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The #blockchain-api Writing Contest

by dRPC & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the #blockchain-api

tag on HackerNoon

For the top 3 #blockchain-api stories

1st prize - $500
2nd prize - $300
3rd prize - $200

Submissions open

June 12, 2024

Submissions close

September 12, 2024

Results Announcement

After three months

The #blockchain-api Writing Contest

by dRPC & HackerNoon

The #blockchain-api Writing Contest by dRPC and HackerNoon is an exciting opportunity for builders, innovators, and everyone involved in the blockchain industry to share their insights on blockchain APIs. Participants are also encouraged to showcase their experience with the dRPC platform. Request a free, premium gift card today!

Submissions can cover various topics like blockchain API overviews, exploring popular APIs and RPC nodes, discussing Web3 dApp development, MEV protection, censorship resistance, the benefits of load balancing systems and more.

Share your stories with the #blockchain-api tag and win a slice of the $1,000 prize pool.

Here are some ideas to get you started on your entry

Introduction to Blockchain APIs and RPC Nodes

Provide an overview of what blockchain APIs and RPC nodes are, their significance in the blockchain ecosystem, and how they facilitate access to blockchain data and functionality. Do it while showcasing practical examples of centralized and decentralized solutions like the dRPC platform.

Popular Blockchain APIs and RPC Nodes

Explore some of the most widely used blockchain APIs & the RPC nodes that support them, such as Ethereum API, Solana API & others. Discuss their data coverage, endpoints, use cases & how dRPC maximizes its coverage through a decentralized provider approach. You may mention some of the blockchains supported by the dRPC platform, for context.

Ultimate Tech-Stack for Web3 dApp Development

Discuss the tech stack or ecosystem tools that are fundamental and critical for decentralized app development, with practical examples, emphasize the role of RPC and SaaS solutions like dRPC, including practical examples on how to create keys, connect endpoints, follow analytics, checking balance, and adding funds.

RPC Nodes Best Practices for Securing Censorship-Resistance for Blockchain Applications

Discuss the role of centralization and decentralization in data censorship-resistance, and the benefits for end users from the way that dRPC is designed to approach this issue - small and medium node providers distributed globally, quality-controlled within a permissioned pool, by a proprietary AI-supported load balancing system.

Why MEV Protection is crucial for RPC nodes

Discuss the importance of using RPC that includes MEV protection, and include a practical example of what happens if not. Then mention a couple of providers who provide MEV-supported node endpoints, including dRPC.

Benefits of Load Balancing Systems to Ensure Top Performance and Scalability in Permissioned Pools

Discuss how developers can optimize their blockchain applications for performance when utilizing blockchain APIs and RPC nodes. Explore techniques for handling large volumes of data, ensuring responsive applications, and maintaining efficient node operations (learn about dRPC’s load balancing).

About dRPC

dRPC is a leading provider of decentralized blockchain APIs and RPC Nodes, serving clients like Instadapp, SushiSwap, Lido, Curve, and 500+ other web3 organizations. Manage APIs easily, let our AI-load balancing system provide the best performance, and save up to 3x in pricing with our pay-as-you-go model on all types of nodes. Multi-chain? We support 65+ blockchains, across 103+ networks.

Request a Premium Gift Card for free and experience the real power of dRPC today!

Prizes Awarded - 1 Round, 3 Winners!

$1000 will be awarded to the 3 best #blockchain-api stories after the contest closes on September 12, 2024.

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

 The #blockchain-api Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines


  • Must be 18+ to enter.​

  • Story content can be any original story on #blockchain-api.​

  • 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.

How Long Will the Contest Run?​


The Contest will run for 3 months, starting on June 12, 2024, and ending on September 12, 2024.

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?


  • After 3 months, we’ll shortlist and announce the top 10 story submissions that receive the most eyeballs (real humans, not bots!).

  • Next, the shortlisted stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff.

  • The top 3 stories with the most votes will be crowned as winners.

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