Last week, Cointelegraph hosted another episode of CT Talks, dedicated to solving complex questions about crypto and blockchain: diversity and integration.

The blockchain space is very popular because of its openness, openness and a liberal environment, but our industry does not always show these values. During the session, several ideas were discussed about how to underline the basic openness of the crypto industry in our daily work and in our lives.

Sheila Warren, president of blockchain, digital assets and computer politics at the World Economic Forum, responded by promoting different opinions and encouraging public participation:

“Part of what I consider to be my role is to reinforce voices that are not often represented. I think this is a kind of commitment for every leader in this field. And this is easy to do, because a lot of innovation happens in rooms that are not represented in technology. So, it’s a kind of voice amplifier: you can talk about really exciting things happening, and also happen in places that aren’t actually represented. ”

Warren also encouraged everyone to follow suit and register as a partner at Black Tech for Black Lives, which has just begun. Her organization, WEF, has also released Presidio Principles, a document that provides key recommendations for blockchain application developers to preserve user rights to transparency, confidentiality, full disclosure and control of personal assets.

“There are many things you can do personally and as an organization to show and then take responsibility for the commitments you take on. This indicates that you take it very seriously when you put something specific.”

Daniel Dixon, CEO and CEO of the Stellar Development Foundation, shared his thoughts on demonstrating openness in the crypto area and blockchain, emphasizing the importance of one-on-one conversations, not one-on-one:

At SDF, we focused on our open source experience. This means that you do not open the code, but that you remain open as an organization. To create the effect we want and will be able to convey with this portfolio to a person in Nigeria who previously did not have a bank account but who can now trade and buy shares in companies in the United States, you need to understand the opinions and challenges, and not just sit here in the US and think about what might be. ”

As soon as we get to this place using blockchain, where the word “blockchain” or the word “encryption” sometimes is not closed because they do not understand this, we move on to this simplicity, ease of use and apparently, a logical user experience – it is so we really create this power. ”

Another committee member, Anino Emuva, founder and CEO of Avandis Consulting, commented on the importance of leadership in promoting the diversity and inclusion values ​​supported by the industry:

“It definitely starts with leadership. Leadership always sets the tone, and managers are responsible. It also helps absorb the system. ”

Undoubtedly, the industry is shaking some negative prospects, from the very beginning was the place of cowboys and the dark side of it. In addition, with the arrival of women and the female economy, women began to invest and their use became easier. These little signs that we see are signs that we need to be encouraged to achieve gender diversity, not only from the investor’s point of view, but also from the point of view of their participation in the industry as analysts, developers and business leaders. We have women who run Bancor and Binance, and they give very good signs. ”

The path to diversity and integration is full of pitfalls and challenges, but the simplest steps are the ones that have the greatest impact, and a discussion of current issues and opportunities is needed to move forward. Check out the full discussion on the YouTube channel Cointelegraph.