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Cryptocurrency Researcher
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Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Research
Requirements
  • 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
  • A degree in a technical area (i.e. mathematics, engineering or computer science) and/or technical experience is strongly preferred
Responsibilities
  • Sourcing early stage investment opportunities in emergent companies and protocols
  • 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 deployment of capital
  • Working closely with technical teams on their crypto-economic model, smart contract security, and other questions that come up around protocols and software
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
Polychain Capital
Blockchain Investment Firm
Company Overview
Polychain is an investment firm committed to exceptional returns for investors through actively managed portfolios of these blockchain assets.
Company Core Values
  • Long-term vision
  • Fierce intelligence
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Low-ego, open-mind