Crypto Companies: Get Legal Advice & Navigate Crypto Winter with Expert Advice

Bullet Points:
• Fintech Lawyer Lisa Rubin emphasizes the need for crypto companies to seek legal advice before launching.
• A highlight reel of the inaugural Crypties awards gala is available for viewing.
• Kathleen Breitman, Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski discussed raising venture capital during Crypto winter at 0xpo Summit.

Cryptocurrency has been gaining popularity in the past few years, and it is becoming increasingly important for companies in the industry to seek legal advice before launching. At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss the legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Rubin emphasized the need for companies to take the necessary steps to ensure they are properly complying with the law. She also discussed how blockchain technology is becoming more accessible, and how companies should take advantage of the legal resources available to them.

The Crypties, Decrypt Studios’ inaugural awards gala, was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, statuettes were awarded in nine categories. 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. A highlight reel of the event is available for viewing.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talked with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves 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.

At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, 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 for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panel discussed the challenges of raising money in a bear market, as well as the importance of focusing on long-term value rather than short-term gains. They also provided advice on how to best position a company for success in the current climate.

Crypto companies need to be aware of the legalities of their operations and should always seek legal advice before launching. Furthermore, the inaugural Crypties awards gala was a great showcase of the industry’s successes, and Kathleen Breitman, Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski provided insight on how to raise venture money in a bear market, making it easier for companies to navigate the current climate.

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