Crypto Winter Resilience: Highlights from 0xpo, Crypties, and Web Summit
• Blocknative CEO Matt Cutler had a discussion with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 with emcee Josh Ostrovsky and presenters from various crypto projects.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon and venture capitalists discussed raising money in bear markets at 0xpo Summit.
At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Blocknative CEO Matt Cutler had an enlightening discussion with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson about his Web3 origin story and Blocknative’s business—along with misconceptions in the crypto space. Fast forward to December 2022, and the inaugural Crypties awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami. Hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“), the evening featured presenters from a range of crypto projects, with sponsors such as Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.
In January 2023, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke 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 with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves. Later in December 2022, venture capitalists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and 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 panelists discussed the challenges of raising money during a bear market and strategies for overcoming them.
Overall, these events showed the progress of the crypto space and the resilience of the industry. With the success of events such as 0xpo Crossroads, The Crypties, and Web Summit, the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is definitely on the rise.