These women are investing in solving the “diversity problem” of cryptocurrencies

Olayinka Odeniran founded the Black Women Blockchain Council (BWBC) in 2018 after attending the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami that year. There, only three of the 88 speakers were women, while the rest were mostly white men. Her so-called “networking party” was held in a strip club, where several women felt uncomfortable and disappointed. … Read more

The couple made almost $120,000 in 6 hours selling NFTs

After Thorne Melcher lost her job as a software engineer in February, the bills began to pile up. Her friend Mandy Musselwhite was able to cover some expenses to sell her artwork, but the couple quickly defaulted on their mortgage payments. Melcher and Musselwhite own a homestead outside of Atlanta. Not only did they spend … Read more

Iris Nevins founded the company Umba Daima to promote black NFT artists

In early 2021, Iris Nevins, a longtime art collector, officially dedicated her career to promoting artists. She originally planned to create an online store for artists to sell their work with her co-founder Omar Desire. But when she learned about NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, in 2020, she decided the technology would be a “much more … Read more

Tesla owner mines bitcoin, ethereum with his car

Tesla owner Siraj Raval uses his Model 3 to mine cryptocurrencies. Siraj Raval Siraj Raval tried all possible ways to mine cryptocurrencies from his 2018 Tesla Model 3 He ran free bitcoin mining software on his Apple Mac mini M1 and powered the computer by plugging an inverter into the 12-volt power outlet located in … Read more