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Crypto Data Researcher



New York, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

About Messari.

Messari is the leading provider of crypto market intelligence products that help professionals navigate crypto/Web3 with confidence. We bring transparency and smarter qualitative and quantitative analytics to the industry by combining a global research database with a comprehensive suite of data visualization and asset discovery tools. We help drive smarter participation in crypto from individuals and institutions alike.
The name “Messari” came from the Franciscan monks who declared "clean books" a moral imperative during the renaissance and pushed merchants to use proper accounting methods. This led to the flourishing of investment via "trust but verify" methods and industry growth throughout Europe. That's what we aim to do. Provide participants, investors, builders, platforms, and everyone else with reliable information to better participate in the crypto ecosystem.
Our users range from some of the most prominent analysts, investors, and crypto individuals to top organizations including Coinbase, BitGo, Anchorage, 0x, Chainanalysis, Ledger, Compound, MakerDAO, and many more.

The Role

We are a team of crypto-native analysts that bring thesis-driven research to Messari’s client base. Our reports aim to bring novel insights whether that is by identifying narratives early, uncovering deep data-driven insights, or providing timely color on a new theme or an event.

We are currently looking for a code-savvy Research Analyst with expertise in crypto data analysis to join our team. You will be writing high-quality, data-driven research reports. The reports will often focus on analyzing protocol and ecosystem traction via address analysis.You will be pulling data, mapping addresses, and forming cohorts to look for patterns in the data that spark your curiosity. From there you will go deeper to uncover unique insights for our customer base, and translate these into powerful visuals and compelling narratives.

If you are a crypto-native who spends a lot of time building and sharing crypto data dashboards, and has a passion for producing high-quality research reports – we want to talk to you!

This role is based out of our New York City office. Note that we will only review applications that have answered the questions at the bottom of this spec.


  • Conduct thorough research and analysis to provide data-driven insights to our clients.
  • Use Python and SQL to collect, clean, and analyze large crypto-related data sets.
  • Collaborate with the broader research team to author insightful research reports.
  • Stay abreast of key data sources with the ability to publish quick reports as needed.
  • Engage on social media platforms and participate in industry events to represent Messari and build your personal brand.


  • You understand how protocols and transactions work at a technical level, are familiar with major crypto themes and sectors, and are an active participant in the space.
  • Strong quantitative and technical skills with proficiency in Python and SQL.
  • 1+ years of experience working in crypto and with crypto-related data and tables
  • Comprehensive understanding of crypto metrics and sources including Dune.
  • Strong communication skills, able to articulate your analysis and insights concisely and with clarity in plain English.
  • Resourceful, curious, and able to think critically and independently.
  • Relentless attention to detail.
  • Team player with a willingness to collaborate and put Messari's mission above personal achievement.
  • Salary Range: 110k - 120k Base + Competitive Equity


  • Knowledge of SQL and Python to pull and manipulate data yourself (with speed)
  • Experience conducting traditional or crypto valuation and analysis