Phil Naumann began studying blockchain, cryptocurrency, and what would become Web3 back in 2013. During the past decade, Phil launched and operated dozens of different blockchain nodes before moving into DeFi. In 2020, Phil joined the IvanOnTech (now Moralis Academy) team as a researcher. Since then, Phil has advanced and is now leading the Moralis research team in producing thousands of pages of published report data covering the current state of blockchain and DeFi. Phil is also formally educated in public and permissionless technologies via the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Currently, Phil is also completing his master’s degree in cryptocurrency.