Crypto Titans: Snowden, Breitman & More Discuss Blockchain at Events

Bullet Points:
• Edward Snowden spoke at Camp Decrypt in October about the Ethereum merge, sanctions on Tornado Cash, Bitcoin and Ethereum’s privacy shortcomings, and DAOs for sourcing tips from whistleblowers.
• Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain’s use of proof-of-stake, Tendermint, Ethereum, sharding, and NFT gaming at Web Summit in Lisbon.
• Clay Robbins, Soona Amhaz, Sarah Guo, and Alex Strzesniewski discussed raising venture money during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco and Illa Da Producer accepted the Cryptie for Yuga Labs‘ NFT Project of the Year at the Crypties Awards in Miami.

At Camp Decrypt in October, Edward Snowden spoke candidly about the Ethereum merge and the sanctioning of Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash by the U.S. government. He highlighted the privacy shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and discussed the potential of using decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) to source tips from whistleblowers. Snowden’s conversation with Decrypt’s Dan Roberts explored the ethical implications of using blockchain-based technology and the need for privacy in the digital age.

At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain’s use of proof-of-stake since its inception, and her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding. She also spoke about the potential for progressive decentralization and the development of NFT gaming.

At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco, a panel of venture capitalists discussed the challenges of raising money in a bear market. 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 to explore the complexities of fundraising in the cryptocurrency industry.

The inaugural Crypties Awards from Decrypt Studios in Miami was held in November. Illa Da Producer accepted the Cryptie on behalf of Yuga Labs for their NFT Project of the Year. Other nominees in the category included Moonbirds, Azuki, DeGods, and CloneX. The event showcased the best projects in the blockchain industry and highlighted the immense potential of the technology.