340 STEEM + 40 Bonuses ~ Sponsored Writing Contest: Crowd Machine

in #blockchain2 years ago (edited)

Welcome to the @OriginalWorks sponsored writing contest!

Status: CLOSED.

Accepted Languages:

  • English

Start Time: 6 PM ET, Friday
End Time: 6 PM ET, Monday

This is a call to all great Steemit writers! Crowd Machine has sponsored a Steemit writing contest!

Prizes: 340 STEEM + 40 Bonuses

  • 1st Place: 65 STEEM
  • 2nd Place: 50 STEEM
  • 3rd Place: 40 STEEM
  • 4th Place: 35 STEEM
  • 5th Place: 30 STEEM
  • 6th Place: 25 STEEM
  • 7th Place: 22 STEEM
  • 8th Place: 18 STEEM
  • 9th Place: 16 STEEM
  • 10th Place: 14 STEEM
  • 11th - 15th: 5 STEEM
  • 16th - 55th: 1 STEEM Bonus

Deadline: 72 Hours

All articles must be submitted within 72 hours of this post to be considered!

Changes in submission rules below

What is Crowd Machine?

Crowd Machine is a platform that is formed by three main components - Crowd Computer, Crowd App Studio and Crowd Share.

Crowd Machine aims to replace existing cloud computing services by utilizing the transparent and efficient aspects of the blockchain. It will replace services such as AWS and Azure. Crowd Machine is a built product in late beta stages.

Crowd Computer

The Crowd Computer is intended for executing tasks using shared computational power. Users can devote a portion of their computational power to the network in exchange for rewards in CMCT. The Crowd Computer will offer developers and companies a cheaper cost of execution while giving the consumer level user an opportunity to earn and partake in the platform.

Many modern computer users will have overly powerful machines in their homes that are only utilizing a third of their computational capacity. By joining the Crowd Machine network they will be able to monetize the remaining idle CPU!

Crowd App Studio

Many users that are in the cryptocurrency space want to get more involved. Unfortunately there are many skill set obstacles that must be overcome in order to be an active participant on the blockchain as a developer or a contributor. This involves having a good understanding of languages such as Solidity.

The Crowd App Studio turns this notion around. A drag and drop interface will allow users to "draw" their application using logic maps. That's right. No code! A secure method that cuts down development time and gives users the power to make their ideas come to life.

Crowd Share

Last but not least, Crowd Share is a combination of GitHub and an appstore. It will allow developers to share their code and perform version control while also giving them the ability to earn money each time their code block or complete application is executed.

Everybody can't build an OS overnight. That being said, it is possible to build micro-apps that perform a certain task. With Crowd Share, developers can share and use snippets, allowing the platform to take care of distributing royalty-like payments to the contributors. In the long run, Crowd Share will establish a strong data base of tools and code that will allow developers to use them as building blocks for their own development.

The Current State of Development & Cloud Computing


At it stands now, available solutions cater to one or the other. They are not combined in a neat package that allows developers to work on their code, borrow portions and execute their applications off-site. This means that a startup must spend time organizing and collaborating on various platforms in order to bring their software to the market. There are also no clean portals that allow developers to monetize small portions of code in a transparent and efficient manner.

General Population

As far as the general population is concerned, they are altogether restricted from joining the development side due to limited knowledge and experience. They can only rely on what others develop to hopefully meet their needs. Most can't imagine themselves contributing to blockchain technology on any meaningful level.

The Future With Crowd Machine


The developers can breathe easy by knowing that all their development requirements, along with a sales channel is all in one place. Their hard work can be easy controlled, manipulated and monetized in one place. One of the key components is the fact that they can start earning from portions of code that execute a certain function which others may find useful even without having developed a full stand-alone suite which would usually require a team of developers months or years to bring to fruition.

General Population

What once felt unapproachable is suddenly within grasp. There is no need to go through the motions of understanding the deeper mechanics or syntax of numerous programming languages in order to start working on an idea. The platform will break the barrier typically associated with being a developer and allow users to participate in the blockchain ecosystem. They can use snippets of code or the Crowd App Studio to begin their foray into blockchain development!

For a quick introduction, check out this video:

More Information & Resources:

Rules & Submission

  • Write an article about Crowd Machine and how it will change the way cloud computing is done! How will Crowd Machine's ability to work with all blockchains affect the industry? How can developers and even non-developers take advantage of this platform to build and execute blockchain applications(coding without code)? Maybe write some fun use cases. As always, the contest is open-ended. Be creative and have fun!

  • Feel free to use images and media from their website. You can even make your own video and have it in your submission! Videos have a chance of winning a separate bonus based on quality.

  • The article must be at least 250 words in length and it is recommended(not mandatory) that the length is under 1250 words.

  • At least 70% of the submission must be original.

  • All copied text must be in quotes.

  • To submit please do the following:

  1. Add the word "crowd2018" (without the quotes) at the very end of your article.
  2. Link this post in your submission.
  3. Post the link to your article as a reply to this post.
  4. Resteem this contest post.

How the winners are decided

The submissions will be passed along to the team at Crowd Machine, and they will decide the best articles.

More information & recommendations:

  • Pay attention to spelling and grammar!
  • Feel free to use informal language such as "I would, etc"
  • Use information and resources above to learn more about Crowd Machine!
  • If you copy something, use quotes. This is an @OriginalWorks contest after all :)

After writing an article, within a few minutes you should get one of these as a response to your article post:

If you don't get one, let me know by adding a quick message after you submit your link as a reply here and it will be done manually. Sometimes it can take some time, so don't worry if it isn't instant! Rest assured, as long as your link is shared as a reply here, everything is double checked at contest close to ensure that all articles are submitted!

40 submissions will get 1 STEEM each. The article must meet the contest conditions such as word length and a level of quality.

Disclaimer: @OriginalWorks makes no claims as to the legitimacy or operating procedures of contest topics. @OriginalWorks does not offer any sort of investment advice. This is a writing contest. @OriginalWorks does guarantee prize payout. The contest topic company may choose to share the winning contest submissions.

Good luck to all the contestants!


Good luck to all the participants.

Crowd machine is a dream! I hope it will work for ordinary people much easier than having to learn high-level programming which I still couldn't understand, not to mention machine level code. I hope it's totally free. Some web design hosts charge a fortune for drag and drop web design.

I hope it's totally free. Some web design hosts charge a fortune for drag and drop web design.

I hope so too.

Hi @originalworks
I did not get confirmation from @contestbot that my post has been submitted.


Am I missing something or the crowdsale will last for more than a year according to the roadmap? :)

The project and its goals seem really amazing!
My submission:

Good luck to all guys!

No reply from bot again :(
Are there any issues with the bot?


Thanks again for yet another awesome contest!

Edit: Bot didn't seem to check mine or comment, just letting ya know. Thanks again :)

Honestly speaking, I find this project very interesting and I'm convinced that it will be a game changer for developers in the near future. The more I researched the more I like about this project. This is my article based on my knowledge of what I have learned. I wish you all the best, Crowd Machine. Thanks @originalworks and Crowd Machine for hosting this contest.


thank you

Another opportunity to start writing a great post today..... Let the contest begin.

I have not gotten any message from @contestbot.

@originalworks i did not get any message the from the bot. Please look into my entry submission link again.

I agree with this project. @originalworks

Crowd Machine looks like a very interesting project, excited to learn more about it.

Thanks for hosing another great contest. I look forward to submitting and hopefully taking home some STEEM.

Yes i think this to👌🏿 It’s very Interessed

have always been participation but never won but i hope soon tho

only GOD knows if its this particular
thanks to @originalworks

working on my entry already

Great, I will start my writing right now folks!

You won the 2nd place, congratulations!

this sound interesting

I will try my best to write good

@oryginalworks I would like to help and support your program as I see how strongly it benefits steemit community.
My idea is that I would repost on my account each week I will repost winner's article (assuming that topic will be related to crypto/blockchain/AI).

Im steadily growing my follower base and I believe that I could already help a little bit. What do you think?

Yours, Piotr

When will the bot be back?

Not really sure. It is still being worked on and improved, but there was a lot of maintenance, debugging etc running it. Probably when I have more time :) The nodes have also been giving me a hard time lately, not exactly sure if it's on my end, but I would probably have to migrate again to get it to work in a stable manner.

https://steemit.com/crowd2018/@funb/crowd-machine-powers-blockchain#comments(my entry for @original works can you help me the cheetah bot said that you had copied the data from another website but i didnt)

Don't worry, it won't have any negative impact on your submission!

Great contest...


Hoepfully will get 40 steems for my work
Thank you for your support :)

I didn't got the msg in the post...

I did not get a response!

my entry to the contest has not been confirmed.

Here comes my entry to the contest:

Resteem is done.
Good luck to all participants who wrote a contribution.

Love your show how do I join

A good way to find it out is to read the article ;)

Congratulations to the previous winners. Here is my new entry to this week contest.


@unprovoked ive not recieved any comment or notification that says my entry has been submitted. Kindly look into it. Thank you🌹🌹🌹🌹

Hi @originalworks . I wrote article for this contest but @contestbot has not commented my post. My article is => https://steemit.com/blockchain/@sefalist/crowd-machine-all-developer-s-dream

I really love this contest

It's always good to keep an extra look out. Thankfully most of the time these are caught in the post-contest plagiarism checks. That being said, nothing like staying vigilant! Good on @monajam for the catch! Any user caught doing this intentionally is added to a blacklist.

Hi, I noticed that your post has been copied by someone. He has paraphrased the sentences, but the content is yours. See this: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@elbreemzy/meet-crowd-machine-blockchain-has-quite-recently-touched-base-to-the-distributed-computing-industry

Thanks for letting me know!

how did you guys managed to find out that those 2 posts have similar content? it's amazing. I tried to manually compared (by reading) both articles and it's hard to find similarities in the first place.

I replied to this in your other comment. Hope you find it. :)

I wouldnt miss any valuable comment :)


I am ready to try again. Didn't get he last one so let the writing begin

I was very happy when I found this contest. It is both engaging and rewarding. I have already connected with a few writers after just a couple of weeks. Good luck to the community and the contest organizers. Hopefully this contest will continue to grow into something special.

This is the entry of the @flowerfairy <3

Resteem is done. Good luck to all participants.

Hi, I didn't receive any message from @contestbot. Please subscribe me.

We do a lot of checks for plagiarism after the contest closes, but it is good to stay vigilant in case something is missed. Any user caught cheating intentionally is added to a blacklist.

Thanks @monajam :)

When will the bot be back?

Crowd Machine looks like a very interesting project, excited to learn more about it.

Thanks for hosing another great contest. I look forward to submitting and hopefully taking home some

Opportunity knocks, Im listening. Thank you fkr the article.

Good luck to all the participants.
Truly, although for me this activity every day is more interesting and a wide range of possibilities is discovered, I hope to have my article ready before the close of the contest

Good afternoon @originalworks my entry to the contest has not been confirmed.

Copied from my post. It's flagged now after I reported it.