About the Challenge

Welcome to Algo Crypto Trading Challenge 2022 (Global).

Ideate your trading algorithms, test on a robust back-testing platform, and compete to make a name for yourself!

Gain professional industry knowledge and practical skills to prepare yourself as the next-gen algo-trading professional. All undergraduate and postgraduate students from any faculty at participating universities are eligible.

Create teams of 1~4 members with diverse skills (maths, statistics, finance, coding, presentation) and register by 17 Jul 2022.


1st Round: Ideate

Registered teams of 1-4 members will prepare a ppt less than 15 slides consisting of:

  • Executive summary
  • Trading idea description
  • Trading logic
  • Team biography
  • Implementation detail

Coding is not required in this round

Submission deadline: 21 Aug 2022

Result announced: 31 Aug 2022


2nd Round: Test

Teams will code their trading algorithm and test on ALGOGENE's back-testing engine, then submit the code

Judges will backtest trading algorithms for return, volatility, robustness and practicality to select advancing teams

Submission deadline: 23 Oct 2022

Result announced: 31 Oct 2022


Final Round: Compete

Each team need to compete in out-sample forward test and live paper trading

Live paper trading will last for 2 months from 1-Nov-2022 to 31-Dec-2022

Teams will present trading plan to judges in a 5-minute pitch session on final day

Judges will select winners in each of these categories:

  • Best Sharpe
  • Best Market Return
  • Best Strategy Design

Final Day: 8 Jan 2023

Judging Criteria


Form a team of 1~4 members with diverse skills (maths, statistics, finance, coding, presentation) and register by 17 Jul 2022.

Application is closed.


The dataset provided includes the tick level bid-ask updates, and covers data from normal trading days from Jan 2016 to Dec 2021. Kindly note that data provided is strictly for trading strategy prototyping purposes only. Final round evaluations will be carried out using a new data set with the same structure but from a different time period. Thus, over-fitting of the data set is discouraged.

Trading Products

  • Cryptocurrency


Provide access to required historical data for model development and testing

  • Market data
  • News
  • Economic Statistics
  • Weather


Access to ALGOGENE's back-testing engine, cloud simulation environment and relevant technical documents



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The final result of the Algo Crypto Trading Challenge 2022 (Global) comes out! Congratulation to all winning teams!

Best Return: live trading period 01/11/2022-31/12/2022

Best Sharpe: 1-year out-sample forward test 1/11/2021 - 30/10/2021

Rank Team Best Return
1 Rize 25.10%
2 InvinExecution 12.62%
3 Boffins 9.43%

Rank Team Best Sharpe
1 InvinExecution 3.29
2 Boffins 1.90
3 SuperTraders 1.55

Rank Team Best Strategy Design
1 Rize Vector Autoregressive Model for On-chain Momentum with long short action based on average true range and relative strength index.
2 Crazy Coin Crypto market index trend following strategy with long short action based on moving average convergence divergence and stochastic oscillator.
3 InvinExecution Pricing strategy based on the technical analyze of Moving Average Convergence-Divergence Indicator and Chande Momentum Oscillator together with the help of other statistical tools, historical news data, and Google top search result.

Media Coverage

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The finale of Algo Crypto Trading Challenge 2022 (Global), Jan 8, 2023

Join us live on 8 Jan, 2pm (HKT) to witness the global champion strategy!