Wirex, a leading crypto payments platform, has announced the list of women on their 2022 Rising Women in Crypto Power List. In partnership with The Cryptonomist, over the past month, they’ve collected over 200 nominations of women from across the industry doing incredible things.
Wirex announces the 2022 Rising Women in Crypto Power List
The Women in Crypto campaign was created in 2020 to celebrate women in the crypto sector, showcase their roles and inspire others to get involved. Now in its third year, as part of the initiative, the Rising Women in Crypto Power List has welcomed over 700 nominations in total.
Nominations for this year’s list were opened at their live event, ‘Women in Crypto: How will Web3 and the Metaverse Affect you?’, on the 15th September. Since then, there have been over 200 nominations from women in 30 countries across the globe, from sectors ranging from PR and legal, to operations and public speaking.
This year, a focus was placed on rising stars, as opposed to those that are regularly recognised in similar awards. The company also included three additional awards, including social media influencer of the year, newcomer of the year, and young Ukrainian of the year.
Charlotte Wells, Senior PR & Communications Manager, commented: “It’s a huge honour being involved since the beginning in a worldwide campaign that promotes women in a historically-male dominated space. The competition was stronger than ever this year; it’s great to see new and old faces on the list which our experienced panel of judges will help to showcase as they select this year’s winners.”
Two weeks ago, Wirex and The Cryptonomist announced the star-studded panel of judges, including:
- Amelia Tomasiccio, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Cryptonomist
- Diana Carrasco-Vime, Non-Executive Director of Wirex and Managing Director of Merchant Services at Lloyds Banking Group
- Genevieve Leveille, Principal Founder and CEO of AgriLedger
- George Coxon, Co-Director at Nano Foundation
- Grace Berkery, Global Lead for Mastercard’s Start Path Crypto Track and Co-Founder of Belle Block
The judges will work together to select their top 13 winners for the Power List, which will be revealed on the 8th November. Judging criteria will be based on achievements, potential, influence, ambition, leadership skills and innovation, with prizes awarded in crypto.
To view the longlist, please visit: https://wirexapp.com/blog/post/longlist-for-the-2022-rising-women-in-crypto-power-list-revealed-0678
The final 13 winners of the Power List will be announced on the Wirex and Cryptonomist websites on the 8th November.
To see more exclusive content from women within the crypto industry and learn more about the campaign, visit: https://wirexapp.com/blog/category/women-in-crypto-0009
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 over 5 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 80 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 8% back in WXT for every transaction they make.
To reflect the growth of the metaverse, throughout 2021, the company has expanded their product to enable mainstream access to DeFi. Starting with the launch of their popular X-Accounts feature, offering unprecedented levels of interest, Wirex has continued to add to their DeFi arsenal with the release of the non-custodial Wirex Wallet and a partnership with Nereus, a decentralised liquidity market provider.
Wirex is based in London, with offices in Singapore, Kyiv, Dallas, Dublin 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.
Starting from February 2022, Wirex donates all the revenue earned from in-app transactions to Ukraine humanitarian efforts. The company’s largest office is based in Kyiv and Wirex stands with everyone affected by the war.
As a long supporter of democratising access to crypto, Wirex’s ‘Women in Crypto’ campaign was created in 2020 and endeavoured to recognise talented female leaders working in the sphere. With the core aim of celebrating women in the crypto sector and encouraging others to get involved, they launched the ‘Rising Women in Crypto Power List’, asking for nominations of women that had done incredible things in the crypto sector. Having a large percentage of female employees at the company, this initiative is close to their hearts and they hope to continue for years to come.
About The Cryptonomist
We are happy to announce a media partnership with The Cryptonomist for this year’s Women in Crypto campaign.
The Cryptonomist is a punctual and rigorous information site to offer news and updates to its readers, but also authoritative in having opinions and making a disclosure on the most innovative aspects of the crypto economy. It aims to become the most authoritative online newspaper in Italian and English and narrate an economic and technological revolution that conquers more and more spaces and consents compared to traditional models of production and exchange.
Written in a simple and captivating way, The Cryptonomist also provides videos and insights on the most current topics made by leading experts in the field. The Cryptonomist is also a marketing agency, helping crypto and fintech companies and start-ups to advertise their projects. With more than 1 million readers per month, the publication is leading the Italian and Swiss media market.