Crypto Events: Legal Advice, Industry Celebrations, and Raising Money in a Bear Market

• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed legal misconceptions the industry still holds with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco.
• In December 2022 the inaugural Crypties awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami with emcee Josh Ostrovsky and presenters from a range of crypto projects.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos discussed the Tezos blockchain’s use of proof-of-stake, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming at Web Summit in Lisbon.

At the 0xpo Crossroads event in San Francisco, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Rubin emphasized the importance of crypto companies seeking legal advice before launching their projects, as many are unaware of the regulations that apply to their particular business. Rubin also discussed the need for crypto companies to remain compliant with local laws and regulations, and the importance of having a clear understanding of their business goals and objectives.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. Emceeing the event was Josh Ostrovsky, also known as “The Fat Jewish”, and presenters from a range of crypto projects. 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. Crypties were awarded in nine different categories, with the winners chosen by a panel of judges.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke onstage with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves about the Tezos blockchain’s use of proof-of-stake, her admiration for Tendermint and Ethereum, and progressive decentralization. Breitman also discussed the potential of NFT gaming, and outlined how Tezos was ahead of the curve in terms of the proof-of-stake merge.

Finally, at the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, 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 a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panel discussed the difficulties of raising money in a bear market, as well as strategies for navigating the current environment and ensuring successful investments.

The past few months have seen a flurry of activity in the blockchain and crypto space, with a variety of events, conferences, and summits taking place around the world. Lisa Rubin, Kathleen Breitman, and the panel of venture capitalists highlighted the importance of legal advice, staying compliant, and understanding the current business environment, and the Crypties awards gala provided a platform for celebrating the successes of the industry. As the blockchain and crypto space continues to grow and evolve, these events will remain important for sharing knowledge and fostering collaboration.