“It took years for me to get comfortable with social media,” Maria Sharapova gives honest insights into the ‘dark’ internet world while speaking about Web3

Speaking at the Binance Blockchain Week, Maria Sharapova detailed the effects social media has on the current world.

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

A few days ago, Maria Sharapova attended the Binance Blockchain Week in Paris where she spoke in depth about nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Sharapova, who retired from professional tennis in 2020, is now a successful businesswoman and is constantly getting into the crypto world after building ‘Sugarpova’ from scratch.

In an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph, she spoke about her plans of including women in Web3. She rallied that she wants women to experiment with Web3 even if it is a very new concept. She cited an example of herself winning her first major at 17. She said that social media wasn’t part of the experience when she won Wimbledon in 2004 and it took her years to get comfortable with social media. She said that a similar will be the case with Web3 over the coming years.

“I want to allow women to have a space where they experiment with Web3. For example, I was 17 when I won my first grand slam and social media was in no way part of that experience. It took years for me to get comfortable with social media over time. I think Web3 is also an area where one has to get out there in order to learn and grow from it,” Sharapova said.

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Maria Sharapova encourages people to speak about taboo topics

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova added that conversation about money, finance, crypto, and blockchain is taboo conversation and this will only become normal when people speak up about it.

“As I mentioned earlier, the conversation about money, finance, crypto, and blockchain is taboo conversation. People may feel that unless they know about these topics, they shouldn’t speak up. But I think this should be the other way around — you learn a lot more if you ask questions and get involved,” she said.

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Lakshya Chopra is an aspiring sports writer and enthusiast who covers tennis for FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing his B.Tech (Computer) degree from VIIT, Pune. He is the most passionate guy in the room when it comes to Sports. He is hugely inspired by Rafael Nadal.