• Fintech Lawyer Lisa Rubin believes that crypto companies need to seek legal advice before launching.
• The Crypties 2022 award ceremony was held at Art Basel in Miami in December 2022, with sponsors from a range of crypto projects.
• At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed Tezos‘ proof-of-stake mechanism, Ethereum and sharding, and NFT gaming.
Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have been gaining recognition and traction in recent years. With this increased attention comes an increased need for legal counsel, which is why fintech lawyer Lisa Rubin sat down with Decrypt’s Jason Nelson at 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3 to discuss the legal implications of launching a crypto company. Rubin discussed the importance of seeking legal advice before a company launches, and the need for founders to be aware of their responsibilities and the risks associated with the industry.
Rubin also discussed the issues that crypto companies should be aware of when launching, such as the need to register with the SEC and other government bodies, the necessity of having a compliant tax strategy, and the importance of staying up-to-date with the constantly-changing regulatory landscape. She emphasized that legal counsel can help companies navigate these complexities and ensure that they are in compliance with the law.
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 featured presenters from a range of crypto projects. The sponsors of the event included Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. This gala was a celebration of the achievements of the crypto industry and a showcase of the projects that have made a positive contribution to the space.
At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman gave an onstage interview with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves. During her talk, she discussed the fact that the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum and sharding, progressive decentralization, and NFT gaming. She also discussed the need for developers to stay aware of the constantly-evolving technological and legal landscape in order to remain compliant with the law and build products that are secure and reliable.
The need for legal counsel in the crypto space is clear, and companies must be aware of the complexities and risks associated with launching a project. With the ever-evolving regulatory landscape and the increasing recognition of the industry, it is important for companies to seek legal advice before launching and stay up-to-date with the regulations. In addition, the Crypties 2022 award ceremony and the Web Summit interview with Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman demonstrated the successes and achievements of the crypto industry, and showcased the projects that are making a positive impact.