Cryptocurrency Industry Insights: 0xpo Crossroads, Crypties 2022, and 0xpo Summit

• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney at Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss legal misconceptions in the industry.
• The Crypties 2022, the inaugural crypto awards gala, was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami and was sponsored by various crypto projects.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman and a panel of venture capitalists discussed raising during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss the legal misconceptions that the industry still holds. Lisa has worked in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since the early days and is an expert in the field. She has helped many companies navigate the complexities of the legal system and has been instrumental in introducing new laws that protect the industry.

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. The evening 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.

At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talked about 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 onstage. Additionally, 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 for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. Robbins discussed how to identify the right investors and how to create a strong relationship with them, while Guo discussed the importance of networking and building relationships with the right people. Amhaz and Strzesniewski spoke about the value of having a good team and the importance of creating a great product, both of which are essential for success in a bear market.

The discussions at 0xpo Crossroads, the Crypties 2022, and 0xpo Summit provided valuable insights into the legal, investments, and technical aspects of the cryptocurrency industry, and the events demonstrated the growing interest in the space and the potential for the industry to continue to grow.