypto and co-host London Bitcoin Women.



Melissa-Volkmann28.  Melissa Volkmann@mvlkm

Lead Designer at HashRabbit. Working on creating beautiful and functional interfaces for Bitcoin mining.



AnnaKNonE27.  Anna Kurth@AnnaKNonE

Organizer of 1st Women-Only Bitcoin Meetup in Berlin.



Naomi-Brockwell26.  Naomi Brockwell@SkyCorridors

Naomi is the host of, a policy associate at the New York Bitcoin Center, and a member of the advisory council of the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation.


Maria-Sparagis25.  Maria Sparagis@DirectPayNet

Maria is the President of DirectPayNet, a private payment services firm that specializes in international and domestic merchant accounts for ecommerce merchants mainly in the medium to high risk arenas.


Alyse-Killeen24.  Alyse Killeen@AlyseKilleen

Investment Team member at March Capital Partners in Santa Monica, CA. She is a mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center’s Bitcoin Accelerator, and an advisor to Innov8 America and Girls Raising.


Paige-Peterson23.  Paige Peterson@ioptio

Co-organizer of the SF Bitcoin Meetups and Developer and Technology Evangelist at MaidSafe, a fully decentralized platform on which application developers can build decentralized applications.


Lisa-Cheng22.  Lisa Cheng@lisacheng

Founder of VANBEX – a marketing and research firm that consults on Digital Currency, Blockchain Protocols, and Decentralized Technology.


Arianna-Simpson21.  Arianna Simpson@AriannaSimpson

BitGo Account Specialist and passionate about helping women get involved in the Bitcoin community.



Ola-Doudin20.  Ola Doudin@odoudin

Founder of Dubai based BitOasis, a Bitcoin exchange and multi-sig wallet dedicated to the Middle East working on bringing Bitcoin to the region.



Elizabeth-Stark19.  Elizabeth Stark@starkness

Entrepreneur and thought leader on the future of technology. She is a founder of, a group of entrepreneurs building the future of digital currencies and decentralized technology. Stark previously taught at Stanford and Yale about the Internet’s impact on society, the economy, and the law.


Stacy-Herbert18.  Stacy Herbert@stacyherbert

Co-host, with Max Keiser, of the Keiser Report on RT.



Amanda-Coolong17.  Amanda Coolong@acoolong

Host of Bitcoin News Weekly and co-founder of TechZulu, one of the first news sites for tech entrepreneurs featuring streaming video content, and Context & Narrative, a production house dedicated to both the art and science of storytelling.


Stephanie-Murphy16.  Stephanie Murphy@S_Murphy_PhD

Stephanie Murphy, PhD, hosts the award-winning Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast. In addition to her work as a talk radio host, she is a voice actor, a former biochemist, and an organizer at an all-bitcoin charity.


joyce-kim15.  Joyce Kim@joyce

Executive Director of Stellar and Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.



Emily-Vaughn14.  Emily Vaughn@bitsmash

Events Marketing Manager at BitPay.



Jillian-Friedman13.  Jillian Friedman@jillfriedman

Member of the Quebec bar and practices commercial and financial services law in the e-commerce and crypto-currency industry. Chief legal officer of the Bitcoin Foundation Canada.


Catheryne-Nicholson12.  Catheryne Nicholson@Catheryne_N

Catheryne is CEO and Founder of BlockCypher. BlockCypher’s web services enable block chain applications to be built easily. Catheryne is an engineer, entrepreneur, mother, and former U.S. Naval Officer.


Alakanani-Itireleng11.  Alakanani Itireleng@BITCOINLADY

Botswana’s first Bitcoiner and Bitcoin Botswana Community Group founder. On a mission to bring Bitcoin awareness and usage in Botswana.


Tiffany-Hayden10.  Tiffany Hayden@haydentiff

Tiffany Hayden is a co-founder of Casheer, Inc., which is a free mobile payment processing platform for merchants and consumers. Tiffany is a member of Bitcoin GNO – an online community for women involved in Bitcoin.


Tatiana-Moroz9.  Tatiana Moroz@queentatiana

Tatiana has rocked the stage at Bitcoin and Liberty conferences across the globe singing songs of peace, empowerment and Bitcoin. She also writes for Bitcoin Magazine.


Tina-Hui8.  Tina Hui@TinaHui

CEO & Founder of FollowTheCoin, a leading Bitcoin video news coverage network.



Connie-Gallippi7.  Connie Gallippi@conniegallippi

Founder and Executive Director of Bitcoin-based non-profit organization the BitGive Foundation.



Toni-Lane-Casserly6.  Toni Lane Casserly@tonilanec

CEO of CoinTelegraph. Apart from her role at CoinTelegraph, Casserly advises several companies at the intersection of the internet of finance and next gen web, namely ChangeTip, and is organizing Eikon: The Bitcoin Music Festival.


Emily-Spaven5.  Emily Spaven@emilyspaven

Managing editor at CoinDesk and occasional contributor at Forbes and This is Money.



Jinyoung-Lee-Englund4.  Jinyoung Lee Englund@jinyoungenglund

Director of Marketing and Communications at Bitcoin Foundation.



Paige-Freeman3.  Paige Freeman@paigefreeman

VP of Sales at BITNET, an industrial grade payment management platform to enable merchants to accept digital payments, and Co-Founder of Women In Bitcoin.


Victoria-van-Eyk2.  Victoria van Eyk@victoriavaneyk

VP Community Development at ChangeTip and Partner at BTC Strategy Group.



Perianne-Boring1.  Perianne Boring@PerianneDC

Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the first D.C. based trade association dedicated to promoting digital currency and digital assets to public-policy makers. She is also the author of the “Boring Bitcoin Report“, a popular industry blog.



Many more we wanted to include as well:

@AlexisAiono, @DHQNgo, @kaputski91, @TamaraHaasen@BraveTheWorld, @TheMissBitcoin, @kambash, @bitcoinmom, @BitCoinSusan, @BitcoinBelle, @Gcaffyn, @MariaJonesCT, @lalalovelazer, @scarrbondale, @SimoneSyed, @pamelawjd, @cherapple, @meliyee of GemHQ, @e_rossiello CEO of BitPesa, @SHodyEsq of Coinbase


We are sure there are many more women we may have missed on Twitter, please feel free to let us know in the comments below.


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  • Saffron Bacchus

    I’m a woman of Bitcoin! I started the world’s first bitcoin-only porn membership site! 🙂

    • Natoshi Sakamoto

      Yes darling, you deserve to be there!

  • CoinDojo

    Where is Julia?

  • Manuel Alejandro Flores Rojas

    mm why Sarah Blincoe, BitcoinBelle, and MariaJones (just to mention some important ones) are not on the main list? I think they deserve it

  • Alyssa Hertig

    Pamela Morgan!

  • Margot Ritcher

    I am a woman of Bicoin. CFO of GoCoin.

  • Mike Rotman

    This is great- but you forgot @ElaineEwing- Executive Producer and one of the writers on Take My Bitcoins. No one has done more to bring in the mainstream to Bitcoin than our show and Elaine is a big part of it.

  • Editor-in-cheef

    Barbara Messer Founder of BitcoinWomanMagazine and

  • Editor-in-cheef

    There are more than 100 active Top Women of Bitcoin

  • Hedgeable

    LADIES OF BITCOIN! We need more women in the BTC space. Be a part of Hedgeable’s Bitcoin Price Estimator: submit your price predictions for the next 3 years HERE –>

  • Inggrid Yonata

    I’m a woman of Bitcoin too… PR & Communications Manager of Gatecoin.
    PS: Happy International Women’s Day, ladies! To the moon!!!

  • Adam Back

    Melanie Shapiro, PhD – CEO of bitcoin wallet?

  • Sonya Kuhnel

    I’m a woman in Bitcoin- founder of Bitcoin Events – we held the first Bitcoin Africa Conference in April in Johannesburg, South Africa