Crypties Awards, Web Summit & 0xpo Summit: Celebrating Decentralized Finance

• The inaugural Crypties Awards were held in Miami in November 2020.
• Kathleen Breitman discussed Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism at the Web Summit in Lisbon in December 2022.
• A panel of venture capitalists discussed raising funds during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco in November 2021.

The world of decentralized finance was awash with excitement on November 30th, 2020 when Decrypt Studios presented the inaugural Crypties Awards from Miami. It was a night of celebration as the best projects in the blockchain space were recognized with awards at the gala evening. In the Game of the Year category, Crypto Unicorns won the coveted Cryptie award after beating out nominees Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party.

The night was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, better known by his social media handle “The Fat Jewish”, and was sponsored by 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. It was an evening of recognition for the industry, and the atmosphere was electric as the newly crowned Cryptie winners took to the stage.

The Crypties Awards were not the only event that Decrypt Studios hosted in 2020. In December 2022, Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, took to the stage at Web Summit in Lisbon to discuss how the Tezos blockchain has utilized a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. The discussion was wide-ranging and included her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.

The 0xpo Summit in San Francisco in November 2021 was also an important event for Decrypt Studios. A panel of venture capitalists joined Jason Nelson to discuss raising funds even 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 were all part of the extensive discussion.

The events of 2020 and 2021 have been exciting for the blockchain space, and Decrypt Studios has been there to capture the energy and enthusiasm of the industry. With the Crypties Awards, Web Summit, and 0xpo Summit, Decrypt Studios has provided a platform to recognize and honor the projects and individuals that are pushing the boundaries of decentralized finance.

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