Crypto Industry Leaders Gather at Conferences, Summits, and Awards Galas

• 0xpo Crossroads featured a talk between Decrypt’s Jason Nelson and Francesco Agosti, a Phantom Co-Founder.
• The Crypties 2022 was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Web Summit 2022 featured a discussion between Decrypt’s Stephen Graves and Tezos Co-Founder Kathleen Breitman.

On November 3, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson held a talk with Francesco Agosti, Phantom Co-Founder, at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco. The two discussed the history of Phantom and what the future holds for Web3. Agosti was one of the minds behind the popular Solana dapp and he shared his insights on the industry.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, statuettes were awarded in nine categories. 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.

Web Summit in Lisbon in December 2022 featured a discussion between Decrypt’s Stephen Graves and Tezos Co-Founder Kathleen Breitman. Breitman 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.

Jason Nelson from Decrypt also moderated a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter at 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 the panel to discuss how to raise funds in a bear market.

Live events, both online and in-person, have been a cornerstone of the crypto industry. They provide an opportunity for industry leaders to meet, discuss, and share their insight on the world of cryptocurrency. From conferences and summits to awards galas, the crypto space continues to grow and evolve. As the industry matures, it’s important to recognize the work done by the trailblazers who are pushing it forward.