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DeFi Research Analyst

What are we all about?

We are a team of builders and researchers on a mission to empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on decentralized systems.

Our expertise covers several domains: Ethereum and Starknet protocol engineering, layer-2, cryptography research, protocol research, decentralized finance (DeFi), security auditing, formal verification, real-time monitoring, smart contract development, and dapps and enterprise engineering.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with, such as Ethereum Foundation, Starknet Foundation, Gnosis Chain, Flashbots, Forta Protocol, Lido, EigenLayer, Open Zeppelin, RISCZero, Aleph Zero, and many more.

Today, there are nearly 200 of us working remotely from over 45+ countries.

The role

We are seeking an exceptional and driven individual to join our team as a DeFi Research Analyst. In this role, you will leverage your extensive knowledge and expertise in blockchain technology to conduct comprehensive technical due diligence on emerging protocols and technologies. Additionally, you will provide valuable support to traders by assisting in the development of tools, monitoring markets for potential opportunities, and aiding in the design of effective trading strategies.

As a DeFi Research Analyst, you will also play a pivotal role in developing quantitative models, exploring tokenomics, and delivering insights to investment professionals regarding the impact of significant news events on token prices. Your profound passion for the blockchain industry and trading cryptocurrencies, combined with your strong data analysis and analytical skills, will be fundamental to achieving success in this position.


  • Technical Due Diligence: Conduct in-depth technical reviews of new and existing blockchain protocols and technologies. Evaluate their technical soundness, competitiveness, scalability, security, and potential risks.
  • News Monitoring: Monitor significant news events related to blockchain and cryptocurrency, particularly those impacting Ethereum and Layer 2 solutions. Assess their potential effects on token prices and the overall market. Contribute to the daily and weekly newsletters.
  • Crypto Markets Monitoring: Keep an eye on market indicators and upcoming catalysts, and inform traders of potential anomalies. Conduct research and suggest potential trading ideas.
  • Data Analysis: Collect, clean, and analyze large datasets from the Ethereum blockchain using appropriate tools and techniques. Extract relevant metrics and patterns to identify trends, correlations, and anomalies.
  • Reporting and Presentation: Communicate complex research findings and insights to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. Prepare comprehensive reports, presentations, and visualizations that effectively convey analytical results, implications, and recommendations.
  • Model Development: Develop quantitative models and algorithms to support investment decisions, risk management strategies, and trading strategies related to Ethereum. This includes but is not limited to volatility models, price forecasting models, and portfolio optimization models.
  • Client Engagement: Engage with clients by providing timely updates, answering inquiries, and participating in meetings and conference calls. Understand clients’ investment objectives, risk tolerance, and preferences to tailor research and recommendations accordingly.
  • Internal Collaboration: Collaborate internally with other research, engineering and business development teams in various projects and sales initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of Ethereum blockchain, smart contracts, decentralized finance (DeFi), and related technologies.
  • Experience with working with large datasets, SQL, and NoSQL databases.
  • Solid programming skills in languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB for data manipulation, analysis, and model implementation.
  • Proficiency in quantitative analysis techniques, statistical modeling, and data visualization tools is a plus.
  • Familiarity with cryptocurrency trading, derivatives, and risk management concepts is desirable.
  • Overlap with UK Timezone.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to convey complex concepts to diverse audiences.
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