Its already been 10 years since my dad passed on. It was one of the saddest day of my life. Every 27th July is my late father’s birthday and I would say an extra prayer for him.
My father was born during the time just after the Japanese occupation in Malaysia, however, he never did speak much of his childhood to us. I sometimes wished I had spent more time with him to ask him about his childhood.
He was an english teacher for over 35 years and even after his retirement he still continued teaching as he was passionate about educating people.
There are days where I do wish I could just pickup the phone and call him like how I would usually do, as since I left home … we would just have a few minutes of conversation on the phone pretty often. One thing I cherished was that he had never missed my calls as I know he would just drop everything he was doing to pick up my phone call. I do miss him even after 10 years of his passing … however I do know that he would always watch over us.
Yea yea , I know we all love STEEM and all the amazing DAPPs out there. From playing games, to posting investment views or even posting our daily sports .. there is just so much we can now do on steem.
However, amazing the scene is now on STEEM, we at TeamMalaysia stills keeps our Facebook Page. Yeap we have a Facebook page if you don’t already know. We have grown to over 1k of known users here and we would like to invite you to participate in our FB page.
The page is highly moderated and just as much as you don’t like to have people coming to your house and just sticking posters everywhere, we only welcome genuine non promoting/shilling posts. We have had that many times and we had to remove users from the group.
This is not a group where you can just drop post your steem blog like most other pages…. we do encourage different engagement and more conversation.
We do invite you to participate in our discussions on this page itself and you will also be informed of meetups organized by anyone in the community.
And yes anyone can join in, however, bear in mind that a lot of the conversation would be very localized. So …. yea .. you’ve been informed.
We would start running some live sessions here to literally get more people to join in our group especially if they are just getting into steem . It would also be for those who has not been updated with what is happening in the STEEM ecosystem.
This would be a good way to both promote and / or get started on the steem blockchain.
We do know that a lot of Malaysians has heard of STEEM however has never participated in knowing more in depth, this would be one way to get more steemians involved … new or old.
So do click the link and join us in our conversations.
Everyone who has a little fortune on crypto either actual or fictional gets really excited when the price of Bitcoins ( BTC ) goes up and they go beserk that the price starts going down.
So far there are 4 types of people which I’ve met and I could categorize them like this when BTC starts fluctuating like a yoyo on steroids.
Hold on their crypto and yet imaginatively think how much they have either made or lost if they sold it just now.
Stuck in ALT coins and wished they had sold it when it was at its All Time High (ATH)
The FOMO dude … gets excited or frustrated but do not hold a single crypto wishing they had imaginatively bought some when it was 6 cents.
A trader … enuf said !
Not many dare venture into crypto trade with so much news of exchanges being the targets of hackers and exchanges just do an exit scam. Some also tried it out and had bad experience with it, therefore, they decided not to try it again.
There is no right nor is there wrong in doing any of the above as its your money and your assets. If you had held BTC at a certain point in time, you would almost be in profits just by holding your coins as the value had increased so much that it would be stupid to buy pizza with 10,000 BTC.
Just like in some traditional markets, today’s variety of crypto trading has widened to match the options of the traditional markets. Instead of only the typical exchange which only offers Buy High and Sell Low trade boards. We are all now introduced to other instruments like FUTURES Market for crypto.
In a really simple term, you are able to make money whichever way the markets go. Now, also remember that you are also able to loose money whichever way the market goes.
One of the platforms which I kinda like to mess around with is Kraken. I think it has a really slick interface and most importantly, the platform is fast and so far reliable for me.
In most of these Crypto Futures trade platform, you would normally see that they do not use the symbol of BTC as you are not really trading Bitcoins / USD , however, you are trading Bitcoin Contracts. Each contract is normally worth $1 . So if you are buying $100 , you are actually buying 100 contracts.
There are 2 main type of trades. You can either buy LONG or SHORT. Buying LONG means you buy it at a low price now and possibly sell it at the Higher price. Going SHORT would meant your want to sell at a high price now and then buy it at a lower price. So both ways you are able to earn a lil bit of $$$ …. if you place your order in the right direction.
Those are the 2 most basics you need to know. There are so many other things you can do to minimize your losses, to increase your profits with minimal capital.
So if you are keen or even interested in starting to trade crypto futures market ( its not meant for the weak heart ) I do suggest you just give it a try with perhaps at least $50 or $100 ?
Only trade what you can afford to lose should always be your no.1 rule. As things move extremely fast in the crypto world.
I do suggest you look up tutorials which is abundance on youtube from people who has been trading crypto futures and you will be able to learn a lot. Again, it’s your money, therefore, I’m sure you would always like to make the best decision to your best ability.
Here is the link if you want to checkout the platform
We all have dreamt of that gaming laptop and all that power and performance on the go. However, with great performance, comes a great price as your battery will go flat extremely fast and your machine will heat up like a toaster.
With that, it would drain your batteries so fast that you can’t even finish that last quest … or that last level … or that last battle.
What is the problem ?
Its pretty simple, you may have an i7 processor and its running many cores to give you that performance. To check how many cores you have, you can just press SHIFT+CTRL+ESC and you will be able to see it under the performance tab
In this case, there is 6 cores and every since core takes a certain amount of voltage to power it up. So when you are running games or any heavy task this starts firing up and heating up.
When this happens, your laptop fans will start spinning fast trying to get as much air to cool your entire CPU. Powering your CPU and powering the fan to cool your CPU will results in consuming your batteries fast. Also have to take into account that you may have a high end Graphics card which also requires to be cooled.
This is different in a gaming PC as you have way more space to place in larger fans or even liquid cooling. However, in the laptop, there is no room for that and you would require to do something about it.
What is the solution ?
One way of doing this is to undervolt your machine. Meaning give less power to the CPU & Graphics card and also ensuring you do not compromise your gaming experience too much. This post is to show you tools which you need to do exactly that. However the settings and how to use it varies from laptop to laptop, you may require to google it to figure out the best settings for your machine.
This is one tool which you would be able to tweak your CPU voltage. Make sure you save the default profile before you make any changes so you are able to revert back if you made a mistake. If you add in more voltage, you are most likely overclocking your CPU and will add more power. Please do not make extreme adjustments unless you are absolutely sure on what you are doing.
This is the most common tool used to either overclock or underclock your GPU. There are many writeups about about using this tool. You may want to google it up and read more about it. You can relatively make a lot of changes here and its best done while you have your game open and to see if it has affected your game performance. You can adjust just how much you are willing to sacrifice in FPS for that extra battery savings.
What now ?
Once you have downloaded with it and familiar yourselves with these tools, go ahead and try out several settings. I managed to go from 4 hours on the battery to 7 hours on normal usage, however on the gamng way much less but a lot more compared to previously before the tweak.
REMEMBER ! do not make changes to this if you have NO idea what you are doing. Google and YouTube has tons of searches to refer to from people who has already done tweaking. You may be able to find the most optimal settings without compromising too much of your performance.
Now this post is for those of you who perhaps just bought a new laptop and it came together with Windows 10 Home ( by default ) however you then realized that you need more functionality such as Hyper-V and other networking sharing features.
One way of upgrading would be buying it off the Microsoft Store but if you see the price, it is really really expensive. Some of you may think, hey why not I just download a crack or something … then you risk your laptop getting some virus or ransomware or worst a keylogger which may compromise your system and all your accounts and password.
The typical cheapskate that I am, I would try to scour the web for the cheapest yet legal way to get this done without compromising my security.
And I FOUND the SOLUTION !
You sometimes find solutions in the most unexpected place. The website is called G2A ( https://www.g2a.com )
If you just did a search for Windows 10 Pro , you will see numerous sellers selling it and I do suggest that you pick a seller that has the highest rating and have sold a lot.
Once you are done with adding it to your shopping cart you can just put in your email address and click Go to payment
They can literally accept any sort of payment and they even localize those based on your IP address. And YES they also accept BTC as a payment form
Once you are done with the payment and such, you will then receive an email of the purchase that you have just made. It would contain a link where it would reveal your product key to your Windows 10.
You can then read the quick guide if you don’t know how to activate your windows however if you just copy the key and then head over to your Windows 10 Home under the ABOUT tab. Just click change product key and upgrade your Windows
Once you are done, Windows will then perform the upgrade and it may take 1 or 2 restarts but once its done, if you go back to the ABOUT tab, you will see that the Windows Edition is now Window 10 Pro !
So there you go! Instead of spending hundreds of dollars or compromising your system, you bought a genuine activated Windows 10 Pro OEM.
What other features do you get with Windows 10 Pro ?
So only if you want the extra features then I would suggest you to upgrade. The only main reason I choose to upgrade was that I needed Hyper-V which is a Virtual Machine for Windows. This ables me to test out software and run applications without compromising my entire system.
Hope this helps and you get to save money on your upgrade. Cheers and have a great day !!!
Today we take a look at 3 of the new projects which I’m excited to share about and a quick summary of what that project is all about.
TRIPLEA – http://www.triplea.reviews
For all you movie buffs & tv addicts, this would be the best tribe for you. You can write all you want about the movies you’ve seen and tv shows which you started watching and just can’t wait for the next episode. This is really for you.
Every article you write, if you get upvoted with someone who has a stake , you will earn their tokens which is called AAA . Currently trading on steem engine at about 0.005 steem per token.
They also have a bot which is called @triplea.bot and if you delegate to it, you would get some AAA tokens on a daily basis.
STEEMLEO – http://www.steemleo.com
Now this tribe kinda resonates with me as I like to read about crypto trades and what’s happening to the markets today. This is purely a community who likes to talk about making money or anything related to crypto. Its highly moderated and congrats to the team in making this platform a success.
STEEMLEO also have delegation options and miners setup in 2 different token investment. Meaning if you bought LEOM and LEOMM you could get more LEOs token on a daily basis. Else you could just stake all the LEO tokens you receive so you can support other authors or even yourself. ( Steem Leo Miners )
STEEMACE – http://www.steemace.io
Another SCOT tribe which I have just started on and will be posting more regularly here as well. Its meant for the GAMERS !!!!!! Yes , its all about games !
The reward that you would get would be in their token called GG . These was the latest tribe which I found and I must say that the community is just striving. A lot of members has started writing on this platform.
They have started doing their airdrops and if you check your steem engine you may already have it. The first round is to those who had used the tag game or gaming over the past 30 days. And the other airdrop is for those who had staked some PAL tokens. There may be more to come … who knows !
I just like the idea of being able to have a more focus platform instead of steemit which is just all over the place with such diversities of topics and interest.
These are just 3 of the ones which has just started. There are numerous more which are out and more to come which I’m sure we would have tribes / communities for so many different diversities.
So what should you blog about today and have you joined any of these tribes ?
Looks like the charts are looking really good and we are now reaching the peak of BTC/USDT which may lead us up to about 15k – 30k. However these are just fundamentals and is not an investment advise.
STEEM/BTC pairs however looks like its taking a dive down really really low. If you follow @lukestokes daily reports you will see that there are a lot of withdrawals happening everyday.
Just last week alone there was almost 1.7 million STEEM being transferred out to just Binance and Upbit. ( source ) The rest went everywhere else, however the big bulk was these exchanges.
If you had transferred out and exchanged your STEEM to BTC last week you would have made about 10%-15% increase in earnings. So sometimes you wonder if you should do it for that gain.
When BTCs moons to a All Time High ( ATH ) you would be able to have significant gains by buying STEEM at that point. Although there is no guarantee and not a strategy for everyone and with HF21 with SMT in clearer view, there is a possibility that STEEM would strengthen once more. But that’s a lot of What If and may be a bit too risky for those who don’t want to miss out on current market advantages.
For me , I’m not powering down however I’m liquidating some steem so that I would be able to buy into STEEM at a stronger position once the BTC markets moves sideways.
I’m not a “trade expert” however these are just my thoughts and not any advise. Do let me know if you can share your strategy.
Its already July 2019 and half the year has already passed. Its so far been an amazing year for the blockchain community especially here in Malaysia. With the Malaysian Govt endorsing that there is a need for regulations required for this space by providing conditional license for 3 crypto-fiat exchanges its seems like its going to be a bright future.
As witness no. 92 at the moment of this writing, I would just like to give a brief summary on what has happened over the past 6 months in terms of awareness and adoption of the STEEM community and a highlight to what I’ve been doing to promote STEEM. Even though I’m not a full time coder, however, I’m full time in growing the awareness of this amazing blockchain which we all have come to love.
After much success in running multiple events in East, North and Central Malaysia, the community seems to be vibrant and rapidly gaining awareness about how they can use STEEM on the daily basis. Most of these events are targeted towards a diversity of audience from different background. So meaning that it has to be as simple as possible to understand and get started.
Appart from running our own events, I was also honoured to be able to speak at several events which we more focused on the blockchain community.
Having done the most recent ones in June 2019 was Malaysian Blockchain Week where I was asked to share about the STEEM blockchain in the Blockchain Tracks which had audiences from all over asia.
And also another STEEM sharing session which was done to a small group of individuals who were content creators (photo bottom)
The drive and aim this year was of course to explore and to show those in the blockchain space that STEEM is not just another blockchain to shill and compete with others however its a blockchain where communities are able to come together to share content and could also be used as a alternative way to get rewarded for their artistry.
Irregardless of the age group, I am always ready and available to talk about STEEM to a crowd if provided the opportunity. These students below are from a rural part of Sarawak where they have absolutely no idea what blockchain is however they know what social media is , so sharing about STEEM and its DAPPs made it relevant to them.
I must say that there is absolutely NO way I could have traveled all around Malaysia and do these talks without the help of the community and its unending support. Some people I would love to mention who has always supported me and my drive to push for growing the community here in Malaysia are amazing individuals like @kevinwong, @davidke20, @elizacheng, @littlenewthings, @danieldoughty, @veenang, @bboyady, @wilsonkoh, @joannewong, @aaronleang @littlenewthings, @zord189, @coingecko, @awesomianist, @dongkeypong, @tombstone, @bitcoinmalaysia, @currykhoo, @patriciawpy, @ninjaboon, @hightouch, @starkerz, @anarcotech, @project7, @thecryptodrive, @anomadsoul and so many other steemians out there which just can’t fit in one single post.
Also a great big fat thanks to some of these amazing projects which runs off the blockchain who just makes an enormous impact to the STEEM blockchain which is worth mentioning thruout any of my presentation. @fundition , @dtube, @oracle-d, @curie, @partiko, @steempress, @tasteem, @steemhunt and many many other projects.
I’ve always have new stuff to talk about when it comes to STEEM, and now with @aggroed and his team who has launched SCOT and the Nitros interface, its going to be a lot of new and upcoming projects showcasing the communities and the potential of STEEM.
WHATS NEXT ?
Moving forward in the next 6 months, I’m looking at more collaborative efforts to be able to gain more awareness about STEEM. These are some of the stuff which I have already begun discussion :-
Organizing partner events at several selected locations with one of the approved crypto – fiat exchange in Malaysia
Continue discussions with a national TV station to host a blockchain based segment to showcase not only STEEM but credible blockchain projects within the community.
Continue talks on getting advertising space on one of the largest wifi providers in Malaysia with more then 16,000 wifi hotspots.
Attending and engaging with more communities both blockchain and others.
So there you go , this is my witness update and I do hope that you would be able to support my witness with a witness vote here.
For those who have voted .. thank you thank you thank you ! Will continuously update the community on all events that is happening and will try to push for more collaboration to gain awareness of the STEEM blockchain in Malaysia.
For some who has been away from STEEM for the last 3 months, there has been a lot of changes which you may not be aware of. Most would be so confuse that they do not know where to start.
So here is a quick breakdown as to what have been happening if you have not caught up yet.
Most importantly, you need to know that @aggroed and his team has created a tool called http://steem-engine.com which enables or simulates smartcontracts on the STEEM blockchain. In simple terms, it gives others an opportunity to create their own token using the same design as STEEM which post, vote and earn. And the best is that everything still runs off the STEEM blockchain
So here are the current 4 sites which has deployed their own token and is currently live with steemians using their same login to use these apps.
With thousands of users already in the community of PAL ( Peace Abundance & Love ) where it was a easy transition for them to just go in.
Steemcoinpan was started by a Korean community member which then quickly got picked up by other communities as they managed to maintain a high token value by introducing burn tokens and staking incentives.
This is one of my favourites so far as it is very focus on SPORTS content and even though there is a huge amount of distributed tokens pushing the token value down however with a moderated site for just SPORTS, I have a good feeling that this will just grow at a steady rate
One of the first projects launched thru STEEM Engine, like the title goes, its meant for Weed enthusiast who like to create content based on the subject matter. Do check it out if you are into it.
Whats Next ?
With STEEM announcing that SMT would be launch very soon, I do believe that these projects would transition to SMT upon launch. The only challenge for these projects is to work out a way to maintain the Token value else it would just turn into another useless token sitting in your wallet.
All the listed projects above has support for the Chrome plugin to login using your STEEM account with Keychain. So to ease your login process do download and install Keychain.