Siegel, 30, is a 30-year-old former substitute teacher who claims to have made millions from cryptocurrency investments since 2017. She now has over 194,000 followers on Twitter, where she tweets on the market, business news, and her personal life under the handle @CryptoFinally.
Crypto isn’t known for having a particularly gender-balanced environment. Even crypto celebrity Rachel Siegel had no idea that a recent industry gathering would end with a covert photo of her butt going viral on Twitter—and a conference employee cheering it on.
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The Bitcoin 2022 event, a four-day celebration for aficionados of the original cryptocurrency, drew 25,000 crypto enthusiasts on April 9. Siegel told The Daily Beast that she was in line for the mechanical bull, one of the conference’s numerous sponsored diversions, when she started up a casual chat with another conference attendee. Siegel claimed she didn’t think much of it at the moment and went on with her day.
When she returned home and opened Twitter, she was greeted with a photo of her own posterior. The conference’s man had apparently took a picture of her while she wasn’t looking and put it on Twitter with the only caption “lol.”
The man had posted the photo as a retweet of one of Siegel’s own: a selfie she had put up earlier that day. His photo was decidedly less flattering—a closeup of her backside taken from behind, her derriere looking notably less voluptuous. The tweet was obviously intended to highlight the difference.
Commenters quickly jumped into the replies to mock Siegel. (“How we serving them flapjacks?” one wrote.) Others made memes out of the image. By the time she saw it, Siegel said, the photo had been shared by multiple high-profile crypto accounts.
To Siegel and others, the incident was just another example of the harassment some women face in the crypto sphere. Much like in traditional finance, women are wildly outnumbered in the crypto space,
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