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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.

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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 !

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.

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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 !

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.

Another impromptu STEEM meetup

With great pleasure I attended a very impromptu meetup and we had a number of steemians near and from far that came. The common thing we all have in common is we are all active on the STEEM blockchain.

Was great to met up with  @goodwithtravels who was on his Asia trip and taking the time out to meet with steemians in Malaysia. He had previously met up with the guys in Kota Kinabalu and now in Kuala Lumpur

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It was a fun meetup as always and great to have these guys always. Cheers and have a great Weekend.

Updated poster for Steem Sharing

Its only 7 Days left before our STEEM sharing session in Penang. Some last minute updates on the profile page. This was done by our partners in Penang.

Updating posters and blasting more on social media. It seems like we have a decent crowd and always looking forward for more people to join in .

If you have friends / family who does not know about STEEM and would be interested do signup at the signup link below

https://steemxpv2.peatix.com/view

What’s gonna happen at the meetup?

2.30 pm Registration starts
3.00 pm Opening Remark
3.05 pm A quick intro to Steemit and some case studies (including how a simple group photo taken at 3.00pm can make money by the end of 2 hours!)
5.00 pm Q&A and next steps
5.30 pm Networking, Check on how much everyone is making(yes, you too, if you wrote a post on Steemit)

Hurry Up make your reservation NOW and get the access to earn Crypto Currency. 
We offer limited seat only!

Event Details
Event : Steemit Sharing Sessions 2.0
Time : 2.30pm
Location : Level 3-3A, Anson Cube, Anson Road, 10400 Georgetown

Parking : RM 2.00 *flat rates
Google Map : The BlockSignal

Do support our event thru our Fundition campaign as well https://fundition.io/#!/@bitrocker2020/9hgoog5b8/news

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.

Taking Steemit to the mainstream

Only a 2 weeks left before the event. Here is a update to our events which would be happening on the 6th April 2019 at The Block Signal’s spanking new office.

Event Details
Event : Steemit Sharing Sessions 2.0
Time : 2.30pm
Location : Level 3-3A, Anson Cube, Anson Road, 10400 Georgetown

Parking : RM 2.00 *flat rates
Google Map : The BlockSignal

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A quick agenda of the event :-

What’s gonna happen at the meetup?

2.30 pm Registration starts
3.00 pm Opening Remark
3.05 pm A quick intro to Steemit and some case studies (including how a simple group photo taken at 3.00pm can make money by the end of 2 hours!)
5.00 pm Q&A and next steps
5.30 pm Networking, Check on how much everyone is making(yes, you too, if you wrote a post on Steemit)

Seats are filling up and would love to meet all of you there if you are able to join us. Do signup in the links below.

https://steemxpv2.peatix.com/

Do checkout The Block Signal website. Looking forward in running more collaborations with them once this is over.

https://theblocksignal.com/

Its now confirmed ! Steem Sharing Bootcamp Penang

We have finalized the dates and new venue to our event this coming April for another exciting round of sharing STEEM to the folks in Penang.

The event will happen on April 6th at The Blocksignal’s spanking new office at 138-03-03A Jalan Anson, Penang. From 2:30pm till 6:00pm !

If you have friends / family or even if you are in Penang during this time, do come and join us. The event is free and it would be the best time to get your friends and family onboard creating great content.

This is just an introduction talk and not a technical one. We would be introducing apps people commonly use on the STEEM blockchain and we will also get people to signup during the event itself .

https://steemxpv2.peatix.com/view

The signup page is now LIVE ! Signup at the link as space is really limited ! Looking forward in seeing you all there

Changes in Penang STEEM Bootcamp Schedule

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we have to move our schedule of our Penang Bootcamp Sharing to either 1st week or 2nd week of March. This is due to space availability and also to coincide with TheBlockSignal ‘s event plans who is our partners and organizers there

Even though the dates has moved, we are still very positive about the event there and are excited about trying to get a larger crowd.

Other updates in Malaysia

We are now finalizing more workshops and planning in Kota Kinabalu to grow more content creators in the community in Borneo. We are moving our plans forward in Borneo to start running workshops to drive the growth of STEEM adoption here and also to work out a sustainability model for new users.

When will this happen ?

Our workshops will begin by May 2019 and we are now currently planning for space and also facilities. It surely is going to be a really exciting year for Steem in Malaysia !

Won’t be able to reveal much as a lot of planning is still in the works however rest assure that it will happen.

Steem Presentation Slides

Finally got the time to clean up my slides a little bit and share my presentation slides with everyone. Hope it gives an idea on how I normally share about STEEM to the general public.

slideshare by @bitrocker2020

In my typical presentation I try not to be too technical about Witnesses or even where the money comes from. However the focus on what STEEM blockchain is all about and the various projects and communities which are already using some of these amazing apps like PARTIKO, STEEMPRESS and also FUNDITION.

If anyone ask How Can I Cash Out ?

I always tell them to earn some STEEM first thru their posting and when they want to $$$ then send me a message or they can just google it.

If they ask Where the money comes from ?

I normally tell them … the blockchain handles the amount of STEEM everyone gets and this is fueled by posts which they do and upvotes they receive. However earn some STEEM from they posts first to understand better

The objectives of doing a basic introduction is mainly to get new users to start posting and we want to show them that there are so many ways to post and so many apps out there that serves different purposes. eg. STEEMHUNT or even DTaste or Tasteem which is used for recepies or restaurants review.

Penang Steem Sharing Bootcamp

A little reminder that we are running our Penang Steem Sharing Bootcamp once more on the 24th Feb 2019 and it will be held at The Settlements Penang. Time 2:30pm – 5:30pm

If you are around Penang, do hop on over and lets catch up. Thanks to FUNDITION and everyone else who helped to promote this drive to get more users on STEEM.