Crypto Industry Leaders Share Insights on Ethereum Merge, Tornado Cash, and More

• Edward Snowden gave an extensive talk at Camp Decrypt in Napa CA, discussing topics such as the Ethereum merge, the sanctioning of Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash by the U.S. government, the privacy shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and DAOs.
• Kathleen Breitman talked at Web Summit in Lisbon about 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.
• Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco for a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter, and Illa Da Producer accepted the Cryptie on behalf of Yuga Labs from presenter Alanna Roazzi-Laforet at the inaugural Crypties Awards from Decrypt Studios in Miami.

In October, Edward Snowden spoke at Camp Decrypt in Napa, California, discussing numerous topics related to the Ethereum merge, the sanctioning of Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash by the U.S. government, the privacy shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the use of DAOs to source tips from whistleblowers. Snowden shared his candid views on these topics, giving insights into the current state of the crypto industry.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, gave a talk about the Tezos blockchain and its use of a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. Breitman also discussed her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, as well as progressive decentralization and NFT gaming.

At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, a panel was held by Decrypt’s Jason Nelson featuring Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock. The panel discussed raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.

Finally, at the inaugural Crypties Awards from Decrypt Studios in Miami, Illa Da Producer accepted the Cryptie on behalf of Yuga Labs from presenter Alanna Roazzi-Laforet. The other nominees in the category were Moonbirds, Azuki, DeGods, and CloneX.

It was an enlightening month for the crypto industry, with numerous events taking place and industry leaders sharing their insights on the most pressing topics. Edward Snowden and Kathleen Breitman, in particular, provided valuable perspectives on the Ethereum merge, the sanctioning of Tornado Cash, the privacy shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the use of DAOs. Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski also gave an in-depth panel on raising venture money during Crypto Winter. Finally, the Crypties Awards provided an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of a variety of projects in the NFT space.