Name: Wendy O
Twitter followers: 330,000
Known for: crypto commentary, shitposting, buying and selling evaluation and neighborhood initiatives
Who is Crypto Wendy anyway?
Wendy is a former healthcare skilled turned crypto dealer and content material creator, or what she describes as a “YouTube shock jock.”
While the swap from well being to crypto took place because of plenty of causes, one massive issue was that the lengthy commutes and dealing hours had been taking her away from spending extra time along with her primary asset: her daughter.
“For seven years, I labored in infectious illness, HIV/AIDS, and I had a three-hour spherical journey commute 4 occasions every week. I used to be removed from my daughter, and I simply needed to be near her,” she says, including:
So then I purchased some Bitcoin. And I used to be like, Oh, God, that is cool. Like, I didn’t actually know, I simply noticed a quantity go up. And I used to be like, superior. This is cool. This stands for liberty.”
Diving into crypto, firstly by way of Bitcoin in 2017, Wendy taught herself tips on how to commerce and found that having the ability to take action around the clock, 24/7, labored completely with having a one-year-old daughter, as she might match all the things round her baby’s schedule.
It is raining in LA for the NFT occasion however our Lady B is wanting very good above ~$27,000
Maybe not a superb time to scalp however simply sit again in a longer-term place, take pleasure in her and play with alts as they appear to be enjoyable xo pic.twitter.com/2MxMZfBEWG
— Wendy O (@CryptoWendyO) March 21, 2023
How did she get common on Twitter?
Wendy places all of her viewers development all the way down to being genuine on-line, advocating for what she believes in and standing up for the underdog.
“I simply was myself, and I used to be genuine on-line. I hosted meetups, I defended individuals, I went after jerks [online]. I trashed the SEC and sort of stood up for the individuals and powered individuals, and I simply grew my viewers organically,” she says.
“I simply was doing it as a result of I needed to essentially assist the underdogs and assist individuals who grew up poor, like I did, and those that got here from actually fucked up backgrounds to know that they’ll be a part of any trade they need and thrive.”
The SEC assault in opposition to @Ripple wasn’t to guard retail it was to hurt retail and trick you into considering you want safety
The mainly fudded your $XRP baggage and harmed holders financially for his or her profit
— Wendy O (@CryptoWendyO) February 27, 2023
In the early days of her on-line profession, a notable portion of her development got here from internet hosting free crypto-focused meetups. Wendy stated that as a result of the big-name occasions had been too costly for herself and lots of others, she began internet hosting her personal gatherings to plug that hole.
“I seen a necessity for meetups and occasions that had been inexpensive as a result of all of the crypto occasions again then, you needed to pay like $1,000 to go and I grew up tremendous poor. I didn’t have $1,000 [to spare]. I hosted over 4 dozen free meetups in L.A. County, and , throughout the United States, one in Canada, after which I simply created the YouTube channel to livestream these occasions,” she stated.
What are you able to anticipate from her on Twitter?
Wendy spends plenty of her time slamming the hawkish habits of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and different villains within the crypto house.
Apart from that, she’s most definitely supporting different individuals and initiatives within the trade, providing buying and selling evaluation or partaking in some good old school shitposting (a recurring theme amongst many common crypto influencers.)
“I’m very blessed and grateful to have a big viewers. And all social media platforms. I feel we’re at 815,000 globally on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and Instagram,” she says.
“It’s actually superior as a result of I get to make use of my platform to help initiatives just like the Digital Currency Traders Alliance; we’ve raised over $50,000 for a nonprofit referred to as the Self Care lab […] So I’ve been capable of be a very massive advocate for issues which are vital to me, and it’s simply actually superior.”
The Self Care Lab is a boxing health club situated in Pomona, California, that caters to underprivileged and at-risk youth.
Being a longtime consumer of the health club and a powerful proponent of utilizing bodily health to uplift the youth, Wendy tapped into her community in late 2021 to boost the funds to not solely transfer places however improve numerous worn-down items of apparatus.
Unlike different figures within the Twitter Hall of Flame, Wendy isn’t eager to debate or convey consideration to her collection of spats with different individuals within the trade. She places the emphasis on reconciliation quite than recriminations.
“Probably a few of my favourite beefs are those that have trashed me on the web who’ve then met me in particular person and have stated, , ‘I’m sorry for being a dick.’ I’ll simply depart it at that, as I really feel like that’s good.”
But she’s not and not using a little bit of edge:
Twitter likes & dislikes
“I like Twitter as a result of I’m capable of join with so many wonderful individuals on a worldwide scale and from everywhere in the United States. And that’s dope.
I like to speak to individuals who got here from the place I got here from, and who’ve a ardour and are enthusiastic about issues that I’m. So that half is wonderful.”
On the opposite hand: “Lots of people aren’t very good on the web. Sometimes everyone’s acquired a voice and an opinion and whenever you work in a male-dominated trade, there’s that actuality of getting talked to not very properly; individuals sexualizing you, individuals saying shitty issues to you, individuals calling you dumb as a result of I don’t come from cash. I don’t come from conventional finance, I don’t come from a tech background,” she says.
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“I wish to continue to grow and I need to have the ability to embody as many underdogs as I can, and let everyone know it doesn’t matter what background or how totally different you might be from someone else, that you simply matter, your voice issues and preserve advocating for retail, and allow them to know that I’ll be their voice when wanted,” she says.
Let me get this straight …
The public servants had been so frightened of crypto that they purposely shut down banks for doing their job and giving banking companies to crypto firms to allow them to legally pay their taxes after which shut them down and made US taxpayers bailout the banks?
— Wendy O (@CryptoWendyO) March 13, 2023
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Brian Quarmby found crypto in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the concept of decentralization. Brian has since lived and labored Asia and returned to Melbourne in late 2019. Brian is a lover of sport and artwork and is bullish on the potential for NFTs to remodel artists lives within the close to future.