Crypto Industry Evolves: Legal Insights and Raising Venture Money at 0xpo Events

• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney spoke at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco about legal misconceptions the industry still holds.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami with Josh Ostrovsky, and numerous crypto projects.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman, and venture capitalists Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski discussed raising venture money at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco, blockchain attorney Lisa Rubin spoke about legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Rubin, a legal advisor with Paul Hastings, discussed how companies need to seek legal advice before launch, to ensure they are compliant with the existing regulations. She noted that the landscape is constantly changing, and companies need to stay up to date with the latest developments.

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

At the 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, and her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming. She was joined onstage by venture capitalists Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock. The panel discussed raising venture money even during Crypto Winter, and how important it is to be prepared.

These events demonstrate the potential of the blockchain and crypto industry, and how far it has come. With experienced legal advisors and venture capitalists on hand, companies can navigate the ever-changing landscape with confidence. The industry is constantly evolving, and these events provide an invaluable opportunity for companies to stay informed and stay ahead of the curve.