Its finally here, Malaysian Blockchain Week with a series of events happening thru-out the city leading towards the event on the 20th June tomorrow where there would be conferences and speakers from all over the place in 1 location.
This was one of the event which I attended at WORQ in GLO Damanasara.
Was there to mainly support my buddy from SINEGY where they are one of three exchanges regulated in Malaysia. Had a lot of feedback from him regarding how they are going to expand rapidly in Malaysia.
He was on the Panel with a lot of questions from the audience which was a very mix crowd.
All events won’t be complete without a good tehtarik session where more discussions continued. Left to right ( Colbert – Bitcoin Malaysia , Jack – he seriously look like Justin Sun , Leslie from Intersteller.org and myself )
This is just the start and many more people to meet this week. Have a great week and if you are in Kuala Lumpur and would like to join in some of these events, here is the spreadsheet links.
STEEM BUSINESS ALLIANCE ( @steemba ) has been entered as a community partner for Malaysian Blockchain Week and I would hope to make a difference and grab as much awareness for STEEM during these events.
Time to get cracking on my presentation, these are opportunities where STEEM can gain traction therefore it has to be as perfect as it can be.
Hey guys, there has been news about Telegram groups being stolen or identities being stolen over Telegram and today I would want to advise all of you to just update this simple step on your Telegram app just to prevent unknown persons to know your true telephone number thru telegram.
The idea is to make sure your Phone Number is set to NOBODY under your Privacy and Security Settings. By default its set to Contacts, however sometimes we accidentally add people we don’t know into our contact list and you can never know who is behind that contact which may then find out your number.
In your Telegram app,
Go to your TG settings,
click on “Phone Number” My Contacts,
then change settings to “Nobody” and save changes.
You should then see it like the picture in the top. This would also prevent people from just sharing your contact number to everyone, which has happened to me before.
It becomes annoying if your number gets shared without your permission and I’m sure it may have happened to you before.
Stay safe guys, there are a lot of hackers and scammers out there to steal your identity and worst of all , your money or cryptos.
If you have a product or a service which you would like real influencers to review, you should get yourself signup for the latest platform REVIEWHUNT where you would be able to receive double the review credit if you signup now.
Why REVIEWHUNT ?
There already is a community of hunters which have connected their social networks ready to start reviewing your products or services at launch. These are the current reach which you could potentially reach with being an early adopter of REVIEWHUNT
With almost 590k of marketing budget being pledge by over 70 companies, you could also signup to be a reviewer and participate in the platform as an influencer and be rewarded for your participation.
For almost a year now, hunters on the STEEMHUNT platform has been consistently rewarded for their efforts and being the same team behind STEEMHUNT platform, REVIEWHUNT would be equally just as great of a platform once it launches in July 2019
There is nothing stronger then influencer marketing as you will be able to reach a wider audience which may also lead to higher conversions.
Having a influencer marketing platform is considered as one of the best strategy to grow your business and also brand expansion especially in 2019.
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I was finally able to get more insight as to what SBA is and why we should support this drive.
STEEM Business Alliance Goals
The ultimate goal of Steem Business Alliance (SBA) is to onboard more business who are using Steem blockchain as part of their business strategy. With this being achieved, it would promote a greater adoption of users to come onboard the Steem Blockchain.
How are we going to get there
These are just a few key points on strategies which would be used. The methods of execution would be determined as the team grows. As a global initiative would vary from country to country.
Onboarding and retaining new Steemians.
Attracting STEEM investment.
Contributing to a growing and retaining a pool of developer talent.
Helping Steem communities grow.
Marketing and promoting the Steem blockchain.
Can I join STEEM Business Alliance ?
Steem Business Alliance are looking for new members at this point of time. These are the points to consider:-
You own a business and use STEEM Blockchain as part of your business.
You are an individual which would like to contribute to SBA by helping other businesses connect with SBA
You can fill up this SBA application form : http://bit.ly/2HIfENI
What are the benefits of joining SBA ?
As of now, joining SBA is purely for networking purposes and members will get to decide the role and direction of where SBA will be headed to. There are guidelines which will be in place soon , however for now its perks would be mostly leveraging on the business network on the STEEM Blockchain.
How can I get more information about SBA ?
You would be able to find out more thru SBA’s blogs @steemba or visit their website https://steemba.com
These are just one of the efforts placed in by businesses who are already on the Steem Blockchain, the idea that marketing and promotional activities are not the sole responsibility of Steem Inc however its a drive which the community needs to participate in. I do hope that you will be able to support this drive to promote the Steem blockchain and take it to greater adoption by the masses.
One of the main reasons why we should always educate the public about the technology and not only about the monetary benefits of cryptocurrency is to protect innocent people from scammers who tries to take away their hard earn savings.
We have seen this many times and I’m sure we all have either a family member, friends or even ourselves got scammed before. Most of the time this happens is because we are unaware and uninformed with the right information, therefore these scammers takes advantage of that.
Below is a clear example of a scam which has been spreading thru Telegram.
Just because it looks like its a message from BINANCE a trusted exchange which thousands of people use to trade everyday. They would think that BINANCE is actually about to give out free BTC or ETH.
As the price of crypto goes up, we start seeing more and more of these scammers emerge out just to try to steal your precious cryptos. And there were a lot of success thus why they keep doing it.
So that is why we should always take the opportunity to get our friends and family informed about these scammers and best part educate them so that they do not fall into the trap of these scammers.
Lets make sure that we squash these scammers and protect our friends and family.
So it looks like numerous exchanges are starting to close its door in Malaysia and it does not really matter if they are new or old. What matters is that it has to comply with the current guidelines set by Security Commissions.
On their website, they have claimed that this is due to their bank accounts which were forced close by the national bank (Bank Negara Malaysia). This means that if you had some deposits with XBit, I do suggest that you move all your assets out immediately.
I did use XBit long time ago, however I do not use it anymore as i don’t really require it at this point of time. With Security Commissions coming down on every single crypto exchanges in Malaysia , its pretty exciting to see who will soar thru this period and be able to comply with the regulations which would be imposed on all crypto exchanges.
The ones which I do know are still in the running to be a “regulated” crypto exchange in Malaysia would be :
Luno has been around since 2013 the earlier days of crypto and was one of the early platforms where you are able to buy BTC with your MYR ( Ringgit Malaysia )
The other is SINEGY an exchange which had a lot of focus on the OTC Markets ( Over the Counter ) and had recently launched their exchange prior to the Malaysian Govt announcing new regulations to exchanges.
If you are in Penang tomorrow and would like to listen to both myself and SINEGY talk about what’s happening in the blockchain scene in Malaysia, do signup for our event tomorrow 25th May 2019.
We do look forward for your participation, its free and we welcome everyone. If you are unable to attend but would like your friends or family to understand more about blockchain & crypto do get them to signup and attend.
I must say that I was not instantly interested in Game of Thrones when it first got released. I remember tried watching the pilot episode about 4 times before I actually made it to episode 2.
Even by then, the show seemed to have moved very slowly and I was just watching it as my friends were telling me how excellent it was and already 4 seasons had passed so there was a lot of catching up to do .
How I got hooked into Game Of Thrones was actually in episode 9 of season 1 where we see the first of the Stark to get executed and you truly thought that somehow that in the last few minutes there was going to be something that would happen to save Ned Stark.
But nope ! He’s head really did come off and that got me intrigued as it was different and you don’t really know who would be the hero which would last till the end.
Of course over the next few seasons we do see a lot of deaths from people we thought that would live thru. The most dramatic event was the RED WEDDING for me. Truly unexpected episode which I’m sure took everyone by surprise and have never expected to see more Starks die.
Except for Rickon Stark .. never had a connection with this one. He was never really involved in the show …
My favourite season was actually season 6 where we had House Bolton and House Stark battle it out. There was a lot of focus on the northern regions and its armies in this season.
So now with Season 8 finally over and we saw the end of the night king in one of Game of Thrones darkest episodes … and i literally meant DARK as everything seem to have been shot in the night.
And John Snow who had prevented the rise of another mad king or let me rephrase .. mad queen. It was clear that she was headed towards the path of insanity.
So we start to wonder, what other epic tv series do we watch next after literally watching the finale of what took a decade to build up to. And this so coincidentally also happened just not too long after Marvell finished off Avengers Endgame a brilliant end to a decade of buildup.
Now scrolling thru the tv series finding something worthwhile watching. Heck .. even Big Bang Theory just ended ! LoL ….
SO whats next ? Anyone ?? Please no vampire shit as I never did like those series.