Its finally here, Malaysian Blockchain Week with a series of events happening thru-out the city leading towards the event on the 20th June tomorrow where there would be conferences and speakers from all over the place in 1 location.
This was one of the event which I attended at WORQ in GLO Damanasara.
Was there to mainly support my buddy from SINEGY where they are one of three exchanges regulated in Malaysia. Had a lot of feedback from him regarding how they are going to expand rapidly in Malaysia.
He was on the Panel with a lot of questions from the audience which was a very mix crowd.
All events won’t be complete without a good tehtarik session where more discussions continued. Left to right ( Colbert – Bitcoin Malaysia , Jack – he seriously look like Justin Sun , Leslie from Intersteller.org and myself )
This is just the start and many more people to meet this week. Have a great week and if you are in Kuala Lumpur and would like to join in some of these events, here is the spreadsheet links.
STEEM BUSINESS ALLIANCE ( @steemba ) has been entered as a community partner for Malaysian Blockchain Week and I would hope to make a difference and grab as much awareness for STEEM during these events.
Time to get cracking on my presentation, these are opportunities where STEEM can gain traction therefore it has to be as perfect as it can be.
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I was finally able to get more insight as to what SBA is and why we should support this drive.
STEEM Business Alliance Goals
The ultimate goal of Steem Business Alliance (SBA) is to onboard more business who are using Steem blockchain as part of their business strategy. With this being achieved, it would promote a greater adoption of users to come onboard the Steem Blockchain.
How are we going to get there
These are just a few key points on strategies which would be used. The methods of execution would be determined as the team grows. As a global initiative would vary from country to country.
Onboarding and retaining new Steemians.
Attracting STEEM investment.
Contributing to a growing and retaining a pool of developer talent.
Helping Steem communities grow.
Marketing and promoting the Steem blockchain.
Can I join STEEM Business Alliance ?
Steem Business Alliance are looking for new members at this point of time. These are the points to consider:-
You own a business and use STEEM Blockchain as part of your business.
You are an individual which would like to contribute to SBA by helping other businesses connect with SBA
You can fill up this SBA application form : http://bit.ly/2HIfENI
What are the benefits of joining SBA ?
As of now, joining SBA is purely for networking purposes and members will get to decide the role and direction of where SBA will be headed to. There are guidelines which will be in place soon , however for now its perks would be mostly leveraging on the business network on the STEEM Blockchain.
How can I get more information about SBA ?
You would be able to find out more thru SBA’s blogs @steemba or visit their website https://steemba.com
These are just one of the efforts placed in by businesses who are already on the Steem Blockchain, the idea that marketing and promotional activities are not the sole responsibility of Steem Inc however its a drive which the community needs to participate in. I do hope that you will be able to support this drive to promote the Steem blockchain and take it to greater adoption by the masses.
One of the main reasons why we should always educate the public about the technology and not only about the monetary benefits of cryptocurrency is to protect innocent people from scammers who tries to take away their hard earn savings.
We have seen this many times and I’m sure we all have either a family member, friends or even ourselves got scammed before. Most of the time this happens is because we are unaware and uninformed with the right information, therefore these scammers takes advantage of that.
Below is a clear example of a scam which has been spreading thru Telegram.
Just because it looks like its a message from BINANCE a trusted exchange which thousands of people use to trade everyday. They would think that BINANCE is actually about to give out free BTC or ETH.
As the price of crypto goes up, we start seeing more and more of these scammers emerge out just to try to steal your precious cryptos. And there were a lot of success thus why they keep doing it.
So that is why we should always take the opportunity to get our friends and family informed about these scammers and best part educate them so that they do not fall into the trap of these scammers.
Lets make sure that we squash these scammers and protect our friends and family.
So it looks like numerous exchanges are starting to close its door in Malaysia and it does not really matter if they are new or old. What matters is that it has to comply with the current guidelines set by Security Commissions.
On their website, they have claimed that this is due to their bank accounts which were forced close by the national bank (Bank Negara Malaysia). This means that if you had some deposits with XBit, I do suggest that you move all your assets out immediately.
I did use XBit long time ago, however I do not use it anymore as i don’t really require it at this point of time. With Security Commissions coming down on every single crypto exchanges in Malaysia , its pretty exciting to see who will soar thru this period and be able to comply with the regulations which would be imposed on all crypto exchanges.
The ones which I do know are still in the running to be a “regulated” crypto exchange in Malaysia would be :
Luno has been around since 2013 the earlier days of crypto and was one of the early platforms where you are able to buy BTC with your MYR ( Ringgit Malaysia )
The other is SINEGY an exchange which had a lot of focus on the OTC Markets ( Over the Counter ) and had recently launched their exchange prior to the Malaysian Govt announcing new regulations to exchanges.
If you are in Penang tomorrow and would like to listen to both myself and SINEGY talk about what’s happening in the blockchain scene in Malaysia, do signup for our event tomorrow 25th May 2019.
We do look forward for your participation, its free and we welcome everyone. If you are unable to attend but would like your friends or family to understand more about blockchain & crypto do get them to signup and attend.
We got the poster updated and our event in Penang is good to go . Speaking together with me during the event is Jason Chew Managing Partner for Bitcoin Malaysia. We have done numerous events together and they are on steemit as well. @bitcoinmalaysia
They also manage one of Malaysia’s largest blockchain groups on Facebook which has over 52k of members ! Here is the link to the group if you want to join in. If you intend to come in and spam your affiliate links … you will be banned and kicked out almost immediately. You’ve been warned !
Its a great community to make friends within the blockchain space in Malaysia and if you are around Malaysia and would like to get updated on events happening in this crypto/blockchain space, I would recommend you join in the group as well. Just remember, no spamming !
Also sharing the stage would be SINEGY which is one of the crypto exchanges in Malaysia. There are only a handful of crypto exchanges which are in the midst of evaluation by SEC to be provided a license. Before SEC came out with the regulations in Feb 2019, there were about 50 exchanges which were named however only a handful were able to submit and comply to the regulations.
All exchanges are not “officially” legal yet however those who wants operate would require to submit a long and complex documentation to SEC and also come up with like RM5million paid up capital
So if you are around Penang on the 25th May 2019 do signup and join us in our event ! We would love to meet up with you ! Below is the signup link.
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REVIEWHUNT is the next product by the same team who brought us STEEMHUNT which has already been running for over 1 year. With the initial success of STEEMHUNT where over 180 hunts are submitted and approved on a daily basis, its undoubtedly that the team would release another great product.
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Marketing a new product takes way much more effort these days in comparison to just a few years ago where someone pays Google or FB and buy some digital ads then hope that people will see the ad and click it.
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I came across this just recently and found out that SNAX is having a STEEM-BOUNTY program. But firstly what is SNAX ?
SNAX is a fork of EOS and its a Decentralized Social Media Overlay meaning to say that it provides content creators who are using platform such as Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and such with cryptocurrency called SNAX.
The idea is that normally content creators on these platforms does not get rewarded with anything unless they have hundreds of thousands of followers which leads to partnerships with brands who wants them to get engagement for their products.
With SNAX, you just need to create content and you would then be able to start receiving rewards. I signed up and connected my sad little twitter account and this was what I received.
Even though its not much however, its still a great step forward. As they say .. 0.01 cent earned is still more then 0. And since I’m on twitter why not make extra from it.
STEEM Bounty ?
SNAX is running a bounty program with the STEEM community. All you would require to do is to write a post and thats about it. How much you will get from the airdrop would be determined by how many followers you have.
At this point of time there is only Twitter Integration and soon there would be more to come. So you have nothing to lose, just signup for SNAX and start earning.
Bounty program would start payouts on the 14th May !
So get your post out and lets make this collaboration a success for everyone. I’m sure its beneficial for everyone.