Peter is the CEO & Founder of Ryan Research, where he advises private clients and creates public content on economics, technology, and history. He recently was awarded the American Affairs’ and American Compass’ Common Good Economics Grant Program to support his book on exploring the biographies and theories of the economists Mathew and Henry C. Carey. He completed an MA in Global History (economic specialization) from the University College Dublin and was awarded first class honors. He received his B.A. from New York University in economics with a double minor in business & web development, as well as a certificate for business & financial modeling from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He managed Know Your Meme’s insights consultancy where he worked with top brands on how to better perform on social media. He led research efforts at CoinDesk, the most popular cryptocurrency brand in the world, producing 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.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
SCHOOL OF HISTORY
M.A. Global History
First Class Honours
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.
War Peace and Globalization
Irish revolutionary economic thought towards money, banking, and development
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Professional Certificate: Business and Financial Modeling
Key modules: Quantitative Modeling, Spreadsheets and Models, Modeling Risk and Realities, Decision-Making and Scenarios
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
It’s Halvening: An Analysis of Bitcoin Miner Revenue
State of Blockchain: Q3 2018 Report
A New Way to Compare Bitcoin Cash to Bitcoin
The Crypto-Political Landscape Has Grown Beyond Its Anarchist Roots
NYU ECONOMICS REVIEW
Statistical Analysis is Sexy: Quantitative Venture Capital
Films, Videos & Podcasts
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 Live: Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum
The Peter Ryan Report Podcast: Hong Kong Protests, Capital Flight, and Bitcoin
Rizqi Presents Blockchain: 6-Part Documentary Series (Executive Producer & Expert Guest)
Late Confirmation Podcast: Is Bitcoin Mining Profitable?
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Are ICO Tokens Securities? Startup Wants a Judge to Decide by Paul Vigna & Dave Michaels (Article)
Crypto Market Crash Leaving Bankrupt Startups in its Wake by Olga Kharif (Article)
How to Regulate Crypto by Leaders (Article)
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Subpoenas Signal S.E.C Crackdown on Initial Coin Offerings by Nathaniel Popper (Article)
JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD.
Bank 4.0: Banking Everywhere, Never at a Bank by Brett King (Book)
Conferences & Lectures
The History of Crypto & Finance
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Class: Entrepreneurial Finance - Guest Lecture on Intro to Crypto
Future of Real Estate with Harvard
Market Urbanism with Zaha Hadid & Parafin
Startup Cities with Brandon Fuller, Dr. Sandy Ikeda, & more
Software, Tools, & Databases
Crypto-Economics Explorer: Interactive data tool that visualizes heterogenous metrics across an array of cryptocurrencies.
ICO & VC Trackers: Initial coin offering (ICO) and venture capital (VC) data recorded, visualized, and analyzed.
Distinctions & Grants
NYC INDIE FILM AWARDS
Best Screenplay - Half Empty
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
NYU Gallatin Graduating Senior Grant
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
NYU Gallatin Film Alliance Grant