Crypto Research Analyst

Remote

About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
About the role
Kraken’s legal team works cross-functionally across the company, focusing on key new product initiatives at the bleeding edge intersection of decentralized systems and the law. As a Crypto Research Analyst, you will drive the diligence process for Kraken’s new asset listings, as well as support reviews for new staking services, parachain auctions and other special projects. This role sits within the Legal department - however, no legal training or qualification is required.
This is a fully remote role.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct technical, corporate, and market-based research on crypto projects in connection with our asset listing process
  • Liaise directly with crypto project teams
  • Communicate your findings to members of Kraken’s Legal team through oral and written reports 
  • Analyze primary source material such as whitepapers, Github repos, and block explorers
  • Monitor network progress and developments, including forks, network upgrades, and consensus changes
  • Manage a robust, multi-faceted review pipeline, ensuring deadlines are consistently met

Requirements

  • Experience in the crypto industry, or demonstrable passion for and knowledge of crypto-native projects and protocols
  • Strong written and oral communication skills - including the ability to translate complex technical concepts and industry terminology so that people across the organization can understand it 
  • Keen attention to detail, and a commitment to quality
  • Project management skills requisite to process multiple projects simultaneously 
  • A team player who works collaboratively with various functions across the company 
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of work experience  
  • Nice to have:  meaningful experience with computer science, software engineering, or operating a crypto side project
Location Tagging: #US #EU
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background. 
As an equal opportunity employer we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. 
Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers.  
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