Crypto Celebration: Crypties Awards, Web Summit, and 0xpo Summit Celebrate the Best

• The inaugural Crypties Awards were presented at Decrypt Studios in Miami on November 30.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon about proof-of-stake mechanisms.
• Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski discussed raising venture money even during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts had a lot to celebrate in late November and early December of 2022, as the inaugural Crypties Awards were presented by Decrypt Studios in Miami on November 30. The Crypties is a new awards show recognizing projects and people in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries, and the night was filled with exciting speeches and presentations.

Among the award recipients was Marek Olszewski, who accepted the Cryptie for Celo in the category of Social Impact. Other nominees in the category included Ukraine DAO, Dream DAO, Proof of Protest, and Digital Diaspora. The event 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.

Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of the Tezos blockchain, also took the stage at Web Summit in Lisbon to discuss the unique proof-of-stake mechanism the Tezos blockchain has used since its inception. She also spoke about her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.

Another highlight of the month was the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, where a panel of venture capitalists discussed how to raise money even during Crypto Winter. 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 for the discussion.

Overall, it was an exciting month in the cryptocurrency world, with a variety of events, presentations, and awards shows celebrating the best of the best. The Crypties Awards, Web Summit, and 0xpo Summit were just a few of the many events that celebrated the progress and potential of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries in late November and early December of 2022.