And the winner is...

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NASDAQ:HOPE   Hope Bancorp, Inc.
Trading is not easy and we created TradingClue to challenge people in a similar way. We had tons of interest with over half a million views of the first clue, but by the end only 2,200 people were able navigate their way around twists, turns, and ciphers to the final answer. Thank you to all who entered, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

From the pool of correct entries we’ve drawn a winner completely at random, we’ve double and triple checked to ensure their entry followed our terms & conditions, and the winner is…


Huge congratulations to wycoffe, who was one of the many who correctly solved the clues and found that the final answer was TOTHEMOON! Please join us in giving a round of applause. 👏👏👏

wycoffe claims an ultimate trading pack, including:

• A stunning Dell XPS 15 laptop
• An amazing 49” curved Samsung monitor
• A luxury Secretlab OMEGA trading chair
• 5 years’ free Premium TradingView access
• And of course the TradingView Mug

Firsts get prizes!

Well done to all who entered, especially to those first off the mark with their correct answers. These were the first 5 people to submit the correct answer:


They each win a highly coveted TradingView mug and lg389 also wins 6 month’s Premium access for being the very first to answer correctly! That deserves some recognition.

Where were the clues?!

As we said, the very first clue was hidden on the BTCUSD Timeline. Did you spot it? We had lots of guesses, from interpreting chart patterns to listing the latest news, but the clue was hidden on December 4, 2019. It read:

It's not an orange it's an... Ah, so you found the first one. Now go have a look at your favorite fruit-related symbol to continue your journey.

What could this mean? Only one thing, surely - head over to the Apple symbol page and hunt there!

The next clue was indeed on the Apple Timeline, but now hidden further back in time - 20 years to the day from the launch of the competition on May 25 2001. Many of you noticed the entry "Apple developer creates Bitcoin" wasn’t real, but it also revealed the next clue:

Apple developer creates Bitcoin... Well done, you spotted something wasn’t right with this entry – great detective work. So are you ready for our final one? We HOPE you find it.

Hope? What does that mean? Well, if you searched for the ticker HOPE on TradingView, you got to the last stage, the HOPE BANCORP page. Hidden on the Timeline here was the final clue:

You’re so close... There’s just one step left: solve this: Dsap kcci! Avt eugliy wh: XVHWITCDR. Submit your final answer here. Good luck and remember, a little hope still goes a long way.

Many of you worked it out - but how? The answer was a scrambled bunch of letters that needed decoding. This is where you needed to think outside the box and try some creative ways to unscramble the code... like a cipher. Yep, we used the Vigenere cipher to scramble up the answer. But perhaps many of you missed the final bit of the clue. You needed to use the word HOPE as the key to decode the message. Luckily there are plenty of websites around that should have helped you out!

The final message read:

Well done! The answer is: TOTHEMOON

Congrats to everyone who got that far! And don’t worry, we counted everyone who entered a variation of TOTHEMOON in the prize draw.

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