Technology

The newest players in the crypto space? Teenage girls

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SAN FRANCISCO —  At 9 a.m. on a recent Saturday, dozens of young, African-American women, ages 13 to 17, stood in a line outside a tall, glass-plaited building to learn the complexities of bitcoin — a digital currency with a market that’s worth more than $100 billion. The event was part of Black Girls Code, a nonprofit groups that teaches technology and coding skills to African American girls.

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As the founder of a social media movement, Ambreen Tariq navigates authenticity and allyship

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In 2018, Ambreen Tariq’s story of the outdoors is camping, hiking and sightseeing. It is a promise of an annual trip to Shenandoah National Park on her birthday and skies that swirl slate blue into pink. It is a solid social media following and a demanding side-hustle. It is a hashtag. But twenty years ago, Tariq’s story of the outdoors is immigration. “My parents got bare minimum equipment. They were working two jobs each,” she says. “And at that time it didn’t strike me as odd because that was really my experience.” Tariq’s first memories of the outdoors are of staying afloat in a strange culture that held the dream…

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