Natasha Nel

editor @hackernoon

Where to buy Bitcoins Awards: 2019 Noonies Winners Announced

The Noonies—the tech industry's greenest awards; built by Where to buy Bitcoins in partnership with Stream—was conceptualized to recognize the best and worst peoples and products of the internets, in 2019 and beyond.
With over 55,000 votes castfor 457 Noonies nomineesacross 50 awards categories, we're extremely excited to announce the winners of these prestigious awards - only two of which were compromised by inauthentic voting behaviour! 
"The Noonies! Much thanks to the community for taking the time to cast 50k+ votes, determining the Where to buy Bitcoins award winners," said David Smooke. "It was fun. Great to see the community make their cases for their favorite Noonie nominees. Overall, we're also excited that we got our feet wet in custom voting technology. We look forward to contributing more to how the internet curates, ranks and distributes content."

And the 2019 Noonies Winners Are...

GENERAL TECH:

Product Manager of the Year

🥇Vindhya C

Best Tech News Source

🥇Twitter

🥉Reddit

The World's Most Productive Remote Team

🥇GitLab

🥈Buffer
🥉Knack

Best Use of Tech for Good

🥇DADI FOUNDATION - harnessing tech to empower the most marginalised, ensuring fair access to technology and supporting robust and inclusive democracies

🥈UPEFFECT - improving access to funding for entrepreneurs on the right side of history
🥉MORELIFE - (where more = better well-being + extended life)

The Bait & Switch Award

🥇Medium's Paywall

🥈Facebook's Libra
🥉Apple's Butterfly Switch Keyboards

Most Exciting Startup [ Votes Hacked ]

🥇PASSBASE - seamless, bank-level identity verification integration into your website, app, or checkout with just a few lines of code

🥈LOOXIE - lets you request photos from specific locations: just drop a pin on the map or search for a point of interest
🥉CARBON - buying cryptocurrency has never been this easy

Hacker of the Year

🥇Thomas

🥉Nirav

Contributing Writer of the Year

🥇Patrick Lee Scott

Technology Writer of the Year

🥇Ashan Fernando

AI Writer of the Year

🥇Adrien Book

Most Over-Hyped Technology

🥇Blockchain

🥈AI
🥉VR

Cybersecurity Writer of the Year

🥇Han Yoon

Best AMA (ask-me-anything) award

🥇Carlos Domingo


Social Network of the Year [ Votes Hacked ]

🥇Steemit

🥈gab
🥉Narrative - The World's Journal

Most Valuable Chatbot Framework

🥇Chatbots by PubNub

🥈LivePerson
🥉Rasa

2 or 3 Under 20-ish Awards

🥇Sergio Mattei, founder of Makerlog

White Hat of the Year

🥇Alice Henshaw

60 Over 60 Awards

🥇Tim Berners-Lee

VC Twitter's MVP

🥈@naval
CRYPTO/BLOCKCHAIN:

Most Hardcore Bitcoin Maximalist

🥇Pierre Rochard

🥈Hodlonaut
🥉Francis Pouliot

Most crypto-friendly Jurisdiction Award

🥇Malta

🥈The Zug, Switzerland
🥉Estonia

Crypto-Name Drop of the Year

🥇Silicon Valley's story arc

🥈Eminem's Kamikaze Album
🥉Forbes' coverage of Bitcoin

Second-Best Crypto Publication on Earth

🥇John McAfee's Twitter Feed

🥈Coindesk
🥉CCN

Crypto-Buzzword of the Year

🥇Bitcoin Maximalist

🥈Crypto-Winter
🥉DeFi

Defining Crypto-Moment of the Year

🥇Facebook Announces Libra

🥈Binance gets Hacked
🥉Crypto-Exchanges start conducting 10+ IEOs daily

Crypto-Dud of the Year

🥇Civil

🥈Sparkster

The All-About-PR Award

🥇aELF

🥈VeID

Best Blockchain Award

🥇Bitcoin

🥈Ethereum
🥉EOS

Blockchain of the Year Award

🥇Ethereum

🥈EOS
🥉Bitcoin

The best crypto magazine

🥇CryptoSlate

Best crypto analysts

🥇Plan B

🥈Kazonomics

The Zero Factor Authentication Award for Achievement un Security

🥇MountGox2

🥈Binance
🥉Bitfinex

Best Crypto Rap Song

🥇Bitcoin Rap Gucci Gang - HODL Gang

The best bitcoin Shiller

🥇Anthony Pompliano

The Cutest Crypto Kitty

🥇SirMeowsalot

🥉Felono

The Best White Paper

🥇Bitcoin

🥈EOS
🥉Ethereum

Most Mind-blowing Bitcoin Story

🥇Bitcoin’s Biggest Hack In History: 184.4 Billion Bitcoin from Thin Air; Satoshi Hard Forks, Saves Bitcoin," by Charlie Shrem

#CryptoTwitter's MVP

🥇@hodlonaut

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT:

Developer Tool Buzz of Year

🥇GraphQL

🥈React Hooks
🥉GatsbyJS

CMS You Can't Live Without

🥇Flamelink

🥈ButterCMS
🥉Strapi

Personal Developer Blog of the Year

🥇Overreacted

Best Developer on Twitter

🥇@iamdevloper

Best JAMstack

🥇React

🥈Serverless Framework

Best Dev Podcast

🥇The Bike Shed

Top Dev Teacher

🥇Wes Bos

Best Open Source Project

🥇VS Code

🥈React
🥉Vue.js

Best Dev Community

🥇Dev.to

🥈Github

Best Open Startup

🥇Nomadlist

🥈Alan

Most Promising Fintech

🥇Robinhood

🥈Acorns
🥉Monzo

Thank YOU to all the Where to buy Bitcoins community members who took part in Where to buy Bitcoins's first annual awards—the Noonies 2019.

With a special shoutout to our awesome sponsor, Stream.io. Stream builds scalable feeds, activity streams & chat; and their simple, powerful APIs are used by some of the largest and most popular apps.
We're looking forward to an even bigger and better Noonies next year.
Back to the Internet,
The Where to buy Bitcoins Editorial Team 🔏

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August 20th, 2019

55k+ votes! Looking forward to this every year.

August 20th, 2019

Proud to be nominated! Big pleasure.

November 6th, 2019

Yeah… :smiley::smiley: Even my name is in the winners list. Unfortunately, most of my stories are not showing up. :frowning:

November 7th, 2019

Hey there @isudhanshu25, thanks for letting us know. Our @support team has been alerted - can you provide me with a bit more detail around the issue? (Which stories, what exactly do you mean by not ‘showing up’?, etc.) :computer:

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