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December 21, 2021 - January 9th, 2022
Sydney CBD, Australia



Advanced Trading Technology

An intersection of engineering, data science, finance, smart contracts, trading and quantitive research.

#Crypto trading
#Algorithmic trading
#Machine learning
#Data science

#Data science
#Smart contract
#Financial engineering

Prizes up to $7,500

Closing date: 20-12-2021


We are inviting passionate engineers, developers, quants, financial engineers and traders to be part of one of the largest open-source initiatives in crypto and the blockchain space. 


Last week, we reached a significant milestone—Project L3 Atom (the world's first open crypto data initiative) Our next big milestone involves the world's first all-in-one quant research & algorithmic trading solution for both centralized and decentralized exchanges. 

 We are extremely passionate about building web 3.0 open source tools to innovate. M2M, blockchain, and crypto are the future. All of our proprietary tech will be given to the community for free under an Open License. Yes, no catch. We are true believers of the spirit of crypto and blockchain—the economic freedom, where everyone should have access to financial freedom. We are dedicated to making a difference. All of our R&D and operations are available for the public to verify. 

Come and join us to make a difference! We will have fun and be extremely busy at Christmas!

December 20th to 10th January

$7,500 in prizes

5 Challenges

Engineering, trading, finance, data science and machine learning.

Max 50 Applicants

Public - In Person


  • Submit your email & get on the list.

  • Confirm your email and complete the application requirements.

  • Your application will be reviewed and you will receive a status update.

  • If you make the shortlist you will be invited to an interview with someone on our team.


11:00am - 1:00pm
6:00pm - 8
December 21, 2021

  • About the hackathon

  • Hackathon logistics

  • Q and A

  • Divide into teams

What to expect?

On the day, candidates will be divided into small teams of three to complete activities. Industrial professionals will also be on hand to provide supervision and answer any questions.

What will I get out of this event?

In addition to prizes for your work, certificates and recommendation letters after project completion will be awarded. This will also be an excellent networking opportunity to meet other passionate individuals and industry experts, and to work on some of the greatest challenges in crypto from a technology and finance perspective. Additionally, GDA is looking to recruit outstanding participants to join our team long-term.

IInformation Session


December 22, 2021
through January 7, 2022

>  Work on the challenging problem

> Team building exercises

  • 22-Dec to 24-Dec
    Data Science & Machine Learning Competition >


  • 28-Dec to 30-Dec
    Blockchain Competition >

  • 03-Jan to 05-Jan
    Trading Competition >


  • 05-Jan to 07-Jan
    Programming & Machine Learning Competition >

> Social activities

> Cross-department collaboration

> Presentation of work

> Winners announced

Mini Hackathons

This challenge will involve optimisation problems for either C++ or Python code to be interfaced with our open crypto data initiative framework.

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Individuals will be given training in proprietary systematic trading and using this approach, the competition will be run on BTC/USD futures on the Bybit exchange.

Trading Competition


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This challenge will involve the creation of high throughput execution smart contract adapters compatible with ecosystems such as Ethereum, Solana and Fantom - similar to those developed by Hummingbot.

Blockchain Competition


This challenge will involve implementing machine learning techniques to solve a computer vision problem for technical analysis, similar to our own ACPRI tool.

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ML Competition


The challenge will see you working with current crypto data and traditional market data to solve a data science-based predictive analytics task. The task will also involve data streams from our own open data initiative framework.

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Data Science Competition



The events will start on the 21st December and continue until the 9th of January. On the first day, candidates will be divided into small teams of three to complete activities.


Therefore, this first meeting is mandatory for all participants. Industry professionals will be on hand to provide supervision and answer any questions during the challenges. Participants will have 24-hour access to the event spaces and there will be support for continuing remote participation depending on other team members.


Throughout the events, there will also be weekend social activities with free drinks and pizza, and additional team building activities and cross-department engagement (e.g. developers collaborating with traders). In the end, each team’s work will be assessed and prizes awarded to winners according to the relevant judging criteria.


Do I have to go to all mini-hackathons?
No. Participants are only required to attend the information session and one hackathon but are welcome to partake in more.

What do I have to bring?

Laptop and charger.

Is there any required knowledge I should have?
It is recommended that participants have prior knowledge about blockchain technologies but it is not mandatory. However, knowledge of your respective field is required.

What is the outcome of this event? Could I get hired?
Our team may offer part-time/full-time employment after the event. We are looking to hire passionate and talented individuals to join our mission.

When participating in these challenges, am I considered as an intern or paid employee?
Yes, in addition to prizes, your time can be counted as an internship.

Can I attend some sessions remotely?
The first session is an information/orientation event providing information on the challenge, available positions, industry and organisation - you won't want to miss this. However, you may coordinate with your teams to work remotely for the following challenges, though we do prefer face-to-face engagement.

Is there any parking or public transport nearby?
The nearest train station is Town Hall, paid parking is available around the premises.

Are there any COVID safe requirements?
COVID check-in is required to enter the building. 

Whom should I contact if I have questions?
Please direct any queries to




Work Alone or with a Team


Just kidding! You can't work alone here. If you're looking for an internship or position on our team (we hope you are 😁) this gives us a chance to see how you collaborate with others.




Our offices in downtown Sydney are an awesome location for the event. You can move in, eat, camp out and grab a shower in our facilities. It is a comfortable and convenient space to collaborate and build stuff that matters.

Office 4546, Level 45
680 George Street,
Sydney CBD




Don't have it all figured out? That's ok. We'll be there to help on-site. Plus your team is the best resource for learning new stuff.


Our "Secret Sauce"

It's open-source so I guess our secret sauce is not all that secret. Project L3 Atom is bringing high-resolution crypto trading data to the market. Our next big milestone involves the world's first all-in-one quant research & algorithmic trading solution for both centralized and decentralized exchanges.

Up to 7,500 AUD in Prizes

Don't do it just for the money. Well... you can... but do it for the experience. You'll have access to some of the most progressive thinkers in their fields. Do you want to build a professional network for your future? This is the place to start.

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