It seems like BTC is always making headlines for one reason or another.
When the market points towards bullish behavior Bitcoin is all the rage. When there is so much long action (going on right now) and then the price plummets, BTC also dominates the headlines. The same goes for legislation and when any new crypto product or platform comes out. It’s always compared against BTC.
So with BTC fever in full swing, sportsbooks around the world have adopted digital currencies as one of their main forms of funding accounts and paying out winnings. And with sports betting legalized in states across the USA, both BTC and legal online gambling are in the limelight.
But where are the best places to bet using BTC and other cryptos? Furthermore, why would you want to use BTC, LTC, or Ethereum in this manner?
The principal reason why you would want to use cryptocurrencies in your ‘sports investing’ ventures is speed, cost, security, and bonuses.
When you use cryptos like BTC (BTX) to move money in and out of your account. You bypass the standard centralized banking system which drastically improves on both the speed of the transaction and the cost of the transaction – this is especially true with payouts.
Essentially, you can get your money into your account much faster – which comes in handy if you are opening up a new account because that particular shop has a better betting line than most of the competition. Conversely, because you are not subject to international bank transfer fees when dealing with an offshore book, the transaction is much, much cheaper. It’s for these reasons that most sportsbooks charge a withdrawal fee for normal payment transactions and they can take up to a week to place your winnings into your account.
With BTC this happens in a matter of minutes and there are no payout fees. This leads us to security. It takes a long time to fund and withdraw because the sportsbook has to verify exactly who you are and make sure there is nothing fraudulent going on. The bank then does the same. In contrast, BTC is set up on blockchain, which makes fraud virtually impossible. So, the money simply goes from wallet to account or account to wallet in as little as 12 minutes.
— The Tech Journal (@TheTechJournal) February 10, 2020
But what about Bitcoin’s volatility?
With sportsbooks, you don’t have to worry about BTC’s volatility. When you purchase coins and add them to your wallet if you immediately transfer them into your bookmaker’s platform, the book will instantly convert the BTC into Dollars/Euros/Pounds –depending on the book. So, you avoid the possibility of a BTC market-fall. This means that not only are your transactions secure on the blockchain, making it virtually impossible for you to be cheated by the sportsbook, or for you to cheat the sportsbook, but you don’t have to worry about BTC market because you are always going to get the current market equivalent in you preferred currency.
The bonuses are great as well because many sportsbooks offer extended or additional bonuses for using BTC to fund your account – up to 100% cash on your deposit amount.
Most major sports betting websites now accept BTC. So, if you are looking for where to place bets with Bitcoin, you won’t have to look very hard. That said, some sites are better than others and we’ve whipped up a shortlist for of the best BTC-ready sportsbooks that are confirmed to convert and hold your crypto deposits in USD.
Bovada is an A+ rated site with just a $10 deposit minimum and a 50% cash bonus.
Bookmaker has been around since the year 2000, and they offer a 100% cash bonus with a minimum deposit of just $10 or the BTC equivalent.
5Dimes is another long-standing book that’s been in business since 2000. They have a $100 dollar minimum deposit, but no maximum on their payouts.
BetOnline allows $3500 payouts per transaction and offers 50% free play on a minimum deposit of $20.
Heritage has a $25 minimum BTC deposit and no max payout. And they offer 50% cash bonuses on your overall deposit amount.
There you have it. Why you should use cryptocurrencies for your sports betting ventures and where to do so. Have fun, and remember to pick your spots wisely and bet with caution!
Blockchain technology outshines Bitcoin and Gold during global pandemic
As the popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin begins to level up with investments made in metals such as Gold, together they have both made significant advantages for investors who have taken a leap to invest in them.
However, thanks to the pandemic and the dynamic shift in investing and the economy, many investors have seen fluctuating losses and gains thanks to the uncertainty of the current business world.
Many investors that backed companies who have exposure to blockchain technology have seen an approximate amount of 54% return on investments over the past year. This is even after considering how hard the global tech market and companies have been hit since the beginning of the pandemic.
What is blockchain technology?
Blockchain technology was first introduced as a supportive technology for Bitcoin. A blockchain is a simple, unchangeable and un-hackable digital ledger that holds transactions in little blocks attached to a chain. The transaction is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of systems on the blockchain, making it available for everyone on the network to see.
Each block in the chain contains various transactions which are recorded on the participant ledger every time a transaction takes place. The database is decentralised and is managed by multiple participants known as Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).
Although blockchain technology was birthed from Bitcoin and was widely adopted for the use of cryptocurrencies, the way it works and its security has made…
Bitcoin Surges After Tesla Bought $1.5 Billion Worth of BTC
The sudden rise of Bitcoin has been connected to the decision taken by the Tesla electric car company to buy $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin.
The company explained in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it bought Bitcoin to diversify its cash returns and more flexibility.
Musk’s Tweets also impacted Dogecoin’s price
Tesla also added that it will start accepting Bitcoin payments for all its products, although this will be based on a limited basis and applicable laws. If the company concludes and starts accepting cryptocurrency, it will make it the first major car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin payments. The company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has developed an interest in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
He has been tweeting severally about the viability of the Dogecoin (DOGE), which doesn’t have an important market value attached to it.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2021
Few hours after endorsing Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency rose by an impressive 50%. But regulatory authorities are still concerned about the risks in cryptocurrency investments, with several regulatory bodies warning traders and investors they could lose all their money from crypto investments.
But for Tesla, the company decides to diversify its funds and increased its cash returns. However, Tesla also warned investors about the volatility of Bitcoin’s price in its SEC filing. According to the SEC…
XNO Token of Xeno NFT Hub listed on Bithumb Korea Exchange
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 25th January, 2021, // ChainWire //
Xeno Holdings Limited (xno.live ), a blockchain solutions company based in Hong Kong, has announced the listing of its ecosystem utility token XNO on the ‘Bithumb Korea’ cryptocurrency exchange on January 21st 2021.
Xeno NFT Hub (market.xno.live ), developed by Xeno Holdings, enables easy minting of digital items into NFTs while also providing a marketplace where anyone can securely trade NFTs.
The Xeno NFT Hub project team includes former members of the technology project Yosemite X based in San Francisco and professionals such as Gabby Dizon who is a games industry expert and NFT space influencer based in Southeast Asia.
NFT(Non-Fungible Token) technology has recently gained huge focus in the blockchain arena and beyond, making waves in the online gaming sector, the art world, and the digital copyrights industry in recent years. The strongest feature of NFTs is that “NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be replaced or forged”. Unlike fungible tokens such as Bitcoin or Ether, NFTs are not interchangeable for other tokens of the same type but instead each NFT has a unique value and specific information that cannot be replaced. This fact makes NFTs the perfect solution to record and prove ownership of digital and real-world items like works of art, game items, limited-edition collectibles, and more.
NFTs are already being actively traded in markets globally. For…