Crypto Companies: Don’t Launch Without Seeking Legal Advice

Bullet Points:
• A blockchain attorney, Lisa Rubin, recently discussed the need for crypto companies to seek legal advice before launching.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December, sponsored by a range of crypto projects.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos, Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock all spoke at the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have been making waves in the financial sector for years. With the rise of digital tokens, decentralized applications, and other innovative blockchain-based products, the industry has seen a number of legal and regulatory changes. As such, it’s important for companies involved in the space to make sure that they are compliant with all applicable laws. Recently, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3 to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds, as well as the need for crypto companies to seek legal advice before launch.

In addition to this important discussion, the Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December at Art Basel in Miami. Hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and sponsored by a range of crypto projects, the gala saw statuettes awarded in nine categories. 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 were all present as sponsors.

Finally, the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco saw a number of speakers from projects across the crypto industry. Kathleen Breitman of Tezos, Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock all shared their insights on stage. Breitman talked about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, while Robbins, Amhaz, Guo, and Strzesniewski discussed raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.

Overall, it’s clear that the crypto and blockchain industry is growing rapidly, with a number of important legal and regulatory changes taking place. Companies should make sure to seek legal advice before launching their products, and industry events such as the Crypties and 0xpo Summit are a great way to stay up to date on the industry’s latest developments.