Lykke Research Hub’s call for proposals

Newly created Lykke Research Hub invites research community and industry practitioners to participate in the applied research projects competition. The prize fund is $12'500 (paid in crypto). The research proposals should be submitted before December, 13.

The grant amount is split into two parts: 50% immediately and 50% upon completion of the project outlined in the research proposal.

Research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Digital markets microstructure: liquidity, volatility and price discovery
  • Financial market event time and scaling laws
  • Algorithmic trading, market making, and HFT strategies
  • ICO auction design
  • Crypto assets valuation
  • Centralized markets vs. DEX
  • Market abuse studies: fake volume, pump & dump schemes, etc.
  • Stablecoins design
  • Governance in decentralized projects, Digital democracy

The best and 3 second best will be awarded a grant (paid in crypto to the Lykke Wallet). The grant amount is split into two parts: 50% immediately and 50% upon completion of the project outlined in the research proposal. In addition, selected research projects will be invited to present the research at Perm Winter School 2019 on Digital Markets.

The participants of the competitions are encouraged to use open tradelog data with account ID resolution provided by Lykke.

To apply, please proceed to the Lykke Streams website.

Support

Please refer to the Terms of Use of the organization and remuneration issues. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the contest comments.

Disclaimer

Submitted results must be publicly available. There is no guarantee of winning a prize. The prizes are only awarded to entries that the Lykke judges find worthwhile. Prizes are awarded in Lykke coins, which may be redeemed for currency and sent to your bank. You must be at least 18 years of age. You must not submit twice — your first submission is the one that counts. You will be responsible for declaring your own income to your local tax authorities. All submissions will be disclosed to the public. The prizes are given at organizer’s sole discretion. The decisions of the judges will be final — there is no appeals process if your project does not win a prize. No other compensation will be given at this stage.