In an effort to better inform the crypto ecosystem on ongoing fundamental changes and major developments on Venus, we are proposing that Messari writes quarterly research reports. This would serve to attract more builders, entrepreneurs, and investors who would then provide value to the overall network once they are more aware of these core project fundamentals.
All reports would live as free resources on Messari and would be distributed through our newsletter (230k subscribers) and various social channels.
Currently, there is a high barrier for those within existing project communities and the broader crypto world to stay informed and up to date with all of the major key performance indicators and protocol-level changes. While there are various analytics dashboards, blog posts, and messaging channels, it is still cumbersome to have a strong understanding of all the important happenings going on. This leads to a misallocation of resources, both time and money since there are investors, developers, and users that are not acting with the full breadth of knowledge at their disposal.
To alleviate this problem, many of the largest projects and DAOs are expending additional resources to better surface a lot of this core information. These initiatives are serving to increasingly professionalize this industry, however, what is still missing is the proper contextualization of this data from an independent third party that would allow an outsider to gain better insight into what’s going on.
- Annual membership ($10k) provides the ability to commission research reports. It also comes with a full asset profile, free tickets to Mainnet and a 2-month trial to Messari Enterprise.
- Initiation of coverage report ($20k) that breaks down what the project is building and why it matters, while contextualizing it within the broader crypto landscape. It will also delve into a comparative analysis and breakdown of the token economics.
Examples: Osmosis, Euler, Injective
- Four quarterly reports ($25k/per) beginning in Q2 that present and analyze key KPIs and fundamental metrics (loans originated, deposits, utilization rates, protocol revenue, etc.) from both a macro protocol level as well as more granular specific markets. The report will delve into major governance developments, upgrades, and key roadmap initiatives on a recurring basis.
Examples: Compound, Uniswap, Fei
We can also create and maintain a live data dashboard ($30k) as well as host analyst calls ($10k/per) with the analyst and project leads to discuss the key findings of the report as well as engage with the community.