Cointelegraph and ShapeShift have launched a competition for the best anecdotal banking horror stories – it’s your chance to vent your anger and win 3BTC into the bargain!

We’ve all been there; we all know how it is: an innocent query or everyday problem turns into a reenactment of War and Peace, or a major mistake by your financial institution becomes a battle of epic proportions before one side emerges victorious.

Hours of your time wasted, sometimes your money as well. Not to mention the exercise in self-restraint involved in dealing with understaffed bank branches, bewildering hotlines and incompetent representatives.

Perhaps you’ve waged war with the banking sector and won, in which case, congratulations. At Cointelegraph, however, we’re giving you the chance to share your grievances with a wider audience, and reap considerably better benefits in the process.

From now until November 28, any reader can send us an article about the trauma he or she has faced while dealing with banking failures. No matter what form they’ve come in – big or small, moral or plain moronic – we want to hear from you.

All we ask is that you provide a well-written, substantial piece, backed up with relevant information such as the period in which the events took place and the name of the bank or institution involved.

To see what we’re looking for in your entries, take a look at these banking horror stories courtesy of Forbes, TransferWise and Huffington Post.

We’ve set up a competition entry page where you can get full details of conditions and find out how to enter – simply head over to get the inside story.

In return for your submissions, we’re offering publication of the best on, as well as a prize of 3BTC for the most popular article as voted for by readers in our poll, which will be opened following the closure date.

Your article could feature on our homepage as early as December 5, so hurry and make sure your entry reaches us by November 28. The ultimate winner will be announced December 15!

3BTC in time for Christmas should help keep the bank woes at bay, courtesy of ShapeShift and Cointelegraph. We look forward to reading your submissions!