680 STEEM ~ Sponsored Writing Contest: IAGON

in #crypto6 years ago (edited)

Welcome to the @OriginalWorks sponsored writing contest!

Status: CLOSED.

Accepted Languages:

  • English

Start Time: ~5 PM ET, Saturday
End Time: ~5 PM ET, Tuesday

Special Twitter 0.5 STEEM bonus! Details outlined at the bottom.

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

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

Prize Pool Total: 680 STEEM

Prizes: 560 STEEM + 120 STEEM (60 bonuses of 2 STEEM!) + Twitter Bonus (Details Below)

  • 1st Place: 60 STEEM
  • 2nd Place: 52 STEEM
  • 3rd Place: 46 STEEM
  • 4th Place: 40 STEEM
  • 5th Place: 35 STEEM
  • 6th Place: 32 STEEM
  • 7th Place: 25 STEEM
  • 8th Place: 23 STEEM
  • 9th Place: 20 STEEM
  • 10th Place: 18 STEEM
  • 11th Place: 16 STEEM
  • 12th Place: 15 STEEM
  • 13th Place: 14 STEEM
  • 14th Place: 13 STEEM
  • 15th Place: 11 STEEM
  • 16th - 20th: 10 STEEM
  • 21st - 25th: 6 STEEM
  • 26st - 30th: 5 STEEM
  • 31st - 40th: 4 STEEM
  • 41st - 100th: 2 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 IAGON?

IAGON is a decentralized, open-sourced cloud computing and storage services platform.
The need for computing power and storage is on a continuous uptrend. This trend is expected to continue as big data and artificial intelligence is being implemented to a wider array of fields.
IAGON will take advantage of unused computing power as well as storage space to create a "super-computer that can compete with any of the current cloud computing moguls."[WhitePaper, Page 3] By joining unused storage capacity in data centers, computers and smart devices, IAGON can offer services at a better rate than even the large companies currently dominating the space!

IAGON Storage Services

Cloud storage services allow users and companies to store data outside of their local machines. The purpose of cloud computing is to off-load the burden of maintaining local storage services.
For example, if an individual wants to run a website, there is no need for them to buy and assemble a server machine as well as run a dedicated internet service to maintain up-time. They can simply purchase cloud storage services and run their website from some kind of hosting service.

IAGON's storage services will ensure a high level of security by utilizing the slicing of data and military layer file encryption (SHA256). By splicing data and distributing smaller encrypted components of the whole, it is ensured that no single miner has access to an entire file.

The issue in the current market is that these cloud storage services are dominated by a few large players such as "Amazon, Google and Microsoft"[WhitePaper page 6].

IAGON will allow users to share their unused space in exchange for IAG tokens! Miners receive incentives based upon the number of processes they perform. In other words, the more data they process the bigger the incentives.

IAGON Computing Services

Computing power is in continuous demand. As Deep Learning and other aspects of Artificial Intelligence is adopted into a wider range of fields, there is a growing need to process and analyze large sets of data.

As of now, there is a lack of access to high computing power for individuals and smaller companies, while larger companies pay high fees to utilize supercomputers or other centralized computing resources.

Whether it is for facial recognition, voice recognition or video and image processing, large computing power is required to assess large data sets. This creates a barrier of entry for developers to pursue Deep Learning projects without the backing of large companies.

IAGON aims to build a global super computing grid that will revolutionize the cloud and web services market.

IAGON Smart Computing Grid

IAGON will operate based on their Smart Computing Grid technology.

The Smart Computing Grid can be compared to a power grid. It is the resource allocation system behind IAGON. The Smart Computing Grid executes the following functions:

  • Manage a network of CPU and storage providers as well as users who need those resources.
  • Manage the distribution and allocation of CPU and storage.
  • Determines underused resources and adds them to allocation pool for users to access.
  • Allows the CPU and storage providers to earn.
    [WhitePaper, Page 11]

IAGON Ai-Tracker

The AI-Tracker contains more than 100 different Machine Learning algorithms. AI-Tracker is the algorithm powering the Smart Computing Grid's resource allocation system. It optimizes resource allocation based on historical data!
The AI-Tracker will manage node quality (such as ensuring nodes are stable) , storage and CPU distribution optimization (based on historical data).
In performing these functions, that AI-Tracker itself will evolve and optimize its own distribution algorithm, growing and improving along with the entire network!

IAGON Partners

IAGON has engaged in numerous partnerships in order to propel IAGON forward when they enter the market.

They also have some initial adopters lined up!

  • Neureal
    Neureal helps their users predictions based on provided data. They can utilize IAGON technology to handle heavy computational aspects of their work. This will ensure the integrity and security of their network as well as save costs on cloud computing.

    IMMVRSE is a blockchain project specializing in VR. It is a marketplace as well as a VR video-sharing platform. IAGON's data storage services will help ensure that IMMVRSE can provide their users with high speed service without costing as much as traditional storage services would charge.

  • BitNautic
    BitNautic is developing a decentralizing logistics platform for the shipping industry. Their system contains an AI element that will require large amounts of computing power as they scale. IAGON's super computer can handle the computational aspects of the business, that will help with booking and real-time tracking of ships!

For more information watch this short introduction:

More Information & Resources:


  • Write an article about how IAGON will change the cloud computing industry! How can businesses, small and large, benefit from accessing unused computing power and storage at a reduced cost? What is the impact of a global super computer created by interconnecting computers via the Smart Computing Grid? How will smaller development teams with lower budgets benefit from having affordable access to large amounts of computing power? How will IAGON impact the AI and Big Data industry? How can you as an individual benefit from sharing your computing power and storage? As always, the topic is fairly open-ended, so be creative!
  • To submit please do the following:
  1. Add the word "iagon2018" (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!

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, as well as @iagonofficial or #iagon.
  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 "iagontwitter", 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 contest conditions.

How the winners are decided

The submissions will be passed along to the team at IAGON, 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 IAGON!
  • If you copy something, use quotes. This is an @OriginalWorks contest after all :)
  • Link the company's website: IAGON 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!

60 submissions will get 2 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.

Good luck to all the contestants!


Thanks @mrrpiusz for the upvote
May the lord uphold u

Thanks @mrrpiusz

Been on a sick leave. Hope to come back strong on this one. Goodluck to everyone

Just finished my entry for this contest, it's completely original, having used the white paper as a guide.


Small question though: I've used referral links throughout the article, is this allowed? I can still edit them out if this isn't the case.


Upvoted to give my question more visibility

This is excellent.... Good luck to all of you.

What a wonderful contest.

Here is my submission!

Looks like i'm first to drop my entry into the hat - https://steemit.com/crypto/@chekohler/iagon-the-blockchain-supercomputer-network


Great Contest, thanks to @Originalworks. It's great to be a part of this. Good luck to everyone..

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