At a convention in Singapore called “De/Centralize,” over a marathon two days, more than 80 speakers take the stage to talk blockchain. The speakers are CEOs, PhDs, developers, coders, social workers, investors, venture capitalists.
Then Meltem Demirors is introduced. The ballroom quiets. “That’s the Sheryl Sandberg of crypto,” one woman says to me in a whisper. Phones are whipped out, photos snapping. It’s not quite the blockchain version of a Drake concert, but the audience can sense a star.