• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties Awards in Miami in December 2022.
• The evening was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky and sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, and other crypto projects.
• Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits featured Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman and venture capitalists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock.
In December of 2022, Decrypt Studios hosted the inaugural Crypties Awards in Miami, Florida. The evening was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, also known as „The Fat Jewish“, and sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.
The Crypties Awards is an annual event that celebrates the best crypto projects and initiatives of the year. At the ceremony, statuettes were awarded in nine different categories, such as Best Game, Best Wallet, Best DeFi Protocol, and Best Crypto Art Project. Katrina Wolfe accepted the Cryptie for Crypto Unicorns from presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3, and the other nominees in the category were Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party.
In addition to the awards ceremony, the event also included onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits. Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman 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 with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon. Meanwhile, venture capitalists from Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction, and AngelBlock joined Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.
The Crypties Awards 2022 was an amazing event that celebrated some of the most innovative and revolutionary projects in the crypto space. It was a night of celebration, recognition, and collaboration that brought together developers, entrepreneurs, and investors in the blockchain industry.