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Beware of sextortion email scam

A few days ago I received about 3 emails with this attached image. It literally states that it has installed a keylogger onto my machine and has been monitoring me and monitoring my keylog.

So it stated that it gives me 48 hours before sharing my video captures and bla bla bla ……… send $1000 worth of Bitcoins to this address so they will not do it.

If you receive these kind of emails, the best thing to do is just throw it in the trash and clear the trash….. just ignore it.

What sent alarm bells ringing was that they sent email to me , from my own email with the subject matter … my name.

Well .. obviously as my emails does have my name on it. So don’t get panicky on it and you know its just a scam trying to get ur crypto.

I also did a lookup on that Bitcoin address and this is what i got.

https://www.bitcoinabuse.com/reports/1DnHxP12w4hyzP4H8sh2tpYA8pXLARpD9U

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.

Stay safe everyone and have a great day.

What you think of my Shirt ?

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.

HUNT Token Listing on Daybit 15th April 2019

So its going to happen very soon .. just another few more days before STEEM HUNT token is officially listed on an exchange. All those of you who has accumulated all those STEEMHUNT , it would now be tradeable on DAYBIT.

OMG I’m going to SELL everything and make all my money !

Hold on … hold on there ! There are a few “exemptions” before you can start selling every single hunt tokens out there.

  1. All tokens are locked and will be disbursed in 91 installments. (13 weeks ) Meaning if you have 91000 Hunt Tokens, you will only be able to withdraw 1000 every day…. after 8pm KST
  2. There is a maximum of 10,000 HUNT token withdrawal per day
  3. On the 15th April the wallets will be opened at 12:50:00 KST and for the first 10 minutes you would not be able to sell however you can only buy. So only if you have participated in the IEO, you would be able to sell your tokens there.
  4. Pairing would be HUNT/BTC and opening price would be at $0.02 per hunt token.

You would need to have a ETH account & metamask to transfer your HUNT tokens from Steemhunt – i would make a video on this soon.

If you have not signup for DAYBIT , signup here !

http://bit.ly/2ScUlWx

Why on earth should I keep any HUNT tokens ?

As per the roadmap as stated in Steemhunt’s website https://token.steemhunt.com/ there are a lot of new upcoming features and products which would be released by STEEMHUNT. This would include REVIEWHUNT and IDEAHUNT

Makers/companies spend an enormous amount of time/efforts to raise attention from early adopters because their word of mouth impact is exceptionally high. With Reviewhunt, it’s never been easier for makers to attract early-adopters by offering newly launched products with large discounts or bounties in return for quality reviews that will boost up their launching buzz.

https://token.steemhunt.com/

The crowdfunding market size is huge with $6.8 billion. There are already many blockchain-based crowdfunding projects. In order to surpass the centralised players (such as Kickstarter or GoFundMe), we believe that the blockchain-powered crowdfunding platform should provide more differentiated values, rather than just the basics of accepting cryptos, reducing accounting cost, using smart contracts, and taking smaller cuts.
Ideahunt will utilise NFT (Non-fungible token) transactions for the crowdfunding/backing activities, so that the backer’s actions will be linked with the pre-market valuation of the crowdfunding products.

https://token.steemhunt.com/

Therefore its ideal that you safe some of your HUNT tokens to actively take part in these two new product lines which would be release very soon as well.

HUNT Trading Contest ! up to $25k up for grabs

Yeap .. STEEMHUNT is also running a trading contest which awards you for being the top trader. There would be 2 rounds for this and this is for HUNT/BTC pairing

  • 1st Round: April 15th, 2019, at 12:50:00 (KST) – April 21st, 2019, at 23:59:59 (KST)
  • 2nd Round: April 22nd, 2019, at 00:00:00 (KST) – April 28th, 2019, at 23:59:59 (KST)

So if you ranked in the top 30 traders you would be able to receive a prize. Checkout @steemhunt’s post on this.

https://steemit.com/steemhunt/@steemhunt/hunt-token-listing-announcement-trading-competitions-with-about-usd25-000-worth-of-prizes

Simultaneously there is also a HUNT/DAY trading contest as well. now DAY token you will receive each time you complete a trade and that would be distributed based on the number of traders during that hour.

TOP 50 winners will receive

  • 1st place: $1,480 worth of BTC
  • 2nd place: $740 worth of BTC
  • 3rd place: $370 worth of BTC
  • 4th – 10th place: $185 worth of BTC each
  • 11th – 50th place: $25 worth of BTC each

So do participate and get your DAYBIT account created before the listing of HUNT tokens on DAYBIT. Get used to the interface and i’m sure you would like it

http://bit.ly/2ScUlWx

Its the weekend … have a great weekend ! Start your crypto trading journey today. You will start to enjoy it as much as I do.

Share STEEM to the world

I decided recently that I was going to start creating content and start sharing Steem and its projects in my other social media. So i began by creating videos, participating in twitter conversations & telegram groups as well. Then now I’m publishing on LinkedIn, this to gauge which social media would work for me.

Here are the two videos which I used for YouTube

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/share-discover-amazing-products-steemhunt-simon-pang/

A basic intro to Steemhunt , I then went to start with other videos. One of it was actifit.

There was other videos which I did however it was not a great video so I did’t put it up.

The whole idea is to be able to reach a larger audience and explaining to them about this amazing social media which we all own.

I do suggest that everyone follows suite in promoting steem on other social networks as there is no one else who would be doing it if we ourselves do not take up this task.

Cheers and hope you are having a brilliant week !

Another Great impromptu meetup

This time slightly larger crowd and we had our favourite @joythewanderer who just came in after travelling around Vietnam.

Having meetups like these is very exciting as we all have a common thing which we always talk about. Crypto & Steem …. i meant apart from all the other “worldly” chats .. it always comes back down to that.

Thanks to @aaronleang & @joannewong for always organizing this as it never is easy to quickly pull everyone together at the very last minute.

Now …. talking about meetups !! its only 1 more day left before I head over to Penang for our Steem Sharing Session !

If you are in Penang , Malaysia tomorrow and wanna join in, here is the signup site http://steemxpv2.peatix.com

I’ll start my journey up to Penang in a few hours time … its gonna be a long yet awesome day for sure !!

Another impromptu STEEM meetup

With great pleasure I attended a very impromptu meetup and we had a number of steemians near and from far that came. The common thing we all have in common is we are all active on the STEEM blockchain.

Was great to met up with  @goodwithtravels who was on his Asia trip and taking the time out to meet with steemians in Malaysia. He had previously met up with the guys in Kota Kinabalu and now in Kuala Lumpur

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It was a fun meetup as always and great to have these guys always. Cheers and have a great Weekend.

Using STEEM promo videos to promote our offline events

If you’ve not been around for awhile now, I guess you may have missed a little competition created by surfermarly on creating a 60 second video promoting STEEM.

My personal favourites are these 2 videos which I would be using to promote our offline events.

This was done by @ashtv and I personally think its just brilliantly done simple and straight to the point.

Here is the other 2 videos which I would be using to share onto social media prior to the event.

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To watch the ad on DTube please click on the picture

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These amazing videos really showed how amazing the community is in terms of creativity and I’m just blown away with the professionalism in these videos.

I would be incorporating these videos into my presentation as well as it pretty much explains STEEM in 60 seconds.

So do support our offline events we have a number of it coming and our next one would be on the 6th April 2019 in Penang Malaysia.

Our fundition campaign link is below. Hope you would be able to support it.

https://fundition.io/#!/@bitrocker2020/9hgoog5b8/news

To signup for the event if you are in Malaysia here is the link

https://steemxpv2.peatix.com/view

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.

Image result for most expensive cryptokitty

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 ?

Image result for most expensive cryptokitty

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.