Raising Venture Capital and Navigating the Legal Landscape: Crypto Insights from 0xpo Summit and the Crypties 2022 Awards Gala

• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads to discuss common legal misconceptions in the industry.
• The Crypties 2022 Awards Gala was held at Art Basel in Miami with emcee Josh Ostrovsky and sponsors from a range of crypto projects.
• Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, and Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco for a panel on raising venture money.

In the rapidly changing world of blockchain technology, legal misconceptions still abound. Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3 to discuss the many legal issues that companies in this space need to consider before launch. Rubin emphasized the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a crypto project, as she has seen many startups make costly mistakes due to a lack of understanding of the legal landscape. Rubin also highlighted the importance of having a strong compliance framework in place, and discussed the need for companies to be aware of regulatory developments in the industry in order to remain compliant.

The Crypties 2022 Awards Gala was held in Miami in December 2022 at Art Basel. The red-carpet event was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“), and presenters from a range of crypto projects were on hand to award statuettes 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. Guests were treated to an extravagant evening of networking and celebration, showcasing the best of the blockchain world.

Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, discussed the advantages of Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon. Breitman explained how Tezos was ahead of the curve in its use of a proof-of-stake mechanism, and also talked about her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.

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 at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3 for an expansive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panelists discussed the challenges of finding investors in a bear market, and shared their insights on the best strategies for companies to use in order to secure funding. They also discussed the importance of having a strong team and a well-defined product roadmap in order to make a successful pitch.

In the ever-evolving world of blockchain technology, it is important to stay up to date on the latest legal and regulatory developments in order to remain compliant. It is also key to seek legal advice before launching a crypto project, and to have a strong team and product roadmap when raising venture capital. The Crypties 2022 Awards Gala and the panel at 0xpo Summit provided valuable insight into the industry, while Kathleen Breitman’s presentation at Web Summit gave a unique glimpse into the world of Tezos.