• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, recommends startups seek legal advice before launch.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Speakers at Web Summit in Lisbon and 0xpo Summit in San Francisco discussed raising money in a bear market and Tezos‘ proof-of-stake mechanism.
Crypto companies and projects need to stay up to date on the latest trends, regulations, and legal advice in order to remain successful in the industry. To that end, Decrypt has hosted a series of events to bring together experts, including Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, who sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3 to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds.
Crypto projects need to be aware of the legal risks and protections associated with their businesses and take proper legal advice to ensure their businesses are compliant and properly protected. Lisa strongly recommends that startups seek legal advice before launch, as “the cost of getting it wrong can be very high.”
In addition to providing legal advice, Decrypt also hosted a series of events to celebrate the industry. In December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala. 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.
At Web Summit in Lisbon and 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, speakers discussed raising money in a bear market and Tezos‘ proof-of-stake mechanism. 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 onstage at Web Summit. At 0xpo Summit, 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.
Overall, Decrypt’s events have provided valuable advice and insight into the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. From legal advice to raising money in bear markets, the events have provided a platform for industry experts to share their knowledge and experience. With the continued growth of the blockchain industry, such events will only become more important in providing the latest information and trends.