Bullet Points:
• Lisa Rubin of Paul Hastings advised crypto companies to seek legal advice before launch.
• The inaugural Crypties awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos and representatives from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock spoke on a panel at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

At the 0xpo Crossroads Conference in San Francisco on November 3rd, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss some of the legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Rubin advised that crypto companies seek legal advice before launching in order to protect themselves and their investors.

At the end of December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. The evening was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects. Statuettes were awarded in nine categories and the event 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.

Onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon, Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of the Tezos blockchain, talked about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She also discussed her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.

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 Jason Nelson for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panel discussed the merits of raising funds in a bear market, as well as strategies for approaching investors and making a successful pitch.

Overall, the 0xpo Crossroads, Crypties, Web Summit, and 0xpo Summit events proved to be an invaluable source of information and advice for the crypto community. From Rubin’s advice on legal advice to the panelists‘ advice on fundraising, the events provided valuable insight into the industry and how to succeed in it.