Global Virtual Blockchain Analyst Competition

The World's Largest Global Virtual Blockchain Analyst Competition

Case Competition​

May 1st - May 7th, 2023

$5K+ in Crypto Prizes
Discord Community Engagement
Social Media Shoutouts

The Next Top Blockchain Analyst Competition is a virtual case competition helping spotlight the best blockchain analysts in the space.

This is the opportunity to build, pitch and test out your analysis in-front of industry leading protocols, organizations and investors.

Compete in up to 3 different prize categories, to win crypto bounties and access to opportunities that go beyond a regular hackathon or case competition.

Check out How it Works for more info!

How it Works


Fill out the form with your details & Join the Discord.


Review the tracks and requirements.

Start working on your submission.

Make use of the resources.


Take part in the mid week AMA’s on Discord (See timeline). Chat with fellow contestants in the #general-chat on Discord!


Meet the submission requirements and deadline set out.

Clarify the track(s) and question(s) you want to be considered for. Title documents accurately.

Submit presentation to


The winning teams will be announced for each track.

Prizes & opportunities will be organized shortly after.


After the competition, select winning contestants may be given the opportunity for employment with GDA and SDM + a cash prize!



Registration/Competition Landing Page Live

May 1st


Contest Launch / Discord AMA Event 1:00 pm EST

Discord and email update with analysis details

Prizes & categories announced

May 3rd

Mid-Week Check-In / Discord AMA Event 1:00 pm EST

May 4th

Keep on Working

May 7th


Deadline for final submission at 8:00 pm EST. Follow submission instructions

Registration closes 8:00 pm EST

May 8th

Judging Period

May 23rd

Contest Winners Announced / Discord Event 1:00 pm EST

Tracks and Prizes

The competition hosts multiple prize categories, or as we like to call them, tracks. Each track will have different submission requirements and prizes to be won. You can opt-in to multiple tracks!

$5K+ in Crypto Prizes

Question 1

Conduct a fundamental analysis of a specific cryptocurrency exchange (such as Binance, Coinbase, or Kraken) and compare its counterparty risk versus a decentralized swap (such as Uniswap or Pancakeswap) and its ability to compete with centralized exchanges (CEXs)

Complexity – Hard


Question 2

Since the initial ETH POS merger in September 2022, we have seen ETH/BTC fall from approx. 0.084 to 0.065 at the beginning of April 2023. Where do you see the trend going in the short term? Do you see the ETH/BTC flippening ever happen? What would be the major catalyst to bring that to life and when do you expect this to take place?

Complexity – Medium


Question 3

What were the best asset classes to trade in 2022 and why? Based on past trends and the current macroeconomic climate, what do you think would be the best asset classes to trade in 2023 and why?  

Complexity – Easy

1st Place – $1000 USD, 2nd Place – $800 USD, 3rd Place – $600 USD

Question 1

Perform a marketing analysis to examine the impact of crypto promotion on token performance. First, identify 5 reputable crypto Twitter spaces (such as the Roundtable) and 5 reputable crypto influencers. Then, select a token featured on a Twitter space or influencer video and track its price before and after the campaign launch. Specifically:

  1. Record the token’s price before the campaign went live.
  2. Record the token’s price 15 minutes after the campaign went live.
  3. Record the token’s price 1 hour after the campaign went live.
  4. Record the token’s price 24 hours after the campaign went live.
  5. Record the token’s price 48 hours after the campaign went live.
  6. Record the token’s price 1 week after the campaign went live.

Based on your analysis, what conclusions can you draw about the impact of crypto promotion on token performance?

Complexity – Hard

Question 2

Quantify how much market share can Bitcoin cannibalize over Gold as a safe haven asset. In what year can Bitcoin surpass Gold in terms of market cap and what would be the major catalyst to bring that to life? 

Complexity – Medium

Question 3

In 2020, we saw a surge of DeFi. In 2021, we saw a surge of GameFi & Metaverse. In 2022, we saw a surge in AI Tokens. What do you think will grab everyone’s attention in 2023? You can take a bullish/bearish outlook, portraying what you believe is coming in the next few years.

Complexity – Easy

1st Place – $1000 USD, 2nd Place – $800 USD, 3rd Place – $600 USD

Judges & Speakers

Michael Gord

CEO / GDA Capital

Zach Friedman

COO Secure Digital Markets

Joaquim Miro

SVP, Global Growth

Mostafa Al-Mashita

EVP, Sales & Trading
Secure Digital Markets

Ahmed Nasser

Financial Analyst
Secure Digital Markets

Houdini Swap

Head of Partnerships

Pending on Sponsors



Secure Digital Markets

Secure Digital Markets (SDM) is a digital asset brokerage operating on a global scale providing OTC cryptocurrency spot trading and crypto-backed lending services to institutional, high net-worth, and corporate clients across 60+ international markets. We offer a custom pathway to digital asset liquidity and off-exchange transactions. SDM streamlines the acquisition, storage, and liquidation of digital assets in a secure and compliant manner.


GDA Capital

GDA Capital provides digital asset companies with access to growth capital, as well as providing access to advisory services on digital asset transactions. GDA’s broad network is composed of capital partners, industry experts, and entrepreneurs with an unparalleled level of experience. GDA Capital has worked with some of the largest blockchain projects in the world and helped get them access to institutional capital.


The Next Top Blockchain Analyst is an online competition and incubation program helping spotlight and accelerate the next wave of blockchain entrepreneurs. If you have an idea or interest in blockchain, this is the opportunity to build and pitch your idea in-front of investors, protocols, and the global blockchain ecosystem 🌎

  1. Register via website/registration form by April 30th, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST
  2. Join the Discord and participate
  3. Work on submissions
  4. Hand in submissions by May 7th, 2023 at 8:00 pm EST
  5. Winners announced!

All aspects of the Next Top Blockchain Analyst are free.

Yes! Winners will receive prizes in their respective categories. Prizes include; crypto $, potential grants & entrance into incubation programs, mentoring opportunities, resources for development and more!

Think of tracks as different topics, or categories in blockchain’s use cases. Every participant is automatically considered for the Open Innovation track, while the other tracks require projects to focus on specific fields such as DeFi, Interoperability & NFTs.

Individuals that address multiple tracks, such as open innovation and DeFi, have the potential to win multiple prizes.

– Above legal age of majority in your country of residence.

We encourage individuals from all backgrounds and fields to participate:

✅ Students in computer science, engineering, business or other applicable fields.
✅ Frontend & backend developers.
✅ UI/UX and visual designers.
✅Individuals with a passion for blockchain and an interest in tokenomics.

No. Having it is a plus, but it is not a requirement. This is an opportunity to use your background and skill set in any field.

No. Unlike many hackathons, the competition doesn’t require you to program or develop a working product. Neither does it limit you to solving specific solutions.
Yes! If you have recently finished a hackathon and have an idea for a business but don’t know where to start, this is a great opportunity to bring it to reality. If you have already started working on a proof of concept prior to the competition that’s fine too.

Submissions are to be sent via email to before 8:00 pm EST on Sunday, May 7th, 2023


Successful submissions include a accurately titled word document, presentation deck, 5-minute video summary of the analysis using Loom (upload file or copy link) and a copy of the contestant’s CV.


A short 5 minute video pitch presenting your analysis using

See Our Discord #submission channel for more information

Participants are allowed to submit their presentation any time after the Contest Launch and before the Submission deadline (May 1 to May 7, 2023)

All of the proprietary rights created before, during or after the competition will belong to the creators. What you decide to do with it is up to you.

That being said, the grant programs and prizes are a great opportunity to continue developing your ideas. More details to come on the specifics.

Anything that addresses an aspect of blockchain technology and/or adoption. The goal here is to think outside of the box; what industry do you want to disrupt or transform? Is there a problem that can be solved with blockchain? Or is there an overall better way of applying the protocols of today to increase blockchain adoption around the world?

We encourage diversity in both the industry the project aims to disrupt and how it is applied. Please refer to the site below for some inspiration.

Registration Closed

Thanks to the 1000+ people who have registered.

Please join by filling out the following info before

MAY 1ST - MAY 7TH, 2023

We encourage you to join our Discord Server to access all the necessary info to participate, including additional details on participation, tracks, timelines, and prizes.

Announcements to follow on Discord and Email.

Next Top Blockchain Analyst

NTBA Official Registration Form

Welcome to the competition!​

Please join by filling out the following info before

MAY 1ST – MAY 7TH, 2023

We encourage you to join our Discord Server to access all the necessary info to participate, including additional details on participation, tracks, timelines, and prizes.

Announcements to follow on Discord and Email.

For Contestant Exposure to SDM HR
I am a: