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Algo Crypto Trading Challenge 2022

Algo Challenge Association (ACA) in Hong Kong is organizing Algo Crypto Trading Challenge 2022 (Global) this July. ACA would like to invite students from any business school in the world to join this competition. This online crypto contest will last from July 2022 to Jan 2023. There will be 3 stages: ideate, test, and compete. Participants will brainstorm an algo strategy, code the trading logic, test them on our back-testing platform, and then run a 2-month live paper trading to compete for best return, best Sharpe, and best strategy design awards. From the contest, they can learn more about professional industry knowledge and practical skills to qualify as a next-generation algorithmic trader.

About the Challenge

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.

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


17 Jul 2022Deadline of Registration
21 Aug 2022Deadline of 1st Round: Idea and Strategy Proposal Submission
31 Aug 2022Announcement of 1st Round Winners
23 Oct 2022Deadline 2nd Round: Back-testing Completed and Code Submission
31 Oct 2022Announcement of 2nd Round Winners
31 Dec 20222-month Live Paper Trading Completed
8 Jan 2023Final Day and Award Ceremony


There are 3 award categories: (A) Best Return, (B) Best Sharpe, and (C) Best Strategy Design.

The winning teams from each category will be entitled to:

  • Cash Prize
  • Certificate
  • Free Subscription of Back-testing Engine
  • Algo NFT
  • Internship/Full-time Employment Opportunities
  • Join Algo Challenge Association (ACA)