PETER RYAN

Curriculum Vitae

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ABOUT

Peter Ryan is pursuing an MA in Global History (economic specialization) from the University College Dublin and is the CEO & Founder of Ryan Research. He led research efforts at CoinDesk, the most popular cryptocurrency brand in the world, where he produced data insights, cutting-edge reports, and useful tools to help users better understand the complex industry. Prior to that, he was an analyst assisting venture capitalists and startups in making smarter decisions through data.

 

EDUCATION

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2021

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

SCHOOL OF HISTORY

M.A. Global History

Global History observes historical problems beyond their local, national and regional contexts. A way to think about how historical change happens because of the interaction of local, global and international factors.

Courses:

Global Revolutions

War Peace and Globalization

Thesis:

Irish revolutionary economic thought towards money, banking, and development

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2018

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

WHARTON SCHOOL

Professional Certificate: Business and Financial Modeling

Key modules: Quantitative Modeling, Spreadsheets and Models, Modeling Risk and Realities, Decision-Making and Scenarios

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2016

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE

B.A. Economics

Minors: Business and Web Programming

Extracurriculars: Co-Chair of Entrepreneurs Festival, President of College of Arts & Science Entrepreneurship Association, President of The Kairos Society, Studied Abroad: NYU London, Varsity Soccer

 

EXPERIENCE

CEO & FOUNDER, RYAN RESEARCH

April 2019 - Present

Conduct economic and technology research. Advise private clients. Create public media content.

Areas of Focus:

central banking, central bank digital currency (CBDC), cryptocurrency, bitcoin, money, banking, monetary policy, development economics, economic history, history of economic thought, geopolitics, international trade, venture capital

DIRECTOR OF GROWTH, COINSPICE

July 2019 - October 2019

Managed media company, created multi-media content, wrote quantitative/technical research articles, and increased key performance indicators. 


Stats:
- Web Traffic 200%+
- Twitter Following 35%+
- Twitter Reach from 10s of thousands to millions
- Youtube Engagement 20%+

RESEARCH ANALYST, COINDESK

January 2018 - April 2019

Researched cryptocurrency sector trends and data for most popular sector media company with 5mn views per month.

Research has been cited in The Economist, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and more.

Highlights:
- Produced the most popular industry reports and research
- Developed comprehensive data products and services with engineering/product team
- Created compelling video, podcast, event, graphic, and text content

HOST & FOUNDER, STARTUP CITIES

Feb 2017 - Dec 2018

Hosted event series of entrepreneurs, investors, and academics to discuss urban-tech issues

Moderated panels of distinguished speakers, such as Patrik Schumacher - Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects and Brad Hargreaves - Co-Founder of General Assembly

Partnered with Barclay’s Rise, Microsoft, Harvard, NYU, 1776, Draper U., Urban-X Accelerator, Venture for America, and more

Generated hundreds of attendees and thousands of online views

ANALYST, RADICLE REPORT

August 2017 - December 2017

Researched early-stage companies and sectors for venture capital investors.

ASSOCIATE, SPLASH

October 2016 - April 2017

Performed analytical functions for multiple internal departments & external Fortune 500 clients.

ASSOCIATE, STORYSMITH PRODUCTIONS

January 2016 - October 2016

Managed finances & operations of marketing firm specialized in early-stage companies.

INTERN, NYU ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE

February 2013 - August 2015

Assisted university venture capital fund / startup lab in research, operations, & education.

VARIOUS INTERNSHIPS

2012 - 2015

  • Gust, June 2015 – August 2015

  • Magna, May 2014 – August 2014

  • Bitcoin Center NYC, December 2013 – March 2014

  • StyleCaster Media Group, June 2013 – July 2013

  • The Record Newspaper, June 2012 – August 2012

 

SKILLS

Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Python, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Javascript, GitHub, Salesforce, Periscope, Tableau, Google Analytics, Public Speaking, and Mutli-Channel Marketing.

 

WORKS

Featured

 

PRINT

Published Writing

 

COINSPICE

July 2019

It’s Halvening: An Analysis of Bitcoin Miner Revenue​

COINDESK

December 2018

State of Blockchain: Q3 2018 Report

COINDESK

August 2018

A New Way to Compare Bitcoin Cash to Bitcoin

THE HILL

August 2018

The Crypto-Political Landscape Has Grown Beyond Its Anarchist Roots

NYU ECONOMICS REVIEW

March 2015

Statistical Analysis is Sexy: Quantitative Venture Capital

 
 
 

MEDIA

Films, Videos & Podcasts

COINSPICE

September 2019

CoinSpice Live: George Selgin, Senior fellow and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives at the Cato Institute and Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Georgia

COINSPICE

July 2019

CoinSpice Live: Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum

COINSPICE

June 2019

The Peter Ryan Report Podcast: Hong Kong Protests, Capital Flight, and Bitcoin

AMAZON PRIME

April 2019

Rizqi Presents Blockchain: 6-Part Documentary Series (Executive Producer & Expert Guest)

COINDESK

August 2018

Late Confirmation Podcast: Is Bitcoin Mining Profitable?

 
 
 

CITATIONS

External References

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

January 2019

Are ICO Tokens Securities? Startup Wants a Judge to Decide by Paul Vigna & Dave Michaels (Article)

BLOOMBERG

December 2018

Crypto Market Crash Leaving Bankrupt Startups in its Wake by Olga Kharif (Article)

THE ECONOMIST

April 2018

How to Regulate Crypto by Leaders (Article)

THE NEW YORK TIMES

February 2018

Subpoenas Signal S.E.C Crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings by Nathaniel Popper (Article)

JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD.

December 2018

Bank 4.0: Banking Everywhere, Never at a Bank by Brett King (Book)

 
 
 

PRESENTATIONS

Conferences & Lectures

CONSENSUS: INVEST

November 2018

The History of Crypto & Finance

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

October 2018

Class: Entrepreneurial Finance - Guest Lecture on Intro to Crypto

STARTUP CITIES

March 2018

Future of Real Estate with Harvard

STARTUP CITIES

January 2018

Market Urbanism with Zaha Hadid & Parafin

STARTUP CITIES

February 2017

Startup Cities with Brandon Fuller, Dr. Sandy Ikeda, & more

 
 
 

PROJECTS

Software, Tools, & Databases

COINDESK

November 2018

Crypto-Economics Explorer: Interactive data tool that visualizes heterogenous metrics across an array of cryptocurrencies.

COINDESK

January 2018

ICO & VC Trackers: Initial coin offering (ICO) and venture capital (VC) data recorded, visualized, and analyzed.

 
 

AWARDS

Distinctions & Grants

NYC INDIE FILM AWARDS

August 2016

Best Screenplay - Half Empty

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

January 2016

NYU Gallatin Graduating Senior Grant

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

January 2016

NYU Gallatin Film Alliance Grant

 
 

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