Crypto Companies: Navigate Bear Market with Legal Compliance and Strategic Planning

Bullet Points:
• Lisa Rubin, a blockchain lawyer from Paul Hastings, recently spoke at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco about the need for crypto companies to seek legal advice before launching.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held at Art Basel in Miami, sponsored by multiple crypto projects.
• Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon about Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism, Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization and NFT gaming.

At 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3, Lisa Rubin, a blockchain attorney with Paul Hastings, sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson to discuss legal misconceptions the industry still holds. Rubin emphasized the importance of crypto companies seeking legal advice before launching, in order to be prepared for the legal challenges that often arise.

The inaugural Crypties awards gala was held in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami. Emceed by Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) with presenters from a range of crypto projects, statuettes were awarded in nine categories. The event 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.

Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, spoke onstage at Web Summit in Lisbon about how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She also discussed her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves.

At 0xpo Summit in San Francisco on November 3, 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. They shared their advice on how to make the most of a bear market and how to remain successful even during times of economic downturn.

Crypto-related events continue to be held around the world, offering insight and advice from industry experts. Companies in the crypto space should take the necessary steps to ensure their projects are legally compliant and make the most of the resources available to them. Ultimately, with the right legal advice and strategic planning, crypto companies can remain resilient and successful even in a bear market.