PINEBOOK Pro

Extremely happy to hear the PINEBOOK is now available in a Pro version. The form factor looks identical to a ThinkPad Carbon (afaics)

There will be support for Linux, *BSD and Android 9. The preorder starts on 25th July 2019 but only for those who had registered in the Pinebook forum prior to 1st July 2019.

I say PINEBOOK had stolen the thunder from Apple on innovation for developers!

Stupendifying! Proptech startup secures $1.47m to improve how agents earn commissions

Started to look through e27 and techinasia and found this ditty on PropTech. This caught my eye as I was exploring some ideas on buying and selling Singapore property six months ago.

Lets see what techinasia wrote.

“Proptech startup secures $1.47m to improve how agents earn commissions

UrbanAgents, an AI-powered platform that links up home sellers to real estate agents, raised about US$1.47 million in seed investment from FarSight Capital, APAC Realty, and angel investors.”

The target audience are real estate agents… Hmm… Right, I’m sure the home buyer and seller will be very pleased to pay more commission out of their own pockets.

I say good luck to FarSight Capital, APAC Realty and angel investors, and tough luck to all these VCs’ backers.

Bitcoin trends

A good friend brought up Bitcoin statistics from Twitter earlier.

$0-$1k: 1789 days (4.8 years)
$1k-$2k: 1271 days (3.4 years)
$2k-$3k: 23 days
$3k-$4k: 62 days
$4k-$5k: 61 days
$5k-$6k: 8 days
$6k-$7k: 13 days
$7k-$8k: 14 days
$8k-$9k: 9 days
$9k-$10k: 2 days
$10k-$11k: 1 day
$11k-$12k: 6 days
$12k-$13k: 1 day
$13k-$14k: SAME DAY
$14k-$16k: SAME DAY

As of now, Coinbase is rejecting all logins. (502).

Two dates to note: Dec 10 (CBOE BTC futures start trading) and Dec 18 (CME BTC futures).