Messari's mission is to promote transparency and smarter decision-making in the cryptoasset community. Our open-source data library helps researchers, investors, and regulators make sense of the industry.

Our founders have spent the past five years as full-time cryptoasset researchers and investors, and have strong track records as co-founders of several of the industry's top brands.

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Ryan Selkis, CEO & Co-founder

Ryan has been an active entrepreneur, investor, and analyst within the crypto community since 2013. Prior to founding Messari, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, and founding team member at Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk.

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Dan McArdle, CTO & Co-founder

Dan has co-founded multiple companies including the Digital Currency Council and Volara Voice. With a background in computer science and economics, he has been investing in bitcoin and the cryptoasset space since 2011.

Our global investor base will help us standardize cryptoasset data and project disclosures across jurisdictions.

Anthemis
Blockchain Capital
Coinfund
Daico
Danhua
Galaxy
Kindred Ventures
Rising Tide
Spark Labs
Underscore
Anthemis
Blockchain Capital
Coinfund
Daico
Danhua
Galaxy
Kindred Ventures
Rising Tide
Spark Labs
Underscore
Andrew Keys

Andrew Keys

ConsenSys Capital

Garry Tan

Garry Tan

Initialized Capital

Matthew Roszak

Matthew Roszak

Bloq

Meltem Demirors

Meltem Demirors

Athena Capital

Pamir Galenbe

Pamir Gelenbe

Libertus Capital

Introducing Messari

"So I'm excited to announce my newest project, Messari, a distributed crypto data library that I hope will turn into this industry's EDGAR database. Messari will some day act as equal parts investor portal, self-regulator, peer-review system, and directory for cryptoassets." more >>

Messari at Token Summit II (video)

Presentation by Ryan Selkis on Messari, followed by a fireside chat with William Mougayar. Covering blockchain governance, compliance and regulation of Token sales. watch >>

A token to self-regulate tokens. But really.

"After six months of thinking through issues surrounding data transparency and disclosure standards in crypto, I've arrived at a counter-intuitive conclusion: Self-regulating the token economy may require…a token." more >>

Coindesk

"Some envision an apocalyptic battle between cryptocurrencies and regulators, others foresee blockchain innovations becoming too powerful to be tamed. But Ryan Selkis, widely known by his Twitter moniker TwoBitIdiot, isn't devoted to either one of these futures..." more >>

Unchained Podcast

"Brian Kelly of BKCM talks about token-curated registries, such as the proposal for Messari, by Ryan Selkis, formerly of Digital Currency Group and CoinDesk, and why such TCRs are probably a good idea, but what pitfalls they may face." more >>

Token Economy

"Named after the Italian merchants who invented double entry accounting (nice one Ryan!), Messari aims to become the open-source database for cryptoassets." more >>

Contributing to the Messari data library signals an ethos of transparency and makes it easier for people to learn about your project.

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We're looking for research analysts, academics, and data services partners to help us build our data library and curate cryptoasset content.

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Who enforces open standards? We hope major exchanges, advisors, and funds will promote Messari's transparency standards.

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