• Doodles Collab With Shopify won the Mainstream award at the inaugural Crypties Awards in Miami on November 30.
• Onstage panels and interviews were held at conferences and summits, such as Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talking about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception at Web Summit in Lisbon.
• A panel of venture capitalists discussed raising money in a bear market at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3.
On December 30, 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties Awards in Miami during Art Basel. With renowned emcee Josh Ostrovsky, AKA “The Fat Jewish,” presenting the awards, and sponsors such as Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721 in attendance, the evening was a huge success.
The first award of the night was the Mainstream Award, which went to Doodles Collab With Shopify, who were represented by Shirley Cedeno and Akbar Hamid. The other nominees in this category were RTFKT and Nike, Gmoney and Adidas, Tiffany and CryptoPunks, and TIMEpieces.
The Crypties also featured onstage panels and interviews from various conferences and summits. At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the proof-of-stake mechanism used by the Tezos blockchain since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.
At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson moderated a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panel included Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock. The panelists discussed the challenges of raising money in a bear market, and how to best approach the process.
The evening at the Crypties was an overall success, with awards being presented to those who have made huge contributions to the world of cryptocurrency. The awards were a great way to honor the people and projects who have been integral to the growth of the industry, and the evening was one to remember.