The crypto industry appeared to age decades over the last bull run, maturing in some places while advancing into ambitious new businesses including DeFi, NFT, and web3. And as scams continued to proliferate and hacker heists became a weekly occurrence, the space hosted an onslaught of retail investors and sparked feverish excitement among young technologists keen to bet their careers on blockchain. .
We’re thrilled to tap into that controversy and excitement again as we announce the star-studded lineup of TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto 2022.
The event – taking place Nov. 17 in Miami – will provide founders and investors with the opportunity to hear war stories from some of the most powerful decision makers in the crypto world, while gathering insights from veterans of industry that have weathered a crypto winter or two. . Take advantage of our special introductory rates: save $250 on general admission passes while supplies last. Buy your pass today, then join the web3, DeFi, and NFT communities to follow the ever-changing and always exciting cryptoverse.
We are thrilled to bring this event to the city of Miami, which has captured much of the recent excitement surrounding the development of emerging technologies and investments in the crypto sector. Our guests at this event are some of the brightest minds in the industry and have intimately shaped crypto as an asset class and cultural touchstone.
We have a lot more news and speakers to share in the coming weeks, but here’s a first look!
Live on stage: the chain reaction of TechCrunch
Join us for a live podcast recording of Chain Reaction as TechCrunch’s crypto team dives into lively discussions about the latest blockchain news, drama, and trends.
Maintain Web3 Dream Funding
with Michelle Bailhe (Sequoia), Tom Schmidt (Dragonfly)
Billions of capital have been raised by native crypto funds and web3 VCs in an unprecedented bull run, but as crypto markets turn bearish, how will investors keep their web3 dream alive? We talk to some of the most influential investors in the crypto space about potential bets too soon, too late, and just in time.
Bringing Crypto to the Crowds
with Amy Wu (FTX)
Former Lightspeed partner Amy Wu made waves this year when she left the venture capital firm to lead seed investments for a new $2 billion fund in crypto powerhouse FTX. Sam Bankman-Fried. Since then, challenger Coinbase has become a vital presence in the crypto M&A world, as it has sought to offer a lifeline to blockchain finance firms wrecked by the sudden downturn, while also supporting youthful endeavors. and ambitious in the mainstream Web3 space. Hear Wu explain how his company is helping guide the crypto industry through uncertainty while betting on its next class of winners.
Building for Normies
with Alex Adelman (Lolli), Devin Lewtan (Mad Realities) and Brandon Millman (Phantom)
The most hyped decentralized apps have typically been designed for crypto speculators or decentralized finance acolytes, but a new generation of products are being designed with the common internet user in mind. Join us as we chat with the founders of some of Web3’s most exciting consumer apps and reflect on the mainstream audience opportunities and challenges of building consumer crypto businesses in a bear market.
Building a Blockchain Giant
with Changpeng Zhao (Binance)
Binance is the largest crypto exchange in the world, and its founder and CEO, Chinese-Canadian billionaire Changpeng Zhao, is so well-known that he is often referred to by his initials alone – “CZ”. Binance’s scale has caught the eye of regulators around the world, but the exchange has managed to maintain cult popularity among its customers. Zhao will give us a rare glimpse behind the curtain at Binance, sharing his thoughts on what it takes to steer the company through a choppy market and his biggest hopes, fears, and predictions for its future.
TechCrunch Crypto Overview
The industry’s brightest entrepreneurs will take the stage in front of a live audience and panel of industry experts, showcasing groundbreaking technologies.
Are crypto regulations ready?
with Katherine Dowling (Bitwise Asset Management), more speakers to be announced
As crypto markets continue to grow in popularity, regulators around the world are watching the fledgling industry with close attention. But which crypto companies, protocols and projects will comply with the current regulatory framework? And how will the crypto industry react when government agencies start issuing new guidelines? We talk to some of the brightest people in the business, who will be looking at what regulation means for the industry in 2022.
A non-fungible empire
with Devin Finzer (OpenSea)
Few in the crypto space have seen the explosive adoption of NFTs happen so quickly, but NFT marketplace startup OpenSea, which was founded in 2017, was waiting in the wings. Fast forward to today, and there have been tens of billions of dollars in NFT transaction volume with OpenSea handling the lion’s share of those sales. CEO Devin Finzer has so far fended off market rivals against well-funded public behemoths and upstart threats, but can the $13.3 billion startup maintain its lead in a bear market?
Fundraising in a Crypto Winter
with Flori Marquez (BlockFi), Nikil Viswanathan (Alchemy) and John Wu (Ava Labs)
The days of flashy deal terms for pre-produced crypto startups may be a thing of the past as the industry looks ahead to the uncertain years ahead. We talk to a number of veteran crypto founders about how young founders can maintain a steady source of funding during the bear market and what their investors might like to see.
Singer in the Metaverse
with Nicole Muniz (Yuga Labs)
There has never been anything quite like the rise of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. The expensive monkey JPEGs inspired endless disbelief among crypto outsiders, while the owners of the NFT collection displayed a devotion uncommon outside of religious groups. Yuga, the startup behind the collection, is eager to turn this cultural anomaly into an empire. After lifting a seed this year at a staggering $4 billion valuation, Yuga CEO Nicole Muniz has focused her efforts on building Otherside, an NFT-centric metaverse aimed at challenging the efforts of Meta, Roblox and others.
Don’t miss your chance to catch all this amazing content and mine for top-notch networking opportunities on TC Sessions: Crypto on November 17 in Miami. Buy your pass now and save – before the special introductory price disappears. We’ll see you in November!
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