Blockchain Research Intern - SDM

  • Global Digital Assets Capital
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 27, 2022
Intern Blockchain Research Intern

Job Description

Who We Are
Traditional finance is changing, and Secure Digital Markets is creating the finance organization of the future. Built on the principles of white glove service and superior knowledge, we’re proud to be Canada’s largest digital asset brokerage. Our culture is very “horizontal” and leaves a lot of room for employees to get exposure to contacts and sectors that they wouldn’t see in your average bank role. As one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing digital assets brokerage, Secure Digital Markets has streamlined the acquisition and liquidation of digital assets to ensure that all of our customers' needs are met in a secure and compliant manner. This is an exciting time to join our growing team. 


We have an interesting internship opportunity for an ambitious Blockchain Research Intern who can hit the ground running and start bringing value to our team immediately. If you’re looking for the right environment to become an expert in cryptocurrencies and digital assets, you’ll find a fit at Secure Digital Markets. 


Reporting to the traders at our company, you will be responsible for supplying top quality research while assisting in the sales process of new business verticals as these are critical for our growth and overall success. This role would be ideally suited for a crypto enthusiast able to self-manage, work independently, set priorities and efficiently manage day to day tasks with a high degree of detail, accuracy, and organization.


The role is constantly evolving and if you want to focus or move around within the company, we are very accommodating.

Passion is a must in the crypto world. Things move so fast - and the market narrative changes every few months - so you need to be ready to keep up and bring your own innovative ideas to the table. If you’re an expert in your field and want to find your “in” to the cryptocurrency world, we’d love to hear from you. 


**If you have never interacted with any form of cryptocurrency in the past (research, trading, etc…), please do not apply for this position **


Responsibilities & Expectations

Based anywhere in North America (strong preference for physical presence at the office in Toronto), the main responsibilities and expectations for the role are:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Basic understanding of blockchain business models within various niches (DeFi, NFTs, Marketplaces, Tokenization, user attention, etc.).
    • Research and write short to long-form reports on a variety of topics (Cryptocurrency trading, OTC statistics, NFTs, DeFi, on-chain metrics, or anything else within the cryptocurrency space).
  • Keep up to date on the news and provide quick daily updates for the entire company.
  • Research global cryptocurrency trends.
  • Level up our marketing game for the trading desk by posting interesting articles/threads

regarding actionable info/events on Twitter and other channels. 

  • Work directly with traders to collaborate on research for clients
  • Support the sales department to help close new clients
    • Build a strong global database of crypto firms in order to facilitate sales outreach
  • Update existing Sales Material and any other resources required to help the sales team
  • Share efficient prospecting processes by leveraging tools and company assets


Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for the blockchain/cryptocurrency/trading.
    • Experience in interacting with cryptocurrencies either through research or trading (Bitcoin, Altcoins, NFTs, DeFi, Metaverse, etc…)
    • Strong writing skills and ability to write short to long-form reports
  • Knowledge and competency with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and deliver projects on time
  • Highly skilled in learning on the job and continuously learning


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree (or working towards completion), preferably in finance or business
  • Experience in blockchain or crypto industry is an asset
  • Start up experience is preferred
  • Entrepreneurial background


What You Will Gain from Joining our Team:

  • Flexibility
  • Joining a great growth centric, exciting team culture
  • A chance to make a difference in a growing company
  • Exciting projects and an opportunity to shape our future
  • A focus and support on professional development - we value ongoing learning
  • Opportunity for full-time position after internship. 


At expiration of the 4 month term there may be an opportunity to roll into a full time role with competitive compensation and benefits.


Why Secure Digital Markets (SDM) ?

The level of growth that is expected in the coming years is staggering, and we need the right person to come on board to help support this growth and be a part of our success story.


The number one quality we value is teamwork, and everyone pulls together to give our best. With a focus on continued growth and industry leadership, exciting long term career possibilities are available for the driven energetic team member that joins our team.


Joining SDM today means joining a team of ambitious and caring individuals. Become a key part of our growth by applying today.


Please note, SDM receives a high volume of applicants thus only those selected to move forward in our interview process will be contacted.


SDM is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, marital status, disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information, medical condition including medical characteristics, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment