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Lavinia Osbourne

FounderWomen in Blockchain Talks

London, UK

Member Since January 2022


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I am an established agent for change in blockchain, and an entrepreneur at the vanguard of NFT development, and a futurist for the emergent metaverse. Through my work WiBT I have won and been nominated for accolades such as the National Diversity Award for Community Organisation and Best Diversity Resource/Initiative Award; whilst as an individual, I am one of Wirex's Rising Women in Crypto 2021, a TechWomen100 winner, Cogx 2022 winner and a 2021 LinkedIn Top Voice in Tech & Innovation. Combining my passionate belief in blockchain’s egalitarian ideals with a commitment to utilising my knowledge, connections and entrepreneurial spirit to bring opportunity for all, I work tirelessly to break down barriers by raising underrepresented voices.

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16 industry leaders on practical ways to boost crypto’s reputation

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Changing negative perceptions of the crypto industry entails a combination of education and consistent, smart SOPs. While it has staunch defenders and high-profile enthusiasts, there’s no question the crypto industry has been the subject of intense scrutiny. Many leading voices, from media figures and financial pundits to elected officials, fairly regularly publish opinions on crypto ranging from skeptical to downright hostile. And a recent spate of less-than-positive events in the crypto space isn’t helping to enhance the industry’s broader reputation. While industry leaders can’t change the past or control the actions of unscrupulous actors, they can do more to strengthen crypto’s foundation and spread the word about the space’s positive potential. Below, 16 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share practical ways industry leaders can help improve crypto’s reputation among the general public.

12 obstacles keeping entrepreneurs out of crypto

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While minimal tech expertise is a common stumbling block, it’s not the only issue making new investors wary of crypto.Even though the crypto industry doesn’t lack high-profile supporters, entrepreneurs may still be reluctant to enter the space. The central role of technology may be the primary barrier, but it’s not the only one, and the industry is unlikely to see the level of growth its potential justifies unless these barriers are addressed.It’s essential for current crypto leaders to play a role in breaking down the barriers keeping newcomers at bay. Here, 12 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle discuss the obstacles they see keeping new entrepreneurs out and how they can be addressed.

12 qualities to look for when building a crypto network

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When seeking new connections in crypto, it’s wise to watch for enthusiasm and energy as well as experience. Crypto is a fresh and exciting industry, but its relative newness can make it a challenge to build an extended network. Finding people with significant (or any) experience in crypto isn’t the only important criterion. To grow the space and see it reach its full potential, crypto pioneers need a holistic vision of the industry’s possibilities.Many of the qualities that make for a great potential connection in any industry apply in crypto, too, but it’s when those qualities come with a genuine passion for the space that real progress can happen. Below, 12 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share the qualities they’re searching for when expanding their crypto network.

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Women in Blockchain Talks

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Women in Blockchain Talks is the UK’s leading diversity-driven blockchain education and networking ecosystem. By amplifying underrepresented voices within blockchain our mission is to give the skills and the confidence to anyone – regardless of age, gender, nationality or background – to blaze their own personal or professional trail within the metaverse.



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