As per a report by events-oriented software firm Bizzabo on Jan. 28, around 79 percent of attendees at cryptocurrency and blockchain events are male.
Bizzabo found that the awe-inspiring majority of attendees were male, after analyzing the registration information of a hundred different crypto-related events in fifteen countries. Bizzabo took data from the United States, Israel, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and China in the course of the survey. Notably, U.S. was found leading other countries in the number of registrants and attendees at crypto and blockchain events.
It is to be noted that fifty-seven percent of attendees were employed in the financial sector, while other registrants at blockchain events worked in such fields as IT (14%), computer software (13%) and banking (10%), among others. Co-founder of Bizzabo, Alon Alroy mentioned that there is a lack of gender diversity in the overall virtual currencies space, like the tech industry, at large.
Alroy said that the lack of gender assortment in attendees speaks to the industries most of the registrants come from. He further added that the financial services and technology sectors have all struggled with inclusion and that has a cascading effect on the gender mix at these events.
The firm released a Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Events Report, in November 2018, which found that 70 percent of all event speakers in the U.K., the U.S., and Canada were male. With 35 percent of its speakers female and 65 percent male, the U.S. exhibited the most inclusion in that study.
Cryptocurrency companies have conducted their own investigation into the demographics of cryptocurrency investors. Circle, a cryptocurrency finance company published a study which shows that millennial women invest in cryptocurrency at half the rate of men, in September 2018.
A June 2018 report from the U.K.-based cryptocurrency exchange Block Exchange revealed that the number of women considering cryptocurrency investment had doubled since the start of the year. Nonetheless, women may possibly still be underrepresented in the digital asset and cryptocurrency industry.