The Coronavirus Will Be the Defining Event of Our Generation

Note: I drafted this on Friday. It’s getting less contrarian by the minute.

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When it comes to the coronavirus, things…


TLDR:

  • We’re revving up our community efforts once again. New tools, new perks, new members, same mission and long-term vision.
  • We’ll continue to share data freely, and sell premium tools that help professionals better digest that data.

I wanted to give our broader community an update on what we’ve been working…


Often imitated. Never replicated. I call your predictions post, and raise you.

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There have been a few good predictions pieces so far this year. This one is my encore from last…


TL;DR: There’s a natural and healthy tension between journalists and their subjects. Information that’s in the public interest should be uncovered and distributed widely. But effective journalistic tactics are changing. Biting tone and opinionated commentary cuts through more quickly. Nuance is overrated in click-driven cultures, and underrated in subscriber-driven cultures…


No one from Messari is offline at Burning Man this week.

Not sure if that is a bullish or bearish indicator, but our team and community have continued to grow in quantity and quality, and the dog days of summer haven’t slowed us down a bit. …


In case you missed it on Friday, I was critical of the positioning and promotion of an upcoming AMA session between Brad Garlinghouse and the XRP community. It felt like a hype video for a screwed up type of “not shareholders, but kinda shareholders” virtual meeting, and that rubbed me…


I’m routinely blown away by how awesome our analyst community is. The Discord chat is buzzing, the new analyst applications are rolling in, the CT “celebrities” are starting to join in, token projects are emailing us to participate in our disclosures library, and life is good.

Be sure to check…


It’s hard to believe Messari launched its analyst community almost five months ago.

What started as an off-the-cuff call to action in mid-January — my invitation for analysts to rally around a public crypto data commons — has morphed into a full-fledged 125-member analyst community that has produced 50+ token…


It’s been just six months since I stumbled through my investor rolodex with a laptop, a couple of screenshots, and some half-baked grunts about building an “open data layer” for crypto.

Since then, we’ve brought in over a dozen leading (and global) crypto funds as partners, recruited an exceptional team…


Daily Bit

I’m excited to share two solid interviews that dropped yesterday on Laura Shin’s podcasts, Unconfirmed and Unchained.

I usually hate listening to my own interviews (prefer the written word and the delete key that it comes with), but Laura is an excellent moderator, and a natural interviewer.

First…

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Messari Founder. Crypto since it was “bitcoin 2.0” Formerly ConsenSys, DCG, and CoinDesk. Sign up for my Unqualified Opinions: https://messari.substack.com/

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