• Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti spoke at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon and a panel on raising venture money during Crypto Winter was held at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco
At the end of November, the blockchain world converged in San Francisco for the 0xpo Crossroads event, a series of talks and panels that brought together some of the brightest minds in the industry. On the opening day of the event, Francesco Agosti, the co-founder of the popular Solana dapp, Phantom, joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss the history of Phantom and what he’s looking forward to in the world of Web3.
Later in December, Decrypt Studios held the first ever Crypties awards gala, 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 event was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and featured presenters from a range of crypto projects. Statuettes were awarded in nine categories to celebrate the accomplishments of the crypto world.
In January, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon. She discussed how the Tezos blockchain has been using a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.
Finally, in December, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson held a panel at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco 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 joined the discussion, providing insights and tips on how to successfully raise money in a bear market.
Overall, it was an exciting few weeks in the blockchain world, with tons of events and panels that provided valuable insights into the industry. From Phantom’s history to raising money in a bear market, attendees were able to gain a better understanding of the blockchain world and the possibilities it holds.