Wirex Announces Longlist for 2021 'Rising Women in Crypto Power List'

November 10, 2021

LONDONNov. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Leading digital payments platform, Wirex, in partnership with popular fintech publication, UKTN, have announced the longlist of women on their 2021 ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’.

Returning after a successful inaugural year, the 2021 Power List has proven hugely popular yet again, seeking nominations of female industry-leaders that are helping the global crypto industry to thrive. With over 200 entries, the list aims to showcase the extensive and diverse roles that women are playing within the crypto sector, featuring those from the DeFi, legal & compliance, marketing, journalism, graphic design and coding sectors. Women from over 50 countries were mentioned, including the UK, US, BrazilIndia and Singapore.

The ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’ is part of Wirex’s wider ‘Women in Crypto’ campaign, endeavouring to showcase the incredible things that women in the crypto sector are doing. Aligning with Wirex’s core mission, it aims to prove that anyone and everyone can get involved in crypto, countering its male-dominated stereotype and inviting women to experience the benefits of the digital economy too.

The 2021 ‘Power List’ was launched last month with a brand-new event, ‘Women in Crypto: Tech, Innovation & Digitisation‘. Hosted live at tech accelerator, Level39 in London, it featured six female powerhouses talking everything DeFi, payments, and NFTs. Inspiring women across the world, the panellists provided unique, never-before-heard insights and demonstrated the exciting roles that women are undertaking within crypto, regardless of background or experience.

The final 10 winners of the Power List will be announced on the 11th November, being decided by the recently announced judging panel. Representing highly experienced crypto experts and those with a deep-rooted passion for the initiative, it will include George Coxon, Director of the Nano Foundation & Appia; Amy Barker, Global Head of People at Wirex; Hedi Krueger, Director of Digital & Innovation at Mastercard; Ria Shetty, Ambassador of the European Women in Payments Network; and Ada Vaughan, Growth & Partnerships at the Stellar Development Foundation. The result will be based on those displaying the highest levels of achievements, potential, influence, ambition, leadership skills and innovation.

Lottie Wells, Senior PR & Events Manager that played a pivotal role in managing the Power List, expressed: “The variety of roles and number of entries to the Power List this year once again shows the huge range of opportunities there are for women to get involved in the crypto sector. It’s an honour to celebrate all the women included and use Wirex and UKTN’s networks to spread awareness of this important message. I can’t wait to work with the judges to finalise the top 10 women on the shortlist.”

To view the longlist, please visit: https://wirexapp.com/blog/post/rising-women-in-crypto-power-list-the-2021-longlist-0462

The final 10 winners of the ‘Power List’ will be announced on the Wirex and UKTN websites on the 11th November.

To see more exclusive content from women within the crypto industry, and learn more about the campaign, please visit: https://wirexapp.com/blog/category/women-in-crypto-0009

About Wirex

Wirex is a worldwide digital payment platform and regulated institution that has forged new rules in the digital payments space. In 2015, the firm developed the world’s first crypto-enabled payment card that gives users the ability to seamlessly spend crypto and traditional currencies in real life.

Wirex was created in 2014 by CEOs and co-founders Pavel Matveev and Dmitry Lazarichev, who identified the need to open up the esoteric world of cryptocurrencies and make digital money accessible for everyone. With the core aim of making it as easy as possible to use digital assets in everyday life, Wirex provides a trusted and cost-effective service for crypto and traditional currency transactions by incorporating the next generation of payments infrastructure integrated with cryptocurrency blockchains

With nearly 4 million customers across 130 countries, the company offers secure accounts that allow customers to easily store, buy and exchange multiple currencies instantly at the best live rates on one centralised mobile app. Quick and simple crypto transfer options are available, as well as the freedom to spend 150+ traditional and cryptocurrencies in more than 61 million locations around the world using the Wirex card.

Wirex continues to develop the product in line with market developments, whilst adhering to regional regulations and securing appropriate licensing where it exists. A proven industry pioneer, Wirex launched their own native utility token, WXT, and introduced the world’s first crypto reward programme, Cryptoback™, which earns cardholders up to 2% back in WXT for every transaction they make.

Wirex is based in London, with offices in SingaporeKyivDallasDublin and Atlanta. With over $5bn worth of transactions processed already and rapid expansion into new territories, including the US, Wirex is uniquely placed to support and promote the mass adoption of a cashless society through creative solutions.

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