Crypto Leaders Share Insights at Decrypt’s Crypties and 0xpo Events

• Blocknative CEO Matt Cutler spoke at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3 about Web3 origin stories and Blocknative’s business.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, with Josh Ostrovsky as emcee and sponsors from a range of crypto projects.
• Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain’s proof-of-stake mechanism and NFT gaming onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon, and Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski discussed raising venture money at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

At the beginning of December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in Miami at Art Basel. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, nine categories of awards were presented, with sponsors including Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.

On November 3, Blocknative CEO Matt Cutler spoke at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco about his Web3 origin story, Blocknative’s business, and some of the misconceptions in the crypto space. Later that day, at Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain’s proof-of-stake mechanism, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.

Finally, at 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 an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panelists discussed the difficulties of raising in a bear market, the importance of having the right team and network, the need for founders to be resilient, and the advantages of the current market for venture capital firms.

Overall, the past few weeks have been a great opportunity to hear from some of the brightest minds in the crypto space, from the awards gala to the panels, and to gain insight into the current state of the industry.