Crypto Industry Recognizes Achievements at Crypties Awards, Web & 0xpo Summits

• Simone Berry and Akbar Hamid accepted the Cryptie for People of Crypto’s Metaverse Pride Parade at the inaugural Crypties Awards from Decrypt Studios.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos discussed the proof-of-stake mechanism and NFT gaming onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon.
• Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo and Alex Strzesniewski joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Summit to discuss raising venture money during Crypto Winter.

On November 30, the inaugural Crypties Awards from Decrypt Studios in Miami took place, awarding People of Crypto’s Metaverse Pride Parade with the Metaverse Event of the Year award. Simone Berry and Akbar Hamid accepted the Cryptie from presenter Toni Thai Sterrett of Bad Grrls Creative Club. The other nominees in the category were Decentraland’s Metaverse Fashion Week and Heal from The Sandbox and Code Green.

The next day, Kathleen Breitman of Tezos joined Decrypt’s Stephen Graves onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon to discuss how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception and her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.

On November 3, 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 for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panel discussed the challenges of raising capital for projects in the current bear market, and the panelists shared their insights on how to best reach investors and make a successful pitch.

The Crypties Awards and the Web Summit and 0xpo Summit events were all successful in their own right and provided valuable insight into the current state of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and the larger crypto industry.