• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties Awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Katrina Wolfe accepted the Cryptie for Crypto Unicorns from presenter Avery Akkineni.
• Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits included Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman and a panel of venture capitalists discussing raising in a bear market.
Decrypt Studios hosted the first annual Crypties Awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami. The evening was emceed by Josh Ostrovsky, also known as The Fat Jewish, and presented by a range of crypto projects. Statuettes were given out in nine categories, with the Game of the Year award going to Crypto Unicorns. Katrina Wolfe accepted the Cryptie from presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3.
The gala 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. Throughout the evening, there were onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits. Tezos co-founder Kathleen 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 with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.
Additionally, a panel of venture capitalists including 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 at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco to discuss raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.
The Crypties Awards gala was a star-studded event with an impressive list of sponsors and an audience full of people from the crypto and blockchain industry. The evening was a huge success, with many awards and interesting discussions taking place onstage. It was a night to remember and the perfect way to end the year.