• Edward Snowden talked about the Ethereum merge, sanctions of Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash by the U.S. government, privacy shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and DAOs at Camp Decrypt in October.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed Tezos‘ proof-of-stake mechanism, Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming at Web Summit in Lisbon.
• Clay Robbins of Slow Ventures, Soona Amhaz of Volt Capital, Sarah Guo of Conviction and formerly Greylock, and Alex Strzesniewski of AngelBlock discussed raising venture money even during Crypto Winter at 0xpo Summit in San Francisco.
In October, Edward Snowden spoke at Camp Decrypt in Napa CA, giving his candid views on the Ethereum merge, the sanctioning of Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash by the U.S. government, the privacy shortcomings of Bitcoin and Ethereum, and his view on using DAOs to source tips from whistleblowers. He highlighted the importance of protecting privacy and making sure that transactions are secure and untraceable, and discussed the implications of the recent sanctions against Tornado Cash.
At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman talked about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She praised Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, and discussed the concept of progressive decentralization and how it could be applied to NFT gaming.
Finally, 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 for an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. They discussed the current market conditions, the changing landscape of venture capital, and the importance of being patient and diversifying investments in order to be successful.
Overall, the talks and discussions at Camp Decrypt, Web Summit, and 0xpo Summit highlighted the progress that the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry has made in terms of privacy, security, and scalability, as well as the importance of investing wisely and strategically in order to be successful.