Crypto Events of 2022: How NFTs, Blockchain Tech Push Storytelling, Fundraising

• Live EventsNFT Storytelling: Jason Michael Primrose, Amanda Terry, Artemysia-X, Kas Vegas at Camp Decrypt 2022 discussed how their work utilizes NFTs for storytelling
• The Crypties 2022: Highlight Reel was an awards gala at Art Basel in Miami, with emcee Josh Ostrovsky and presenters from a range of crypto projects
• How Tezos Was Ahead of the Proof-of-Stake Merge and Raising in a Bear Market: Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, AngelBlock were two panels at Web Summit and 0xpo Summit

Live Events at Camp Decrypt and Web Summit in 2022 showcased a variety of presentations and panels on how NFTs and other blockchain technologies are being utilized for storytelling, fundraising, and other projects.

At Camp Decrypt, a panel of four NFT experts discussed how their work incorporates NFTs for storytelling. Lost Children of Andromeda author Jason Michael Primrose, Amanda Terry of Metagood and ACTAI Ventures, Artemysia-X of LorePlay, and Kas Vegas of NFT INT, Huxley, and Feature.io all talked about their various NFT projects, moderated by What’s Trending podcast host Shira Lazar.

The Crypties 2022: Highlight Reel event was held at Art Basel in Miami in December 2022, to recognize excellence in the crypto space. The gala was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, „The Fat Jewish,“ and sponsored by a range of 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. Awards were presented in nine categories.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talked about the Tezos blockchain’s proof-of-stake mechanism and its uses, Ethereum and its sharding progress, and Decrypt’s Stephen Graves discussed NFT gaming.

Finally, at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, a panel of venture capitalists discussed fundraising in a bear market. Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock all gave their insights on the current crypto market.

Overall, the events of 2022 showcased the incredible progress and developments being made in the crypto space, with NFTs and other blockchain technologies being utilized for storytelling, fundraising, and gaming. The panels and presentations provided a glimpse into the future of the crypto world, and gave people insight into the power of NFTs and blockchain technology.

CrossTower joins the Crypto Rating Council

The crypto currency exchange, CrossTower, now part of the Crypto Rating Council, or CRC, joins as the newest member of the council, along with 11 other companies in the industry.

According to the June 10 announcement, the CRC was pleased to select the New York-based company to join the group, among its existing members: Coinbase, Cumberland, Anchorage and Genesis Global Trading.

The CRC states that its mission is to provide a „More Systematic“ U.S. securities law analytical framework for cryptoactives, promoting regulatory clarity in the industry,

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Providing a clear picture of U.S. regulatory issues in the cryptomint industry
The classifications configured by the CRC, attempt to qualify the cryptoactives involved in compliance with the legal framework of the United States.

The lowest CRC score will be 1, indicating that an asset has few or no security features, compared to a score of 5 indicating features very consistent with compliance with the U.S. securities law.

Kristin Boggiano, co-founder of CrossTower, said the following after the announcement:

„We are honored to have been selected to join the CRC and look forward to increasing visibility, promoting standards and contributing to the safe and orderly growth of the digital asset industry.

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CrossTower’s reason for joining the CRC

The announcement also states that since the launch of the rating scheme and the initial release of 20 asset scores last fall, the cryptomoney exchange has made „steady progress in engaging the developer community,“ recruiting industry members and producing additional asset scores.

In addition to currently offering five of the world’s top-ranked currencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), USDCoin (USDC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Zcash (ZEC), the New York-based crypto exchange said it plans to introduce more assets and additional services „later this year“ that will be overseen by CRC as well.

On April 2, the CRC published an introduction to the ratings of three new crypto currencies, including the Basic Attention Token (BAT), USDCoin (USDC) and Iota (IOTA).