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Ryan Selkis

Ryan Selkis is founder and CEO of Messari, an open data library for crypto. Selkis was previously an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, managing director at CoinDesk, and director of growth at the Digital Currency Group.

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Reviews by Ryan Selkis

🔑 6 positive | 💩 5 negative

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But the company is managing a “bridge currency” [XRP] that they package to retail investors who buy on the assumption that they are front-running big bank purchasers.

2018-04-05 | Full Review

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NEO's "Ethereum but China" pitch reminds me of Litecoin's "Bitcoin but Scrypt" pitch in 2013. A long, dark winter followed.

2017-08-13 | Full Review

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Super bullish on tokens that must be staked as part of ML tournaments, like proof-of-human-work. Aside from Numerai, who's doing it well?

2017-09-12 | Full Review

Seriously, what the fuck is NEM? I'm grabbing a beer.

2017-05-18 | Full Review

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0x just keeps shipping. One of the best in the industry at keeping the blinders on and building.

2018-05-16 | Full Review

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Very few token projects are producing or even planning to produce cash flow for holders. But CF doesn't preclude a token from being a utility: Filecoin, Golem, Numerai, etc., are utilities that should be CF+. Instead, we've written off revenue generation . . . just like the dot-bombs.

2018-05-21 | Full Review

The more I'm reading and talking to people, the higher probability I assign to BCH beating BTC. Still an underdog, but I'm not convinced my assumptions about BTC having the economic majority are still correct.

2017-11-15 | Full Review

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Most of my concerns with BTC since 2013 have been around fungibility.

No one seems to care about the increasing sophistication of Bitcoin surveillance tools. The lack of attention there is why I'm overweight XMR.

2018-11-15 | Full Review

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Dai survived one of its most significant tests in 2018. “Can Dai survive a market crash?” Asked and answered. Dai survived the 94% drawdown in ETH, and the move from a single-collateral to multi-collateral model should accelerate its adoption in 2019.

2019-01-14 | Full Review

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EOS will surpass ETH. EOS could surpass ETH in DApp activity; as serenity delays continue, developer mindshare will wander; EOS smart contracts use C++ and compile into WebAssembly (better dev experience); on-chain governance works in EOS [and] isn’t close in ETH.

2019-01-14 | Full Review

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