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Blockchain awareness protects innocent people from scams

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.

What’s happening in the CRYPTO scene in Malaysia

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 :

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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 )

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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.

https://tbsblockchainncrypto1.peatix.com/

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.

Cheers and see you all tomorrow !

Game of Thrones – its finally ended

I must say that I was not instantly interested in Game of Thrones when it first got released. I remember tried watching the pilot episode about 4 times before I actually made it to episode 2.

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Even by then, the show seemed to have moved very slowly and I was just watching it as my friends were telling me how excellent it was and already 4 seasons had passed so there was a lot of catching up to do .

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How I got hooked into Game Of Thrones was actually in episode 9 of season 1 where we see the first of the Stark to get executed and you truly thought that somehow that in the last few minutes there was going to be something that would happen to save Ned Stark.

But nope ! He’s head really did come off and that got me intrigued as it was different and you don’t really know who would be the hero which would last till the end.

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Of course over the next few seasons we do see a lot of deaths from people we thought that would live thru. The most dramatic event was the RED WEDDING for me. Truly unexpected episode which I’m sure took everyone by surprise and have never expected to see more Starks die.

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Except for Rickon Stark .. never had a connection with this one. He was never really involved in the show …

My favourite season was actually season 6 where we had House Bolton and House Stark battle it out. There was a lot of focus on the northern regions and its armies in this season.

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So now with Season 8 finally over and we saw the end of the night king in one of Game of Thrones darkest episodes … and i literally meant DARK as everything seem to have been shot in the night.

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And John Snow who had prevented the rise of another mad king or let me rephrase .. mad queen. It was clear that she was headed towards the path of insanity.

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So we start to wonder, what other epic tv series do we watch next after literally watching the finale of what took a decade to build up to. And this so coincidentally also happened just not too long after Marvell finished off Avengers Endgame a brilliant end to a decade of buildup.

Now scrolling thru the tv series finding something worthwhile watching. Heck .. even Big Bang Theory just ended ! LoL ….

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SO whats next ? Anyone ?? Please no vampire shit as I never did like those series.

Halving is coming

It would be another 1 year before bitcoins block mining rewards gets halved. So now, all blocks mined pays about 12.5 BTC per block and at every 210,000 blocks it gets halved. This would meant that 6.25 BTC rewards per block mined.

The question would be is that will this boom the price of the market as it gets harder and more expensive to mine blocks ? When Bitcoin first came out we all could use our computers to mine BTC however now , mining these with computers would be too slow and only large warehouses of mining farms using natural cooling and almost free electricity would be worth mining BTCs

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Over the pass week we have seen a nice bull run with BTC and some key alt coins and for those who were trading actively on the BTC markets, would have taken advantage of the up and down and up and down.

I have tried mining before and in my own opinion, I do think that learning to trade the crypto markets is way much more fun then maintaining machines.

But that’s just me, I do enjoy learning up new altcoin projects and see if its worth investing in .

So what about you ? Mining or Trading ?

have a good day !

Crazy cheap flights

So how does flying around the world on really cheap rates sounds ? I stumbled across this website and took a look at the rates. Its crazy cheap !

How would you like to get a round trip to the Maldives and enjoy the beautiful islands … sounds like a dream trip eh ?

So if you really are keen to go, the flights are really that cheap. I wish I knew how they manage to get it at that rate. I would guess that they have purchased in bulk and just need to sell those seats.

Booking the hotels are another different thing though … however I’m sure that you would be able to get some sort of AirBnB at the destination you are heading to.

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So this is just one of the many GEMS which I managed to find in the internet. Do share if you do come across any interesting site. This is surely worth a bookmark don’t you think ?

Hey its FRIDAY ! Have a great weekend ahead.

Event update with other speakers

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 !

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BitcoinMalaysia/

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

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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.

https://tbsblockchainncrypto1.peatix.com/view

Hope to see you there.

Review HUNT is launching soon !

Check this out ! over $500k has been pledged by companies to spend on REVIEWHUNT monthly when it launches.

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If you do not know what is REVIEWHUNT now, well there is still time to check it out and also pre-signup linking all your social accounts and be the first in line to be a reviewer !

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.

How Does REVIEWHUNT benefit businesses ?

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.

These kind of marketing does bring in a large number of audiences however it does not necessary convert to sales. This is due to mainly lack of trust as they may not know the brand nor do they know the people behind the product.

So marketers now seek a new type of marketing method which includes using people with a lot of fans / followers to give a shoutout or a review about their product or service. This would then led to more engagement and since their followers already has a certain degree of trust with these individuals therefore they were influenced by them.

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This is what we now call Influencer Marketing. Meaning to use your current social influence to help a business / brand to reach out their message to your audience.

REVIEWHUNT is a platform where Brands / Businesses are able to leverage the users of the platform to help them market their products. Influencers are then given the option to choose what they would like to promote and are rewarded for their work done by REVIEWHUNT.

This is a great way to earn as you do not require to have hundreds of thousands of followers ( which is great to have ) to get started.

So make sure you pre-signup for REVIEWHUNT so you can be one of the first influencers on this platform. If you do have friends who are struggling to promote their brands or product, be sure to introduce them to REVIEWHUNT ! You’ve got nothing to loose but a lot to gain.

So BTC is up – What’s your move ?

It seems like a great week for cryptos and at this current point of time of this writing, BTCs seems to be on its bull run.

Its great and all however what have you done to take advantage of markets like this ? Or in actual fact, what have you done ?

Normally to prep and maximize on BULL runs are to tame the BEAR markets and did you know over the past 8 – 12 weeks when BTC was just tanking vs the USD there was a very noticeable pattern in trade.

Its normally early of the week markets will dip and start to rise once more towards the weekend. As weeks goes by, the market starts to dip earlier and earlier.

I can’t really explain this as I’m no “trade” expert and will never ever claim to be one . These were the times where many traders were taking advantage of the predictable market trends to grow their BTCs.

One of the chat groups that I’m in pushed their USD100 to close to 10 folds just by riding the waves. The whole idea is not to focus on the $$$ but focus on increasing the volume of your BTCs. So we do lookout for trades vs altcoins as well since the yield can go crazy at times.

Trading is actually fun however there are no shortcuts … you gain on some days and you just need to tank on others. The idea is not to be greedy.

There are so many people currently trading bitcoins and the image above was shared awhile ago .. I’m not 100% sure if the data is still valid however that gives you an idea as to how many people are actually trading cryptos.

Back to the question !

What’s your move ? The price of BTCs are up …. what would you be doing to take advantage of this bull market. Indication states that its pushing for $7500 however i’m anticipating for a slightly higher target.

There are lots of questions in any traders head but most of it sums up to , is this bull run sustainable ?

I do use a tool which keeps me updated with all the happenings and news that goes around 24/7 . You should check it out and see if this app works for you. Here is my link if you are thinking of downloading it. Its one really handy app … https://bi.city/s/Vqtff2

For me, I’ve got my expected price to sell and then dump most of the profits into STEEM where the rest would be reinvested into my daily trades.

What about you ?

Have a great weekend everyone !

SNAX – get rewarded with your social activity

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.

Coingecko Give Away !

Have you done this ?

If not … Coingecko is back with another great giveaway and this time its 25,000 worth of IoTeX. The deadline is 20th May, 2019 and its very simple to enter.

Here is the link to the survey

https://wn.nr/dkv2D5

If you have joined any of @coingecko’s survey before all you need to do is to login and you can start checking those “todo” list to be able to have more valid entries to win the freebies.

The more entries the higher the changes of winning the prize. So do support @coingecko and who knows, win some IoTex ! Nothing to loose…. except 5 mins of your time.

https://wn.nr/dkv2D5

Cheers and have a great day !