• The inaugural Crypties Awards were held at Decrypt Studios in Miami on November 30.
• Celo won the Social Impact Award, with other nominees in the category being Ukraine DAO, Dream DAO, Proof of Protest, and Digital Diaspora.
• On December 6, 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami, sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, and more.
On November 30, Decrypt Studios held their first ever Crypties Awards in Miami. The event was presented by Dan Roberts from Decrypt Media and hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, better known as The Fat Jewish. The award ceremony was to recognize the best projects and developments in the cryptocurrency space, with nine awards being given out. One of the awards was the Social Impact Award, with Marek Olszewski accepting the Cryptie on behalf of Celo, who won the award. Other nominees in that category included Ukraine DAO, Dream DAO, Proof of Protest, and Digital Diaspora.
The event was followed by the Crypties 2022: Highlight Reel on December 6, 2022, at Art Basel in Miami. Hosted by Decrypt Studios, the gala 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. The event featured onstage panels and interviews with the presenters, including Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, who spoke about the proof-of-stake mechanism used by the Tezos blockchain, her admiration for Ethereum and Tendermint, NFT gaming, and progressive decentralization.
Additionally, there was a panel on raising in a bear market, featuring Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, and Marie Oh Huber of Conviction, AngelBlock and 0xpo Summit. They discussed the challenges of fundraising in a bear market, the importance of having a good team, and the benefits of having a long-term vision.
Overall, the Crypties Awards was a great event to recognize the best projects and developments in the cryptocurrency space, as well as offer insight into the future of the industry. With the Crypties 2022: Highlight Reel, Decrypt Studios provided an entertaining and informative evening for all attendees.