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Innovators Push Crypto and Blockchain Forward Despite Bear Market

Bullet Points:
• Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti discussed the history of Phantom and what he’s looking forward to in Web3 at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami, sponsored by various crypto projects
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman, Slow Ventures, Volt Capital, Conviction and AngelBlock discussed raising venture money in a bear market at 0xpo Summit

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti discussed the history of Phantom and what he has in store for Web3. Having been one of the minds behind the popular Solana dapp, Francesco shared his insights on the challenges and rewards of developing cutting-edge blockchain technology.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. Hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“), 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. Awards were given out in nine categories, and the highlight reel of the event is available to view.

At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, a panel was held on the topic of 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 in discussing their experiences in the current bear market. Additionally, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman was onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon, talking 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.

It’s clear that the crypto and blockchain space is continuing to grow and evolve, despite the bear market. Events such as 0xpo Crossroads, Crypties 2022, and 0xpo Summit are helping to further the advancement of this technology, and highlighting some of the most innovative minds in the industry.