• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami
• 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
• The Crypties recognized the achievements of innovative crypto projects across nine categories
On the evening of December 2022, the crypto world was abuzz with anticipation. The inaugural Crypties awards gala, hosted by Decrypt Studios, was about to take place at Art Basel in Miami. 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. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, the Crypties recognized the achievements of innovative crypto projects across nine categories.
The attendees were eager to find out who would win the Mainstream Award. This award was given to a project that had made a significant impact on the mainstream world. The nominees included Doodles, RTFKT and Nike, Gmoney and Adidas, Tiffany and CryptoPunks, and TIMEpieces. Ultimately, Doodles took home the Cryptie, with Shirley Cedeno and Akbar Hamid accepting the award on behalf of the project from presenters Igor Lilic and Gabriela Ramos Lilic of Breakout.
The Crypties also included onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits. For example, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman appeared at Web Summit in Lisbon, where she talked 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.
At the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, 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 Crypties provided a much-needed platform for recognizing innovation in the crypto world. It was an unforgettable evening, and one that will surely be remembered for years to come.