• Phantom Co-Founder Francesco Agosti participated in 0xpo Crossroads in San Francisco on November 3 to discuss the history of Phantom and his hopes for Web3.
• The Crypties 2022 awards gala was held in December 2022 in Miami, with many sponsors and celebrity emcee Josh Ostrovsky.
• Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman participated in Web Summit Lisbon in 2022, talking about the Tezos blockchain, progressive decentralization and NFT gaming.
In November of 2020, the world of Web3 was abuzz with news of the upcoming 0xpo Crossroads event in San Francisco. This event, sponsored by Decrypt, featured a wide variety of speakers from the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain. One of the most prominent of these speakers was Francesco Agosti, the co-founder of Phantom, a popular decentralized application (dApp) on the Solana blockchain. At the event, Agosti spoke about the history of Phantom and what he was looking forward to in the future of Web3. Agosti discussed the promise of blockchain technology and the potential for it to revolutionize the way we interact with the world. He also highlighted some of the challenges that the industry faces, such as scalability and usability, and what Phantom is doing to tackle these issues.
Later in the year, in December of 2022, the first ever Crypties awards gala took place in Miami at Art Basel. This event was sponsored by some of the biggest names in the crypto space, such as Polygon, Filecoin Foundation, Lamina1, Async, BeetsDAO, The Gold Mask, Gem Set, Breakout, Anonymous, Infinite Objects, Ape Water, Decentralized Pictures, and Vault 721. The event was hosted by Josh Ostrovsky, better known as “The Fat Jewish”, and featured presenters from a variety of crypto projects. Nine awards were presented in total, with the winners being recognized for their achievements in the industry.
Finally, in Lisbon in December of 2022, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman took the stage at the Web Summit to discuss the Tezos blockchain and its use of a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception. She also talked about her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, as well as her thoughts on progressive decentralization and NFT gaming. Breitman highlighted the potential of blockchain technology and how it is changing the way we interact with the world, and also discussed some of the challenges that the industry still faces, such as scalability and usability.
Overall, the past year has seen a great deal of progress in the world of Web3 and blockchain technology. From Agosti’s talk at 0xpo Crossroads, to the Crypties awards gala, to Breitman’s presentation at Web Summit, it is clear that the industry is continuing to make strides towards mainstream adoption. The events of the past year have highlighted the potential of blockchain and the potential for it to revolutionize the way we interact with the world. With more events and advancements on the horizon, the future of Web3 looks bright.