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Diversity and Inclusion Shouldn’t Just Be Buzzwords

Education, access and opportunity are critical to improving diversity in the crypto industry.

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Blockchains are systems of governance written into code, algorithms dictating how users behave. The question of who gets to develop these systems and these rules becomes immensely important.

Joining “Money Reimagined” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren are Susan Joseph, executive director of fintech at Cornell, and Cleve Mesidor, executive director of the Blockchain Foundation. The guests provide insights on why crypto is not yet a diverse industry and steps to improve access and education for all.

Crypto, with its innovations in financial technology, provides underbanked populations with better access. But even when these groups have access, they might not receive the same treatment as others. Crypto needs to incentivize inclusion, respect, inclusion and empowerment to improve the industry for all who partake in it.

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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Our theme song is “Shepard.”