Bullet Points:
• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed legal misconceptions in the industry at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, sponsored by a range of crypto projects.
• Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, and venture capitalists Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski discussed raising money during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

At the 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, discussed the legal misconceptions that are still held in the industry. Rubin focused on the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a crypto company, and stressed the need for organizations to be aware of the legal and regulatory frameworks they must operate within.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. Emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range 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, were all in attendance. Statuettes were awarded in nine categories.

At the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on December 9, venture capitalists Clay Robbins (Slow Ventures), Soona Amhaz (Volt Capital), Sarah Guo (Conviction and formerly Greylock), and Alex Strzesniewski (AngelBlock) all joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson onstage to discuss raising venture money during Crypto Winter. The panel discussed the challenges of fundraising in a bear market, and strategies for success.

Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of the Tezos blockchain, also spoke at the 0xpo Summit. 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.

Overall, the 0xpo Summit and 0xpo Crossroads provided an invaluable opportunity for the crypto industry to hear from and learn from experts in the field. From legal advice for launching a project to fundraising in a bear market, the events provided valuable insights that will help shape the future of the cryptocurrency industry.

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