GitHub blockchain project contributors less than 5% women, study shows

Former Breakermag reporter Corin Faife’s analysis shows that just 4.64 per cent of all commits gathered from the 100 most popular blockchain projects submitted to GitHub are written by developers having female names.

According to recent research, data on 1,026,804 commits shows that only 47,678 had been written by women and 691,134 by men (the rest of the entries were either made anonymously or developers’ names were ambiguous).

Unless most anonymous commits were made by women—which is unlikely—the blockchain sector remains an overwhelmingly male-dominated industry. Faife cites additional research which confirms his findings—GitHub surveyed 5,500 open source developers, 95 per cent of whom identified as male.


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