3 talented women in crypto industry

Elizabeth Stark


The number of followers in Twitter: 81,9 thousand

Elizabeth Stark is a co-founder and general manager of Lightning Labs (a startup designed to solve the problems of scaling not only BitTorrent networks but also other blocks), where it creates a programmable financial level for the Internet through fast, scalable blocked transactions. Elizabeth is also an employee at Coin Center, a leading provider of digital currency policy and an advisor to Chie (a company that creates a new billcards protocol based on space and time proofs). Stark studied at Stanford and Yale and was a guest at the Yale’s Information Society project. Stark played an important part in the efforts to free up the internet, which won the SOPA / PIPA, which involved 18 million people from different countries. She was an entrepreneur in place at Stanford StartX. Elizabeth holds JD from Harvard University.


Meltem Demirors


The number of followers in Twitter: 64,2 thousand

Meltem is the Digital Currency Group Development Director (DCG), which focuses on creating, maintaining, and implementing bitcoin and blockchain companies. Meltem is responsible for the growth, network and strategy of 100 portfolio companies in 27 countries, dozens of strategic investors, 3 existing affiliates and corporate partners from DCG and well-known academic institutions.

Demirors helped to create the MIT course “Future of the Sommertse”, as well as being a member of the Council of Blocchins of the World Economic Forum. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Rice University and an MIT Sloan Management Master’s degree.


Galia Benartzi


 The number of followers in Twitter: 2 719

Galia Benartzi is a serial entrepreneur, head of business development at Bancor and co-founder of Bancor, a standard for creating Smart Tokens ™, cryptoculture with built-in convertibility directly through their smart contracts.

In 2005, Galia became a co-founder of Mytopia, the first social gaming company for smartphones, and in 2010, became Particle Code (cross-platform mobile application development technology) general director. In 2013, Galia moved from the Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv to support and invest in Israeli technologies as a venture partner at the Foundation of Founders. Galia is one of the founders of the Empty Mountain, a permanent home of the Summit community in Eden, Utah, and the creator of the Eden2Zion Reality trip to the Schusterman Foundation. Benartzi is a fan of decentralized technologies, women’s empowerment, natural healing, and plants.

Galia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and a Master’s Degree in International Economics at SAIS Johns Hopkins.

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