Crypto Events Heat Up in December: Crypties, 0xpo, and Web Summit

• The inaugural Crypties Awards were held in Miami on November 30, with Crypto Unicorns winning the Game of the Year award.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon about the Tezos blockchain and its proof-of-stake mechanism.
• At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock discussed raising venture money during Crypto Winter.

On November 30, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties Awards at Art Basel in Miami, Florida. 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.

The highlight of the night was the Game of the Year award, which was presented to Crypto Unicorns by presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3. The other nominees in the category were Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party.

On December 19, the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco hosted 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 to discuss their strategies for raising capital and navigate the bear market.

Meanwhile, at Web Summit in Lisbon on December 6, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talked about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She shared her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, her thoughts on progressive decentralization, and her excitement for NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.

The Crypties Awards and the two panels at the 0xpo Summit and Web Summit were just a few of the exciting events that took place in the crypto space in December 2022. With the crypto industry growing at an exponential rate, there’s no doubt that the coming months and years will bring even more exciting events and opportunities.