The crypto industry appears to have spent decades in the bull market of the past, maturing in several places while aggressively pursuing ambitious new pursuits such as DeFi, NFTs and web3. And while fraud continues to soar and hacker robberies become a weekly occurrence, the space has embarked on an onslaught of retail investors, young people eager to stake their careers on blockchain. This created an enthusiastic excitement among engineers.
TechCrunch Sessions: We are happy to tap into this controversy and excitement once again as we unveil the star-studded agenda for Crypto 2022.
Held in Miami on November 17th, the event will give founders and investors the chance to hear war stories from some of the most powerful decision-makers in the cryptocurrency industry, while also turning crypto winter on its head. We give you the opportunity to learn what you’ve learned from industry veterans who’ve survived a year or two. Take advantage of our special launch price — save $250 off General Admission Passes. Buy your pass today and join the web3, DeFi and NFT communities to keep up with the ever-evolving and ever-exciting Cryptoverse.
We are very excited to bring this event to the City of Miami. The City of Miami encapsulates much of the recent excitement surrounding emerging technology developments and investments in the crypto sector. It has been closely shaped as a touchstone.
We have a lot more news and speakers to share in the coming weeks, but here’s the first.
Live on stage: TechCrunch’s Chain Reaction
Join Chain Reaction for live podcast recordings as TechCrunch’s crypto team dives into lively discussions on the latest blockchain news, drama, and trends.
Continue to fund the Web3 dream
Michelle Bailhe (Sequoia), Tom Schmidt (Dragonfly) and
Billions of dollars in capital have been raised by crypto native funds and web3 VCs during an unprecedented bull market, but how will investors keep web3’s dreams alive as the crypto market turns bearish? Will you continue? We spoke to some of the most influential investors in the cryptocurrency industry about which bets are going too early, too late and on time.
bring crypto to the crowd
with Amy Wu (FTX)
Former Lightspeed partner Amy Wu made headlines this year after leaving VC to lead a $2 billion investment in startups from Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto giant FTX’s new $2 billion fund. Since then, the Coinbase challenger has become a significant figure in her M&A world of cryptocurrencies. While trying to provide a lifeline to the blockchain financial business that was battered by the sudden economic recession, she has also supported young and ambitious initiatives in her consumer-facing Web3 space. Hear from Wu about how her company is helping guide the crypto industry through uncertainty while betting on the winner of the next class.
building for norms
Alex Adelman (Rory), Devin Ryutan (Mad Realities), Brandon Millman (Phantom)
The most talked about decentralized apps are typically built for cryptocurrency speculators and decentralized finance enthusiasts, but a new breed of products is being created with the general internet user in mind. increase. Chat with the founders of some of web3’s most exciting consumer apps and pick their brains on the opportunities for mainstream audiences and the challenges of building a consumer crypto business in a bear market.
Building a Blockchain Behemoth
Changpeng Zhao (Binance) and
Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, and its founder and CEO, Chinese-Canadian billionaire Changpeng Zhao, is so famous that he is called “CZ” by his initials alone. is often Binance’s size is under scrutiny from regulators around the world, but the exchange has managed to maintain a cult-like popularity among its customers. Zhao rarely gets a behind-the-scenes peek at Binance, sharing his insights into what it takes to run the company in a volatile market, as well as his greatest hopes, fears and predictions regarding its future. share.
TechCrunch Crypto Pitch Off
The industry’s brightest entrepreneurs take the stage in front of a live audience and a panel of industry experts to pitch their game-changing technologies.
Are You Ready for Crypto Regulation?
Talk with Katherine Dowling (Bitwise Asset Management)
As the cryptocurrency market continues to gain mainstream adoption, regulators around the world are eyeing the young industry. But which crypto companies, protocols, and projects will be compliant within the current regulatory framework, and how will the crypto industry react when government agencies start offering new guidelines? Huh? We speak to some of the brightest minds in the field about what the 2022 regulations mean for the industry.
Devin Finzer (OpenSea) and
Few in the cryptocurrency industry have seen the explosive adoption of NFTs so quickly, but NFT marketplace startup OpenSea, founded in 2017, is gearing up. I was. To date, NFT trading volumes have amounted to tens of billions of dollars, and OpenSea handles the majority of those sales. CEO Devin Finzer has so far fended off market competitors from the threat of well-funded public giants and start-ups, but the $13.3 billion start-up is leading in a bear market. can you keep it?
Fundraising in Cryptowinter
Flori Marquez (BlockFi), Nikil Viswanathan (Alchemy), John Wu (Ava Labs)
The days of flashy deal terms for pre-production cryptocurrency startups may be a thing of the past as the industry looks ahead to the uncertainties of the next few years. We talk with a number of veteran crypto founders on how young founders maintain a stable source of funding in bear markets and what investors want to see.
Mimicking the Metaverse
Nicole Muniz (Yuga Labs) and
There was nothing quite like the rise of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. His JPEGs of expensive monkeys have drawn endless distrust among cryptocurrency outsiders, and the NFT collection owner has displayed a devotion rare outside of religious organizations. Yuga, the startup behind the collection, is eager to turn this cultural anomaly into an empire. Yuga CEO Nicole Muniz raised a seed round earlier this year at a staggering $4 billion valuation, after which her NFT-centric metaverse, which aims to challenge efforts from Meta, Roblox and others, has focused on building the Otherside of
Don’t miss your chance to catch all this great content and get the best networking opportunities at TC Sessions: Crypto on November 17th in MiamiBuy your pass now and save — before the special launch price runs out. See you in November!
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