Raising Crypto Capital in a Bear Market: Tips from the Pros

Bullet Points:
• Lisa Rubin of Paul Hastings discussed legal advice for crypto companies prior to launch at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala took place at Art Basel in Miami
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon and panelists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock discussed fundraising at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, blockchain attorney Lisa Rubin of Paul Hastings spoke about the importance of seeking legal advice before launching a crypto company. Rubin emphasized the need to ensure that all regulatory requirements are met before launching and that the right legal framework is in place. She also discussed the misconceptions that still exist in the industry regarding legal issues.

In December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala. The night was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and included presenters from a range of crypto projects. Statuettes were awarded in nine categories, with sponsorships from Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.

Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon in November 2022 about the proof-of-stake mechanism used by the Tezos blockchain since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, and the potential of NFT gaming. She also discussed the concept of progressive decentralization.

Finally, at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, a panel of experts discussed the challenges of raising venture money in a bear market. Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock discussed strategies for raising capital, focusing on building a strong base of investors and keeping up communication with the crypto community. They also emphasized the importance of understanding the legal and regulatory landscape in order to ensure compliance.

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