Bullet Points:
• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed legal misconceptions in the industry at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3.
• The inaugural Crypties awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon about the Tezos blockchain’s proof-of-stake mechanism, Ethereum and sharding, and NFT gaming.

On November 3, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson spoke with Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, about legal misconceptions the industry still holds at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco. Rubin discussed the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a crypto business, and the potential legal risks that come with operating in the blockchain space.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. The evening was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“), and presenters from a range of crypto projects presented statuettes in nine categories. The event was sponsored by prominent blockchain organizations, such as Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.

On the same day, Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon. 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. She also highlighted Tezos’ potential use cases, such as decentralized finance, identity management, and prediction markets.

Additionally, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson moderated a panel at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panelists included Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock. The panelists discussed the challenges of raising capital during a bear market, and strategies crypto companies can use to succeed.

In conclusion, these live events offered valuable insights and advice to the crypto community. From legal advice to fundraising strategies, the events showcased the industry’s progress and highlighted the importance of staying abreast of the latest development.