Crypto Leaders Gather to Discuss the Future of Web3 at Decrypt Events

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• Decrypt Studios hosted the inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco featured Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti discussing the history of Phantom and what he’s looking forward to in Web3.
• Web Summit in Lisbon featured Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talking about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception.

At the beginning of December 2022, Decrypt Studios hosted their inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. 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, and was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, otherwise known as “The Fat Jewish”. Nine categories were recognized with statuettes, and presenters from a range of crypto projects attended the awards ceremony.

On November 3, 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco featured a discussion between Decrypt’s Jason Nelson and Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti. The two discussed the history of Phantom and what Agosti is looking forward to in the future of Web3. The conversation highlighted the impact that the popular Solana dapp has had since its inception and how it is positioned to continue to be a leader in the space as the technology advances.

Web Summit in Lisbon featured Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talking about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. Breitman discussed her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves. She also highlighted the advantages of Tezos being ahead of the curve in implementing a proof-of-stake mechanism, which has become increasingly popular in the blockchain space over the past few years.

Finally, 0xpo Summit in San Francisco featured a 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 joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson for an extensive discussion about the current state of venture capital and the opportunities that investors can still take advantage of even in a bear market.

In summary, Decrypt Studios hosted their inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco featured Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti discussing the history of Phantom, Web Summit in Lisbon featured Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talking about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism, and 0xpo Summit in San Francisco featured a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. All four of these events provided insight into the current state of the blockchain and crypto spaces and highlighted the opportunities that are available to investors and developers.