This Is What Bitcoin Adoption Looks Like

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This Is What Bitcoin Adoption Looks Like


Today is Women's Day and Lolli is spotlighting a few of the many women leading the way in the bitcoin space. These are members of the community who are powerful entrepreneurs, influencers, and professionals educating the public about the power of bitcoin.

Not only that, we're giving away thousands of dollars today to women across several social platforms to help accelerate bitcoin adoption.

Lolli, the leading bitcoin rewards company, is committed to fueling mass adoption by making investing in bitcoin accessible and inclusive to all. Many of our users are first-time investors in bitcoin, and over 30% are women. It’s at the core of our mission to help new communities learn about and invest in bitcoin.

Bitcoin is giving power and independence to women and other groups historically marginalized by traditional financial systems. The industry has already seen decisive increases in women’s engagement, and we’re excited to see even more adoption and leadership by women in bitcoin in 2021.


Aubrey Strobel Head of Comms at Lolli said:

I understand the importance of International Women's Day, but being a woman is not a handicap. For years the conversation has been around how does it feel to be a woman in the (bitcoin) space? How do we get 'them' into bitcoin? How about we just give them bitcoin? So that is what we're doing today — taking action. We're letting women give other women bitcoin through our platform. We hope this encourages more women to talk and share their stories of owning the asset."

Read on to learn more about some of the women making waves in crypto, and make sure to check out the giveaways on social media by following the links below. 👇


Women Who HODL 🚀

Maria Pesce, Brand Marketing Manager at Gemini

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

I think the most exciting thing that's happened in the space this year was the exposure bitcoin generated during the Wall Street Bets movement! Recent market events with GameStop and Robinhood further highlight the dynamism of 21st century financial services. Individuals in the bitcoin industry are well positioned to promote a shift to decentralized finance and its many benefits, like the 24/7/365 market, open-source technology, and lack of bureaucratic gatekeepers."

Bitcoin Frankie, Content Creator & Entrepreneur at BitcoinBesties

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Bitcoin adoption gives power back to the people. This is very, very exciting for me."

What will the rest of the year bring for bitcoin?

An explosion of new users to the crypto space."

Tonya Evans, Professor at Dickinson Law and CEO at Advantage Evans  

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

I am most excited about how DeFi has the potential to completely reinvent the world's financial systems, merging the scale and familiarity of the traditional economy with the security, efficiency and transparency of public blockchains. Also, how DeFi can empower marginalized communities by disintermediating traditional finance to address systemic discriminatory practices so black and brown communities can create generational wealth and finally close the wealth gap."

Ellie Frost, Finance and Strategy at Marqeta

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

It has been incredibly thrilling to see major public companies (MicroStrategy, Tesla, Square) begin to add Bitcoin to their balance sheet. Although this was to be expected at some point in the future, it has happened far sooner than anticipated. It's an excellent indicator of the institutional money starting to flow into Bitcoin that truly differentiates this bull run from prior cycles."

Desiree Dickerson, VP of Business Operations at Lightning Labs

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Freedom from the status quo. Empowering people who need it most. And creating new paradigms for the way in which we interact and transact as a society."

What will the rest of the year bring for bitcoin?

Number go up! In all seriousness, this year we will see wider mainstream adoption. One area of real growth will be bitcoin in gaming. This use case will start gaining real traction and a new generation of gamers will experience the true power of bitcoin."

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

With the recent r/wallstreetbets GME phenomena, more and more people are finally seeing how flawed our systems truly are. This bull run has attracted more mainstream audiences not only because of the price rise, but also because it is happening alongside a pivotal socioeconomic moment. People are beginning to question fiat, traditional finance, etc. and are seeing how bitcoin can fix these broken systems and level the playing field."

Gabbi Civils, Customer Care Lead at Lolli

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Bitcoin adoption has moved mountains in just the past few months! I've been getting messages from acquaintances, family members (including former bitcoin doubters), and even my 80 year old Nan asking about bitcoin and how to invest. It's been truly awesome to see adoption move at warp speed, all the coverage in the media, and to be part of the conversation. Plus now people don't think that I've got a made up job!"

Wendy O, Founder and Entrepreneur at Crypto Wendy O

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Getting the underdogs on a level playing field with the those who have always opposed them. I feel the crypto community takes for granted how blessed we are to know or to have found Bitcoin, whether if it was yesterday, 2018 or since inception. We forget there are others around the world and in the US who would greatly benefit by opting out with Bitcoin and more importantly, becoming financially literate. We can achieve Bitcoin adoption by working within our communities."

What will the rest of the year bring for bitcoin?

I think some our once insane price targets will come to fruition and we will see more folks diving down the rabbit hole and changing their lives for the better."

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

We can easily point to all of the billionaires boasting about adding Bitcoin the their balance sheets but really that wasn’t why Bitcoin was created, in my opinion. To me, the most exciting thing is watching folks in my network from all backgrounds decide to take the plunge and buy Bitcoin, whether it's $10 or $10,000, their lives are forever changed for the better."

Cleve Mesidor, Founder of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

The price of bitcoin, while great for us hodlers, can lead to sticker shock for newbies, particularly Black and Latinx consumers. I focus on bitcoin’s inclusivity and accessibility by pointing out that anyone can purchase a fraction of a bitcoin—similar to layaway. This reference often peaks interest and leads to a deeper conversation. Mainstream adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency is possible in the marketplace if we are intentional about removing the barriers to entry and are willing to demystify the language of crypto."

Lea Thompson, Founder and Entrepreneur at Girl Gone Crypto

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Bitcoin adoption excites me because it means people have options. Options for how they want to transact, how they want to bank, and how they want to store their funds. It gets us closer to the kind of peer-to-peer economy that I really want to be part of, and that best aligns with my values."

What will the rest of the year bring for bitcoin?

It is my hope that as we ride out the rest of this bull run, however long it may last, that the wave of big companies and institutional investors jumping on board will make bitcoin an unstoppable force for years to come."

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

I've really loved seeing the explosion of NFTs. These are the kinds of steps that help our industry move from being viewed as "nerd money"  to instead being considered a thriving economy of artists and creatives that is approachable to people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and interests."

Marguerite deCourcelle, CEO at Blockade Games

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Satoshi said it best with realizing a new territory of freedom and the freedom to innovate! 'Yes, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years. Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks like Napster, but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own.' - Satoshi"

What will the rest of the year bring for bitcoin?

NFTs on Bitcoin will start to see traction this year. Pay attention to Muneeb, Cryptograffiti, Satoshi Games, Brad Mills, RGB, Mint Gox, Liquid Network by Blockstream, Stacks, and LSAT to keep a pulse on this development."

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

The debate around the application, function and utility of NFTs and their role within a decentralized and distributed network. The abstract conversation has inspired interactions and dialogue across numerous diverse communities, developers, and content creators."

Shana Jordan, VP of Operations & Strategy at Lolli

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

What excites me most about bitcoin adoption is that it’s becoming easier than ever for anyone to earn and own it and opportunities for access have become democratized. I am increasingly seeing that my friends and family–who would not have previously been able to buy or mine bitcoin–are now enjoying the opportunity to earn satoshis, learn more about bitcoin, and share with their networks, which becomes a compounding effect."

Alexis Alicéa, Customer Care Representative at Lolli

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

The most exciting thing that happened in the space this year is the ease of use has become greater and greater! Bitcoin has become more mainstream, and has garnered interest from everyone from Elon Musk to my 68-year-old Great Aunt Mary. You can spend and earn bitcoin so many ways now, and that adoption has been the coolest part of it."

Shanah Walton, Founder of Cocktails & Crypto and Crypto Onboarding Coach

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

What I find the most exciting about bitcoin adoption is watching the biggest bitcoin naysayers become believers. Even my super skeptical 63- year-old mother created a Lolli account and is now #stackingsats."

Emerson Steele, Growth Marketing Intern at Lolli

What excites you most about bitcoin adoption?

In a world that is often times incredibly divided by language, religion, politics, and race, the idea that something as pertinent to living as money could become a universal concept through bitcoin adoption, would automatically begin to bridge the gap between countries, cultures, and social/economical classes."

What will the rest of the year bring for bitcoin?

Truly, one of the only aspects of the past year that didn’t suck was bitcoin. I believe with the hope that comes in the year ahead of us, it is inevitable that bitcoin will double in price, bitcoin ATMs will begin being mounted in the US and other countries, and there will be an opening of even greater opportunities for those looking to hop on the bitcoin train."

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

Today, bitcoin is at 50k. Last year, on this exact day, bitcoin was at 8k. I think those numbers speak for themselves..."

Ashley Louise, CEO and Co-Founder at Ladies Get Paid

What’s the most exciting thing that’s happened in the space this year?

This year, I've heard from so many women that they've been learning about and buying Bitcoin as part of their long-term investment strategies. Historically, Bitcoin holders tend to be mostly men, so I'm so happy to see women taking advantage of this wealth-building opportunity."

Ariel Raynor, Customer Care Representative at Lolli

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Stacking Sats! What’s not to be excited about? Something that once seemed intangible, has now been made available to everyone, regardless of your current financial status. As a mother, shopping is a constant, whether it be for everyday household needs, clothes, or entertainment. Thanks to Lolli, rather than shopping and receiving a store credit, I am an investor! Me! A mom of 2! The reward is bigger than Bitcoin! I have the peace of mind knowing that I have coins that are constantly sky rocketing in value even in the midst of so many unforeseen life changing events we’ve faced in the past year. Bitcoin is breaking down social classes, promoting financial freedom, and empowering us all to break the chains of tradition to embrace the future! If you’re waiting for the right time to Stack, the time is now!"

Lyn Alden, Founder at Lyn Alden Investment Strategy

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

To me, the exciting thing about bitcoin adoption is the independence that it gives people around the world, especially for places that need it the most. With Bitcoin, people have unrivaled mobility of their money, along with a level of self-custody and verification that they feel is appropriate for them. It opens up new revenue models for online businesses, and can be used for censorship-resistant payments, international transfers, and wealth protection or hedging in a world of unstable currencies."

Elena Nisonoff, Marketing & Communications Intern at Lolli

What excites you the most about bitcoin adoption?

Bitcoin is exciting to me because it encapsulates our ability to reimagine existing systems and innovate new ones that better the individual and her community! Technology bestows us with tools to implement the changes we believe in, and Lolli is a great example of this. It will be vital to increase accessibility to investing in bitcoin, as Lolli does, to facilitate empowering more people to reevaluate their ideas about monetary systems, trust, accountability, and the futures they want to see.”

Share Bitcoin With a Woman 🤝

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Elena Nisonoff

Elena Nisonoff

Elena is a Marketing & Communications Intern at Lolli, a rewards app and browser extension that gives you free bitcoin when you shop online at 1,000+ top stores.

New York, NY