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Total Prize Pool: $1,000

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The #ethereum Writing Contest

by DeGate & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the #ethereum

tag on HackerNoon

For the best #ethereum stories

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

Submissions open

July 15, 2024

Submissions close

October 15, 2024

Results announcement

After 3 months

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The #ethereum Writing Contest 

The #ethereum writing contest, brought to you by DeGate and HackerNoon, invites crypto natives, economists, social scientists, and writers to share their thoughts on why Ethereum has won the financial domain.

By entering this contest with the #ethereum tag, you stake your claim to a share of $1,000 in prizes. 

You are welcome to write anything related to Ethereum’s growing dominance in the global financial landscape. 

You can Approach the Contest from 3 main Angles

For the Crypto Natives

  • Discuss why Ethereum is considered a leader in achieving the balance of decentralization, scalability, and security.

  • Explore how Layer 2 solutions enhance Ethereum's scalability while maintaining trustlessness.

For the Economists

  • Analyze how Ethereum's decentralized and trustless nature forms the backbone of a new global financial system.

  • Reflect on the evolution of financial systems and how Ethereum offers a more resilient alternative


For the Social Scientists

  • Examine how a decentralized finance system, where individuals control their assets, influences governance, power structures, and individual freedoms.

  • Consider how the concept of trust is redefined in the finance arena, transitioning from trust-based to trustless systems, and the potential societal benefits and challenges.

About the Contest’s Sponsors - DeGate


The #ethereum writing contest is sponsored by DeGate, a ZK-rollup Order Book DEX on Ethereum. Recognized for its trustlessness and security as a Stage 2 rollup, DeGate offers a CEX-like experience on a DEX, supporting multi-chain assets and featuring decentralized limit orders, grid strategies, and DCA plans—all with minimal fees and high speed. Maker orders are FREE.

Prizes Awarded - 1 Round, 3 Winners!


$1,000 will be awarded to the 3 best #ethereum stories after the contest ends.

The #ethereum Writing Contest

Rules & Guidelines


Can I Write Under a Pen Name?


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

How Long Will the Contest Run?​


The Contest will run for 3 months, starting on July 15, 2024, and ending on October 15, 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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