• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, spoke about legal misconceptions the industry still holds at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3.
• Kathleen Breitman of Tezos spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon about the Tezos blockchain’s use of a proof-of-stake mechanism and other topics.
• Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock discussed raising venture money at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco. The Crypties Awards from Decrypt Studios in Miami honored Bored Ape Yacht Club as NFT Project of the Year.
At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco, blockchain attorney Lisa Rubin of Paul Hastings sought to dispel legal misconceptions still prevalent in the crypto industry. Rubin highlighted the importance of crypto companies seeking legal advice before launch so that their projects can be executed in accordance with the law. She also noted that many industry players don’t know the nuances of cryptocurrency laws, which can lead to problems down the line.
Meanwhile, at Web Summit in Lisbon, Kathleen Breitman of Tezos spoke 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. Breitman also discussed how Tezos was ahead of the curve in the crypto space, noting that the project was the first to successfully implement a proof-of-stake consensus protocol.
At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, a panel was held on raising venture money 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 all spoke on the panel. They advised that, while the bear market has made it difficult to raise money, investors are still interested in projects that demonstrate diligence, discipline, and a commitment to success.
The inaugural Crypties Awards from Decrypt Studios in Miami honored Bored Ape Yacht Club as NFT Project of the Year. Illa Da Producer accepted the Cryptie on behalf of Yuga Labs from presenter Alanna Roazzi-Laforet. The other nominees in the category were Moonbirds, Azuki, DeGods, and CloneX.
It’s clear that the cryptocurrency industry is still growing and evolving. The events of the past month showcase the potential of the space, as well as the importance of seeking legal advice, staying ahead of the curve, and continuing to pursue success in spite of a bear market. The industry will continue to develop and expand, and it’s exciting to be part of this journey.