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Hello CryptoKitties!

Cryptokitties

A new technology often gets a game that helps to promote it to the mainstream. Social networks had FarmVille. Mobile phones had Angry Birds. And now blockchains have CryptoKitties. CryptoKitties is a blockchain-based virtual game that allows players to adopt, raise, breed and trade digital cats using Ethereum-based smart contracts. The game is an extension of society’s obsession with rising ...

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Kasotsuka Shojo – The Virtual Currency Girls

Kasotsuka Shojo the Virtual Currency Girls

Japan passed the Virtual Currency Act (Act) in March 2017, making it the first country in the world to recognize bitcoin as legal tender. It therefore does not come as a surprise that the first cryptocurrency band in the world has emerged from Japan. With crypto-maniac Japanese investors likely sitting on hefty gains, it’s time for celebration and it comes ...

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Cosplay Competition

A dance performance

If you were in Permaisuri Imperial City Mall last Saturday morning, you would have seen Cosplayers performing on stage on the first floor. I arrived at the mall a bit late and I missed the performances of the first two contestants. There were eleven contestants so I only managed to watch the performances of nine of the contestants. The term ...

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Hey, It’s Just Baby Food!

Breastfeeding Whitney Huntwork

Public breastfeeding has always been controversial. It is a topic that makes people sit up and voice their opinions. There has been many incidents of public outcry against public breastfeeding. But like it or not, the crux of the matter is that it’s just baby food! A lot of mothers believe they have every right to feed their babies wherever ...

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How High Can Bitcoin Go Or Is It A Bubble?

Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been on a tear this year as it keeps on setting record highs.  At the time of my writing this article, Bitcoin is pushing $6,800 price levels and $113.68 billion in market capitalization. With the current price hovering around US$6,800, a USD100 investment in Bitcoin in March 2010 (when the price was $.003) would have ballooned to USD226 ...

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Oh Marimo!

The RM25 Marimo moss ball bought by my sister-in-law

There is a new fad in town and its name is Marimo moss balls, also known as Cladophora ball, Lake ball, Mossimo or Moss Balls. I was at Candy Box on the first floor of Imperial Mall Old Wing when I saw these moss balls being sold at one of the boxes in the store. Each moss ball is stored ...

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Who Owns the Largest Bitcoin Stash?

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Who owns the most bitcoins? That question has intrigued the whole world and no one knows the answers for sure. Most Bitcoiners do not store vast quantities in a single wallet. They stash them in many wallets and all are anonymous. But the honour is widely believed to belong to bitcoin’s shadowy inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi is estimated to have ...

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Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Do you know what is Bitcoin Pizza Day? On May 18, 2010 Laszlo Hanyecz went to a Bitcoin forum and asked the community if someone would go and buy him two pizzas in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins. The US dollar value of 10,000 Bitcoins at that time was about US$25. Laszlo got himself a deal on May 22 and he ...

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The Finger Lift

Finger Lift

I was on Facebook when I saw a video featuring the Finger Lift trick. It brought back memories of that night in 1976 when I was in Upper Six D class at Kolej Tun Datuk Tuanku Haji Bujang. I came across the trick in a non-fiction book that I was reading at that time. After sharing the trick with my ...

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