Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency

Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (BTC) is less popular among women because they are less interested in risky investments, according to one of the ’s best-known female proponents.
Ryyti: Women “more risk-conscious”
In a Twitter discussion on Sept. 5, Miss Universe Finland 2015 winner, Rosa-Maria Ryyti, argued ’s risk factor made it more appealing to men.
She was responding to a query by analyst and Cointelegraph contributor, Filb Filb, who asked followers why the community was overwhelmingly male. 
“Women are more risk-conscious in general and often go for a ‘slow steady’ investment strategy,” Ryyti wrote, adding:
“The current general perception of in the msm makes it even less probable for the average women (and men) to get involved.”
Is shifting the gender balance?
Data currently available suggests around 90% of users are male. The phenomenon has frequently sparked debate, with dedicated structures set up in order to increase female involvement. 
In June, Cointelegraph reported that 5% of Github commits involving code came from women. Conversely, a report the following month suggested that out of all holders in Europe, as many as 20% are female.
Ryyti herself rose to prominence more recently, participating in the Lightning Torch transaction relay earlier this year.

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