• Decrypt Studios held the first Crypties awards gala in December 2022.
• Francesco Agosti, co-founder of Phantom, discussed the history of his project at 0xpo Crossroads.
• Panelists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock discussed raising venture money at 0xpo Summit.
Decrypt Studios recently held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami. Emceed by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“), the event was sponsored by a range of crypto projects including Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. During the evening, awards were given out in nine categories in recognition of the best projects and achievements in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco, Phantom co-founder Francesco Agosti discussed the history of his project with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson. Agosti spoke about the Solana dapp and what he was looking forward to in the Web3 space.
At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson moderated a panel on raising venture money, even during Crypto Winter. Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock all discussed the challenges and opportunities of fundraising in the current climate. Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, also joined the panel to talk 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.
Overall, the events hosted by Decrypt Studios provided a platform for industry leaders and innovators to discuss their projects, the crypto space, and the future of blockchain technology. The Crypties awards gala gave recognition to those who have achieved success in the field, while the panels and interviews offered insight into a range of topics that are important for the industry.