Most Influential 2021: Ryan Selkis

Messari’s CEO was a force behind crypto’s political awakening this year.

Dec 8, 2021
CoinDesk Insights

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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