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Misogyny Festers At Heart Of Blockchain Community

I was recently speaking with an executive of a hot new blockchain-based startup. Her story was deeply appalling.

“We met with James*, the CEO of a prospect,” Sandy* told me. “My boss, Lance*, said, ‘you are here to listen. Let the big boys handle this stuff.’ Lance then told me that James says he’ll sign up as long as he gets to sleep with me.’”

The red pill of reality, vs. the blue pill of illusion?

The red pill of reality, vs. the blue pill of illusion?

When Sandy protested, Lance pushed back. “Lance said, ‘take one for the team. This is how the big leagues are,’” Sandy reported.

Unfortunately, stories like Sandy’s are all too common – within the blockchain community and the tech community at large.

This sad situation, however, isn’t news. With the publication of the controversial article “‘Oh My God, This Is So F—ed Up’: Inside Silicon Valley’s Secretive, Orgiastic Dark Side” by Emily Chang in Vanity Fair earlier this month, the entire technology community is now hyper-aware of the ‘bro culture’ at the heart of Silicon Valley.

Where Silicon Valley bros go, so too go the bros of blockchain. The blockchain/cryptocurrency segment of this tech community, shockingly, is where the worst of the worst congregate – the misogynistic heart beating at the center of the blockchain community and the tech world at large.

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Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Image credit: Ernest Duffoo.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).