It’s all started from two long-time friends – Elena and Natalia – learning to install Ethereum wallet on Windows laptop. They discovered that it required two Masters of Computer Science and three hours of trial and error to figure out this wallet. They also learned that blockchain is a tricky technology – one wrong click of a button and all your money is lost forever. With that in mind Elena and Natalia started a meetup group for women to learn and help each other. First night they announced a meetup in Toronto fifty women joined them to learn about wallets, private keys, addresses, security, cryptography, smart contracts – all beautiful things that blockchain technology has to offer.
In a short period of time small meetup group grew into an international self-financed non-profit organization CryptoChicks with the hackathon events and chapters in Canada, USA, Bahamas, Pakistan, Switzerland. CryptoChicks educated thousands of women and youth all over the world in just short 2 years. Hundreds of those women found new jobs in blockchain and AI space. Many women started their own businesses. To help them, CryptoChicks created mentorship programs, such as CryptoChicks Hatchery.
CryptoChicks are proud to be nominated for Blockchain Company of the Year Award at the Canadian FinTech and AI Awards 2018 and 2019 and Diversity Initiative of the Year at the inaugural Women in IT Awards Canada in 2019.