DRUGWARS ! When it starts being a game once more

When DRUGWARs was launched and it runs off the STEEM blockchain, there was so much hype that everyone wanted to try it out and play it.

Indeed it was fun and addictive and yes I really enjoyed it , however it started becoming annoying seeing that there were so many people botting and abusing the game to the point that finding battles became a chore.

This was all because the economics of this game allowed people to earn STEEM on a daily basis and bots will always find its way into the game.

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I remember the earlier days in World Of Warcraft where almost everyone was botting …. this was because people can sell gold for some good ole $$$

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Even in games like Clash Of Clans people was using attack bots to farm for gold just to get the upper edge on the game.

So whatever that DRUGWARs is facing is nothing new, however how these problems are resolved will either make or break the game and keep the community interested in playing it.

Today DRUGWARs announced that they would be rolling out new updates which highlights were

  1. There would no longer be STEEM as daily heist payouts
  2. Introduction of FUTURE tokens to be paid instead of STEEM – without much information on FUTURE tokens.

I think its a bold move and one that is required. People who plays DRUGWARS purely for “investment” purposes is not wrong however it does really takes the fun out of the entire experience. Its suppose to be a GAME !!

So I do hope that DRUGWARS will be able to enhance the gameplay and make it fun for all types of players. I’m looking forward in more information of this FUTURE tokens and its functions.

Here is the link to the announcement beware it may take time to load as there are tons of comments.

https://steemit.com/drugwars/@drugwars/drugwars-introducing-the-new-token

Paycent now accepts STEEM

Have you guys heard ? Paycent a CRYPTO-FIAT card … just a bit about Paycent ( https://paycent.com/ )

Paycent is a financial platform powered by Texcent, a Singapore-based company dedicated to deliver fully integrated mobile applications. Texcent has received a remittance license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and is a proud member of Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). The company is headquartered in Singapore and has offices in the Philippines and the U.A.E.

With them now accepting STEEM as one of the currency we would now have access to a larger option of liquidation especially in South East Asia. I guess all the events and the shout-outs in this part of the world has started to gain traction.

Do drop by and at least give a quick like to let them know that the community in STEEM supports this move.

Looking forward in seeing more payment gateways / exchange and other companies take on STEEM as one of their accepted cryptos as this is great publicity and helps in the growth of the community.

Steemhunt – The hunts going live on Probit and IDCM

The Initial Exchange Offering is going to happen very very soon on both IDCM and Probit exchange !

Its a very bold move for HUNT token a supposingly SMT ( Smart Media Token ) to debut in a global exchange. Hopefully the other SMT candidates will follow suite quickly.

This would give a huge benefit to the STEEM ecosystem and may increase the volume trade of STEEM as well.

Read more about this in this article from STEEMHUNT https://steemit.com/steemhunt/@steemhunt/hunt-token-ieo-live-on-idcm-and-probit-exchange

I’ve been with the STEEMHUNT team as the moderator for about 1 year now and I’m truly impressed with the team behind STEEMHUNT and hope that you would all support Steemhunt ‘s IEO … btw if you become a early investor you will get extra bonuses.

steemhunt IEO details

A little bit more information about HUNT Tokens, its going to go at 0.02 USD per token. Grab it fast as there are numerous projects by these guys which would be released soon increasing the value of those HUNT tokens.

To find out more about HUNT tokens and its roadmap.

Please check HUNT token website, whitepaper, and pitch deck.

A simple EXPLANATION as to what Non-Fungible Token (NFT) is.

When CryptoKitties last year was launched , it took the world by storm and everyone fell in the craze of buying some unique collectable Kitties to be able to breed and then make tons of new kitties and sell it off for profit.

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Some of these Kitties pulled in HUGE value as it gives out very unique stats and it can breed out rares as well.

Now it all sounds nice and cool however at its peak, CryptoKitties ate up just below 35% of the entire transaction of the ETH blockchain making everything else slowwwww and super high fees.

OK … why am I talking about Cryptokitties ? And what’s it got to do with Non Fungible Tokens ?

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Non Fungible Tokens or NFT , is a token which is represented as something UNIQUE , IRREPLACEABLE and NON INTERCHANGEABLE.

To explain it in a easier way in the game CryptoKitties. Everyone has a unique Kitty even though it looks the same, and seems to be the same however it could have very different parents or even different time of its birth. This makes every Kitty unique and the value of these Kitties are determined by the characteristics of its parents and so on.

So imagine what else this can be used for, more games … unique art work, school certs which are unique and can’t be changed and many more. However the easiest way to understand NFTs is to relate it to game or arts and crafts.

Because of NFTs getting into the limelight, we now have exchanges which is use to trade collectables. For example

RareBit ( https://rarebits.io/ )

You can buy some of the most unique items here. But in my honest opinion, this is just the start to many new use case for NON Fungible Tokens.

Within the next few months, there would surely be more games or apps coming up and utilizing NFTs , like it or not this is here to stay and who knows we may get some of these mainstream games like World of Warcraft or Pokemon adapting to these changes.

Hope this gives you a brief understanding as to what NFTs are as there would be people asking you about it real soon ! That’s something which is almost guaranteed.

The spell checker which could have hacked Coinomi

I came across this article from Coinomi about a statement responding to a Mr Warith Al Maawali who had made a video on how if you used the Desktop Wallet of Coinomi, your restoration of the Coinomi wallet could be jeopardize because of a SPELL CHECKER function which google had.

If you didn’t understand that video, this is what it was explained in the most simplistic manner.

Since restoring a COINOMI wallet requires you to type in a RECOVERY phrase, Google ‘s Spell Checker kicks in and records down all the words you use which is shown in the right hand side of the screen.

This is a large vulnerability which could be exploited by hackers even though Coinomi claims that all information received thru the spell checker does not go anywhere. However its still a vulnerability which is acknowledge by Coinomi.

Here is the full responds from Coinomi in regards to this Spell Checker vulnerability.

https://medium.com/coinomi/official-statement-on-spell-check-findings-547ca348676b

Because of this COINOMI started getting a whole series of allegations about lost money in wallets and etc. etc. and the drama of COINOMI and their reputation is on the line.

Here is a reddit article about someone loosing their entire life savings just after using COINOMI wallets

So be careful as to what you use to keep your precious crypto, as people will always find a way to try to get your $$$ and these vulnerability in softwares & systems are consistently put to the test.

Do take necessary precaution in safe guarding your data and for cryptos, do not place it all in 1 wallet, I do suggest to have a bit of diversity in the method of storing your cryptos. And use only companies which emphasize on security.

Cheers and have a good weekend.

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All new Drugwars on Steem

Brand new screens , brand new units and BATTLES action is up and running again !

After a few weeks of total peace among everyone, DRUGWARs enabled the battles option once more. And there was a massacre among everyone for drugs, weapons and alcohol !

Those accounts which did not stockpile on defence units were of course one of the first to get hit and resources stolen.

My own account was hit with an army which took out a lot of my bouncers….. oh my bouncers … at least they managed to fend of the attacks

Then again with the new price increase of all units, its going to be expensive to replenish all those units lost. All units are now so much more expensive about 40% more compared to previous. It does come with an increase of stats as well.

Apart from only Bouncers , Knifers and Gunman new units has been introduced.

I got intrigued with NINJAs so I bought a few to test it out. Hey why not ….. i wonder what would happen in real life if you had a ninja vs a hitman.

I’ve not tried it all yet however great options to have to spend those precious resources after a successful battle.

You are now able to select WHO you want to attack in the new battle system. Previously you were only able to select from the leaderboard. So if you have a beef with someone, you can then attack them.

After getting attacked, you are then being provided with a shield which last for about 12 hours. So you are literally safe from all attacks until the shields run out.

There are a couple of interesting changes in the game and also the storage mechanics seems different now, however I’m still trying and testing out these stuff.

If you are interested in playing drugwars if you have not already done so… click on this link !

https://drugwars.io/i/bitrocker2020

Have a great weekend guys !

What’s up with the weather in Malaysia

Its been ridiculously hot in Malaysia. With the height of 35% celsius and humidity up to 89% you literally can fry an egg on the hood of your car

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department this extreme weather is going to last till July 2019 and its really going to be a hot hot hot few months.

Looks like the better place to be is in Sarawak seems cooler then the rest of the country.

However straight after the heat wave, we are also expected to see heavy downpours which would lead of a whole lot of different problems.

https://www.worldofbuzz.com/warning-extreme-weathers-expected-to-hit-malaysia-in-2019/

So after having a cold cold time in Krakow, Poland enjoying the 2 degrees celsius just a few months ago. I would not mind just having a few days of nice cool weather.

So if you ask me, would I rather have cold or hot ? I guess I’m used to hot weather and if required head over to somewhere with AC ( aircon ) if I needed to cool down.

The only great thing about this hot weather is that it gives me more reason to goto the swimming pool just to cool off.

So How’s the weather on your end ?

The Umbrella Academy

If you are a fan of superhero flicks, you must make time to watch Netflix’s latest series called The Umbrella Academy. The Umbrella Academy is based on an American comic book¬†series created and written by¬†Gerard Way

Just like the comics, season 1 is focused on saving the world from a Apocalyptic event and these superheros which were orphans taken in by Reginal Hargreeves since they were infants nurtured their talents to bring out the potential in them.

I’ve never read the comic book so I won’t be able to compare the plots however after watching a bit of episode 1 , i was hooked till the end of the season. There are only 10 episodes in season 1 so , good enough to fill your entire weekend.

The entire season is filled with really cool soundtracks and if you remember the 90s … you would just love it all.

Rotten Tomatoes gave its a good score of 7.23/10 and here are some of the reviews from critics

By the end of the season, you would be looking forward for Season 2. Not to give out any spoilers, it finished off season 1 very well opening it up nicely for season 2.

So if you do have time this coming weekend, I do suggest you give it a watch and see if you like it. Cheers and have a great week !

STEEM’s SMT Trading Exchange

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard of initiatives like @steemengine which enables anyone on STEEM to create their own tokens. I think its a great idea and I knew that there were some discussion on using side-chains to create SMT Simple tokens for projects on STEEM.

People like @actifit , @steemhunt and even @magic-dice and who knows perhaps @drugwars will and some already have benefit from having their own token within the STEEM ecosystem.

Recently @steemhunt had signed a MOU ( memorandum of understanding ) stating a collaborative effort to get SMT tokens tradable on DAYBIT exchange

http://bit.ly/2ScUlWx

In all honesty, I only used a number of exchanges and this was the first time hearing about DAYBIT so I decided to dig in more. Even though there is no STEEM / SBD wallet yet , I did try depositing a lil bit of crypto’s in and start to explore this exchange.

At a glance, it looks just like ANY other exchange. And this is the top 5 exchange in Korea ? I did the norm signup and mobile registration. You had to do it to enable the deposits and 2FA.

The uniqueness about this exchange is that this exchange is just uniquely fast ! After reading more about it, its actually developed using a programming language called “Erlang” which is used for high-capacity data … example WhatsApp, LINE and even games like League of Legends.

What really caught my attention was its built in “trade intelligence”. So If you wanted to catch a trade at the top ( almost top ) and then sell .. you can actually set it to do so.

In the screen above I have set my trade to SELL my EOS to USDT after figuring out the TOP and it drops 5%. Now upon writing this , I just placed my order and waiting for it to execute. Hopefully I can report good news in my next article.

So literally you can also set the BUY signal at the bottom. I’ve not tried it out yet, however excited to see how it goes.

So before DAYBIT enables SMT tokens on the exchange, why not you give it a try so that onces SMT is on board you know how to auto trade. To signup, click the link below

https://daybit.page.link/SaF3gBzNda55NaQS7

A little bonus, if do trade on this exchange, you are also able to earn DAY token. Currently trading at $0.03 per token.

So checkout DAYBIT today …. and you must try the auto trade. Do let me know your experience on this exchange if you have used it before.