Miami’s crypto crowd sees silver lining around dark FTX clouds

Quick Take

  • Hundreds of developers, VC funders and CEOs descended across Miami at two separate conferences on Thursday.
  • Concern about FTX fallout was palpable everywhere, but speakers and attendees alike expressed optimism that there could be a silver lining to emerge from the madness.
  • “The top teams will continue to get funded,” said Jared Franklin of Costanoa Ventures.

Armies of developers, VC funders and CEOs descended upon Miami for two separate crypto conferences on Thursday as the shockwaves from FTX’s spectacular collapse continued to reverberate across the industry. While concern was palpable everywhere, speakers and attendees alike worked to find a silver lining in all the madness.

At the shiny new Solana Embassy in Miami’s Wynwood arts and entertainment district, amid bright neon light