Crypto Industry Innovates Amidst Uncertainty at 2021 Crypties Awards, Conferences & Summits

Bullet Points
• The inaugural Crypties Awards was held in Miami on November 30 and the Game of the Year award went to Crypto Unicorns
• Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits took place on December 6, 2022
• Raising venture money was discussed at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3

On November 30, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties Awards gala in Miami, Florida. The event was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky (“The Fat Jewish”) and presenters from 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. The night featured nine categories, and the award for Game of the Year went to Crypto Unicorns, presented by Avery Akkineni. The other nominees for the prize included Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party.

The following month, in December of 2022, Decrypt Studios held a series of onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits. Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits featured topics such as proof-of-stake Merge, Tezos blockchain, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming.

At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, raising venture money in a bear market was discussed by Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock. The panel went into depth about the current state of venture capital and how to find success even in Crypto Winter.

The Crypties Awards, onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits, and discussions about raising venture money in bear markets, all illustrate the innovative and ever-evolving crypto industry. There are many opportunities for success and growth even amidst the various challenges that come with the field.