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Breaking barriers: six Arab women shaping the crypto scene

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have been making waves in the financial world and beyond. Despite the many challenges and barriers, Arab women have made their mark in this fast-growing industry. From seasoned veterans to innovative entrepreneurs, these women are leading the way for others to follow.

In this article, we will take a closer look at six of the top Arab women in crypto and how they are changing the game.

Amber Ghaddar

Founder of Alliance Block in the UK, this Lebanese entrepreneur is building the framework for the world’s first globally compliant capital market. With a background in investment banking and trading at JP Morgan, she has the experience and know-how to make a difference in the crypto world.

She aims to bridge traditional and decentralized finance (DeFi) to create a new and more inclusive financial world. Dr Ghaddar firmly believes in the power of women’s networks, encouraging women to join such groups and connect with like-minded individuals.



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Dina Samaan

Dina Samaan has been a driving force in the crypto world as the Managing Director and Co-founder of CoinMENA, a digital-assets trading platform based in Bahrain.
The Jordanian entrepreneur was featured in Forbes 30 under 30, and her experience in both the crypto and real estate industries has helped her bring a unique perspective to the crypto world, making her one of the leading Arab women in the industry.


Eman Herawy

Eman Herawy is an Egyptian Ethereum developer working to encourage the development of blockchain technology in the Arab world. As a Devcon scholar, blockchain mentor and ambassador, she has made a name for herself in the crypto world and is leading the way for others in the Arab world to follow.

In late 2020, she founded Arabs in Blockchain, an open community that aims to promote blockchain through events and mentorship programs.

Iman Mutlaq

The Saudi-born Jordanian entrepreneur broke into the financial industry at age 27. She is now the CEO and Founder of INGOT Broker LLC, a consortium of multinational companies that offers, inter alia, crypto services. Iman is also the launcher of INGOT Coin.


Ola Doudin

CEO and Co-founder of BitOasis, a cryptocurrency platform, the Jordanian businesswoman is helping to shape the crypto landscape in the Middle East. Doudin was a former IT risk advisor at Ernst & Young and is now an advisor to Yellow, a Bitcoin payment company, which made her acquire valuable experience in both traditional and decentralized finance (DeFi).



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Salwa Radwi

Founder and CEO of Nuqtah, the first NFT marketplace in MENA, Salwa Radwi is helping to bring the world of digital art and NFTs to the Arab world. Salwa is also one of the youngest Saudi artists to have a photograph displayed in the British Museum.


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