260 STEEM + 40 Bonuses ~ Sponsored Writing Contest: FarmaTrust

in #blockchain3 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! FarmaTrust has sponsored a Steemit writing contest!

Prizes: 260 STEEM + 40 Bonuses

  • 1st Place: 48 STEEM
  • 2nd Place: 40 STEEM
  • 3rd Place: 33 STEEM
  • 4th Place: 27 STEEM
  • 5th Place: 21 STEEM
  • 6th Place: 17 STEEM
  • 7th Place: 15 STEEM
  • 8th Place: 13 STEEM
  • 9th Place: 11 STEEM
  • 10th Place: 10 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 FarmaTrust?

FarmaTrust is a an efficient blockchain solution designed to solve issues in pharmaceutical supply chains. FarmaTrust will enable the tracking of drugs from production to consumer. This ensures that the contents are as stated, and safe to use. FarmaTrust will integrate with software solutions that are already in place in order to ensure that companies can quickly adopt the technology into their workflow. FarmaTrust will serve various consumers, ranging from the pharmaceutical companies producing the drugs, government entities and the end consumers.


The Problem

Drugs are arguably one of the most important innovations in human history. Drugs range from those used for a simple headache, to those that help with treatments of otherwise terminal illnesses. Due to the money involved surrounding pharmaceutical industry, it comes as no surprise that there is fraud which aims to take advantage of this multi-billion dollar industry.

Problem 1: Dangerous Fraud

Estimates put the number of counterfeit drug victims, resulting in death, are in the range of 120,000 to 1,000,000.

The estimated number of people that die due to counterfeit drugs is estimated to be in the range of 120,000 to 1,000,000 every year. These are individuals who are receiving the wrong, fake or simply dangerous drugs being misrepresented as a different drug.

Problem 2: Supply Chain Cost

Cost of drugs is a widely debated issue all over the globe. A part of the price is due to the cost that pharmaceutical companies incur in their supply chain process. This administrative cost is passed on directly to the consumer, causing drugs that could be affordable to skyrocket in price.

The FarmaTrust Blockchain Solution

Both of the problems stated above are caused by an inefficient and outdated supply chain system. FarmaTrust presents a solution that cleverly utilizes the blockchain in order to track drugs from their production facility to the hands of the consumer. This gives consumers the power to check the legitimacy of their drugs, thereby significantly reducing the risk of being defrauded.

FarmaTrust also benefits the companies who could reduce their supply chain costs while still adhering to regulatory bodies' strict rules. FarmaTrust will allow pharmaceutical companies to automate the reporting process, cutting out the extra expenses incurred in the process!

The Perfect Blockchain Fit

In order to solve the problems in the current world of pharmaceutical supply chains, a tool is needed. That tool should possess the following qualities.

  • Not dependent on one centralized body.
  • Immutable ledger
  • Ability to scale
  • Transparent
  • Very secure

Up until recently there was no solution that could offer all of these qualities. In fact, it was quite unimaginable that it ever would.

FarmaTrust obviously found a perfect fit in the blockchain! It is the exact technology required to overhaul the modern day logistical nightmare and turn it into an efficient, cost effective, transparent and ultimately safe method of supplying drugs to the patients.

FarmaTrust has a front-end demo available here:

FarmaTrust had many social media outlets.

Check out the FarmaTrust CEO Interview, or go to their FarmaTrust Telegram channel if you have any questions! The team is passionate and active about the project!

FTT & ZOI Tokens

FarmaTrust works on FTT and ZOI tokens. FTT tokens can be staked to receive ZOI tokens. The ZOI tokens are then used on the FarmaTrust Zoi platform. The ZOI tokens are an internal currency to be used and traded only on the Zoi platform. They are for use of FarmaTrust services. The FTT tokens on other hand are exchangeable. The ZOI tokens are used to create Compilance Tracking tokens which are used for tracking serialized product keys of products.

For a quick introduction, check out this video:

More Information & Resources:

Rules & Submission

  • Write an article about FarmaTrust and how it will better the pharmaceutical supply chain! What are the dangers of counterfeit drugs? What impact will the application of FarmaTrust technology have on the pharmaceutical industry? What are the benefits of applying blockchain technology to this sector? Feel free to come up with some use/application cases for individuals and companies. 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. Videos should be uploaded to DTube.

  • 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.

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

  • To submit please do the following:

  1. Add the word "farma2018" (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 FarmaTrust, 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 FarmaTrust!
  • 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!


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I have been posting for weeks and can't catch a break. I write scholarly articles. Is my stuff really that bad?


Hey, @ianmcg I feel your pain man. It sucks to poor hours of work into a post and not see even a cent for your effort. It's even more painful to see others post absolute crap and get tens if not hundreds of dollars for it, we can’t help but compare ourselves to them and think what are they doing that we're not?

The truth is that this is a far from perfect system, there are too many people coming here to post there content and not enough people coming here to read content. The best way I've found to see Steemit is as a platform that incentivises interaction and community building rather than the content itself. Which is fine, but it just means that the role of content is different than say that of a Medium post. The content here instead plays a role in the interaction with others.

I’m an academic psychologist (like you? I’m guessing from your profile and a few posts of yours I’ve seen) and write academic papers for work, however here I’m willing to bet that style won’t pass. So I’m trying to find a style that is accessible to everyone and gets a single interesting point across as quickly as possible. I’ve also decided to change all my posts to 100% steem power, mainly just so I don’t think of the incentive as money but instead as the ability to help shape a community. I’ve also learnt not to be too precious with my posts; write it, post it and move on to the next.

I’m sure this platform won’t be for everyone but if you do want to stay around you may find that the benefit comes in time. Good luck and here wishing you happy blogging!

Thank you for the support and the suggestions. I may switch to steem power 100% as well. I'm more interested in building on the platform than making money too. I think my real problem is I'm not using bots. I have tried to avoid it, but it seems like the only way to get anyone to read. It's really hurts morale when you haven't made more than 0.03 SDB on anything... and browse the trending and see single picture posts making 30+ SDB. I makes me think my articles suck, but I guess I'm just not well enough connected or exploring the bots.

Yeah, so i posted this before I read your addiction post, which was great. I think time is likely all you need, that and engaging in the community. And if little comes from it straight away its still worth more than posting on wordpress or medium. All you have to lose here is time! And for me that was going to go into one of many online platforms anyway so might as well be this one.

This post is starting to build up. I think engaging with the @steemstem community has helped. I think it's about how to find you audience and get them to your post more than just putting out content here. I'm not sacrificing anything by posting on here, so I don't really have anything to lose.

Excellent glad to hear it!

Please check out my scholarly article about addiction here:


@unprovoked I've submitted my post in 15 seconds after 06:00 PM, will my submission be counted?

Yes, 15 seconds is fine. It is open while the contest says "OPEN". It is closed a bit later than 6 PM to allow for errors due to timezones etc. Once the contest changes status to "CLOSED" then it is too late. I try to be as flexible as possible though, I understand that Steemit is an international community.

Best wishes to all...keep on expressing yourselves.

This is gonna be interesting...... Kudos!

Wow!! This is a great project.. Its gonna be very Interesting.. Working on my entry asap

All right, it's time for data collection and analysis!

Here is my entry. https://steemit.com/originalworks/@focygray/counterfeit-drugs-a-leech-to-be-killed-by-farmatrust

Writing on this topic gave me a lot of insight about drugs. Thanks @originalworks, @farmatrust.

Wow... Beautiful.
Lets do this!

Mr. John Doe and FarmaTrust:

This is my entry

I still didn't get a confirmation:
My entry: https://steemit.com/farma2018/@bangla/mr-john-doe-and-the-drugs

Hello @originalwork I have not received the message in my post. of approval of the bot. please verify.

I didnt got message from @contestbot

I find this an interesting topic, right now I might be able to create a topic regarding #FarmaTrust .

This will be a very competitive one. Good luck to all the contestants.

Yet to get a notification from @contestbot. thanks for the contest and valuable information about FarmaTrust. couldn't have known if not for this

here is my link


I join this project. Good luck everyone @originalworks Here's my entry:

Entry by @Outerground

100% upvoted & resteemed this post

I'll not be able to participate in this contest due to my upcoming exams starting on monday. It hurts now, not to compete with so many great minds here and i think I'll be off for like 3weeks. @Originalworks, I have benefitted a lot from this, intellectually and financially and I Just want to say I'm very grateful. I take a bow now.

But still....

May the Best man win!🤗

Goodluck to all the Writers!

I'll be looking out for the results to see the great ideas shared.


Best of luck on those upcoming exams...Many regards.

Ok it was a contest so i only wantes to give them nore oppertunity

No problem, thank you for editing promptly.

I am yet to get any confirmation message from @unprovoked

Dear @originalworks I have entered and been rewarded for many of your past contests for different ICO's but have recently stopped entering Steemit contest that break or go against the Steemit Guidelines.
I noticed that your contests seem to Require a Resteem instead of this part being optional.
"4. Resteem this contest post."

I'm sure your unaware and did not break the Steemit Guidelines on purpose but this contest is breaking the Steemit guidelines. Please learn that you should Not require Resteem on Contests. You should make the Resteem part optional not required for entry.


This comment is only meant in a positive way to inform and is not intended to be negative.

If you are kind enough to change this Resteem portion to optional for future contests I will be happy to enter.

Hi there.

The contest does not require an upvote and it never has. It only requires a resteem. I believe the section you highlighted only speaks about upvotes.

I hope this answers your concern.

Look at the first dot point, not the highlighted one.

Hi @aussiesloth.

I appreciate users who keep Steemit clean.

However, in this case, the first line appears to refer to comments rather than posts. Additionally, the highlighted line explicitly states "Posts".

This leads me to believe that the spirit of the clause includes ensuring users aren't forced to monetarily invest in return for a chance to win a contest.

sorry for the delay, I have had many problems with my internet connection, I hope I can have a chance


I haven't gotten a response from @contestbot

Here's my submission

Please @unprovoked i need answers!! Is my post not relevant or not good quality wise. I never get regarded even if i make first 40submission. Whats wrong?? This is not the first time, i need answers please

Happy Sunday, I am fascinated with this issue of medicines and supplies, I worked in pharmacy for 15 years, this is my ticket, I hope it fits the order, thanks and many successes


This one is great. I think i'll be joining :)

this sounds interesting let me work on something

I am very glad to read this post. This post has many information.I Like this post. Thanks for share @originalworks

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greetings to all luck I hope to fulfill the contest

beautiful :)

Suerte para todos!!! llego el momento...

Please read the contest topic. This post appears to be irrelevant.

Am here with this week entry. Well done @unprovoked, extended greetings to all participants.