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Welcome to the @OriginalWorks sponsored writing contest!

Status: CLOSED

Accepted Languages:

  • English

Start Time: ~9 PM EST, Saturday
End Time: ~9 PM, EST, Tuesday

Special Twitter 0.5 STEEM bonus!

Details outlined at the bottom.

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

Please make sure to read the contest topic carefully. Good luck!

Prize Pool Total: 1300 STEEM

Prizes: 1050 STEEM + 250 STEEM (100 bonuses of 2.5 STEEM!) + Twitter Bonus (Details Below)

  • 1st Place: 80 STEEM
  • 2nd Place: 71 STEEM
  • 3rd Place: 68 STEEM
  • 4th Place: 63 STEEM
  • 5th Place: 52 STEEM
  • 6th Place: 47 STEEM
  • 7th Place: 44 STEEM
  • 8th Place: 41 STEEM
  • 9th Place: 38 STEEM
  • 10th Place: 34 STEEM
  • 11th Place: 31 STEEM
  • 12th Place: 29 STEEM
  • 13th Place: 28 STEEM
  • 14th Place: 26 STEEM
  • 15th Place: 23 STEEM
  • 16th - 20th: 15 STEEM
  • 21st - 25th: 12 STEEM
  • 26th - 30th: 10 STEEM
  • 31st - 40th: 8 STEEM
  • 41st - 50th: 6 STEEM
  • 51st - 60th: 5 STEEM
  • 61st - 160th: 2.5 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 IONChain: A Blockchain Backbone for the IoT (Internet of Things)

IONChain is a non-profit foundation, founded in Singapore in early 2018. IONChain is an IoT infrastructure project that aims to solve issues such as:

  • data security
  • data circulation
  • data sharing
  • data transactions

IONChain will make the communication parameters of all devices over the IoT Network the same, regardless of device used! By standardizing the way data is interpreted, it will allow them to implement their vision - “One Device, One Coin, One Code”.

While IoT technology has come very far, there is still a lack of cross-device compatibility and global standardization of how they operate. IONChain is the ecosystem that will unify smart device technology and enable them to truly become a part of our everyday lives!

Visit Bitcointalk Thread For Details!

IONChain's name has its origin from the Swedish physicist Arrhenius’s theory of ionization: IONChain will be the ions holding together the molecules that represent all devices across the universal internet of things.

IONChain Team

Every project is defined by the experience and expertise of its team. IONChain has an exceedingly capable team, who have proven themselves in the blockchain space.

Based in Singapore and Shanghai, the team is composed of developers who have worked on large-scale projects such as Hyperledger. The ICO was a voluntary approach to community engagement, as the project had already garnered interest from top private investment funds such as LD Capital, Node Capital, Hashlink Capital and IBC Blockchain Capital.

Source: Bitcointalk, IONChain

Do you have questions?

Go to IONChain Telegram and ask!

IoT Landscape: Opportunities and Weaknesses

The market is large, coming as the third wave of global information technology; following computers and the internet. It is expected that 1289.9 Billion USD will be invested into IoT by 2020. The number of devices with IoT software is expected to grow to 30 Billion within the same timeframe.

Lack of security and appropriate privacy protection are two of the most serious concerns facing the future of the industry. Users are not able to control the private data they submit to the system. Servers remain centralized targets for hacks and fraud.

IONChain is the decentralized solution to this problem, increasing security and the ability to integrate to devices globally.

Network bandwidth increase has been on the raise at the same rate as microprocessors have been decreasing. As it stands, hundreds of milliseconds in delayed responsiveness has made many of the real-time applications infeasible.

Edge Computing to Disrupt IoT

“Edge computing is the practice of processing data near the edge of your network, where the data is being generated, instead of in a centralized data-processing warehouse.” This means that the device itself processes the data, instead of sending it to a data center to be processed.

Source: IONChain WhitePaper, Page 11

With IONChain, individual devices and the cloud, share the task of processing data. Some of the lighter data processing can be done on local devices, while large computing tasks that are more resource intensive are processed on the Cloud!

One Device, One Coin, One Code

The vision of the IONChain is to help break the barrier of communication between different type of devices and allow them to work together by using a universal standard. This is possible via the inherently decentralized architecture of the blockchain which itself is ideal for edge computing applications.

IONChain's ionization algorithm will enable each device on its IoT network to be a miner. “The system will accurately calculate the precise rewards from the functions [such as], data volume, time, ... space, and etc.”

The long term vision is to partner with global manufacturers and physically embed ID codes into all smart devices. This will act as an identifier on the IONChain network, allowing devices to be unique, secure and standardized. This will be coupled with IONChain's software in the form of: data-conversion, data processing, data packaging tools, and nodes for their IoT backbone.

Inter Planetary File System (IPFS) Integration

It is currently understood in the Blockchain industry that with large blocks of data comes slow transaction speeds. IPFS has been built into IONChain for the express purpose of tackling transaction seed without compromising access to relevant data by distributing the storage over multiple devices.

By separating storage and transaction the data block size/transaction speed contradiction can be overcome.

Technical Architecture: IONIZATION Algorithm

“Ionization is the process by which an atom or a molecule acquires a negative or positive charge by gaining or losing electrons to form ions, often in conjunction with other chemical changes.”

The ionization algorithm separates value creation and value transfer. Data can be created and processed locally on smart devices, and then latched onto the blockchain network comprised by all the devices working together. This allows for more fluid use, by combining the best of both worlds - blockchain and Edge Computing.

IONChain Value Generation

The value generation process can be divided into four major categories:
Value Generation:

All information is processed and stored in each individual smart device. The data is converted into a standard format and that data is passed on to value verification.

Value Verification:

This is the part that we are all familiar with as blockchain. The data is processed through a PoW/PoS combination consensus mechanism unique to IONChain.

Value Evaluation:

This is where data is authenticated and protected from double spend attacks.

Value Confirmation:

The data is confirmed, and IONC is generated!

IONChain Value Transfer

The value generation process can be divided into six layers:

  1. Application Layer

  2. Service Layer

  3. Protocol Layer

  4. Smart Contract Layer

  5. Blockchain Layer

  6. Data Storage Layer

IONChain Use-Case


By embedding the [IONChain](https://www.ionchain.org/) protocol in diverse IoT devices from different manufacturers and industries a plethora of dAPPs can be built to help facilitate the optimization of these devices.

Think of the exchange of data between your air-conditioning and a smart lock. Allowing the air-conditioning to turn on automatically when you enter your building. All IONChain Connected devices can be programmed to execute actions dependant on the data received from other IONChain Connected devices. This can be applied with multiple devices. The more manufacturers implement the IONChain protocol in their devices, the more possibilities there are for automatizing their operation in relation to each other through dAPPs. IONChain has already partnered with several large IoT producers and aims to unify these manufacturers by incentivizing them to use the protocol by creating revenue in the IONChain ecosystem. Correspondingly, IONChain users are also incentivized to use IONChain Connected devices over traditional smart devices by the reward distributed to them in exchange for data mining. The more useful the data is (the more dAPPs are using it) the more IONC can be mined.

Source: Bitcointalk, IONChain

All smart devices that implement IONChain at the manufacturing stage can be a part of the larger IONChain ecosystem. The AC system in your house, the television, the kitchen appliances and more.

Imagine your dishwasher turns off when the bedroom lights go on, since that indicates that you want silence. Imagine your car engine starts when you exit your house. Imagine a world where all smart devices are able to work with one another to determine the best course of action based on dAPPs developed through IONChain!

IONChain Conclusion

IONC, the token of IONChain can be utilized over the IoT in so many different ways: rewarding miners, enabling users to be elected as IONchain council members, compensation for smart contract computation and DAPP deployment, transaction fee settlements, rewards for connecting other ION nodes, etc.

It is also incredibly robust and resilient to dynamic and variable network failures and malicious attack vectors. It takes the practicality of PoS and the strength of PoW to create a true hybrid that separates verification and transfer of value so that both can be done with exceptional speed and security.

Important note:

IONChain.org is the IONChain website. It is in NO WAY related to ionchain.io. That is a completely separate entity.

More Information & Resources:


  • Write an article about IONChain! How will IONChain impact the IoT industry? How can the IONChain ecosystem improve the way smart devices are used and communicate with each other? What is the implication of combining Edge Computing with blockchain technology? How will having a true IoT economy allow it to grow and hasten the process of mass adoption? What is the impact of "One device, One code, One coin"? Why is it important to have a global standard where dAPPs can be developed once to work with all IONChain implemented devices? What are the use-cases? The IONChain team would love to hear your ideas! There are many applications, so feel free to give a few! As always, the topic is fairly open-ended, so be creative!
  • To submit please do the following:
  1. Add the word "ionchain2018" (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.


  • The article must be at least 250 words in length and it is recommended(not mandatory) that the length is under ~1500 words.

  • At least 70% of the submission must be original. Using "article spinners", and other word substitution tools is also not permitted.

  • All copied text must be in quotes. Feel free to copy links to resources from the contest post, but please be sure to not copy from other contestants.

  • Please keep discussions relevant to the contest topic. We would like to encourage a good vibe in the comments!

Please note, any users caught copy pasting or word spinning material without clearly showing that they took the work from somewhere, such as using quotes, will have their submissions disqualified.

Video Bonus

  • 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. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube. DTube or IPFS. Please do not remove the videos, or it might impact future eligibility. Feel free to make a new YouTube account for these. We really wanted to use DTube, but sometimes the videos were not view-able at all. We may change this in again in the future. For the time being please ensure whatever service you choose to use is working.

Twitter Bonus

For the Twitter bonus:

  1. Tweet the link to your article on Twitter.
  2. Tweet should contain article link, mention @IONChain as well as one of the cryptocurrency related hashtags such as #blockchain, #crypto, #exchange etc
  3. Add the link to your tweet at the bottom of your competition Steemit post!
  4. At the end of your article, add the word "ionchaintwitter", without the quotes!

This is great because it will also encourage Twitter users to come join Steemit as well!

The bonus for this 0.5 Steem for every article that tweets and meets a level of quality and contest conditions.

How the winners are decided

The submissions will be passed along to the team at IONChain , and they will decide the best method for picking winners and the winning articles.

This can mean that the team judges the submissions, or they ask our team to judge it. Regardless of the method, the final say always lies with the sponsor.

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 IONChain!
  • If you copy something, use quotes. This is an @OriginalWorks contest after all :)
  • Link the company's website: IONChain so that your readers can do research for themselves.
  • Articles can be edited up until the deadline.

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!

100 submissions will get 2.5 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 only guarantees prize payout. The contest topic company may choose to share the contest submissions that receive prizes. If for whatever reason there are over 500 submissions, new submissions will not be considered.

Good luck to all the contestants!



Wow, nice, another lovely contest.

Great another contest , thanks @originalworks

My entry for contest in steemit

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Let's see how it will pan out.

it's good that they're back

@Originalworks .. Thanks for organising another round of contest!
Definitely giving it a shot :)

very nice article, thanks for being back.... @originalworks

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