Crypties Awards Gala: Celebrating Crypto’s Best at Art Basel Miami

Bullet Points:
• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• The awards gala was emceed by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects.
• Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits included Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman and a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.

At the end of 2022, Decrypt Studios hosted the first-ever Crypties awards gala in Miami, Florida at Art Basel. The night was emceed by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and featured a range of presenters from crypto projects. The festivities included an array of awards in nine different categories.

The night was sponsored by a range of leading 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 Crypties Awards gala also featured onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits. Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman appeared to discuss 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.

A panel was also convened to discuss 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 at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco to discuss their experiences and strategies.

The night ended with the awarding of the inaugural Crypto Unicorns award, which was accepted by Katrina Wolfe from presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3. The other nominees in the category were Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party.

All in all, the Crypties awards gala was a thrilling night of celebrating the best in crypto projects. With its star-studded list of presenters, sponsors, and nominees, the night left a lasting impression on all who attended.