Ryan Watkins is a Senior Research Analyst at Messari, having joined the team in late 2019. Prior to his time at Messari, Ryan interned at CoinDesk under Messari Co-Founder and CEO Ryan Selkis and also worked as an Investment Banking Analyst on Wall Street. After nearly two years of work in traditional finance, Ryan decided to take the leap into blockchain and cryptocurrencies, where he saw opportunity for innovation. Ryan graduated in 2018 with degrees in Computer Science and Finance. He also enjoys running and biking.