150 STEEM ~ Sponsored Writing Contest: Telcoin

Welcome to the @OriginalWorks sponsored writing contest!

Status: CLOSED.

Accepted Languages:

  • English
  • Japanese
  • French

Start time: 6 PM ET, Thursday
End Time: 6 PM ET, Sunday

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

logo telcoin.png

Prizes: 150 STEEM

  • 1st Place: 60 STEEM
  • 2nd Place: 40 STEEM
  • 3rd Place: 25 STEEM
  • 4th Place: 15 STEEM
  • 5th Place: 10 STEEM

Deadline: 72 Hours

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

What is Telcoin?

Telcoin is a new cryptocurrency based on the Ethereum blockchain that will be distributed by your national telecom operator and made available to everyone, anytime, anywhere. This is the core of our business, and mobile network operators will be at the center of our strategy.

Telcoin will be a new way to transact in cryptocurrency, with your phone as the wallet. Telcoin will be distributed through your service provider, meaning that the user never needs to even know what the blockchain is to be on it!

Instead of having to use a long wallet address, users can send each other payments simply by knowing the phone number of the recipient.

This will also have a big impact on how tourists spend and manage their money. Telcoins are going to be an international mobile phone based payment method. Wherever a user travels, all they need is their phone, loaded with Telcoins.

Telcoin will bring banking to populations that have a developed mobile market, but are still under-served when it comes to banking. There are 2 billion people who currently do not have a bank account. The population of adults with telecom services is almost 5 billion. The overlapping portion of the population that has mobile services but does not have access to a bank account will be able to access banking services through their phones.

The Basics.

Telcoin will act as a partner with mobile operators. The operator would then, liquidity allowing, act as an exchange for Telcoins with its users. If the operator needs to increase their Telcoin balance, they would exchange with Telcoin! If the operator has a balanced amount of buy/sell orders, they can simply use their own liquidity to exchange with their user base.

More Information & Resources:

Rules & Submission

  • Write an article about how Telcoin will change the mobile payment industry! How will Telcoin benefit consumers? How will it benefit businesses? How will Telcoin change tourism and international remittance. Can you think of a cool use-case scenario? Be creative! Original thinking and ideas make for great articles. As always, the contest is fairly open-ended!

  • Feel free to use images and media from their website. You can even make your own video and have it in your submission!

  • The article must be 200 to 600 words in length.

  • To submit please do the following:

  1. Add the word "telcoin2017" (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 Telcoin, 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 Telcoin!
  • 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 I will look into it.

Early bird bonus!!! First 15 submissions 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 guarantee prize payout.

Good luck to all the contestants!

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Nice contest but not a chance in hell of me writing 200-600 words. I'll gladly resteem it so others can try though.

Entry by Outerground

telcoin world 3.jpg

100% upvoted & resteemed


thanks @college-is-dumb.. it's not recommended to put links to your posts in a contest thread. This is for articles about Telcoin. You will most likely get flagged for spamming. Looking at your rep of 8, I'm guessing this doesn't seem to bother you. However if your rep falls any lower, you and your posts will begin to disappear from view. Why don't you submit an article about Telcoin instead? You never know, you might pick up some upvotes, new followers & or a prize !

Please stop posting so often on obviously plagiarized posts. There has to be a way for your bot to do a better job of figuring out which posts are clearly not original.


As with every contest, some carefully read and take part, some just take part, choosing to do things their own way, post on what interests them, and then they wonder why they failed.

Good luck for the Participants..!!

Here is my Entry to @originalworks 150SBD Writing Contest: Telcoin


I sent you a link to my post 13 hours ago, but I did not receive a message from the bot.

Here you go freind :)


I also added you to the list of current contests here to promote this contest to my group.

I edited misspelling of telcoin its fixed now!

Sounds like something that could be a game changer -the easier it is for people to use crypto - the sooner it will adapt.

good post

Good luck,

Semoga sukses untuk semua kontestan

I have made a post of telcoin anout 2 hr ago but @contestbot didnt reply till now

What? No SBD prize? LOL! I'll work on my entry soon.

originalworks, i submitted my article yesterday but did not receive a response from contestbot.. could you please look into it?
Here is my article:

Edit: I see that i did receive 2 STEEM for being an early bird, thanks!

This looks like a great idea. I'll see what I can come up with...


I saw you don’t have a Steemit Profile Picture I made a story post to make it simply to do. Here

Upvoted, resteemed, and my entry : https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@positivity420/telcoin-bringing-cryptocurrency-to-mobile-networks-globally-through-mobile-payments

EDIT: thanks for early bird bonus, even though you said it's 15 first participants! much appreciated :) btw, It seems to me I have a broken link, altought I made a post on my blog, anybody knows why?

Wow, I pray I meet this deadline.

Not gonna miss this time!

Very wonderful challenge. And the coin really has a very good advantage over the mobile banking system

Good Luck to all the Entrants !

Oh,that's a great contest.So,let me resteem to know the other Steemians.

Im interested please.

Would give it a try and resteem it

Wishing to participate to this great contest soon.

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@originalworks. Upvoted and resteem. Interesting contest.
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Is the etherium network not already overloaded with too many transactions?




The ETH blockchain is still overloaded to the point that transactions are taking upwards of 30-40 minutes (depending on the fee) due to PoW restrictions. Sharding might mitigate some of this but there are still going to be long transaction times for major transactions thus slowing the entire system down.


Interesting point. Do sub chains, which have locked up eth, require the same bandwidth for transactions?

Thank you for adding value by letting us know this! I have eth, but I mostly just hodl it.


I do not believe they do for internal transactions and just for anytime they have to directly work with the etherium blockchain. It truly depends on how they make the sub chain work, for instance if they hold it under a single Etherium address and then have arbitrary coins to pass around then it will only have interaction with the etherium blockchain when someone cashes in or out. However there rises another problem which is that a system based upon the Etherium blockchain would run into the same eventual problem of too many transactions (especially with teleoperations) and would inevitably slow down rapidly from having too many transactions.

Every blockchain design comes with pros and cons and considering they have relatively little information on the structure of the blockchain, it would be stupid to make specific predictions. I will keep looking for it but I am not entering the contest. By the way, structure information is on pages 15 to page 18 and they do say that they use PoS not PoW and how transactions work (kindof) but it looks really... iffy.

Nice post, keep the steem burning

It looks like I'm going to run out of time for writing a submission for this contest. I was hoping to be able to, so resteemed it back on Friday. The holiday season is going to make it challenging to keep up with the contests, but I will be watching. Good luck to all of the contestants.


I understand. The holiday seasons keep all of us busy :)


Yeah, @unprovoked, and I even had a good idea for this one. I'm really making an effort with my curation trail project, and posting a daily report to highlight the people I have curated. This is taking what time I have available with all of the extra holiday stuff. I'm hoping that as I get a good rhythm going for that activity I will have more time for actual writing, but during the holidays it probably won't be happening. You are getting great activity and participation lately, though. I have been directing people to your contests in my curation. Here's what I've been giving to each person:

Congratulations! Your introduction post has been selected for my special manual curation today!

It has received an upvote, and a resteem to help give you a boost. I'm following you now, too!

My curation focus is on fairly new Steemit users who don't speak English as a first or primary language, but who are writing and posting in English.

I search new posts in the #introducemyself and #introduceyourself tags daily, and try to dedicate at least 40% of my article curation to new Steemit members who meet the above focus criteria.

My goal is to discover and curate an average of 4 new Steemit users per day.

I follow each person I curate because it is very encouraging for a new member to see their following grow.

At least 40% of my daily curation is dedicated to upvoting, resteeming and commenting on new articles posted by the Steemit users I am following.

If you have written an article that you think is particularly good, please send me the link to it via Direct Message in Steemit.chat (look near the bottom of the Steemit main menu for the chat link.)

I also curate comments from all Steemit users. I look to reward comments and replies which stand out as having thoughtful insight, offer benefit to the community at large and reflect the unique personality of the commenter.

I aim to keep my voting strength between 90-100%, and give a 100% upvote whenever possible, voting 10-12 times per day.

I’m calling the @originalworks bot to verify this article for you. Every time you write an original article you should call the bot. It is a great bot service that boosts your article for free.

@originalworks also hosts a weekly writing contest, so follow @originalworks if you are interested in practicing your writing skill, and possibly earning some extra Steem.

I’ve written an article that you will find useful as you get started on Steemit, and am including a link here for you.


I’m looking forward to reading more from you, @name


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ops is closed it. :( I hope again you guys give us opportunity to wright down.


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is it possible to join with this contest as a new steemit user???? Anyhow nice post and i would like to join with this contest... But i don't have any idea how to do it??? Hope i will read this post again when i will get free time....

great work