Crypto Professionals Gather to Discuss Legal and Financial Challenges

Bullet Points:
– Lisa Rubin, blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss legal misconceptions in the industry.
– The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in Miami, sponsored by various crypto projects.
– Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, and venture capitalists discussed raising money during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit.

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco, a prominent blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, Lisa Rubin, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss legal misconceptions that the industry still holds. Rubin highlighted the importance of seeking legal advice before launch, noting that many crypto companies have failed to appreciate the importance of this step. Rubin also discussed the necessity for companies to have a clear understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to their particular industry, and cautioned that failing to do so could result in dire consequences.

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 awards were presented in nine categories. Companies such as Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721 sponsored the event.

At the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of the Tezos blockchain, spoke with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves about how Tezos has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. Breitman also discussed her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.

In addition, venture capitalists 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 for a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panelists discussed the challenges of raising capital during a bear market, as well as strategies for mitigating risk and identifying opportunities.

Overall, the 0xpo Crossroads and 0xpo Summit events provided an opportunity for industry professionals to engage in meaningful dialogue about the various legal and financial challenges that the crypto sector faces. From legal advice to raising money in a bear market, the events highlighted the importance of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the industry.