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Why do I keep wanting to go back to SteemFest ?

Going to SteemFest seems to be like an annual trip which must be made year on year for me. Ever since experiencing the fun at SteemFest 2 at Lisbon, it keeps me wanting to go back … not only to listen to the amazing speakers .. but the connection with so many other steemians out there !

At Steemfest 2 , there were only 4 people from Malaysia that went to Lisbon ….. for some of us, it was our first time travelling in flights for about 19 hours including stopovers

Now for a Malaysian to head to Europe is indeed one of the most expensive places for us, as 1 EURO is about 4.67 Ringgit Malaysia. So it does takes months to save up for a 7 days trip to Lisbon as the average salary in Malaysia is only about RM3,500 per month.

But having reached to SteemFest 2 after the long journey there made the trip all worth it as, unlike a business conference which you typically attend … this was more like a gathering of friends from all over the world who has never met each other but knows each other.

It was indeed memorable and when SteemFest 3 was announced, me and a few fellow Malaysians started planning to go , this time it was Krakow, Poland !

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Every trip I go , the experience is different. The people we meet are different as well …. there are of course a few familiar faces which is always great to meetup once more. However when you see a lot more new faces, you then realized that the community keeps on striving and growing larger and larger. Even with a heavy bearish market on crypto you still see the community of the Steem

Why Keep Going To SteemFest ?

It’s pretty obvious …. having done 19 – 20 hours of travel over the past 2 years just to head to STEEMFEST and this year its going to happen in just our neighboring country Thailand … it would be crazy not to go!

I’m sure that a lot of other guys from TeamMalaysia are already planning to head over there.

Like any other year, I do not have many expectations from SteemFest as I do know @roelandp will make it a memorable SteemFest experience for anyone who attends.

This year has been an amazing journey as even though I didn’t manage to organize as many Steem events as I would have loved to have done, however, I had the opportunity to speak at blockchain events to share about the Steem Blockchain.

More and more events …

This was only possible as there is such a strong blockchain community in Malaysia … and yes we have an amazing bunch of Steemians here as well which I’m forever grateful as even though the price of Steem is on its all time low, they are still extremely actively creating content.

I do hope that everyone gets to go to SteemFest at least once as it would truly be an experience to have. And hopefully this year by the time we head over to Steemfest … Smart Media Tokens would have actually be implemented.

We would then see a lot of amazing new projects coming out as we already see it done within Steem Engine.

Looking forward in seeing everyone once again !

This post is in relation to @anomadsoul + @blocktrades writing task to help fund a lil bit of your steemfest thanks to HF21. Do create a post to ease of your costs on heading to SteemFest Bangkok !

https://steemit.com/awesomepeople/@anomadsoul/there-s-a-lot-of-steemians-who-need-your-vote-to-fund-their-trip-to-steem-fest-check-out-their-posts-2-3

@bitrocker2020 Community witness Update

Finally found the time to sit down and upgrade my witness node to 0.21 which means its ready for HardFork 21 !

Looking forward for it to happen within the next 4 days and by the looks of things most witnesses has already upgraded their nodes. Here is the list of top 25 steem witnesses.

Change is Happening in HardFork 21

Yes there would be numerous changes on the next HardFork which has been discussed by many people and the one which would impact us as the residence of this blockchain would be the reward mechanism.

Some will get more, some will get less however the important thing is that the focus would now be on curation where the rewards are way much greater then before.

We would all be using our stakes to curate content and like any other HardFork , you may expect some people who would try to abuse the system, there would also be a lot of downvoting as the new HF do encourage to actually curate content by upvoting and also downvoting content which you deem undesirable.

For more insights of these changes checkout @steemitblog ‘s latest post here

https://steemit.com/hf21/@steemitblog/hardfork-21-survival-guide

Witness Vote Update

If you have not updated your Witness Vote for over 1 year, I do suggest that you go thru https://steemit.com/~witnesses and start taking a look at your Witness votes.

Some of you may still have votes on witnesses which are no longer operating their node. Or some of you may not be fully utilizing your witness votes. you can vote up to 30 witnesses and this does not effect your Voting Power / Mana in any way. It’s just telling the blockchain as to who you are empowering to be a witness

For example, @utopian-io still have about 7,684 votes on their witness and they have stop their nodes many months ago. Are you one of them ? To check which witness is still running and have updated to HF 21 head over to this link

https://steemian.info/witnesses

What’s happening in TeamMalaysia

We are still a happy bunch of content creators which gets involved in almost all areas of the Steem blockchain. I have not run a large event this year however I think we would need to do one soon.

Instead as part of my Witness pledge to grow the community in Malaysia, I’ve collaborated with other parties to speak at events or just be there to support them and to promote Steem wherever I go.

Because of that, I’ve been invited to be in the first edition of Collectors Playing Cards .. which I’m very happy to be part of.

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Moving forward, I think we do have a larger crowd heading over to STEEMFEST since Bangkok is just a 2 hours flight away. Making it the most affordable Steemfest to date ! For me that is.

Will also start organizing a few more events before the end of the year and looking at options on how we can go to the masses with min budgets.

Looking forward in meeting all the amazing people at Steemfest and this time, don’t need any winter clothes.

Cheers and have a great weekend !

Would the real Satoshi please stand up

Its been really big news as the claimed “real” Satoshi Nakamoto makes an appearance and wants to reveal himself after a decade of staying anonymous.

The REVEAL is suppose to happen in 3 parts and Part 1 got released just yesterday. Part 2 and Part 3 would be coming up within this week.

The reasoning behind this reveal is still yet to be announced which would be in Part 3 of his website.

https://satoshinrh.com/

Until now there is still no proof that this is the real Satoshi as he currently holds about 980k of Bitcoins where there has been no transaction on it.

So the big question still remains .. is he the real Satoshi ? If he is .. all he has to do is just to move any amount of BTC from that wallet to anywhere … really does not matter nor does it matter how much. It would be proof of ownership I would guess.

Market Impact?

We are just days away from the full reveal, however, would you think that it would impact the market stability? Would it pump bitcoin or will it crash and burn ? or would it just be another social experiement which someone is doing and does not have any significant market change.

Afterall … for a billionaire , he did use only $1 to buy his domain. So lets wait and see what happens once all 3 parts has been revealed.

Who knows … perhaps he is going to distribute his 980k of BTC to everyone ! but hey …. anything could happen…

Wishing ALL Muslims a SELAMAT Hari Raya Haji

To all my Muslim friends out there, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you Selamat Hari Raya Haji.

I do wish you all travel safely as we all spend time to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones.

Kepada semua sahabat Muslim saya di luar sana, saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengharapkan semua anda Selamat Hari Raya Haji.

Saya ingin anda semua perjalanan dengan selamat kerana kita semua menghabiskan masa untuk merayakan cuti dengan orang yang kita cintai.

Hope you are having a great weekend as well … cheers !

So its my lil Boy’s birthday

Today I celebrated with my lil boy his 10th Year Old birthday…. its amazing on how fast they grow up. I guess all parents feels happy yet a bit sad watching their kids grow up.

I’m blessed as I’m able to watch them grow from the tiny lil baby they were and gone thru with them the ups and downs in their live so far. I guess its because I choose to sway away from the 9 to 5 jobs to be with them.

I do remember someone once asked me that when we are about the draw our last breath, what would be our last thoughts? So I decided that no matter what, I would spend as much time as I could to watch my kids grow up and be with them as they turn into young adults.

I do know that I would cherish every single moment and memories of the time spent with them. Yes its never easy as they can be angels one minute and monsters the next … however its part of growing up I guess.

I’m thankful to god for having a really supportive lovely wife and 2 amazing kids… We’ve been thru a lot over many years together.

Happy 10th Birthday Lil Chris … aka .. @bitrockerjr

Remembering my dad after 10 years

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.

Happy 73rd Birthday Dad …

love … your son.

Join us and participate in our conversations

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.

So if you wanna join in, here it is the link :-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Steem.Malaysia/

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.

Our Plans

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.

To the MOON with Kraken Futures

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.

  1. Hold on their crypto and yet imaginatively think how much they have either made or lost if they sold it just now.
  2. Stuck in ALT coins and wished they had sold it when it was at its All Time High (ATH)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

What are Crypto Futures Trading ?

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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.

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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

https://futures.kraken.com/

Cheers and have a brilliant week ! Stay safe !

Tools you need to save battery on your gaming laptop

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.

Undervolting the CPU

Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility – ( download )

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.

Underclocking your GPU

MSI Afterburner – ( download )

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.

HAPPY GAMING !

How to upgrade your windows 10 home to pro for only $25

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 !!!