Over the past year we have seen industry giants such as Google and Facebook banning any ads in relation to Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings or even now the much hyped Initial Exchange Offerings advertisements.
Its pretty clear that if your business revolves around this marketspace, it would be almost impossible for you to promote your product except thru word of mouth or paying marketers a large amount of money without knowing the results it may bring.
I stumbled across CryptoMarketAds.com as I was browsing thru Steemhunt and after reading more imedietly signed up for it.
What is CryptoMarketAds ?
Its a brand new marketplace which aims to be the leading platform for crypto advertising and marketing for both publishers and advertisers. With just 3 weeks since the launched of their marketplace, there are already 200 over offers from all sorts of crypto marketeers around the globe and from many popular platforms.
How does it Work ?
Using the platform is pretty simple. There are 2 ways of using this unique platform. Its either you want to hire influencers to promote your product (advertiser ) or you would like to offer yourself services to promote for others ( publisher )
To receive jobs as an Influencer you just need to signup and add your offerings under My Ad Properties you would need to then fill in the form stating what you are offering and how much you would be charging for this service. All payments would be in the form of CryptoMarketAds ( CMA ) tokens.
To hire influencers, you can just take a look at the marketplace and browse thru which influencer you would like to engage with. Once again payments would be in CMA ( CryptoMarketAds token )
How can I get CMA tokens so I can hire influencers ?
The only way to obtain CMA tokens at this point of time would be to
Receive tokens from services which you sell
But from the ICO ( *recommended )
Why should I get CMA coins ?
Its the main payment method option in this first of many products by CryptoMarketAds
Marketplace publishers will lock-up to 5 million coins to get 50% discount of Fees. This will strengthen the value of the CMA Coins
CMA coin will provide access to all other new products which will be launched by CryptoMarketAds
CMA coin is currently in the midst of partnering with crypto.com and be part of the ecosystem with plans to list in some of the top exchanges globally
What Other Products is in CMA pipeline ?
There are 3 products which CMA is currently building
If you’ve been looking around for a quick way to grow your portfolio in the blockchain space or if you are planning to promote your blockchain project, I do suggest that you give it a try. After all what do you have to lose and you are able to get CMA coins at very reasonable price during the pre-sale.
Alternatively, you could just signup and provide your marketing services to companies who would like to engage you to promote their products.
With that said , have a great day ahead and do head over to http://cryptomarketads.com to check it out.
In today’s world almost all of us uses or rely’s on Google services be it an email, cloud storage , maps and an Android Phone. All of these services are mostly free to use and you are expected to share your private data to Google. Its a fair trade for really good quality services don’t you think ?
So if you are thinking that you are only providing Google with your “basic” information, I can assure you that Google may know more about you than what you think.
An article released by Good Morning America got Google into hot soup recently where they revealed all sorts of information that was picked by a brand new mobile phone without even having a SIM card in it.
After seeing the video was released, it was an eye opening and you would need to start taking a look at what those default settings on your Android phone.
From walking, on a bike, in the train or even if you are tilting your phone is able to track you. That becomes extremely valuable data for certain apps and with Google knowing your patterns and likes and dislikes and where you always go and what you love to do , can you imagine how important these data is to Advertisers … for example lets take Nike.
Google know you have an active lifestyle and loves to go around certain shopping malls in a certain city. If Nike just puts out an advertisement targeting your city, nearest to the shopping mall your frequently visit, and they know you have searched for “sporting goods” or perhaps looked at a famous ecommerce website under the section “sporting goods” . Google is able to help Nike get to you and show their ads.
HOW CAN I STOP GOOGLE TO GET MY DATA ?
Well .. this is the start if you truly want your privacy back. However keep this in mind that if you turn these off, you may not be able to use some of the applications you normally use.
YOUR PRIVACY IS IN YOUR HANDS
So now come back to the question… will you turn it off and not use some of your favourite apps ? Just 2 decades ago, this was never a problem however now its a huge question. Its really funny as to how much we have evolved and rely so much on technology.
Now Episode 3 was much anticipated after a huge build up over 8 seasons and this was the most epic battle in the whole of Westeros to date. Who knows whats to come in the next few episodes of this finale.
The Night King seems to be one of the coolest villant ever … literally “cool” as ice …. without saying a single word in all 8 seasons of Game Of Thrones.
However regardless the epicness of the entire episode the biggest problem I had was that I could hardly see what was going on. It was seriously very very dark.
SO WATCH IT IN A DARK ROOM !
Or your could turn your TV brightness up to the maximum , and yet will still not be able to see much. Here are a few scenes from the episode without giving too much of a spoiler
Here is one where you can see our heroes anticipating the enemy to come so they can start bashing them.
Those were scene where they really wished they had the HULK to come and save them all.
You got what I meant by it being too dark ? Here is a scene where it did look pretty awesome.
So to emphasize that almost 80% of this episode was almost too dark to see. It was indeed an epic battle and by the end of the episode it will surely leave you with a W.T.F moment reflecting on what else is next.
Have you seen this episode all you G.O.T. fans ?? Did you like who lived and who died ?
Like seriously, the Russo brothers really did justice to the entire MCU closing the story lines for all our favourite superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
Without putting out too many spoilers, every part of the story took us back thru almost every single MCU movies in relation to the ENDGAME over the past 10 years, however, taken into account that the ending of Endgame is something which you really need to pay special attention to as it does get confusing at first.
We also start seeing new suites for almost everyone and this ironman suite was pretty amazing. One of the highlight for any MCU movies is that Ironman always comes up with really funky suites with features getting better and better.
Even Captain America has gone thru a lot of changes in his suite. Well, coming back to the movie Avengers Endgame. All I can say is that it gave good closure to few of our heroes and it also opens up new beginnings.
I’m sure that there would be new leadership in the MCU universe and perhaps we would see another epic Avengers movie in the very near future. With DISNEY owning Marvel now, they would surely have already planned continuity for the Marvel universe and we have loads more coming up.
We do know that Spiderman next movie is coming up in July and I’m sure that would be the spark which moves towards the next Avengers movie. Looking forward to it.
So what did you think of Avengers Endgame ? Was it as what you expected ?
Its been pretty much a crazy week for me. First I realize I’ve been getting phishing emails stating that my machine was infected with keyloggers ( this post ) . And now, I’ve been a target of scammers cloning my FB account and messaging my FRIEND list.
It all started when I received this message from a buddy of mine who knows me well enough to realized that I wasn’t me ( like that makes any sense )
What I did was quickly changed my profile picture and reset my privacy so that people I didn’t know would not be able to search me on FB ( like that actually works )
What the scammer was trying to do was to lure in people into a scam and by cloning me , they hope that they are able to get people within my friend’s list to invest in this ponzi.
Its a nightmare as even after changing my profile and putting on the privacy, the very next day I still got my buddies messaging me directly on whatsapp saying that the scammers are still at work. Look at the picture below even the profile picture changed according to what I updated.
Even the account was newly created and I have a feeling that I was targeted on this perhaps because I revealed a scammer on telegram just not too long ago. Someone impersonating Mr David Lee tried to message me and to introduce some shit project on Telegram.
So back to the FB scam ! There is really nothing you can do when someone targets you to scam other people. The best is to get your friends to confirm with you and to report directly to FB the minute they get a message.
After announcing that I’ve been a target of FB scammers cloning my account, apparently, there are numerous of my friends which were getting it as well. Some even up to 3 times just this week alone.
I do recommend that all of you start to relook at your privacy settings on FaceBook and what you should turn on and off.
I do suggest to change as to who can view your friends list to ONLY ME . At least they won’t know who your friends are.
That is just one of many changes however that’s the most relevant in this case. I do hope that you stay safe and do not take your privacy controls lightly else someone is able to steal your identity.
This really reminded me of that movie THE NET where Sandra Bullock was acting and her character’s identity got stolen. Its now a huge reality.
So once again, I do hope that you all stay safe and take a bit of time this weekend to review your privacy settings on all your applications and turn on 2FA if possible and the best thing would be :-
CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD if you have not done so in the past 100 years.
Looks like many other people has reported it and its saying the same thing.
So beware of these kind of emails and just trash it as soon as you see it and don’t even bother opening the email. If you are running a windows machine, make sure you have at least a good antivirus perhaps by McAffee or Avast …. whichever that works for you.
Also backup your machine regularly so that if you suddenly need to format it, you have a copy of your data.
Had a quick trip to Saigon to spend some time alone with my dear ex-girlfriend aka wife and also to checkout Ho Chi Minh city in more details.
There are a lot of people around the globe who still thinks that Vietnam is very back dated but here are just a few things which surprised me. For instance … the picture above was taken in a shopping mall in the city.
Now … for Lambo having their showroom in the Mall … that shows that the spending power of locals here is really strong which is sign of a strong economy of the country.
In fact, you can even get large concept stores by Samsung showcasing all their gadgets in one store. Most likely that the income of individuals working here is decent.
The Coffee culture here is picked up a lot as well. Vietnam has been an attraction for digital nomads and therefore a lot more coffee outlets such as these with really fast internet … about 50 – 100 mbps is available almost everywhere for free.
Well .. not only coffee .. but everything else. Now this cheesecake was just delicious and had to be in my post. This drink .. i really wished I’d written down its name … its some sort of soya based drink with jelly in it.
Ho Chi Minh has really become a city that does not sleep. This was take about 1am in the morning and it sure looks really busy.
There are many eateries around Ho Chi Minh and some of the best ones are really hidden and out of sight, as you seem to find it in some alleyway then boom ! a really awesome restaurant serving amazing food is there. My suggestion is to checkout trip advisor
Time really flies when you are having fun. The main reason for this trip is to spend time with my wife and Its her birthday … so Happy Birthday @ireenchew …. the love of my life.