Industry Alive and Well: Legal Discussions, Innovative Awards, and Exciting Developments

Bullet Points:
• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed legal misconceptions the industry still holds.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism, Ethereum and sharding, and NFT gaming at Web Summit in Lisbon.

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson sat down with Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, to discuss the legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Lisa brought a wealth of knowledge to the discussion, helping explain the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a crypto-based project. She also touched on the need for government regulations that can provide clear guidance for the industry.

Later in the month, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. Emceed by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“), the event featured presenters from a range of crypto projects, and statuettes were awarded in nine categories. The evening was sponsored by several leading companies in the space, including Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.

Finally, at Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman took the stage with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves. Kathleen discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception and expressed admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.

Throughout the month, it was clear that the blockchain and crypto industry is alive and well, with many exciting developments taking place. From important legal discussions to innovative awards ceremonies, there’s a lot of potential for growth and progress in the space.