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.
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.
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.
"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 >>
Presentation by Ryan Selkis on Messari, followed by a fireside chat with William Mougayar. Covering blockchain governance, compliance and regulation of Token sales. watch >>
"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 >>
"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 >>
Contributing to the Messari data library signals an ethos of transparency and makes it easier for people to learn about your project.
We're looking for research analysts, academics, and data services partners to help us build our data library and curate cryptoasset content.
Who enforces open standards? We hope major exchanges, advisors, and funds will promote Messari's transparency standards.