This week, institutional finance meets crypto at the inaugural CoinDesk Consensus: Invest conference! As these communities come together, I’m excited to highlight some of the women who are leading the charge across the crypto investing ecosystem.
Everyone wants to talk about digital currencies these days — wherever you go, you can’t escape the crypto conversation. This list highlights some of the investors, technologists, and leaders who are leading the conversation about crypto, and their take on what they’re excited about heading into 2018, and what they’re seeing that concerns them. I’ve also included my own thoughts at the end, and look forward to hearing yours in the comments section!
Alice is a Principal at RRE Ventures in New York, where for the past four year she has helped developed the firm’s theses and spearhead investments into blockchain and crypto companies. As a firm, RRE has invested in companies including Chain, Abra, Paxos, Digital Currency Group, Ripple, Gem, Bitpay, 21 and Mediachain. Alice also invests in other emerging technologies from seed to Series A and B, including machine learning, robotics, and augmented reality. She runs a podcast called Flux (@thefluxpodcast) that focuses on frontier founders.
Going into 2018, Alice is excited to see another wave of professionalization and features hit crypto trading, as well as a whole new crop of developers working on decentralized applications. She is interested to see how decentralized exchanges and stablecoins might develop and hopes to see the emergence of more user-friendly custody solutions. She remains concerned about mining concentration, governance issues in bitcoin, and the risk of further forks.