The Decentralized Internet Writing Contest 2022: April Results Announced! by@hackernooncontests

The Decentralized Internet Writing Contest 2022: April Results Announced!

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Cryptographic Hash Functions in Blockchain (with Bash & Python Code) by @balapriya won the first position! In the second place, we have 7th US President Andrew Jackson's Thoughts on Cryptocurrency by @michael-brooks. How to Explain the NFT Boomby @futuristiclawyer has won the third position!
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Heyo Hackers! Here we are again with the #Decentralized-Internet writing contest winners for the month of April!


HackerNoon is excited to host a Decentralized Internet Writing Contest in collaboration with QuickNode! Here’s your chance to win money from a whopping 5,000 USDT monthly prize pool. You can write about anything related to decentralized internet - it could be the exciting new updates you know about or your opinion piece on them.

Here's how you can participate:

  1. Set up an account on HackerNoon
  2. Check out the Decentralized Internet Writing Competition's rules
  3. Pen your story and submit it with #Decentralized-Internet as one of the tags

How do we shortlist the best stories?

First, we picked all the stories tagged with #Decentralized-Internet on HackerNoon, published in April. Then we picked the top 10 stories, using 60:30:10 weightage respectively, to:


  • Number of hours read

  • The number of people reached

  • The freshness of the content


Here is the list of our top 10 contenders:


  1. Cryptographic Hash Functions in Blockchain (with Bash & Python Code) by @balapriya
  2. Million Dollar Pixels: Diving into NFT Decentralization, Copyright, and Minting by @andyleroy
  3. Can Blockchain Technology Help with Our Growing Privacy Problems? by@gabrielmanga
  4. How to Explain the NFT Boom by @futuristiclawyer
  5. 7th US President Andrew Jackson's Thoughts on Cryptocurrency by @michael-brooks
  6. Reviewing the Terra White Paper in 2022 by @parameters
  7. Why PoW NFTs are the Next Blue-Chip NFT Collections by @kenyou
  8. What is Web 3.0 and How It Can Transform the Internet by@juxtathinka
  9. [A Complete Look at Drops, NFT-Backed Loans and NFT Staking](https://A Complete Look at Drops, NFT-Backed Loans and NFT Staking  by @Cryptonite) by @Cryptonite
  10. How Are DAOs Changing the Way We Live and Work? by @Gautam

Winners!

As usual, we created a poll in HackerNoon's writing contest channel and asked the editors to vote. So here are the results:

Cryptographic Hash Functions in Blockchain (with Bash & Python Code) by @balapriya won the first position!

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Yay @balapriya! You have won You have won 2,500 USDT!!


Cryptographic Hash Functions are a class of hash functions that are cryptographically secure. From password authentication and integrity verification to blockchain—these functions are used in a multitude of applications.


In the second place, we have 7th US President Andrew Jackson's Thoughts on Cryptocurrency by @michael-brooks

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Congratulations @michael-brooks! You’ve won 1,500 USDT!


**Jackson:**So, I’ll accept the fact that society has advanced with all of this technology and that my principles have helped to start the whole cryptocurrency and digital asset trend. But I have to draw the line somewhere. I just don’t feel the same way about transportation. I don’t like the way cars and planes have taken the place of my beloved horse. But who am I to criticize progress? It’s time I joined him and headed back to the past. I’ve seen a lot and even dealt with bank wars, so I want to share some closing thoughts with you.

Smith: I’ve heard you like a good fight.


Jackson: Yeah, I’ve even been in duels, but that’s beside the point. And I’ve won several battles in the War of 1812. I think you’re headed in the right direction with crypto but be prepared for the battles. And get ready to


How to Explain the NFT Boom by @futuristiclawyer has won the third position!

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@futuristiclawer has won 500 USDT!


The mirrorworld doesn’t yet fully exist, but it is coming. Someday soon, every place and thing in the real world — every street, lamppost, building, and room — will have its full-size digital twin in the mirrorworld. For now, only tiny patches of the mirrorworld are visible through AR headsets. Piece by piece, these virtual fragments are being stitched together to form a shared, persistent place that will parallel the real world.


Congratulations to all the winners! See y’all next time.


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