• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed legal misconceptions in the industry during 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala took place in December at Art Basel in Miami with emcee Josh Ostrovsky and presenters from crypto projects.
• At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain, progressive decentralization and NFT gaming.
Decrypt recently held several events throughout the year where industry professionals, thought leaders and innovators in the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem gathered to discuss the latest news and trends in the space.
At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Decrypt sat down with Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Rubin outlined the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a crypto project, citing an example of a project that failed due to a lack of legal guidance.
The Crypties 2022 awards gala also took place in December at Art Basel in Miami. The event was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, better known as „The Fat Jewish“, and was sponsored by a range of crypto projects, such as Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. Statuettes were awarded in nine categories, recognizing individuals and projects that made a significant impact on the industry.
At Web Summit in Lisbon, Decrypt’s Stephen Graves joined Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman onstage to discuss the Tezos blockchain and its use of a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. Breitman also expressed admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, and provided insight into progressive decentralization and NFT gaming.
Finally, at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson moderated a panel on venture money with representatives from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction and AngelBlock. Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo and Alex Strzesniewski discussed the challenges of fundraising in the bear market and shared advice on how to navigate the current crypto winter.
It was a year of great discussion, learning and innovation in the blockchain and crypto space, and Decrypt is looking forward to an even more successful 2021.