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Bullet Points:
• Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties awards gala in December 2022 at Art Basel in Miami.
• 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.
• Crypto Unicorns won the Cryptie for Game of the Year at the event, with other nominees in the category being Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party.

On December 6, 2022, Decrypt Studios held the inaugural Crypties Awards in Miami, Florida. The celebratory gala at Art Basel was filled with emcee Josh Ostrovsky („The Fat Jewish“) and presenters from a range of crypto projects. 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.

Nine categories of awards were presented at the gala, with Crypto Unicorns winning the Cryptie for Game of the Year. The other nominees in the category were Stepn, Zed Run, and Blankos Block Party. Katrina Wolfe accepted the award from presenter Avery Akkineni of Vayner3.

Aside from the awards ceremony, the Crypties also featured a variety of onstage panels and interviews from conferences and summits. At Web Summit in Lisbon, Tezos co-founder Kathleen Breitman discussed how the Tezos blockchain has used a proof-of-stake mechanism since its inception, her admiration for Tendermint, Ethereum, and sharding, and NFT gaming with Decrypt’s Stephen Graves. 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 discussion on raising venture money even during Crypto Winter.

The Crypties Awards was the first of its kind, bringing together a wide array of crypto-enthusiasts and industry leaders in a celebratory setting. Crypto Unicorns was recognized for its game of the year, and attendees were able to learn more about the world of crypto through the interviews and panels held at the event. The inaugural Crypties Awards was a success, and it is sure to become a staple in the crypto industry for years to come.

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