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
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