University Trading Competition

Discovering the traders of the future

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The next Star Beta International Competition will be held in March 2021. The individual winners will receive $1,000AUD for 1st place, $500AUD for 2nd place, $300AUD for 3rd place, $200AUD for 4th place and $100AUD for 5th place, plus the winning University will receive $1,000AUD. Please contact the participating Society at your University to enter!

No, entrance into the competition is free.
Yes, you will be trading Bitcoin with a real live account on Bitmex.
Every account will be funded with a small amount of Bitcoin. You will be restricted to trading the Bitcoin Perpetual Swap product with a maximum position size of 0.01 Bitcoin.
While Bitmex offers access to many tradeable products in the cryptocurrency universe, restricting the competition to one product allows us to objectively assess traders’ performances using the same market conditions.  Since the Bitcoin Perpetual Swap on Bitmex is the most liquid Bitcoin product in the world we see it as the best product to trade in this competition.
The competition runs for 1 week from 8th October to 15th October 2019
The winning trader will be the trader who has the highest account balance at the end of the competition and has completed at least 20 trades in the Bitcoin Perpetual Swap. Trading in other products will result in automatic disqualification from the competition.

The winning University will be the one whose traders collectively make the most money. Each trader who completes more than 20 trades and makes a profit will have that profit added to the total profit of their University.

A leaderboard showing the position of each University and the top 3 traders will be updated at 6pm from Monday to Friday on this web page.
We give 100 accounts to each of the participating Universities. Please contact the relevant society which we have organised to manage the competition at your University to receive an account. The list is below:
  • FMAA University of New South Wales
  • FMAA University of Sydney
  • FMAA University of Melbourne
  • FMAA Monash University (Clayton)
  • FMAA Monash University (Caufield)
  • FMAA University of Queensland
  • UNSW Forex Society
  • UTS Investment Society
  • Macquarie University Business Society
  • Curtin Wall Street Club
  • Auckland University of Technology Investment Club


MARCH Competition winners

Rank Name University Profit
Rank 1st
Name Anthony Leung
University UNSW Forex Society
Profit 261%
Rank 2nd
Name Zhifu Liang
University FMAA Melbourne
Profit 184%
Rank 3rd
Name Dan Way Ng
University CIIE SP JSGM
Profit 174%
Rank 4th
Name Patryk Dudek
University Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
Profit 145%
Rank 5th
Name Yunwon Jung
University Seoul National Univ
Profit 124%

Winning Society