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Join the #bitcoin Writing Contest by Rootstock and HackerNoon, Win Your Share of $17,500

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Join the #bitcoin Writing Contest by Rootstock and HackerNoon for a chance to win part of a $17,500 prize pool. Submit your articles on Bitcoin and blockchain topics across three rounds, with the first deadline on July 21, 2024. Open to anyone 18 and older, with multiple entries allowed. Start writing and win big!
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Hello Hackers,


We’ve got some exciting news! 🎉🎉🎉


The #bitcoin Writing Contest, presented by Rootstock and HackerNoon, is now live with a total prize pool of $17,500 up for grabs!

Are you a thought leader, a skilled writer, a talented developer, or simply passionate about blockchain technology? Yes? Then, this is perfect for you.


Throw your hat in the ring with the #bitcoin tag and stand a chance to win big!


For this contest, we welcome submissions that cover various Bitcoin topics like Runes, ordinals, layer 2 solutions, sidechains, and more. We're also interested in technical insights on SDKs, APIs, smart contract development frameworks, and tutorials for building applications on Rootstock.


Need some inspiration to get started?


Important Contest Information

  • Prize pool: $17,500 (3 Rounds, 15 winners)
  • Submissions Window (Round 1): May 22 — July 21, 2024 [11:59 PM EST]
  • Submissions Window (Round 2): July 22 — September 21, 2024 [11:59 PM EST]
  • Submissions Window (Round 3): September 22 — November 22, 2024 [11:59 PM EST]


About Rootstock

Rootstock is the first and longest-lasting Bitcoin sidechain. It is the only Bitcoin layer 2 today that combines the security of Bitcoin's proof-of-work, with Ethereum's smart contract capabilities.


Rootstock is open-source, EVM-compatible, and secured by over 60% of Bitcoin’s hashing power, which makes it a gateway to a vibrant ecosystem of dApps that continues to evolve to become fully trustless.

Head to the developer portal if you’re ready to start building on Rootstock, and join the conversation on Discord today!


The #bitcoin Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines

  • Must be 18+ to enter.​
  • Story content can be any original story on #bitcoin.​
  • Must create a HackerNoon account, as winners will be contacted via email.​

Who Can Enter the Contest?​

Anyone over the age of 18. There are no location restrictions.

Can I Write Under a Pen Name?

Yes! You can use your real name on your HackerNoon profile, a fake name, or even create a persona to write under.

Can I submit more than one entry to the contest?

Of course. Each story submission shall be considered a new entry into the writing contest.

How are the winners selected?

  • Each round, we’ll shortlist the top 10 story submissions that receive the most eyeballs (real humans, not bots!).
  • Next, the 10 shortlisted stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff and the 3 stories with the most votes will be selected as winners.
  • Additionally, thought leadership articles will be reviewed separately and the top 2 for each round will receive $650 apiece.

Can I win more than one prize?

Absolutely! Each of your submitted stories has a chance to win. Nominees are selected based on total traffic in each round, and then our team votes on them. If two of your stories from that round are among the top performers, both are eligible to win prizes. This means you could potentially secure both first and second place in the contest if two of your stories make it to the top 10.

If I win a prize in round 1, can I still submit another entry into round 2?

Absolutely! Feel free to enter each round of the competition.

Is it okay to submit an AI-generated entry?

You can but your entry will NOT be considered for prize awards.


Remember, the sooner you submit your first story, the higher your chances of winning!


Ready to showcase your expertise?

Start a draft, or use this template to enter the #bitcoin writing contest today!


Good luck!