Crypties Awards: Celebrating the Crypto Community at Art Basel Miami


• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• Presenters from a range of crypto projects awarded statuettes in nine categories, with emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and sponsors including Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721.
• Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits featured topics such as how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, raising venture money even during Crypto Winter, and NFT gaming.

In December 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala at Art Basel in Miami. With emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects, statuettes were awarded in nine categories. Katrina Wolfe accepted the Cryptie for Crypto Unicorns from presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3, with the other nominees in the category being Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party. The evening 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.

Onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits featured topics such as how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. Kathleen Breitman, co-founder of Tezos, talked about her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves at Web Summit in Lisbon. Meanwhile, 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 an extensive panel on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.

The Crypties awards provided an in-depth look into the crypto industry and offered an evening of celebration for the crypto community. With the help of sponsors, presenters, and attendees, the Crypties were able to recognize the hard work of the crypto space and provide a platform for learning and discussion.