Hacker Noon Awards: 2019 Noonies Winners Announced
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The Noonies—the tech industry's greenest awards; built by Hacker Noon in partnership with Stream—was conceptualized to recognize the best and worst peoples and products of the internets, in 2019 and beyond.
With over 55,000 votes cast—for 457 Noonies nominees—across 50 awards categories, we're extremely excited to announce the winners of these prestigious awards - only two of which were compromised by inauthentic voting behaviour!
"The Noonies! Much thanks to the community for taking the time to cast 50k+ votes, determining the Hacker Noon award winners," said David Smooke. "It was fun. Great to see the community make their cases for their favorite Noonie nominees. Overall, we're also excited that we got our feet wet in custom voting technology. We look forward to contributing more to how the internet curates, ranks and distributes content."
And the 2019 Noonies Winners Are...
🥇DADI FOUNDATION - harnessing tech to empower the most marginalised, ensuring fair access to technology and supporting robust and inclusive democracies
🥈UPEFFECT - improving access to funding for entrepreneurs on the right side of history
🥉MORELIFE - (where more = better well-being + extended life)
🥉Apple's Butterfly Switch Keyboards
🥇PASSBASE - seamless, bank-level identity verification integration into your website, app, or checkout with just a few lines of code
🥈LOOXIE - lets you request photos from specific locations: just drop a pin on the map or search for a point of interest
🥉CARBON - buying cryptocurrency has never been this easy
🥈Jean-Loïck Michaux (JLO)
🥉Narrative - The World's Journal
🥇Chatbots by PubNub
🥈Ives van Hoorne, creator of CodeSandbox
🥉Rachel Zietz, founder of Gladiator Lacrosse
🥉Nick Seneca Jankel
🥉Guido van Rossum
🥈The Zug, Switzerland
🥇Silicon Valley's story arc
🥈Eminem's Kamikaze Album
🥉Forbes' coverage of Bitcoin
🥇John McAfee's Twitter Feed
🥇Facebook Announces Libra
🥈Binance gets Hacked
🥉Crypto-Exchanges start conducting 10+ IEOs daily
🥈EDCON 2019 - Vitalik Rap
🥉Team Hodl - Lambo Land
🥈John McAffee (Good Old John)
🥈"Why the Price of Bitcoin Doesn't Matter," by Beautyon33
🥉"Bitcoin Miners Beware: Invalid Blocks Need Not Apply," by StopAndDecrypt
🥉Soft Skills Engineering
Thank YOU to all the Hacker Noon community members who took part in Hacker Noon's first annual awards—the Noonies 2019.
With a special shoutout to our awesome sponsor, Stream.io. Stream builds scalable feeds, activity streams & chat; and their simple, powerful APIs are used by some of the largest and most popular apps.
We're looking forward to an even bigger and better Noonies next year.
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