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Messari Hosts Inaugural Virtual Event “Mainnet 2020”, Featuring Crypto’s Top Builders

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Messari Hosts Inaugural Virtual Event “Mainnet 2020”, Featuring Crypto’s Top Builders

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Speakers include top industry investors and entrepreneurs, such as Balaji Srinivasan, Meltem Demirors, Zooko Wilcox, and 100+ others, with 50% of profits committed to COVID19 relief efforts.

Messari, the crypto industry’s leading market intelligence company, has announced programming details for its inaugural global virtual event “Mainnet 2020, sponsored by Bitgo. The event will take place on June 1-3, 2020 on the event platform, Hopin. The virtual event features a line up of the industry’s top leaders and builders including such featured speakers as ConsenSys Founder Joe Lubin, CoinShares CSO Meltem Demiors, Electric Coin Company Founder Zooko Wilcox, Nakamoto Founder Balaji Srinivasan, Chainlink Cofounder Sergey Nazarov, Circle Cofounder, and CEO Jeremy Allaire and 100+ other speakers from leading protocols, infrastructure companies, and investment firms.

Super Early Bird tickets go on sale today through May 18, 2020, for $50, with 50% of profits will be committed to COVID19 relief efforts through partner’s Binance Charity and The Giving Block.

“Our goal with Mainnet 2020 is to provide participants with as close to a “real” simulation of an in-person event as possible. We’re offering interactive keynotes and panels, attendee networking, expo experiences, private meetings, and ‘unconference’ sessions for all involved. All from the comfort and safety of our homes,” said Ryan Selkis, Messari’s CEO and the original producer of CoinDesk’s flagship Consensus conference. “The current global climate continues to inspire the radical shift that crypto represents in how people think about money, markets, and governance. Crypto marches forward regardless of what is happening in the physical world, and  we are excited to provide an experience that will help continue to drive industry adoption and collaboration despite the current hurdles to in-person engagement.”

The virtual-only event is built on a 24/7 schedule, allowing attendees from around the world to convene with crypto-industry’s top thinkers, investors, and builders. The event “venue” will stream programming that focuses on addressing the ecosystem’s most pressing challenges and provide attendees with actionable insights into the rapidly evolving industry landscape. Interactive sessions will include:

  1. Live on-camera Q&A with speakers, sponsors, and other attendees
  2. Live chat and polling during keynotes, panels, and fireside chats
  3. Interactive expo hall, allowing attendees to video chat with top protocol teams and service providers.
  4. In-depth project updates & analyst Q&A from a number of the industry’s top asset creators
  5. Private “speed networking” tools to meet and connect with new colleagues
  6. Private meeting options for in-event collaborations
  7. Unlimited small group discussions and virtual white boarding sessions

Featured programming for the event is spread across five general sessions, split between morning and evening programs in order to include participants from Asia, Europe and the Americas. The general sessions will cover themes like Institutional Investment, the State of Crypto Infrastructure, Web 3.0 protocols, the Rise of DeFi, and Governing the Crypto Frontier. In addition to the event’s headliners, new speakers will be announced daily on the event website.

“We may not be able to come together physically for many weeks and months to come, but that shouldn’t stop us from continuing to make progress as an industry,” said Selkis. “Now more than ever is the time for crypto professionals, builders, and adopters to come together under the same umbrella to talk about how we can actually propel these new technologies to mass market adoption.” 

About Mainnet:

Mainnet by Messari is a virtual event focused on bringing crypto professionals from around the world together to learn, collaborate, and discuss the industry’s greatest opportunities, issues, and solutions, all to advance the development of our global sovereign financial future. The inaugural 2020 event aims to bring together top thinkers, investors, and builders from around the world under one (virtual) roof June 1-3, 2020 for 3-days of 24/7 programming. Attendees will have access to hours of valuable keynotes, panels, roundtables, workshops, classes, and product demos, as well as multiple opportunities for virtual networking and collaboration. Learn more at or for more information, contact

About Messari:

Mainnet event is a production of Messari, the industry’s leading market intelligence company focused on the digital asset ecosystem. The company’s tools and research solutions provide customers with actionable insights to confidently make decisions in the fast moving crypto asset space. Since its inception in 2017, Messari has built strong relationships with the industry’s top thinkers, investors, and builders from today’s most promising projects. These relationships exceptionally position the company to create event programming that will attract attendees at all stages of their crypto investment journey from around the world. Learn more about Messari at


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Ryan Selkis Additional Quotes for Embargo Media

“During this inaugural Mainnet event, we are really focusing on attendees that are serious about moving the needle for the crypto space. We want to address what is actually getting done, what is actually getting used, and what truly matters in the industry to get products, service, and other globally-impacted solutions to market.”

“Although the industry has matured greatly in recent years, the mass market still isn’t there. There is no better time than now for industry professionals and practitioners to get together in a big tent format to discuss the major challenges and positive growth points we face, and formulate actionable ideas on how to bring this industry to market.”

“At Messari we thrive off of a ‘no fluff, no b.s.’ approach to the projects and data we support, and the actual solutions we build to communicate this information to the masses. Mainnet 2020 mirrors this sentiment by showcasing the industry’s top thinkers and builders that have proven to understand the ecosystem’s value proposition as well as how to bring these solutions to market thoughtfully and expertly. There are few events out there that are so surgically focused on providing programming for attendees that cuts out the hype, and showcases only the best in class.”

“The solutions the crypto industry can provide to the world, especially in a time of financial crisis as we are entering now, makes it mission critical for the top players and adopters to convene in a big tent format to discuss the major challenges and positive growth points we face, and formulate actionable ideas on how to bring this industry to market.”

“The vision for Mainnet 2020 is to showcase the players’ driving impact. What Mainnet will NOT be doing is just as important to communicate: No blockchain, not Bitcoin. No coin maximalism. No vaporware or projects that are years away from launching. No token pumpers. We strive to focus our attendees’ time on only the most important and actionable ecosystem insights from the biggest and brightest minds.”

Visual Elements:

  1. Brand Pack
  2. Hopin Screens
  3. Media Kit

Full List of Confirmed for Wednesday:

  1. Ambre Soubiran, Kaiko
  2. Andy Bromberg, CoinList
  3. Camila Russo, The Defiant
  4. Dan Elitzer, IDEO CoLab Ventures
  5. Dave Balter, Flipside Crypto
  6. Esteban Ordano, Decetraland
  7. Greg DiPrisco, MakerDAO
  8. Hayden Adams, Uniswap
  9. Kain Warwick, Synthetix
  10. Ling Zhang, Binance
  11. Loi Luu, KyberNetwork
  12. Marguerite deCourcelle, Blockade Games
  13. Michael Moro, Genesis Global Trading
  14. Nic Carter, Coin Metrics
  15. Qiao Wang, Messari
  16. Robert Leshner, Compound
  17. Ryan Sean Adams, Mythos Capital
  18. Ryan Selkis, Messari
  19. Shan Aggarwal, Coinbase
  20. Taylor Monahan, MyCrypto
  21. Thibauld Favre, Fairmint
  22. Will Warren, 0x
  23. Yaniv Tal, The Graph

Disclaimer: This is a partnered event.


A Psychology and Journalism graduate, Rakshitha focuses on UK and Indian markets. As a crypto-journalist, her interests lie in blockchain technology adoption across emerging economies.
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