Fewer than five percent of GitHub crypto contributors are female, says study

Exactly who is building the tools for a more open, free financial future?

Mostly men, it turns out. Ex-Breaker reporter Corin Faife trawled the data on 1,026,804 commits across the 100 most popular crypto projects on code repository GitHub, finding that a mere 47,678 had been created by women. That’s less than five percent.

GitHub is one of the more popular tools for open source developers. The website lets developers submit code to their project’s open repository, which others can scour. Updates to a code—”commits”—are either fully fledged upgrades or tentative ones, submitted by the developer for review. Sometimes contributors submit their real names; sometimes they don’t.

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