Blockchain data is complex. It’s opaque. It’s squirrely. It’s an alien crash landing on top of traditional datasets that have dominated industries for decades…but the analytical minds below don’t care. They’re not afraid. In fact, they’re downright excited to kick the door open into a new realm of innovation and progress.
The growing industry needs them more than ever to transform blockchain data into value. At Flipside, we transform data into BI for blockchains to grow their networks. Other companies like Chainalysis, examine the data to track down illicit activity. Many, if not most, sell the insights to crypto investors for trading.
Known Quantities are the individuals who have created a name for themselves in the space. Most work for blockchain analytics companies, but many do not. In this category you’ll find traders, independent researchers, and inevitably a lot of Founders and CEOs.
Unsung Heroes are the individuals who are working behind the scenes, manipulating, analyzing and communicating data to solve previously unsolvable problems. They are often data scientists or engineers, who offer business intelligence that has a huge impact on the bottom line. They know their stuff, but are not in the spotlight (yet).
CTO & Co-Founder at BRD & Blockset // @ATraidman
Initially dismissed crypto until overhearing a converstaion with Andreessen horowitz execs.
CEO at Kaiko // @ambresoub
First intro to the crypto space was a 25 person meetup in a dark basement.
Principal Architect at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston // @anders94
Actively training to be one of the first civilians in space.
Co-Founder & Partner at Morgan Creek Digital // @APompliano
Convinced Bill Burr to buy Bitcoin.
Managing Partner at DragonFly // @hosseeb
Began playing poker with $50 at the age of 16. A year later, he’d made over $100,000.
Crypto Researcher at Deribit Insights // @hasufl
A legend and a mystery.
CEO at Casa // @lopp
Spent 30K to mask his public identity following an armed hostage threat.
Co-Founder & CSO at Chainalysis // @jony_levin
Initially thought he would become an environmental economist. His advice: “Don’t meet your co-founders on Reddit”.
CEO at Blockdaemon // @konstantin11
Polyglot & serial software entrepreneur.
Director of Research at TheBlock // @lawmaster
Remains a nocoiner and crypto skeptic.
Co-lead Fintech & DeFi at Consensys // @LexSokolin
Called founding a company while getting his JD/MBA “a reckless but fun decision”. Also a practicing visual artist.
Co-Founder & Partner at CryptoMondays // @loukerner
Created Crypto Mondays, the world’s largest crypto meetup.
Network Data Product Manager at Coin Metrics // @LucasNuzzi
Stumbled onto Bitcoin while in College. Also, it’s pronounced “nootz-e” not “noozieS”.
CEO at Weiss Ratings // @martindweiss
Has been rating financial institutions and insurance companies since ’87.
Co-Founder & CEO at Theta Labs // @mitchliu
Wrote his thesis on interactive storytelling at MIT. Founded several companies that were early in mobile advertising and mobile gaming.
Mrinalini “Ria” Bhutoria
Director of Research at Fidelity Digital Assets // @riabhutoria
Former sell side researcher at Credit Suisse.
Co-Founder at Coin Metrics // @nic__carter
Partner at Castle Island Ventures and host of On the Brink podcast. Ask him about his FUD dice.
Head of Product at Messari // @QWQiao
I post bad takes on crypto and markets so I can learn from smarter people.
Co-Founder & CTO at Glassnode // @n3ocortex
Ryan Sean Adams
Founder of Mythos Capital at Mythos Capital // @RyanSAdams
His goal is to help bring a billion people to crypto over the coming decades.
Founder of Waves Platform // @sasha35625
“The moment I understood how Bitcoin worked was a huge Eureka moment for me, a life-changing revelation, and I decided to devote the rest of my career to making distributed ledgers accessible for everybody.”
Blockchain Data Team Leader at Coinfirm // LinkedIn
Software testing engineer turned math teacher turned data scientist.
Big Data Engineer at Santiment // LinkedIn
Dreams to compete in an Ironman triathlon. Height 186cm, greek nose, nordic character.
Chief Crypto Code Reviewer at CryptoBriefing // @AndreCronjeTech
A lab accident away from becoming a super villain.
Senior Data Scientist at Flipside Crypto //LinkedIn
A true data phanatic, Angela Minster is a philly phavorite, whose data-driven maps and visualizations have made her into a local celebrity.
Data Science Manager at CipherTrace //LinkedIn
Former Navy SEAL turned blockchain security & data science expert.
Researcher at Tendermint / Cosmos // @cwgoes
Has a cool personal blog called Pluranimity.
Founding Economist at Prysm Group // @cathybarreraphd
That should say Dr. Barrera. Collaborator of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab. Tenure-track faculty at Cornell University. Chief Economist at ZipRecruiter.
Darren Lau Toh Fai
Market Research Analyst at CoinGecko // @Darrenlautf
Yield farmer. Author of How to DeFi.
Research Analyst at Bitwise Asset Management // @DavidLawant_BTC
“Someone told me this Bitcoin thing might be a big deal.”
Data Scientist at Digital Asset Management // LinkedIn
Wants to be remembered for his ability to “flexibly connect disparate topics and synthesize technical solutions to considerable problems”.
Co-Founder & CEO at Terra // @d0h0k1
Got into crypto in 2017 by randomly joining a chat room with friends.
Data Scientist at Andreessen Horowitz // @eddylazzarin
Also a partner on the a16z crypto investment team. Previously a software engineer at Netflix and Facebook.
Head of Data Science at Flipside Crypto // @theericstone
Eric was a government spy, and probably knows what you did in 2011(he was actually building algorithms to predict geo-political events).
Developer Advocate at Amberdata // LinkedIn
Passionate about data, finance, and AI. A generalist and lover of the sciences.
Director of Token Analysis at Radar // LinkedIn
Previous wealth management intern at Merrill Lynch before joining Goldman Sachs as a private wealth management operations analyst.
Gerald Chee Weimin
Head of Research at CoinMarketCap // LinkedIn
Introduced and launched the CoinMarketCap Liquidity Metric to help the industry understand the importance of Liquidity over Volume. Focused on Strategic Market Research and Industry Trends.
Cryptocurrency Intelligence Team Lead at Elliptic // LinkedIn
Currently leads counterterrorism and other threat intelligence efforts for financial institutions and crypto businesses worldwide.
CTO at Bitwise Asset Management // @hongkim_
Formerly software security researcher in the Korean military.
Head of Product at Xangle // LinkedIn
Intelligence officer for the Republic of Korea Air Force.
Analytics at Coinbase // @madewithtea
Predicts transactions that will happen in the next block with a 90% probability.
CEO at Unchained Capital // @josephkelly
A pilot since 2014.
Johnson (Wenjie) X.
Head of Research & Analytics at TokenInsight // LinkedIn
Fintech expert on all levels: cryptocurrency, neobank, Robo-advisor, data analytics…
Co-Founder at TheTIE // LinkedIn
Data Analyst at Coin Metrics // @karimhelpme
A fan of game theory, ethics, and deadpan humor.
Data Scientist at Glassnode // LinkedIn
Accumulated a fair amount of young researcher awards.
Research Data Scientist at Chainalysis // @funwithgraphs
Professional data wrangler.
Senior Analyst at IntoTheBlock // @LucasOutumuro
Actively researching DeFi, crypto derivatives and technology broadly.
Founder & CEO at Santiment // @balance_ra
Yogic way of life frames his human-focused, balanced approach to building communities and decentralized platforms.
Data Scientist at UsefulTulips.org // @MattAhlborg
Intelligence Analyst and Linguist turned Data Scientist with an obsession for emerging financial technologies and their corresponding impact on our globalizing world.
VP of Data at Ripple // LinkedIn
Has a deep interest in intellectual property and holds patents in the AdTech space, apparel tech and data privacy.
CEO at Blocknative Corporation // @mcutler
Focused on making mempool data fun and easy to work with. Husband. Father. Son. Cyclist.
Co-Founder at Alpha Vantage // LinkedIn
Met his co-founder while playing Hearthstone.
Paul Payam Almasi
Infrastructure Solutions Strategist at Alchemy // @LucidMasi
The founder of two blockchain analytics platforms. “Mass adoption is my greatest desire for cryptocurrency.”
Research Analyst at Coinpaprika // LinkedIn
Research strengths are in consensus mechanisms, cryptocurrency market behavior and conditions.
Senior Data Scientist at CipherTrace // LinkedIn
Former balloon factory worker, machine shop sweeper, dry cleaner and math tutor. Approaches problems by understanding “why” before “how”.
Research Analyst at Digital Asset Research // @rsarrow
Has a pretty sweet weekly newsletter about the top stories in Bitcoin.
Research Analyst at Messari // @RyanWatkins_
Top performing analyst in terms of public research – according to Messari CEO.
Founding Economist & Partner at Prysm Group // @shurder
PhD. Reluctant tweeter. Board member of Believe in Students, a non-profit focused on solving the basic needs crisis for college students.
Research at TheBlock // @Dogetoshi
Only 64% sure about the stuff he tweets.
Senior Data Scientist at Gauntlet // LinkedIn
Builder of secure software systems & accurate financial models.
Data Platform and Integrations Lead at Nomics // @trestrantham
Developer. Husband. Father. Beer connoisseur. NFL geek. Data enthusiast.
Data Engineer at Chainalysis // LinkedIn
His colleagues think he could develop all layers of the project: front-end, back-end, data processing, storage and analysis.
Founder at ViewBase // LinkedIn
Problem solver and lifelong learner.
Data Engineer at Coinpaprika // LinkedIn
Develops APIs and architecture for collection of cryptocurrency data.
Senior Investment Analyst at LongHash // LinkedIn
Co-founded Shuguang Chou – a crowd funding platform based on blockchain technology.