The crypto industry has appeared to be aging for decades in the past bull run, maturing in places as it progressed into ambitious new pursuits including DeFi, NFTs and web3. And as scams continued to increase and hacker heists became a weekly occurrence, the space aboard became an onslaught from private investors and fueled the feverish excitement among young technologists eager to bet their careers on the blockchain.
We are excited to once again capitalize on this controversy and excitement in announcing the star-studded agenda for ukbusinessupdates.com Sessions: Crypto 2022.
Taking place on November 17 in Miami, the event will give founders and investors the opportunity to hear war stories from some of the crypto world’s most powerful decision-makers, while also picking up lessons from industry veterans who are experiencing a crypto winter or two. have endured. Take advantage of our special launch pricing — save $250 on General Admission passes while supplies last. 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 so excited to be holding this event in the city of Miami, which has encapsulated so much of the recent excitement around emerging technology development and investment in the crypto sector. Our guests at this event have some of the brightest minds in the industry, intimately shaping crypto as an asset class and cultural touchstone.
We’ve got lots more news and speakers to share in the coming weeks, but here’s a first look!
Live on stage: ukbusinessupdates.com’s chain reaction
Join a live podcast recording of Chain Reaction as ukbusinessupdates.com’s crypto team dives into lively discussions about the latest blockchain news, drama and trends.
Keeping the Web3 Dream Funded
with Michelle Bailhe (Sequoia), Tom Schmidt (Dragonfly)
Billions of capital were raised by crypto-native funds and web3 VCs during an unprecedented bull run, but if 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 which potential bets are too early, late and right on time.
Bringing Crypto to the Crowd
with Amy Wu (FTX)
Former Lightspeed partner Amy Wu caused a stir this year when she left the VC firm to lead startup investments from a new $2 billion fund at Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto powerhouse FTX. Since then, the Coinbase challenger has become a critical presence in the crypto M&A world as it has sought to provide a lifeline to blockchain finance firms devastated by the sudden downturn while supporting young, ambitious efforts in the consumer web3 space. Hear from Wu on how her company is helping the crypto industry navigate uncertainty as she bets on the next class of winners.
Building for Standards
starring Alex Adelman (Lolli), Devin Lewtan (Mad Realities) and Brandon Millman (Phantom)
The most hyped decentralized apps are usually built for crypto speculators or decentralized financial acolytes, but a new breed of products is being created with the common internet user in mind. Join us as we chat with the founders of some of web3’s most exciting consumer apps, picking their brains on the opportunities of the mainstream public and the challenges of building consumer crypto businesses in a bear market.
Building a Blockchain Behemoth
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 only by his initials, “CZ.” Binance’s scale has come under criticism from regulators around the world, but the exchange has managed to maintain a cult-like popularity among its clients. Zhao will give us a rare look behind the curtain at Binance and share his insights on what it takes to run the company in a tumultuous market and his greatest hopes, fears and predictions about its future.
ukbusinessupdates.com Crypto Pitch-Off
The industry’s brightest entrepreneurs will take the stage in front of a live audience and a panel of industry experts, featuring revolutionary technologies.
Is crypto regulation ready?
with Katherine Dowling (Bitwise Asset Management), more speakers to be announced
As crypto markets become more mainstream, regulators worldwide are keeping a close eye on the fledgling industry with laser focus. But which crypto companies, protocols and projects will be compliant under the current regulatory framework? And how will the crypto industry react if government agencies start issuing new guidelines? We talk to some of the brightest people in the space, who will delve into what regulation means for the industry in 2022.
A non-functioning realm
with Devin Finzer (OpenSea)
Few in the crypto world 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 the present, 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 fend off market competitors from well-funded public behemoths and fledgling 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-product crypto startups are a thing of the past as the industry looks uncertain in the coming years. We talk to some experienced crypto founders about how young founders can maintain a stable source of funding during the bear market and what their investors might like to see.
Monkeys in the Metaverse
with Nicole Muniz (Yuga Labs)
There has never been anything like the rise of Bored Ape Yacht Club. The expensive monkey JPEGs have inspired endless disbelief among crypto outsiders, while owners of the NFT collection have shown a dedication that is unusual outside of religious groups. Yuga, the startup behind the collection, is eager to turn this cultural anomaly into an empire. After raising a seed round this year with a mind-boggling valuation of $4 billion, Yuga CEO Nicole Muniz has focused her efforts on building Otherside, an NFT-centric metaverse that leverages the efforts of Meta, Roblox and others. want to challenge.
Don’t miss your chance to see all this great content and mine for excellent networking opportunities at TC Sessions: Crypto on November 17 in Miami. Buy your pass now and save – before the special launch price disappears. We’ll see you in November!
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