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@bitrocker2020 Community witness Update

Finally found the time to sit down and upgrade my witness node to 0.21 which means its ready for HardFork 21 !

Looking forward for it to happen within the next 4 days and by the looks of things most witnesses has already upgraded their nodes. Here is the list of top 25 steem witnesses.

Change is Happening in HardFork 21

Yes there would be numerous changes on the next HardFork which has been discussed by many people and the one which would impact us as the residence of this blockchain would be the reward mechanism.

Some will get more, some will get less however the important thing is that the focus would now be on curation where the rewards are way much greater then before.

We would all be using our stakes to curate content and like any other HardFork , you may expect some people who would try to abuse the system, there would also be a lot of downvoting as the new HF do encourage to actually curate content by upvoting and also downvoting content which you deem undesirable.

For more insights of these changes checkout @steemitblog ‘s latest post here

https://steemit.com/hf21/@steemitblog/hardfork-21-survival-guide

Witness Vote Update

If you have not updated your Witness Vote for over 1 year, I do suggest that you go thru https://steemit.com/~witnesses and start taking a look at your Witness votes.

Some of you may still have votes on witnesses which are no longer operating their node. Or some of you may not be fully utilizing your witness votes. you can vote up to 30 witnesses and this does not effect your Voting Power / Mana in any way. It’s just telling the blockchain as to who you are empowering to be a witness

For example, @utopian-io still have about 7,684 votes on their witness and they have stop their nodes many months ago. Are you one of them ? To check which witness is still running and have updated to HF 21 head over to this link

https://steemian.info/witnesses

What’s happening in TeamMalaysia

We are still a happy bunch of content creators which gets involved in almost all areas of the Steem blockchain. I have not run a large event this year however I think we would need to do one soon.

Instead as part of my Witness pledge to grow the community in Malaysia, I’ve collaborated with other parties to speak at events or just be there to support them and to promote Steem wherever I go.

Because of that, I’ve been invited to be in the first edition of Collectors Playing Cards .. which I’m very happy to be part of.

a group of people posing for a photo

Moving forward, I think we do have a larger crowd heading over to STEEMFEST since Bangkok is just a 2 hours flight away. Making it the most affordable Steemfest to date ! For me that is.

Will also start organizing a few more events before the end of the year and looking at options on how we can go to the masses with min budgets.

Looking forward in meeting all the amazing people at Steemfest and this time, don’t need any winter clothes.

Cheers and have a great weekend !

Would the real Satoshi please stand up

Its been really big news as the claimed “real” Satoshi Nakamoto makes an appearance and wants to reveal himself after a decade of staying anonymous.

The REVEAL is suppose to happen in 3 parts and Part 1 got released just yesterday. Part 2 and Part 3 would be coming up within this week.

The reasoning behind this reveal is still yet to be announced which would be in Part 3 of his website.

https://satoshinrh.com/

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.

Market Impact?

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…

Wishing ALL Muslims a SELAMAT Hari Raya Haji

To all my Muslim friends out there, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you Selamat Hari Raya Haji.

I do wish you all travel safely as we all spend time to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones.

Kepada semua sahabat Muslim saya di luar sana, saya ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengharapkan semua anda Selamat Hari Raya Haji.

Saya ingin anda semua perjalanan dengan selamat kerana kita semua menghabiskan masa untuk merayakan cuti dengan orang yang kita cintai.

Hope you are having a great weekend as well … cheers !

So its my lil Boy’s birthday

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

Join us and participate in our conversations

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.

So if you wanna join in, here it is the link :-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Steem.Malaysia/

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.

Our Plans

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.

To the MOON with Kraken Futures

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.

  1. Hold on their crypto and yet imaginatively think how much they have either made or lost if they sold it just now.
  2. Stuck in ALT coins and wished they had sold it when it was at its All Time High (ATH)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

What are Crypto Futures Trading ?

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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.

Image result for crypto futures buy low sell high

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

https://futures.kraken.com/

Cheers and have a brilliant week ! Stay safe !

How to upgrade your windows 10 home to pro for only $25

Now this post is for those of you who perhaps just bought a new laptop and it came together with Windows 10 Home ( by default ) however you then realized that you need more functionality such as Hyper-V and other networking sharing features.

One way of upgrading would be buying it off the Microsoft Store but if you see the price, it is really really expensive. Some of you may think, hey why not I just download a crack or something … then you risk your laptop getting some virus or ransomware or worst a keylogger which may compromise your system and all your accounts and password.

The typical cheapskate that I am, I would try to scour the web for the cheapest yet legal way to get this done without compromising my security.

And I FOUND the SOLUTION !

You sometimes find solutions in the most unexpected place. The website is called G2A ( https://www.g2a.com )

If you just did a search for Windows 10 Pro , you will see numerous sellers selling it and I do suggest that you pick a seller that has the highest rating and have sold a lot.

Once you are done with adding it to your shopping cart you can just put in your email address and click Go to payment

They can literally accept any sort of payment and they even localize those based on your IP address. And YES they also accept BTC as a payment form

Once you are done with the payment and such, you will then receive an email of the purchase that you have just made. It would contain a link where it would reveal your product key to your Windows 10.

You can then read the quick guide if you don’t know how to activate your windows however if you just copy the key and then head over to your Windows 10 Home under the ABOUT tab. Just click change product key and upgrade your Windows

Once you are done, Windows will then perform the upgrade and it may take 1 or 2 restarts but once its done, if you go back to the ABOUT tab, you will see that the Windows Edition is now Window 10 Pro !

So there you go! Instead of spending hundreds of dollars or compromising your system, you bought a genuine activated Windows 10 Pro OEM.

What other features do you get with Windows 10 Pro ?

So only if you want the extra features then I would suggest you to upgrade. The only main reason I choose to upgrade was that I needed Hyper-V which is a Virtual Machine for Windows. This ables me to test out software and run applications without compromising my entire system.

Hope this helps and you get to save money on your upgrade. Cheers and have a great day !!!

Lets go to the moon together

Looks like the charts are looking really good and we are now reaching the peak of BTC/USDT which may lead us up to about 15k – 30k. However these are just fundamentals and is not an investment advise.

STEEM/BTC pairs however looks like its taking a dive down really really low. If you follow @lukestokes daily reports you will see that there are a lot of withdrawals happening everyday.

Just last week alone there was almost 1.7 million STEEM being transferred out to just Binance and Upbit. ( source ) The rest went everywhere else, however the big bulk was these exchanges.

If you had transferred out and exchanged your STEEM to BTC last week you would have made about 10%-15% increase in earnings. So sometimes you wonder if you should do it for that gain.

When BTCs moons to a All Time High ( ATH ) you would be able to have significant gains by buying STEEM at that point. Although there is no guarantee and not a strategy for everyone and with HF21 with SMT in clearer view, there is a possibility that STEEM would strengthen once more. But that’s a lot of What If and may be a bit too risky for those who don’t want to miss out on current market advantages.

For me , I’m not powering down however I’m liquidating some steem so that I would be able to buy into STEEM at a stronger position once the BTC markets moves sideways.

I’m not a “trade expert” however these are just my thoughts and not any advise. Do let me know if you can share your strategy.

Your community witness update – @bitrocker2020

Its already July 2019 and half the year has already passed. Its so far been an amazing year for the blockchain community especially here in Malaysia. With the Malaysian Govt endorsing that there is a need for regulations required for this space by providing conditional license for 3 crypto-fiat exchanges its seems like its going to be a bright future.

As witness no. 92 at the moment of this writing, I would just like to give a brief summary on what has happened over the past 6 months in terms of awareness and adoption of the STEEM community and a highlight to what I’ve been doing to promote STEEM. Even though I’m not a full time coder, however, I’m full time in growing the awareness of this amazing blockchain which we all have come to love.

Image result for steemit wilsonkoh bootcamp

After much success in running multiple events in East, North and Central Malaysia, the community seems to be vibrant and rapidly gaining awareness about how they can use STEEM on the daily basis. Most of these events are targeted towards a diversity of audience from different background. So meaning that it has to be as simple as possible to understand and get started.

Appart from running our own events, I was also honoured to be able to speak at several events which we more focused on the blockchain community.

Having done the most recent ones in June 2019 was Malaysian Blockchain Week where I was asked to share about the STEEM blockchain in the Blockchain Tracks which had audiences from all over asia.

And also another STEEM sharing session which was done to a small group of individuals who were content creators (photo bottom)

The drive and aim this year was of course to explore and to show those in the blockchain space that STEEM is not just another blockchain to shill and compete with others however its a blockchain where communities are able to come together to share content and could also be used as a alternative way to get rewarded for their artistry.

Irregardless of the age group, I am always ready and available to talk about STEEM to a crowd if provided the opportunity. These students below are from a rural part of Sarawak where they have absolutely no idea what blockchain is however they know what social media is , so sharing about STEEM and its DAPPs made it relevant to them.

I must say that there is absolutely NO way I could have traveled all around Malaysia and do these talks without the help of the community and its unending support. Some people I would love to mention who has always supported me and my drive to push for growing the community here in Malaysia are amazing individuals like @kevinwong, @davidke20, @elizacheng, @littlenewthings, @danieldoughty, @veenang, @bboyady, @wilsonkoh, @joannewong, @aaronleang @littlenewthings, @zord189, @coingecko, @awesomianist, @dongkeypong, @tombstone, @bitcoinmalaysia, @currykhoo, @patriciawpy, @ninjaboon, @hightouch, @starkerz, @anarcotech, @project7, @thecryptodrive, @anomadsoul and so many other steemians out there which just can’t fit in one single post.

Also a great big fat thanks to some of these amazing projects which runs off the blockchain who just makes an enormous impact to the STEEM blockchain which is worth mentioning thruout any of my presentation. @fundition , @dtube, @oracle-d, @curie, @partiko, @steempress, @tasteem, @steemhunt and many many other projects.

I’ve always have new stuff to talk about when it comes to STEEM, and now with @aggroed and his team who has launched SCOT and the Nitros interface, its going to be a lot of new and upcoming projects showcasing the communities and the potential of STEEM.

WHATS NEXT ?

Moving forward in the next 6 months, I’m looking at more collaborative efforts to be able to gain more awareness about STEEM. These are some of the stuff which I have already begun discussion :-

  1. Organizing partner events at several selected locations with one of the approved crypto – fiat exchange in Malaysia
  2. Continue discussions with a national TV station to host a blockchain based segment to showcase not only STEEM but credible blockchain projects within the community.
  3. Continue talks on getting advertising space on one of the largest wifi providers in Malaysia with more then 16,000 wifi hotspots.
  4. Attending and engaging with more communities both blockchain and others.

So there you go , this is my witness update and I do hope that you would be able to support my witness with a witness vote here.

For those who have voted .. thank you thank you thank you ! Will continuously update the community on all events that is happening and will try to push for more collaboration to gain awareness of the STEEM blockchain in Malaysia.

Cheers and have a great week !

PAL, SCT, SPORTSTALK, WEED … What is happening on STEEM ?

For some who has been away from STEEM for the last 3 months, there has been a lot of changes which you may not be aware of. Most would be so confuse that they do not know where to start.

So here is a quick breakdown as to what have been happening if you have not caught up yet.

Most importantly, you need to know that @aggroed and his team has created a tool called http://steem-engine.com which enables or simulates smartcontracts on the STEEM blockchain. In simple terms, it gives others an opportunity to create their own token using the same design as STEEM which post, vote and earn. And the best is that everything still runs off the STEEM blockchain

So here are the current 4 sites which has deployed their own token and is currently live with steemians using their same login to use these apps.

HTTPS://PALNET.IO

With thousands of users already in the community of PAL ( Peace Abundance & Love ) where it was a easy transition for them to just go in.

https://steem-engine.com/?p=market&t=PAL

HTTPS://WWW.STEEMCOINPAN.COM

Steemcoinpan was started by a Korean community member which then quickly got picked up by other communities as they managed to maintain a high token value by introducing burn tokens and staking incentives.

https://steem-engine.com/?p=market&t=SCT

HTTPS://WWW.SPORTSTALKSOCIAL.COM

This is one of my favourites so far as it is very focus on SPORTS content and even though there is a huge amount of distributed tokens pushing the token value down however with a moderated site for just SPORTS, I have a good feeling that this will just grow at a steady rate

https://steem-engine.com/?p=market&t=SPORTS

HTTPS://WWW.WEEDCASH.NETWORK

One of the first projects launched thru STEEM Engine, like the title goes, its meant for Weed enthusiast who like to create content based on the subject matter. Do check it out if you are into it.

Whats Next ?

With STEEM announcing that SMT would be launch very soon, I do believe that these projects would transition to SMT upon launch. The only challenge for these projects is to work out a way to maintain the Token value else it would just turn into another useless token sitting in your wallet.

All the listed projects above has support for the Chrome plugin to login using your STEEM account with Keychain. So to ease your login process do download and install Keychain.

chrome://extensions/?id=lkcjlnjfpbikmcmbachjpdbijejflpcm

If you do not have a STEEM Account or would like to create a new STEEM account you can start with this link.

https://account.steem.ninja?ref=bitrocker2020