Got invited to an interesting event today where Emanate representation @djlethalskillz presented. Its a very interesting project as its like Spotify however its powered by the EOS blockchain.
In DJ Lethal Skillz explaination, there is a smart contract which rewards the author of the music every six seconds of play time. So as you stream the music, the author / singer / songwriter gets paid every 6 seconds. Unlike Spotify .. where the artist gets paid at the end of the song.
From the dashboard, you are able to see how much this song has actually got paid to the artist
You can see that DJ Lethal Skillz already got paid a total of $4.81 for the song Ocean Ride. This would just continue to accumulate and the value of that is being paid in EMX token which is like the Stable coins of Emanate.
You are also able to stake Emanate by buying EMT tokens thru the EOS markets like NewDex . What you get a lil bonus from a growth pool.
So this is one of the more interesting projects on the blockchain which I’ve seen and it has great potential. When asked how is Copywrite protected for musicians, it seems that every genre has its own curators and when new artists signs up, they are manually checked and verified before being able to upload their music.
DJ Lethalskillz is one of the curators for HipHop and he would be one of the many curators out there.
Do check out this site, as I do think its pretty cool … give back artists what they deserved and not be cheated and scammed by production houses.
It seems like everywhere I go in Vietnam, the food is just amazing and really really healthy. All dishes comes with a lot of greens.
This was fish noodles soup. The soup was just really tasty and you won’t see any oil in it. Unlike some of the place you eat in Malaysia.
And what’s great… It only cost like 35k VND.. Which is about $1.5 for a whole meal. That includes a bowl of yummy noodle fish soup and a side dish of vegetables and Vietnamese tea.
Great food is almost everywhere including the shopping malls.
This famous dish called Bun Cha.. Its sticky noodles with BBQ Pork and sauce.. Also with loads of vegetables cost me about $3.5 and that was for dinner.
Apparently you can get fresh vegetables at the markets everyday and there is street smack in the middle of the city just selling it. So that’s why every other dish you get in Vietnam is just filled with greens.
For me, after a few days in Vietnam, you’ll get so used to it that once you go back to Malaysia, you feel like something in your meal is missing. As the vegetables you get don’t seem as fresh as what you get there.
So if you want to eat healthy and cant seem to do it consistently enough.. Move to Vietnam 😂😂😂
One of the things I do enjoy a lot is travelling be it internationally or just dometic travels. The trip and route may seem the same however the experience is always different for me.
Started my day by train … however before boarding the train I remembered I left my phone in the car !!! omg … lucky my dear sweet wife @ireenchew who drove me to the train station early in the morning was not too far off and drop me my handphone after i kindly asked someone for help to borrow me their handphone for a quick call.
Off to Labuan … a small little duty free island off the coast of Borneo where life is simple and where cars are cheap ! From there … off to Borneo mainland thru the sea.
Took a speedboat as its the best way to travel fast and cheap. These boats are also known as the flying coffins … as its small and don’t expect much comfort .. it just gets you from point A to point B within 25 mins and costs about RM8.50 ( USD 2 )
From there … I got a lift to @danieldoughty ‘s place … which is was my final destination and after a chat .. off we went to see some night markets happening in the city of Kota Kinabalu .
Yeap … we walk .. and it was really crowded.
If I’m not mistaken there was a celebration of the Mid Autumn festival and this weekend was the height of the celebrations. I’ve got some videos which I would share later.
Now … as I’m writing this post … I’m dead tired as I’ve been travelling since 5am till about 10pm … time for some zzzz …
So these guys are in Kuala Lumpur and you can meet up with them if you are around town. It would be great to meet up with them to understand more, as I do have some questions on this project which I’m really interested to understand it better.
The haze in Kuala Lumpur is really bad .. so lucky thing I was heading out to Vietnam for a few days and at least get to breathe some fresh air while getting some things done there.
So whats happening to cryptos this fine Monday ??? Looks like Bitcoin did another dip … and is now sitting at about $10,350, however based on my quick look at the charts .. we may see another dip before moving towards 10,550 – 10,880
Even the market sentiments seems to be siding the shorts where there is a 82 million dollars in the difference in superiority as of the time of this writing. This may however flip in my estimates within 48 hours .. but I’ve been wrong many times before.
STEEM however ….. it seems to be holding on strong with low resistance of 0.00001540 BTC . Its seems like a good indication to buy around that price as its been tested before at that level and held strong.
These are all just my opinions and not financial advice. If you are trading .. do it at your own risk.
Anyways .. back to my short trip and Vietnam keeps me hunting for food !!! So far managed to find a few new ones like this Crab Noodles Soup !
Or this really yummy mixed salad ..
Have a great week ahead guys !! And keep on steeming !
To all Malaysians out there ! Happy 62nd Independence Day wherever you are. We celebrate decades of peace and harmony in out multicultural nation.
I remember asking my grandfather once on how was it like during the Independence day on 31st Aug 1957 , his eyes just lit up with brightness and told me something which I would never forget … “we build our nation starting today”
We take time to reflect what our forefathers has suffered to gain our independence for the country and sometimes, I do believe that many have forgotten that.
SELEMAT HARI MERDEKA !
May we always remember the importance of gaining independence and celebrate it as one nation !
With STEEM just completing its HardFork , we are now sitting at version 0.22 of the STEEM blockchain. With this update there was a significant change in the rewards and in this post I would like to address how you can maximize your curation rewards.
Curation Rewards ?
Curation rewards are rewards you receive when you vote on a post. To simplify this explanation, when you vote on a post and your vote commands a $0.50 vote value. The author will get 50% of the upvoted value and ideally, you would receive about $0.25 back in curation rewards.
This is subject to change as there are other factors which would increase or decrease your curation rewards. For example, if you vote before 5 minutes just as the post is created, you may not get the curation rewards as thats how it’s designed. If you vote after the 5 mins point and there are others who voted after you have placed your votes, you may receive higher curation rewards.
The earlier you vote, the better chance of getting a higher curation reward.
Here is a link to understand curation rewards better
This is my recommendation on maximizing your curation rewards. An effective method which makes sure you do not waste your potential rewards by keeping it idle.
Login to SteemAuto.com using your steem account and once you are in click on CURATION TRAILS. You will then see a list of curation trails which you can follow
IMPORTANT ! NOTE
There are a few settings which you MUST do else it would run your voting power dry extremely fast. In the curation settings you have to enable it and make sure you put in the % weight. Default is at 50% , my recommendations are about 50% or lower and scale voting weight. You leave the rest as its default.
What happens here is that whenever the account votes, it would then trigger your account to vote as well. If you have selected scale voting weight it would vote based on the %.
For example if @curie votes at 100% , your account would vote at 50% … and if @curie votes at 50% your account will then vote at 25%
The other setting you must do is head over to DASHBOARD under settings. Edit the Limit on Mana and set it to around 85% which is my recommendation.
This setting is crucial as you do not want to overuse your vote and leave you nothing to manually vote when you have the time.
Once you have set this up, you will then see your account automatically voting up Steemians thru curation of others.
I do recommend that you follow @curie ‘s trail as its a guild which curates and votes on deserving authors with high quality posts.
Vote Selling may still by a hype at this point of time, however as time goes by, I would guess that there would be less people using this vote-selling as like bid bots , to reach ROI for someone who wants to buy a vote may costs them a lot more. However selling your votes is surely another way you can maximize on your curation as you as the seller gets both curation rewards and also payment for your votes.
I shall not go too much into the details as I’ve done a more comprehensive post on this previously. Here is the link
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.
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…
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