Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas is set to host the first-ever blockchain-themed event dubbed the SXSW Crypto Summit during the SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. Bringing together many blockchain enthusiasts, investors and the crypto-enthusiasts under the tagline ‘New Girls on the Block,' SXSW Crypto Summit will be worth visiting. The 3-day meeting poised to take place on 12th and 13th March will bring together some of the most influential women wonks in the blockchain world and Fintech gurus.

The SXSW Crypto Summit Agenda

On the first day, the dignitaries will issue keynote speeches, and participants will engage in panel discussions and presentations with series of fireside chats touching on the blockchain universe. However, pitches for funding presented by selected blockchain startups are reserved for the second day. The final day will, however, be all about wining and dining!

Crypto Friends at SXSW comes at a time when there’s a serious gender discrepancy on the ratio of startup owners in the industry. Though the number of ICOs has been tremendously rising, it’s sad to note that women own a meager 5% of all startups. In 2017, out of the billions of dollars poured into the through Initial Coin Offerings, just $1.46 billion went to the women-led companies, unlike the $58.2 channeled to the male-led ones.

Blockchain technology is founded on the virtues of decentralization, transparency, and efficiency in completion of important projects. And it presents perhaps the best opportunity to for women to even out this discrepancy using the ICOs. Doing so will be a big challenge, and it is the reason for the founding of the ‘New Girls on the Block’ whose purpose is to use the female blockchain pioneers and their roles to empower the female crypto population.

SXSW Crypto Summit Austin, TX March 2018 Keynote Speakers

  • The CEO of CryptoFriends – Daria Arefieva
  • The CEO of Paragon Coin – Jessica VerSteeg,
  • The co-founder of Moeco – Salome Parulava
  • The Founder at Sqeeqee – Jenny Q Ta
  • Decentrl.Agency & Blockchain For Good’s co-founder – Cécile Baird
  • SuperBloom’s founder – Emmie Chang
  • The two founders of Hapax – Alexandra Korneva and Evgeniya Ovcharenko

Co-hosting this summit will be Daria Arefieva of CryptoFriends alongside Superbloom and Photon. And while speaking about it, Daria acknowledged the presence of who she referred to as “some incredibly talented and successful women” already conquering this male-dominated sector. The blockchain is arguably the most disruptive technology and getting more women to participate in it will bring bliss to the heart of the CryptoFriends boss.

Submit Your ICO For Consideration

This summer will, therefore, be a start of more to come. The fact that it will take three days and offer a blend of educational content, discussions, networking opportunities and ICO pitches makes it an event worth not missing. If your team would like to submit its ICO to be considered, just apply via [email protected]

Purchasing SXSW Crypto Summit CryptoFriends Tickets

Tickets for the ‘New Girls on the Block’ summit are available from $399 (Basic and Pro) and VIP for $1599 at – payment via Crypto. With a ticket, you will access the entire 3-day festival, and its perks will include full SXSW festival passes as well as access to exclusive crypto networking events.

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  1. Is someone going to ask JESSICA VERSTEEG about the pending CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT she’s involved in?
    No less than 3 law firms are now suing JESSICA VERSTEEG, IGOR LAVROV and PARAGON COIN…..did you not look into this before inviting her to be on your panel??


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