Messari CEO Ryan Selkis is boisterous and sometimes brash, but few are as informed. Perhaps this is because of his institution-grade data firm, which covers the industry like no other, or because Selkis still blogs most days about the crypto things that caught his eye. These Two-Bit Idiot “Unqualified Opinions” have sway.

Selkis was a major voice behind crypto’s political awakening this year and fight against the harmful provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Selkis delivers (take the Consensus-like crypto conference Mainnet), but his Senate run ambitions (probably just Twitter-talk) look to be on hold. For now.

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