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Total Prize Pool: $1,000


The #crypto-api Writing Contest

by CoinGecko & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the #crypto-api

tag on HackerNoon

For the best

#crypto-api stories

1st prize - $500

2nd prize - $300

3rd prize - $200

Submissions Open

April 18th, 2024

Submissions Close

July 18th, 2024 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Results announced after 3 months

The #crypto-api Writing Contest

CoinGecko and HackerNoon are excited to host the inaugural #crypto-api Writing Contest! Here’s your chance at winning from our $1,000 prize pool!

Builders, innovators, passive and active participants in the cryptocurrency industry are invited to contribute their insights on cryptocurrency data APIs. We welcome discussions on the value of cryptocurrency data APIs, industry leaders like CoinGecko API, features, tutorials, use-cases, integration experiences and any other related topics. integration experiences, and other related topics.


Feel free to share your expertise and perspectives using the #crypto-api tag.

As you block out some time to start working on your drafts, here are some ideas to get you started


  • Introduction to Crypto Data APIs: Provide an overview of what crypto data APIs are, their significance in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and how they facilitate access to aggregated price and market data, on-chain DEX data, metadata, NFT collection data, and other essential crypto information.

  • Popular Crypto Data APIs: Explore some of the most widely used crypto data APIs, such as CoinGecko API, discussing its data coverage, endpoints, and use cases.

  • Exploring Market Trends: Analyze historical price data obtained through crypto data APIs to identify trends, patterns, and market cycles. Discuss how developers and traders can use this information to make informed investment decisions.

  • Building Trading Tools: Share tutorials or case studies on how developers can leverage crypto data APIs like CoinGecko API to build trading tools, and platforms and/or integrate it into applications. This could include creating custom dashboards, implementing technical analysis indicators, or developing algorithmic trading strategies, creating wallets, handling transactions, interacting with smart contracts, etc.

  • Crypto Asset Metadata: Discuss how developers and users can benefit from access to comprehensive crypto asset metadata (i.e. coin images, social links, crypto categories), such as building portfolio trackers, cryptocurrency exchanges, market analysis tools and platforms. Provide code examples or tutorials demonstrating how developers can integrate metadata retrieval functionality into their applications.

  • On-Chain Analytics: Explore the wealth of on-chain data available through crypto data APIs, such as transaction volumes, token distributions, and smart contract interactions. Discuss how this data can be used for blockchain analytics, research, and insights into network activity.

  • DeFi Data Analysis: Dive into the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and discuss how crypto data APIs like CoinGecko API enable access to on-chain DEX data, liquidity pools. Explore the role of data analytics in understanding and optimizing DeFi strategies.

  • Security and Reliability of Data: Discuss the importance of data integrity, accuracy, and reliability when using crypto data APIs for trading or analytics. Explore strategies for verifying and validating data obtained through these APIs to mitigate risks and ensure trustworthiness.

  • Innovations in Data Visualization: Explore innovative approaches to visualizing crypto data obtained through APIs, such as interactive charts, heatmaps, and real-time data streams. Discuss the role of data visualization in enhancing user experience and understanding of complex market dynamics.

  • Best Practices for Securing Applications: Discuss best practices for securing applications that utilize crypto data APIs. Topics could include implementing authentication and authorization mechanisms.

  • On-chain DEX Data API: Explore the role of crypto data APIs in the rapidly growing DeFi ecosystem. Topics could include integrating on-chain DEX or liquidity pool data into an application, bot, widget, etc., or using OHLCV data to power interactive charts.

  • Scalability and Performance: Discuss how developers can optimize their applications for performance when utilizing crypto data API.

  • Intersection of Crypto Data API with Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning: Explore the exciting possibilities that emerge at the intersection of Crypto APIs and AI/ML:

    • Predictive Crypto Analytics: How can AI/ML predict crypto market trends?

    • Automated Trading: Leveraging AI/ML for automated crypto trading strategies or to build trading algorithms.

  • Developer Experience (DX): Discuss the importance of developer experience in the adoption of crypto data APIs. Explore tools, libraries, and frameworks that improve the developer experience and make it easier to build applications that include crypto price and market data.

About CoinGecko API

The #crypto-api Writing Contest is sponsored by CoinGecko API – access crypto price, market data, metadata and on-chain DEX data from the world's most reliable, accurate and comprehensive cryptocurrency data API. Tracking 2.4M+ cryptocurrencies across 140 networks and 1,000 DEXes, CoinGecko API is trusted by thousands of industry leaders, including Metamask, Etherscan, Chainlink, and more.


Get 15% off with code "HACKERNOON15" at

Prizes Awarded - 1 Round, 3 Winners!

$1,000 will be awarded to 3 best #crypto-api stories after the contest closes on July 18, 2024.

The #crypto-api Writing Contest Rules & Guidelines


  • Must be 18+ to enter.

  • Story content can be any original story on #crypto-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 with run for 3 months, starting on April 18, 2024, and ending on Jul 18, 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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