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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.

DRUGWARS ! When it starts being a game once more

When DRUGWARs was launched and it runs off the STEEM blockchain, there was so much hype that everyone wanted to try it out and play it.

Indeed it was fun and addictive and yes I really enjoyed it , however it started becoming annoying seeing that there were so many people botting and abusing the game to the point that finding battles became a chore.

This was all because the economics of this game allowed people to earn STEEM on a daily basis and bots will always find its way into the game.

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I remember the earlier days in World Of Warcraft where almost everyone was botting …. this was because people can sell gold for some good ole $$$

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Even in games like Clash Of Clans people was using attack bots to farm for gold just to get the upper edge on the game.

So whatever that DRUGWARs is facing is nothing new, however how these problems are resolved will either make or break the game and keep the community interested in playing it.

Today DRUGWARs announced that they would be rolling out new updates which highlights were

  1. There would no longer be STEEM as daily heist payouts
  2. Introduction of FUTURE tokens to be paid instead of STEEM – without much information on FUTURE tokens.

I think its a bold move and one that is required. People who plays DRUGWARS purely for “investment” purposes is not wrong however it does really takes the fun out of the entire experience. Its suppose to be a GAME !!

So I do hope that DRUGWARS will be able to enhance the gameplay and make it fun for all types of players. I’m looking forward in more information of this FUTURE tokens and its functions.

Here is the link to the announcement beware it may take time to load as there are tons of comments.

https://steemit.com/drugwars/@drugwars/drugwars-introducing-the-new-token

Paycent now accepts STEEM

Have you guys heard ? Paycent a CRYPTO-FIAT card … just a bit about Paycent ( https://paycent.com/ )

Paycent is a financial platform powered by Texcent, a Singapore-based company dedicated to deliver fully integrated mobile applications. Texcent has received a remittance license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and is a proud member of Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). The company is headquartered in Singapore and has offices in the Philippines and the U.A.E.

With them now accepting STEEM as one of the currency we would now have access to a larger option of liquidation especially in South East Asia. I guess all the events and the shout-outs in this part of the world has started to gain traction.

Do drop by and at least give a quick like to let them know that the community in STEEM supports this move.

Looking forward in seeing more payment gateways / exchange and other companies take on STEEM as one of their accepted cryptos as this is great publicity and helps in the growth of the community.

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.

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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 ?

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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.

DAYBIT Exchange Made my day ! AI Trading

Ok … so here is the thing, a few days ago i posted about getting onto DAYBIT and start playing around with the “Intelligent Trade”. Why not right ? After all soon DAYBIT will also be trading the SMT tokens from STEEM communities so better start understanding its features.

Here was the post https://steemitup.club/steems-smt-trading-exchange/

In that post I was trying out buying USDT just as it dips. I was trading a little bit of EOS to USDT. It managed to find the top and bought just as it started to drop

It was a success ! It managed to buy USDT at about $4.0076 for me it was sweet as I got those EOS at about $2.5 per token. Clean profit of $1.5 per token sitting in USDT

Then I wanted to try the “intelligent trade” to find the bottom and buy a little bit up.

Another SUCCESSFUL trade ! However it was flawed slightly as the real bottom was actually $3.3 however it didn’t really matter as I knew it was going to go up “fingers crossed” . I accepted that it works and i had to make sure profits were obtained from buying this round of EOS.

Then I wanted to try another option which was in DAYBIT which was this. GREATER THEN xxx AND SELL at maximum of xxx .

I must say it was a slightly longer wait this time as price didn’t hit its target for 4 days … it almost hit then it pulled back .. and almost again then pulled back. Unfortunately there wasn’t a lot of trade volume on DAYBIT so even if coingecko showed other exchanges hitting the price , on DAYBIT it was still relatively not there yet.

But it happened while i was sleeping ! The trade sold all the EOS back to USDT !

So my here is my trade history. From my tests over the past 2 weeks on DAYBIT Exchange. Taken into fact that the EOS transferred here was bought at $2.5 .. DAYBIT helped me increase the volume of EOS tokens which I had without much effort except login in and waiting to see if the price had sold.

Oh by the way I also earned some DAY tokens from every single trade that happened.

My opinions about DAYBIT, its pretty cool however the trade volumes per day is not on the high side. Do try out DAYBIT exchange if you have the time as once they get more active you will surely see its volume go up. You can use this link to try it out.

http://bit.ly/2ScUlWx

I will still continue to to use the other exchanges, however DAYBIT is starting to grow on me. And hopefully they will list STEEM / SBD soon. Thanks to @project7 from @steemhunt to introduce DAYBIT exchange to us.

All new Drugwars on Steem

Brand new screens , brand new units and BATTLES action is up and running again !

After a few weeks of total peace among everyone, DRUGWARs enabled the battles option once more. And there was a massacre among everyone for drugs, weapons and alcohol !

Those accounts which did not stockpile on defence units were of course one of the first to get hit and resources stolen.

My own account was hit with an army which took out a lot of my bouncers….. oh my bouncers … at least they managed to fend of the attacks

Then again with the new price increase of all units, its going to be expensive to replenish all those units lost. All units are now so much more expensive about 40% more compared to previous. It does come with an increase of stats as well.

Apart from only Bouncers , Knifers and Gunman new units has been introduced.

I got intrigued with NINJAs so I bought a few to test it out. Hey why not ….. i wonder what would happen in real life if you had a ninja vs a hitman.

I’ve not tried it all yet however great options to have to spend those precious resources after a successful battle.

You are now able to select WHO you want to attack in the new battle system. Previously you were only able to select from the leaderboard. So if you have a beef with someone, you can then attack them.

After getting attacked, you are then being provided with a shield which last for about 12 hours. So you are literally safe from all attacks until the shields run out.

There are a couple of interesting changes in the game and also the storage mechanics seems different now, however I’m still trying and testing out these stuff.

If you are interested in playing drugwars if you have not already done so… click on this link !

https://drugwars.io/i/bitrocker2020

Have a great weekend guys !

What’s up with the weather in Malaysia

Its been ridiculously hot in Malaysia. With the height of 35% celsius and humidity up to 89% you literally can fry an egg on the hood of your car

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department this extreme weather is going to last till July 2019 and its really going to be a hot hot hot few months.

Looks like the better place to be is in Sarawak seems cooler then the rest of the country.

However straight after the heat wave, we are also expected to see heavy downpours which would lead of a whole lot of different problems.

https://www.worldofbuzz.com/warning-extreme-weathers-expected-to-hit-malaysia-in-2019/

So after having a cold cold time in Krakow, Poland enjoying the 2 degrees celsius just a few months ago. I would not mind just having a few days of nice cool weather.

So if you ask me, would I rather have cold or hot ? I guess I’m used to hot weather and if required head over to somewhere with AC ( aircon ) if I needed to cool down.

The only great thing about this hot weather is that it gives me more reason to goto the swimming pool just to cool off.

So How’s the weather on your end ?

Drugwars and everything else about Steem

Cheers to @djlethalskillz and we normally try to catch up with always loads to talk about. This time its really heavy about the latest crazy on the STEEM blockchain called DRUGWARS !

Having multiple people who have started playing this game and have already gained some sweet “drug money” its not a wonder why this game has grown so fast in a short period of time.

source : https://www.stateofthedapps.com/rankings

Even on State of the Dapps its now ranked no. 2 which it clocked in about 3,300 people playing this game and transaction of over 100k of STEEM.

A short trailer was also released just today and the team at Drugwars seems to have hit all the right notes at making this game go viral in the STEEM community

Having said that, its not all smooth in the DRUGWARs game as there are a few glitches here and there which I do applaud the devs to look into those matters pretty quick and try their best to resolve it.

I personally am looking forward at what else the devs have on the table to make the game even more attractive and if there are ways to gain mass adoption which seems to be a critical challenge for all games which currently sits on the STEEM blockchain.

So what are my earnings like to date ?

I’m not really pumping a lot however here are my earnings from when I started which is about 8 days ago. Total spend on buying stuff and all on Drugwars is a total of 123.52 STEEMĀ  and total which I have earned so far from this game is about 71.751 STEEM which brings it to minus 51 STEEM which I do hope to get back over the next few days then I will be positive once more.

Should you play this game ?

Of COURSE ! I don’t see why not ? You could play the really conservative way and not buy anything with steem however I do recommend at least put in a few steem to invest in your production. You really don’t have much to loose.

Here is my referral code if you are planning to try out this game. https://staging.drugwars.io/#!/ref/@bitrocker2020

Once you are in make sure you join the drugwars discord channel and join our gang of druglords called the 1MDB gang ( 1 Million Drug Biscuits ) lol … what do you think it stands for ?

we even got a cool logo

More details on this once you join the discord channel. Our members are growing extremely fast however more information in the pinned notes of Drugwars Discord

https://discord.gg/fczpx7r

I shall see you in the game ! Come and chill out with the community there… its sure is loads of fun.

Winners for Sndbox ‘s Steemhunt contest

Hey all , as you know @sndbox has daily contests everyday and featuring different types of apps which runs of the steem blockchain. Yesterday was STEEMHUNT and here are the winners

https://steemit.com/steemhunt/@sndbox/design-hunt-searching-for-creative-products-steemhunt-contest-11

For the 1st prize winner which received a 75% upvote from @sndbox is @depot69

For the 2nd prize goes to @aamirijaz which also gets a 50% upvote from @sndbox

As for 3rd prize it goes to @pialejoana which gets a 25% upvote from @sndbox

Congratulations to all the winners and really appreciate all those who participated. Thanks to @sndbox for running these contest and moving forward, there may be some changes in @sndbox do keep updated with whats going on by following @sndbox ‘s blogs.

Cheers and have a great week ahead !

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