• The inaugural Crypties Awards was held on November 30, 2022 at the Decrypt Studios in Miami.
• Katrina Wolfe accepted the Cryptie for Crypto Unicorns from presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3.
• The awards gala 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.
On November 30, 2022, Decrypt Studios in Miami hosted the inaugural Crypties Awards. The awards ceremony was presented by Josh Ostrovsky, better known as „The Fat Jewish“, and was sponsored by a variety of crypto projects, including Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. A total of nine awards were given out, with Katrina Wolfe accepting the Cryptie for Crypto Unicorns from presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3. The nominees in the category were Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party.
The evening featured on-stage panels and interviews from a range of conferences and summits, including Web Summit in Lisbon and 0xpo Summit in San Francisco. At Web Summit, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed 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. At 0xpo Summit, a panel was held on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter, featuring Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock.
The Crypties Awards is the first of its kind, bringing together crypto projects, startups, and projects from all over the world. The awards ceremony was an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate innovation, creativity, and hard work in the crypto industry. The evening was an unforgettable one, and the Crypties Awards will no doubt continue to be an annual event for many years to come.