• Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti and Decrypt’s Jason Nelson discussed the history of Phantom and what they’re looking forward to in Web3 at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami, hosted by Josh Ostrovsky and sponsored by a range of crypto projects.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed the Tezos blockchain, Tendermint, Ethereum, sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming at Web Summit in Lisbon.
On November 3, 2020, Decrypt’s Jason Nelson and Francesco Agosti, one of the minds behind the popular Solana dapp, sat down for a discussion at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco. The two discussed the history of Phantom and what they were looking forward to in Web3.
Agosti talked about how the Phantom protocol is a layer-2 scaling solution that allows developers to easily create and deploy dapps on a reliable, secure, and fast blockchain. He also discussed some of the upcoming features for Phantom, such as cross-chain integrations and layer-2 scaling solutions.
Nelson and Agosti also touched on the importance of decentralization and the need for developers to create dapps with a focus on user privacy and security. Agosti noted that Phantom is built on top of the Solana blockchain, which is a blockchain that is designed to be highly secure and reliable while still allowing users to maintain their privacy.
In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. The evening was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and sponsored by Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. Statuettes were awarded in nine categories, with presenters from a range of crypto projects.
At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman was onstage for an extensive discussion with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves. Breitman talked about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, and shared her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding. She also discussed progressive decentralization, and the potential for 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 a panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter. The panel discussed the challenges of raising capital in a bear market and provided advice on how to navigate the current market conditions.
From discussions on the history of Phantom and the importance of decentralization to statuettes awarded in nine categories at the Crypties awards gala and a panel on raising venture money during Crypto Winter, there were numerous events that highlighted the potential of blockchain technology and discussed the challenges that come with it. Each event gave people in attendance the opportunity to learn more about the industry and hear from some of the brightest minds in the space.