Hey Hackers! July had been a great month! We got many superb #decentalized-internet stories, and now it is time to celebrate our contributors! YES, WE LOVE OUR WRITERS, AND WE LOVE the idea of Decentralized Internet. That's why HackerNoon has built a partnership with (Now Eversclae), and we're giving away monthly prizes worth to the best HackerNoon #Decentralized-Internet stories! Free Ton $3,500 Here's how you can participate: on HackerNoon. Set up an account the . Check out Decentralized Internet Writing Competition's rules and submit it with as one of the tags. Pen your story #Decentralized-Internet So, are you one of the winners of for the month of July? 👀 Let's find out. #Decentralized-Internet writing contest Our Top 15 Contenders First, we picked all the stories on HackerNoon, published in July 2021. Then we chose the top 15 stories using weightage respectively to: tagged with #Decentralized-Internet 60:30:10 Number of hours read Number of people reached Freshness of the content Here is the list of our top 15 contenders: by Risk Control Lies at the Core of Lending Platforms - Unhashed #13 @musharraf by Security issues in the Blockchain That Need To Be Talked About More @induction by The Current State of Cryptocurrencies in Africa @Sergeenkov by The Walled Gardens of Social Media: From the Free Web to the “Free” Web @roxanamurariu by My Wife: A Strong Woman, Not a Vessel @albertocuestacanada by What are Cross-Chain Swaps? @Sergeenkov by What are the differences between Bitcoin and XRP? @panosmek by B1 and Chintai are Mainstreaming Blockchain in Traditional Finance @justin-roberti by Is There a Future for Cryptocurrencies Without Privacy Features? @alex123 by A Beginners Guide to Decentralized Internet @bhavjyot by Decentralization of the Internet: The Frontier of the Internet @nich by Learn the Blockchain Basics - Part 3 : Hashing Functions @mickey-maler by "Freedom of Movement is a Human Right, So Too Should be the Freedom of Information" James O Connor @Christopher_Fowler by The Need for a Decentralized Untainted and Uncontrolled Internet @josefjix by The Pros & Cons Of Anonymous Assassination Betting Sites @rhortx Le Democracy We created a poll in HackerNoon's writing contest channel and asked the editors to vote. This time, there was a tie between three stories! Each of these three got 14% of the votes. So we decided to rank them according to their overall score. Results And the are * : winners Drumroll 🥁* In the first place, we have . Security issues in the Blockchain That Need To Be Talked About More wins 2,000 TON crystals. @induction Congratulations, an insightful article indeed! Not all developers from all blockchain networks are trusted. Some of them can secretly adjust the system to withdraw or issue excessive amounts of coin/token without the pre-warning to investors and even a single developer can collapse the entire project. It means, even the trusted project can make the scam exit without showing any sort of the classical scam signs. The story in the second place is . My Wife: A Strong Woman, Not a Vessel I’ve named this Hashmask “Not a Vessel” to honor my wife and all the women who fight to preserve their identity through pregnancy. Alberto Cuesta Cañada - we really appreciate your sentiment, and congratulations on writing a winner story! wins 1000 TON crystals. @albertocuestacanada The third winner of this month is . A Beginners Guide to Decentralized Internet Congratulations, ! You have won 500 TON crystals @bhavjyot Innovative services provided by ISPs and tech giants like Google and Facebook boosted the internet's growth. But, this has resulted in power being in the hands of few and the internet being controlled by governments and tech service providers. That's a wrap! We'll contact winners for the payments. Enjoy!