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Crypto Analyst

Our client in the digital investment space is looking to expand their Cape Town team.

We are looking for a crypto analyst to support the investment team. The analyst will have a deep understanding of computer science, distributed systems, consensus algorithms, networking, game theory and other relevant fields in blockchain technology. They are a visionary who can see a clear future of Digital Assets despite the ever-present noise, provide research and decision support to inform the Fund portfolio across a global client base and world leading digital asset thinking and leadership.

 

Responsibilities:
● Sourcing alpha opportunities in cryptocurrencies and protocols through fundamental and
technical analysis
● Undertake comprehensive evaluation and analysis to ensure that a thorough due diligence
is conducted before the firm undertakes an investment, applying a thorough risk based
assessment on the opportunities
● Working with the senior investment team on due diligence of prospective investments
● Screening projects by reading protocol specifications and evaluating the technical teams
● Reasoning through the emerging trends in the space and identifying non-obvious
opportunities for investment
● Maintaining and developing cryptocurrency and protocol analysis models, and /or work closely
with technical teams on their crypto-economic model, smart contract security, and other
questions that come up around protocols and software
● Detailed financial and technical analysis of financial performance and tokenomics of the
cryptocurrencies and protocols
● Evaluate the impact of changes in macro and micro economic variables and its implications on
the risk and return profile
● Communicate investment decisions and commentary clearly in memos that can be
disseminated to our user base (including fact sheets and investment analysis)
● Track the progress of protocols and applications in our portfolios
● Maintaining and enhancing our client and regulatory reporting

Skills, experience and qualifications:
● A degree in a technical area (i.e. mathematics, engineering or computer science) and/or
technical experience is strongly preferred
● An Honours / Masters degree in a relevant field (Finance, Mathematics or Statistics)
preferred
● Solid understanding of smart contracts scripting, cryptography, crypto-economics, and
blockchain technologies generally
● Ability to identify unconventional trends and emerging technologies
● Sharp analytical mind with a killer instinct to identify deals in the market
● Ability to aggregate information from a variety of sources including technical repositories
and anecdotal feedback from teams, then draw informed conclusions from incomplete
information
● Able to explain complex concepts in simple terms to a non-technical audience
● Obsession with the future of blockchain technology, web3, and low-level protocol
development
● An open minded research approach and genuine intellectual curiosity
● Experience in data modelling an advantage
● Generate new investment ideas and getting them implemented
● An unquenchable questioning nature
● A highly analytical mind
● Excellent numeracy skills
● Strong Report Writing skills