Crypto Events in 2022: Legal Misconceptions, Awards, and Venture Capital

• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, with an emcee and presenters from various crypto projects.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman and venture capitalists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Stephen Graves and Jason Nelson at Web Summit and 0xpo Summit, respectively, to discuss Tezos, raising capital in a bear market, and more.

At the 0xpo Crossroads conference in San Francisco, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson sat down with Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, to discuss current legal misconceptions in the industry. Lisa, a highly experienced attorney, provided valuable insights into the legal issues crypto companies need to consider before launch, as well as the importance of seeking legal advice.

Moving on to December 2022, The Crypties awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami. Hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, commonly known as “The Fat Jewish”, the event was sponsored by several prominent crypto projects such as Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. Nine statuettes were awarded across various categories, with presenters from a range of crypto projects.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman joined Decrypt’s Stephen Graves onstage to discuss Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming. Meanwhile, at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, venture capitalists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock shared their insights into the current state of venture capital in the crypto industry.

Altogether, these events provided valuable insight into the legal issues, awards, and venture capital discussions in the crypto space. With experienced speakers from the industry, this topic is sure to attract further attention in the near future.