Crypto Industry Heats Up: Attending Summits, Seeking Legal Advice, Raising VC

• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, with emcee Josh Ostrovsky and presenters from a range of crypto projects.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon, and a panel on raising venture money was held at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry has seen a steady rise in recent years, and with that comes a need to understand the legal implications of launching a new project. Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, recently sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss the legal misconceptions the industry still holds. She emphasized the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a project, as doing so can save time and money in the long run.

The industry also celebrated a major milestone in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, when the inaugural Crypties awards gala was held. Hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“), the event saw the presentation of nine statuettes in a range of categories, sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. It was a night of recognition for the many innovative projects and individuals in the crypto space.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman took to the stage to talk about how the Tezos blockchain has been using a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She also discussed her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.

Finally, 0xpo Summit in San Francisco saw a panel on raising venture money 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 all joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss this topic in detail. From the importance of timing to how to pitch to investors, the panel gave valuable insight into the venture capital process.

The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is constantly evolving, and staying on top of the legal and business developments is a must for those involved. From attending conferences and summits to seeking expert advice, there are many ways to stay informed and ensure that your project is a success.

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