CryptoChicks is an educational company with a mission to build a blockchain community and promote blockchain technology adoption through helping others to improve understanding of the technology and explore its application opportunities.

Blockchain is the future of our world and identified as one of the top emerging technologies. By its nature blockchain is a democratic technology and it’s not only its biggest advantage, but also the biggest challenge. There is no central entity, no customer service where you can call and ask questions and so far, no common use cases of the technology.

CryptoChicks Canada classes are open to everyone, but we are particularly encouraging learning amongst women as we feel that women as a group are underrepresented in this space but have a huge potential to find a way of adopting this technology and making our world a better place in a process.

We encourage learning by doing. During our sessions, we invite our students to follow along as we create wallets, process transactions or studying crypto exchanges and receive practical skills that are necessary to navigate a complex world of crypto. Our classes and workshops are suitable for everyone, even those completely unfamiliar with the topic and have detailed information on all aspects of blockchain. Some of them are delivered in a form of big events. But mostly we are teaching small groups as majority of our classes involve a practical exercise, where you bring your laptops or mobile devices and not only learn a theory, but practice your skills right away. We have established contacts with people and organizations within quickly emerging blockchain industry and even if we do not have an answer to the question right away we can find the right people to get an answer and gladly share our knowledge with you!


Upcoming Events:



 November 9, 2017 – Hardware Wallets

On this workshop we will show you how hardware wallets work. We will go through Legder Nano S and Trezor hardware wallets. You will learn how to set them up, back them up and restore. Feel free to bring your hardware wallet to this class if you have trouble using it or if you thinking about buying one, just come and learn it’s features.

Email stayintouch@cryptochicks.ca to register

December 4, 2017 – Intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (Ladies Only)

This is a repeat event of our popular introductory meetup for those of you who’s new or was unable to attend our previous meetings. We will go through the basics of blockchain, decentralized concept and high level overview of fascinating world of cryptocurrencies.

Email stayintouch@cryptochicks.ca to register

Past Events:

October 12, 2017 – Hardware Wallets (Ladies Only)

October 3, 2017 – Bitcoin Wallets

September 27, 2017 – Bitcoin Wallets (Ladies Only)

September 21, 2017 – Intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (Ladies Only)

September 17, 2017 – Intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

September 14, 2017 – Ethereum Wallet (Ladies Only)

August 30, 2017 – Intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (Ladies Only)

August 22, 2017 – Crypto Currecy Exchanges (Ladies only)

August 9, 2017 – Bitcoin Wallet (Ladies only)

August 3, 2017 – Intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (Ladies Only)

July 20, 2017 – Intro to Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (Ladies Only)





Elena Sinelnikova is a software development team lead turned serial entrepreneur. She founded CryptoChicks.ca in July 2017 with the vision to empower and inspire women interested in learning about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.  “Women are underrepresented in technology, especially in blockchain technology. I wanted to create a friendly environment where women with non-developer and developer backgrounds met other women with similar interests. I managed to inspire and involve many women who become blockchain evangelists themselves”.  Elena holds a Master of Computer Science and her specialties are in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, application architecture, design and development.



Natalia is a Senior Finance Executive with multi-industry experience. Her expertise is in strategic financial planning, decision support, operations management and change management. She holds Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration as well as CPA/CMA accounting designation. She is a co-founder of CryptoChicks and is inspired by its mission – to grow the industry and its adoption by engaging women. After attending multiple crypto events, she believes that “we have this incredible opportunity to gain further insight and innovation by tapping into the immense talent of women”. Natalia was introduced to Blockchain technology in 2014 and has been passionate about the industry since.



Olena Glazunova is a serial entrepreneur and business analyst. Olena designs and develops new products and ideas and improves what currently exists in the marketplace. Her expertise is improving business processes and one reason blockchain technology is a natural fit. “Blockchain technology streamlines business processes without the need for a central authority and the consensus mechanisms guarantee execution of the process model by all parties.” Olena holds a degree in economics and entrepreneurship with multiple technical certifications. Olena is the CryptoChicks event organizer.

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Liza is the newest CryptoChick, crypto communicator and blockchainer. Liza helps communicate change and break down complex topics into basic building blocks for individuals to learn and apply. Liza holds a Master of Science with a background in communication outreach, digital marketing and strategic implementation. “I attended my first bitcoin lecture at conference in Las Vegas in 2015 and from there the learning never stopped”. My plan is to support the next generation of innovators by bringing blockchain to the 21st century classroom”. As a CryptoChicks, we plan to write women back into the technology history books.



Nataliya Hearn (Ph.D. Materials Engineering University of Cambridge) Professor turned serial entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of Element 21 (ranked as the fastest growing company in Canada run by a woman W100 2009) that brought Scandium technology from the former Soviet Union to sports (baseball, golf, lacrosse), electronics, and aviation industries. Organized the launch of the golf drive from the International Space Station (2006).
Featured in Forbes (June 2010) for developing space age material for Mount Everest team with the warmest and thinnest jackets using ZeroLoft insulation material. Designed and marketed one of the most popular professional fishing rod lines — Carrot Stix.
Director of numerous public and private companies including ICOs: Chain of Points (loyalty program ICO 2017) and PNIK (asset – colour diamond – based crypto).