Special Projects Intern

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Jun 29

Working at The Block is one of the most enjoyable, fulfilling, and challenging experiences you’ll have in your career.

The Block is the leading research, analysis and news brand in the digital asset space. Founded in 2018 and based in NYC, The Block’s team is spread across 7 times zones, covering the global cryptocurrency and blockchain space 24/7.

Through The Block’s website + newsletter, the Genesis research brand, our podcast “The Scoop,” hosted + 3rd party events and community participation, we interact daily with tens of thousands of crypto natives, financial market participants, Fortune 500 professionals, global service providers, government leaders and more.

The Block delivers deep insight into how this emerging sector interacts with traditional finance, technology, governments and markets. The Block’s foundation is simple: we are the first and final word in digital assets.

Company Overview:The Block is an information services company empowering smart decisions for those who invest in, work with, make decisions about, or seek to understand digital assets. Our team is passionate about exploring innovative blockchain projects, analyzing market trends, and delivering valuable insights to our audience. Overview:We seek a highly motivated Special Projects Intern to join our dynamic team. The Intern will play a crucial role in researching and analyzing various cryptocurrency projects, contributing to our data-gathering efforts, and supporting special initiatives to enhance our crypto data and analytics offerings.

Responsibilities

    • Research and Analysis: Conduct in-depth research on emerging and established cryptocurrency projects, including but not limited to blockchain technology, decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and other innovative developments within the industry.
    • Data Gathering: Assist in gathering, organizing, and maintaining data related to cryptocurrency projects, market trends, token metrics, and other relevant information.
    • Special Initiatives: Support special projects and initiatives that enhance our product offerings, such as developing new data analysis tools, conducting market surveys, or exploring partnerships within the crypto community.
    • Stay Updated: Keep abreast of the latest developments, news, and trends in the cryptocurrency space to ensure our research remains current and insightful.

Qualifications

    • Pursuing or recently completed a degree in Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.
    • Strong interest in cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and the broader fintech industry. Previous field-related experience is not necessary.
    • Excellent research and analytical skills, with the ability to gather and interpret data from multiple sources.
    • Detail oriented and highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel or other data analysis tools.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Why The Block

    • Opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency industry.
    • Exposure to cutting-edge blockchain projects and technologies.
    • Mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals in the field.
    • Potential for career advancement and future employment opportunities within the company.

How to Apply

    • To apply for the Special Projects Intern position, please submit your resume, the Pyth Network Case Study analysis, and any relevant writing samples or research projects you have completed. We look forward to reviewing your application and welcoming you to our team!
$20 - $20 an hourInitial Duration: June 3, 2024-August 30, 2024 with possibility to extend or become full-time.Pyth Network Case StudyPyth Network is a data-oracle solution that delivers real-time market data for crypto, equities, FX, commodities, and 50+ blockchains. Through this analysis on Pyth Network, we aim to judge your relative understanding of blockchain projects, your ability to research a specific topic, gain insights about it, and prove that you can effectively and thoroughly report your findings. Questions to answer in your report:1. Overview and Objectives: What is the primary objective of Pyth Network within the cryptocurrency ecosystem?What distinguishes Pyth Network from other similar initiatives in the market?2. Technology and Innovation: What underlying technology does Pyth Network utilize, and how does it contribute to its functionality? What innovative features or solutions does Pyth Network introduce to address challenges or limitations in the crypto space?3. Tokenomics and Governance: Have they launched a crypto token? What is Pyth Network’s tokenomics model, and how does its token function within the ecosystem? What parties or entities received the token, and when? Explain this project’s proposed token vesting strategy. What governance mechanisms does Pyth Network implement to empower token holders and facilitate decision-making? Pick a submitted (and accepted) governance proposal and give a short summary.4. Challenges and Risks: What are the primary challenges or risks that Pyth Network faces in achieving its objectives?How does Pyth Network mitigate these challenges and ensure the security and sustainability of its ecosystem?

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