Crypto Community Celebrates at Inaugural Crypties Awards Gala

• The Crypties 2022, the inaugural Crypties awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Francesco Agosti, the Phantom Co-founder, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss the history of Phantom and what he’s looking forward to in Web3.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception at Web Summit in Lisbon.

At the end of 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, statuettes were awarded in nine categories and the evening was sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.

On November 3, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson sat down with Francesco Agosti, the Phantom Co-Founder, at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss the history of Phantom and what he’s looking forward to in Web3. Agosti is one of the masterminds behind the popular Solana dapp and was eager to share the story behind the project. He spoke of the challenges in the early days of development and his hopes for the future of Web3, believing that the key to unlocking the potential of the technology lies in making it easier for developers to build on it.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Kathleen Breitman of Tezos discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She spoke of her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming. Breitman also discussed the importance of raising capital in a bear market and the difficulty of finding investors who share their vision.

Finally, the 0xpo Summit hosted a panel featuring Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and former Coinbase executive Dan Romero. They discussed the importance of understanding the current state of the market, the challenges of raising in a bear market, and the need for investors to be actively involved in the development of the projects in which they invest. They also touched on the importance of understanding the needs of the community and the need for investors to be willing to take risks in order to reap rewards.