Navigating Crypto Winter: Raising Venture Capital and Legal Considerations

• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds.
• In December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala.
• 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 world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is still a relatively new space, and with new technologies come new legal considerations. 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 that the industry still holds.

Rubin highlighted the importance of seeking legal advice before launching any project. She explained that there are a wide range of laws and regulations that need to be taken into account, and that failure to do so can lead to costly mistakes down the line. Rubin also discussed the need for businesses to be mindful of their tax obligations, as well as the potential risks of token offerings and securities laws.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. The evening was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects. Statuettes were awarded in nine categories, and 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.

Finally, 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 on November 3 for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panel discussed the various methods for raising capital in a bear market, such as debt financing, venture capital investments, private placement, and initial coin offerings. They also discussed the importance of creating a solid business plan and understanding the current market conditions in order to make the best investment decisions.

These events are indicative of the growing importance of the legal and financial aspects of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. With the right advice and guidance, projects and businesses can ensure that they are compliant with the applicable laws and regulations and make sound investment decisions. By staying informed and taking the necessary steps, businesses can minimize their risks and maximize their potential for success.

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