Crypto Events Shine a Spotlight on Innovators and Investors

• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties Awards Gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain and NFT gaming at Web Summit in Lisbon in November 2022.
• Panelists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3 for a discussion on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.

In December 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, sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.

In November 2022, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain and NFT gaming onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon. She discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.

In November 2022, a panel of venture capitalists and blockchain entrepreneurs gathered at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco for a discussion on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson onstage for the extensive panel. They discussed the challenges of raising venture capital in a bear market and the strategies that can be employed to make it successful.

The panelists also discussed the importance of building a network of trusted investors and the ways in which blockchain projects can take advantage of the current market conditions to create long-term value. They highlighted the opportunities presented by DeFi protocols and the potential for projects to gain a competitive edge in the market by offering innovative products and services.

Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti also sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3 to discuss the history of Phantom and what he’s looking forward to in Web3.

The 0xpo Summit and Crypties Awards Gala represent two of the biggest events in the crypto space, offering a platform for innovators to share their ideas and for investors to make connections and identify potential investments. The events also emphasize the importance of collaboration between project teams, investors, and the wider blockchain ecosystem. As the crypto industry continues to grow, these events will become increasingly important for the growth and development of the industry.