Crypties Gala: Celebrating Crypto Achievements at Art Basel Miami

Bullet Points:
• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Presenters were from a range of crypto projects, with statuettes awarded in nine categories.
• Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits were held, such as Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman speaking at Web Summit in Lisbon and a panel on raising venture money at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

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

The Mainstream Award was presented to Doodles, with Shirley Cedeno and Akbar Hamid accepting the award on their behalf from presenters Igor Lilic and Gabriela Ramos Lilic of Breakout. The other nominees in the category were RTFKT and Nike, Gmoney and Adidas, Tiffany and CryptoPunks, and TIMEpieces.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talked 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 with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.

The 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3 featured a panel 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 joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss venture capital investing in the cryptomarket, even during difficult times.

The Crypties were a groundbreaking event, bringing together leading figures in the crypto industry to celebrate achievements and encourage progress in the field. Throughout the evening, onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits were held, offering a unique glimpse into the future of the industry.