Janina Lowisz has come a long way from 2013 when she first heard about Bitcoin (BTC) to today when she’s considered to be among the 100 most influential people in the blockchain industry.
Lowisz has been at Cashaa for more than two years since she participated in the creation of the firm as a co-founder and the marketing vice-president.
Cashaa is a blockchain-based platform that enables its users to store, save, spend, receive, borrow and get insured with “a simplified user experience”.
Encounter with Bitcoin and Blockchain
The Cashaa co-founder said she was an avid attendee at many Eurozone political events, but when she learned about Bitcoin she “noticed it makes sense to go further in that direction”.
So she decided to regularly go to Bitcoin and blockchain-related meetings instead of political events, she says in an interview with Bitnation, of which she was a co-founder and for whom she worked for from September 2014 to August 2016.
Loswiz became so fascinated by the crypto space she wrote her Bachelor’s degree thesis on Bitcoin and her Masters in Science dissertation about the blockchain.
By chance, she says, she became involved with Bitnation after being added to its Skype chat group.
“A few weeks later, I became actively involved in Bitnation when a stranger sent me an email saying that I should run their meetup group. I thought “sometimes the best things in life happen perchance”, she adds.
“The Blockchain ID will be the basis of Bitnation`s reputation system which will enable future Bitnation users to use services based on trustworthiness and reliability,” she says.
“It can help stateless people and refugees, so it is also part of Bitnation’s Refugee Emergency Response.”
Loswiz did not hesitate and by “jumping on the initial euphoria in the weeks after the ID pilot, I named myself Blockchain Girl for social media purposes, to reach more people interested in the blockchain”.
“Now I’m using my free time to go to events and meetups as Bitnation ambassador, where I get new people involved and connect those who could benefit from each other,” she adds.
At this point, Janina was motivated by the blockchain community in London, where “I made a lot of friends at meetups there and enjoyed telling people about Bitnation, so I became an ambassador.” She felt “helping to get new people on board is the key to success”.
Women in Blockchain
When asked how to make the crypto space more appealing to women, Loswiz conclusively responds: “I don’t know, I don’t think it’s a problem. I think we don’t need to do anything, because everyone should pursue their natural interests – if someone is not interested in nature, why try to pursue them. If someone is interested, he or she gets involved anyway, including women … it’s their own fault if they don’t see it as important.”