Live Blockchain Events Take Off: From Phantom to Tezos, Crypto Gatherings Abound

Bullet Points:
• Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti spoke at 0xpo Crossroads on November 3
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami
• Kathleen Breitman discussed Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism at Web Summit in Lisbon and venture capital raising strategies at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco

Live events have become a staple of the blockchain and cryptocurrency communities. On November 3, Francesco Agosti, the co-founder of Phantom, a popular Solana dapp, took the stage at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss the history of Phantom and his hopes for the future of Web3. The event, hosted by Decrypt’s Jason Nelson, covered a wide range of topics, from the story of Phantom’s founding to the use of DeFi in the blockchain space.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in Miami at Art Basel. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from crypto projects around the world, nine categories of awards were given out. The event 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.

Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos, was also featured in a live event in 2022, speaking at Web Summit in Lisbon. At the summit, she discussed the innovative proof-of-stake system employed by the Tezos blockchain, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming. Finally, a panel of venture capitalists, including Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock, took the stage at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco to discuss strategies for raising venture capital even during Crypto Winter.

Live events have become a great way for blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts to connect and learn from one another, and the events listed above are just a few examples of the type of events taking place in the space. From Francesco Agosti’s insights into Phantom to the Crypties 2022 awards gala, and from Kathleen Breitman’s description of the Tezos blockchain to the venture capital strategies discussed at 0xpo Summit, these events have brought the blockchain community closer together and given everyone a chance to learn from the experts.