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 !

Sharing STEEM at Blocklime’s Blockchain Biz Track Bootcamp

Had the pleasure of attending Blocklime’s Blockchain Bootcamp today and its always great to attend anything organized by Blocklime Technologies as I always get to learn new things.

Harpreet the CEO of Blocklime Technologies is very well known in the blockchain scene in South East Asia and has been a speaker for many events globally.

I was given the opportunity to share about the STEEM blockchain to several people as they were really interested in STEEM. So I gave them the 20 mins talk and showcase of all the projects where are currently available.

Also had to chance to briefly chat with both Matthew ( left ) from Etherscan and also TM ( mid ) from Coingecko which were next on stage with other panelist.

Its events like these which helps educate the general public about blockchain. I’m glad to be able to meet like minded individuals where we consistently support each other when one of us organize these events.

I do hope that more initiatives like these happens everywhere to educate the general public with the right information and not some ponzi / scam which unfortunately has tarnished the views of “Blockchain” generally.

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.

Its now confirmed ! Steem Sharing Bootcamp Penang

We have finalized the dates and new venue to our event this coming April for another exciting round of sharing STEEM to the folks in Penang.

The event will happen on April 6th at The Blocksignal’s spanking new office at 138-03-03A Jalan Anson, Penang. From 2:30pm till 6:00pm !

If you have friends / family or even if you are in Penang during this time, do come and join us. The event is free and it would be the best time to get your friends and family onboard creating great content.

This is just an introduction talk and not a technical one. We would be introducing apps people commonly use on the STEEM blockchain and we will also get people to signup during the event itself .

https://steemxpv2.peatix.com/view

The signup page is now LIVE ! Signup at the link as space is really limited ! Looking forward in seeing you all there

Drugwars and everything else about Steem

Cheers to @djlethalskillz and we normally try to catch up with always loads to talk about. This time its really heavy about the latest crazy on the STEEM blockchain called DRUGWARS !

Having multiple people who have started playing this game and have already gained some sweet “drug money” its not a wonder why this game has grown so fast in a short period of time.

source : https://www.stateofthedapps.com/rankings

Even on State of the Dapps its now ranked no. 2 which it clocked in about 3,300 people playing this game and transaction of over 100k of STEEM.

A short trailer was also released just today and the team at Drugwars seems to have hit all the right notes at making this game go viral in the STEEM community

Having said that, its not all smooth in the DRUGWARs game as there are a few glitches here and there which I do applaud the devs to look into those matters pretty quick and try their best to resolve it.

I personally am looking forward at what else the devs have on the table to make the game even more attractive and if there are ways to gain mass adoption which seems to be a critical challenge for all games which currently sits on the STEEM blockchain.

So what are my earnings like to date ?

I’m not really pumping a lot however here are my earnings from when I started which is about 8 days ago. Total spend on buying stuff and all on Drugwars is a total of 123.52 STEEM  and total which I have earned so far from this game is about 71.751 STEEM which brings it to minus 51 STEEM which I do hope to get back over the next few days then I will be positive once more.

Should you play this game ?

Of COURSE ! I don’t see why not ? You could play the really conservative way and not buy anything with steem however I do recommend at least put in a few steem to invest in your production. You really don’t have much to loose.

Here is my referral code if you are planning to try out this game. https://staging.drugwars.io/#!/ref/@bitrocker2020

Once you are in make sure you join the drugwars discord channel and join our gang of druglords called the 1MDB gang ( 1 Million Drug Biscuits ) lol … what do you think it stands for ?

we even got a cool logo

More details on this once you join the discord channel. Our members are growing extremely fast however more information in the pinned notes of Drugwars Discord

https://discord.gg/fczpx7r

I shall see you in the game ! Come and chill out with the community there… its sure is loads of fun.

Winners for Sndbox ‘s Steemhunt contest

Hey all , as you know @sndbox has daily contests everyday and featuring different types of apps which runs of the steem blockchain. Yesterday was STEEMHUNT and here are the winners

https://steemit.com/steemhunt/@sndbox/design-hunt-searching-for-creative-products-steemhunt-contest-11

For the 1st prize winner which received a 75% upvote from @sndbox is @depot69

For the 2nd prize goes to @aamirijaz which also gets a 50% upvote from @sndbox

As for 3rd prize it goes to @pialejoana which gets a 25% upvote from @sndbox

Congratulations to all the winners and really appreciate all those who participated. Thanks to @sndbox for running these contest and moving forward, there may be some changes in @sndbox do keep updated with whats going on by following @sndbox ‘s blogs.

Cheers and have a great week ahead !

Happy Valentine’s day STEEMIANS

So its that time of year once more where florists all around the world charges up to ten folds on flowers and sales of chocolates soars and restaurants just cash in promising the most romantic dinner with your loved one.

For me …. its just a simple date with my ex-girlfriend/partner for life/wife . Treasuring every moment with this amazing woman is truly something which I value.

Happy Valentine’s Day @ireenchew .. xoxo

and for all you steemians out there … may you be able to share it with your loved one. Happy Valentine’s day to you !

Have you voted for the sixtysecondS video ?

Have you heard of @surfermarley ‘s 60 second video contest ? Well … submission is over however there is only a few days left for voting.

Have you voted yet ?

Here are the videos with more then 50 votes on them.

@travellit – currently 80 votes

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@honoru – currently 57 votes

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@toufiqurrahman30 – currently 54 votes

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@pranto – currently 51 votes

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@ashtv – currently 62 votes

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@bitrocker2020 – currently 56 votes

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I would like to thank everyone who has voted and also giving full support to these content creators . Here is the link to the @surfermarley ‘s post for voting and all the amazing other videos

https://steemit.com/dtube/@surfermarly/you-can-now-vote-for-your-favorite-60-seconds-of-steem-b5a85da5f6fbbest

So what do you think ? Do give your votes for your favourite video as the community decides the winner with their votes on the comments. You can vote more then 1 favourite so vote all the ones you like ! Voting ends real soon !

Changes in Penang STEEM Bootcamp Schedule

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we have to move our schedule of our Penang Bootcamp Sharing to either 1st week or 2nd week of March. This is due to space availability and also to coincide with TheBlockSignal ‘s event plans who is our partners and organizers there

Even though the dates has moved, we are still very positive about the event there and are excited about trying to get a larger crowd.

Other updates in Malaysia

We are now finalizing more workshops and planning in Kota Kinabalu to grow more content creators in the community in Borneo. We are moving our plans forward in Borneo to start running workshops to drive the growth of STEEM adoption here and also to work out a sustainability model for new users.

When will this happen ?

Our workshops will begin by May 2019 and we are now currently planning for space and also facilities. It surely is going to be a really exciting year for Steem in Malaysia !

Won’t be able to reveal much as a lot of planning is still in the works however rest assure that it will happen.