Ryan Selkis is Entrepreneur, investor, and writer helping to build the bitcoin / digital currency ecosystem. Founder of Messari, and formerly an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, and founding team member at the industry's most active investor (Digital Currency Group) and largest media brand (CoinDesk). Working on new ventures and angel investing. He was the former Managing Director at Coin Desk where he led the acquisition and turnaround of the bitcoin and blockchain tech industry's top news, research and events business. He’s organized the largest industry event hosted to date with 2,600 attendees (Consensus 2017), grew company revenue 7.3x in 18 months, and hit profitability, managed 12 person team and on-boarded the new CEO. He has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in Finance from Boston College.