Crypto isn’t just a “Man” thing anymore. In the last few years we see more and more rise in the number of people getting involved with Cryptocurrencies. Women too have been a part of this awesome technological revolution. Each day more and more women are making their way in and some are making quite a name for themselves in various fields. Some are developers, some are influencers. The Blockchain reporter team interviewed one such personality. She is one of the most influential women in crypto out there, also she’s a huge Pokemon fan. Yes it’s “Queen satoshi”.
BR: So you are one of the female influencers out there, what led you into cryptocurrencies?
QS: To be honest, the first time I bought bitcoin in 2013 to buy some weed. 🙂 I had no idea what bitcoin was and just saw it as another form of online payment. Once I realized the potential I set up my Twitter account to be able to follow the community. I also got some oldschool book about Elliot Wave and started studying.
BR: How has the journey been so far?
QS: It’s been an incredible journey of ups and downs. I started actively trading in 2015. I initially made a killing in the market, but then got fully liquidated a few months in. It was the best learning money I could have ever spent. I started looking into serious risk management, not to rush into a trade and instead to let the trade come to you.
BR: What other things are you into besides trading cryptocurrencies?
QS: Well, its obvious. I am a huge gaming and Pokemon fan. But honestly my life all revolves around crypto currencies and trading. I am a day trader and scalper, that requires a lot of time behind the laptop. Once we’re back in the bull market I am looking forward to re-enter longer plays and swings again.
BR: What are some of the projects out there that you are into?
QS: Blockchain projects with a working product is what I am scouting for at the moment. I expect the bear market to last for maybe another 6 months to 1 year with a possible bottom at 1k. I keep comparing this market with 2014. This will be the make or break point for all the projects out there. I am not a bitcoin maximalist, but for me its all eyes on bitcoin at the moment.
BR: Your worst investment till date and your best.
QS: Since I am not really a hodler I do not really have much of a worst longterm investment generally speaking. But I can share some horrible decisions along the way. In my early days, I had to learn the hard way that there is a concept of buy the rumor, sell the news. I used to hang on to projects until the big announcement days. No need to explain what happened next. 🙂 Call me slow, but it actually took me a few rounds and blaming particular announcements, but never understanding the pattern. I have to say buying Ethereum and EOS at ICO stage was beautiful. We parted ways though in the end of December 2017.
BR: Is mass adoption of cryptocurrencies a fact or fiction?
QS: I think its a fact. It will take a little time though. We see some amazing projects like DX.Exchange coming up for example. DX.Exchange allows stock investors to buy stocks with crypto. I think that is a brilliant concept. For mass adoption to implement, new technology has to be developed, which allows a ‘refill’ of crypto payment into the wallet by fiat for example, so that the fluctuating prices do not affect the spending.
BR: Who are some of the leading women in the crypto/blockchain space in your opinion?
QS: I thought a lot about the one about women in crypto. Sadly there is only one I can think of and that is Elizabeth Stark. Now, I rather do not answer that in public. Let’s hope we get a lot of amazing women power over the next month and years.
BR: You’ve been in the industry since a few years back. What sets it apart from other industries?
QS: The crypto market is a unique asset of wealth with a 3x faster market cycle than the regular stock market. At the same time the cyptro market is an unregulated one. Many events happening in this market are off charted territory. Bitcoin just had the unique hyperwave play out, letting it rise up to 20,000USD and now probably back to 1,000. It’s a unique pattern I like to watch and trade. Tyler Jenks developed this pattern and honestly without following him my trading moves would have been very different and far less profitable. That is another thing that makes crypto unique. Almost the whole community has a Twitter account. The big wallets of bitcoin who dictate the market are owned by about 1,000 people. That gives the market a unique environment. Opportunities are still many and I will be looking forward to see a business environment grow around it.
BR: Where do you see blockchain technology in the coming years?
QS: I see it further and further implemented into mainstream. Singapore is a great leader in this matter. Companies like Singapore Airlines and many other have implemented blockchain into their technology.
BR: Did cryptocurrencies affect your day to day life ? What’s the biggest lesson that you’ve learned?
QS: Cryptocurrency has given me a lot of freedom. I never had a 9-5 job and probably never will have. The thing I love the most about crypto trading is that there will always be your next trade. Every single day there will be at least one new opportunity to make good money, if not many. I have met many amazing and inspiring people along the way. My biggest lesson was that sometimes no trade is the best trade. Let the market come to you, take profits along the way and always use a stoploss.
BR: Bitcoin for you in four words.
QS: Total freedom and independence.
BR: A few words for all the women out there in the crypto community.
QS: Ladies, please join us! We need to get more out there! Do not be intimidated. Seek role models. It is very inspiring to see many companies like Binance to hire a good amount of females for leading roles. I expect the number of women in crypto to slowly rise over the next year.