Blockchain.io - Sponsored Writing Contest [$310 USD Steem Bounty Reward Pool]
Articles written in English that are submitted before the deadline specified below qualify for the contest:
Submission Start Time: 6:00 AM UTC, Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Submission Deadline: 6:00 AM UTC, Monday, 22 October 2018
We’re looking for great writers to submit articles about Blockchain.io’s upcoming exchange and their current live crowdsale!
Whether you’re a debut author, a crypto enthusiast, or simply looking to flex your creative muscles, you’re participation in our contest is welcome. With your articles we seek to raise greater awareness about Blockchain.io, which is an upcoming crypto exchange out of France that is currently holding their crowdsale.
Prize Pool Total: $310 USD in STEEM equivalent (~370 STEEM at time of writing)
4th to 7th Place: $25 worth of STEEM
8th to 10th Place: $10 worth of STEEM
(BCIO tokens may also be provided to all winners in addition to the above prizes pool however this is yet to be confirmed.)
All articles must be submitted by Monday, 22 October 2018, 6:00 AM UTC in order to qualify for the contest. Late entries will not be considered.
What is Blockchain.io?
Blockchain.io - Your Gateway to the Internet of Value
Blockchain.io is an upcoming cryptocurrency exchange based out of Paris, France. Founder and CEO, Pierre Noizat, founded one of Europe’s first EURO to Bitcoin fiat exchanges, Paymium, back in 2011, which has been hack-free since 2013.
Blockchain.io is an exchange with a centralized orderbook for rapid and efficient trading, and offers the option of decentralized settlement so that users may trade safely in a trustless manner.
Blockchain.io serves as a hybrid semi-centralized exchange (a solution Vitalik Buterin has praised in the past) as they provide the speed and reliability of a centralized exchange, with the safety and security of a decentralized exchange with users not being required to deposit funds on the exchange in order to trade. Blockchain.io will additionally offer advisory and technology services for projects and companies that are seeking to launch ICOs in the near future.
With high standards set to comply with regulations, the Blockchain.io team seeks to remain as transparent and compliant as possible in all of their practices. This includes working closely with the French government and authorities in advising on upcoming crypto regulations, as well as independent experts conducting technical and financial audits on the exchange.
Blockchain.io is currently in the middle of the crowdsale for their BCIO tokens, which is set to finish October 25 2018, 6:00 AM UTC. The beta version for the exchange is set to be released in the coming weeks, with the launch of the official exchange in November 2018.
In partnership with Paymium, Blockchain.io seeks to become the #1 European cryptocurrency exchange by 2020. This vision is accomplished by helping the expansion and growth of the “Internet of Value” by serving as a gateway allowing new users and traders to enter the digital world of cryptocurrencies.
■Decentralized settlement through use of cross chain atomic swaps
■Leveraging Paymium’s advanced technological architecture and software
■98% of funds kept in cold wallet as a strengthened security measure
■Integration and implementation of advanced cryptographic protocols leveraging Lightning Network, Rootstock, Tumblebit technology, and more
■Liquidity services for traders, markets, and projects
■Peer to peer lending and proprietary lending for users are available
■New token listings and token airdrops to BCIO holders
■BCIO utility token provides users with discounted trading fees and survey participation rights for new listings and more
Paymium is Blockchain.io’s parent company and is Europe’s first Bitcoin exchange founded in 2011 that also offers a service compliant with European regulations. Paymium has over 180,000 users that will be incentivized and encouraged to join and trade on Blockchain.io’s ecosystem once it is launched.
Paymium has received venture backed funding from notable venture capitalists and hedge funds such as Gattaca, Newfund, Kima Ventures and more. Dedicated in the success of Blockchain.io, Paymium has committed $2.3M of its own treasury funds to further support the development and operations of Blockchain.io (No BCIO tokens were involved in this commitment).
-Payment of platform fees using BCIO token
-Weighted token airdrops from new token listings
-Survey participation voting rights for the development of the exchange and new token listings
-Loyalty rewards and campaigns for BCIO token holders
Blockchain.io is currently in the third week of their crowdsale and their crowdsale is set to finish October 25, 2018, 6:00 AM UTC. There is no softcap for the crowdsale as the exchange will be developed regardless of the total amount raised.
In the first 7 days of the crowdsale, $1.2M USD was raised despite the current market conditions. All unsold tokens will be burned, meaning the exchange could enter the market with an usually low market cap for a project of this stature
BCIO tokens will be unlocked December 2018, following the launch of the exchange in November 2018.
There is also an additional 5% referral bonus available for the referrer and the referee, to qualify, a contribution must be made using a referral code that is equal to 100 Euros or more.
Write at least a 450 word article about Blockchain.io!
Some questions you can write about:
What makes Blockchain.io unique as an exchange that helps them stand out from other exchanges?
What are their views toward regulatory compliance? And what are the possible advantages of such a view?
What are the unique features of Blockchain.io?
How does the exchange offer users extra security and reliability?
What is the connection between Blockchain.io and Paymium? And how will Paymium support Blockchain.io?
Why would readers want to participate in Blockchain.io’s crowdsale? How could they participate in the crowdsale?
Make sure to cover the crowdsale and token sale details. Including unsold tokens being burned, no softcap, a 5% contribution bonus, and an additional 5% more from a referral bonus for any contributions made above 100 Euros using the referral code: emwinVWrVCzugXiWVP3z
To submit your article into the contest please perform the following two steps:
- Post the link to your article as a reply and comment to this post.
- Resteem this contest post.
All submissions will be judged after the deadline, shortly followed by an announcement of the top 10 winners.
- Article must be at least 450 words, we recommend keeping the article to under 1.6k words.
- Write a review covering Blockchain.io’s cryptocurrency exchange, their features, and also cover their on-going crowdsale and how readers can participate.
- IMPORTANT: The post must include mention that if readers contribute more than 100 Euros in the crowdsale using the referral code emwinVWrVCzugXiWVP3z they will earn a 5% bonus.
- Any plagiarised submissions, copy pasted material, or word spinning efforts without attribution to sources using quotes will have their submission disqualified.
- Only articles written in English will be accepted.
- Link to Blockchain.io’s website and their token sale page at least once so that readers can visit and read more about them.
- Submit your work before the deadline time, articles can be edited up until the deadline.
How winners are decided
All submissions will be assessed by a small team of judges, and they will have the final say on the top 10 winning articles.
Recommendations and Judgment Criteria:
- Ensure that spelling and grammar is correct for the article
- Make sure to mention Blockchain.io’s crowdsale and what the exchange is about
- Originality and creativity in your article earns extra brownie points
- Technical proficiency and a clear explanation of exchange features and how they ultimately benefit end-users and traders
- DO NOT simply copy and paste from the white paper or other sources unless it is used as a quote
Additional Links and Resources:
Blockchain.io Token Sale Page and Details
Blockchain.io Token Sale Contribution Guide
Good luck and have fun!