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The Effects of Cryptocurrencies On The Gambling Industry

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Cryptocurrency and gambling are two industries that have seen rapid growth in recent years. Blockchain technology has had huge effects on a wide range of industries. Gambling is now seeing a transformation as the growth of cryptocurrency enters the industry.

Payment system

Using cryptocurrencies is now a payment method available on new online casinos and betting sites. However, most of the established betting sites, for example, https://www.unibet.co.uk/bettingare yet to offer the payment option to its players. With this being said, it is growing as a method and the advantages it brings mean that one day it could take over as the main payment method that we use. The benefits of this are that it allows players to gamble anonymously and they can also play without having to create an account and send in any personal data to get their account verified. Another advantage for the gambling sites is that using the blockchain for the payment means there aren´t the fees associated with traditional payment methods, and players can also access their money much faster.

Transparency

Transactions completed on a blockchain automatically create a record that cannot be changed or deleted. This means that anybody is able to confirm that a transaction has actually taken place. Therefore, betting sites are able to show that they are honest and transparent. Anybody can view winnings and access their money easily.

Decentralised structure

Not only does a decentralized structure mean better security, Blockchain technology allows anybody to become a member of the casino itself. Some Bitcoin casinos allow their users to fund the casinos and take a share of the profits. vSlice, run through the Ethereum platform, allows token holders to receive automatic dividends from profits that are generated. Wagerhas its own Blockchain network which provides a decentralized sports betting platform, which means that each betting type has its own unique type of transaction, and Wagerr states it ensures scale when it comes to creating consensus for determining winners and losers by having bets take place on the second tier of the network.

Casinos & Betting Sites that now exclusively use their own cryptocurrency

Zero Edge is an online casino using a blockchain network, but its business model is around the growth of its own cryptocurrency rather than profits taken from gamblers. All betting on the platform is using Zero Edge’s own cryptocurrency called ZERO. There is a fixed supply of ZERO tokens, so this means as demand grows, so does the value of the cryptocurrency. Due to this, all the games on ZeroEdge.Bet have a 0% house edge, meaning that gamers have the same chance as winning as the house, unlike traditional casino gaming where the odds are heavily in favour of the house. Zero Edge is also going to offer a 0% commission sports betting exchange, where players bet on a variety of different sports worldwide.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice. Global Coin Report and/or its affiliates, employees, writers, and subcontractors are cryptocurrency investors and from time to time may or may not have holdings in some of the coins or tokens they cover. Please conduct your own thorough research before investing in any cryptocurrency and read our full disclaimer.

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Wirex adds WAVES to its Platform

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London UK, January 10th2018 – Wirex, the UK FCA-licenced digital money platform that facilitates the seamless conversion of cryptos and traditional currency, has joined forces with Waves to add the in-demand WAVES token to its platform. The WAVES token holds a unique place in the cryptocurrency spectrum because its underlying utility addresses some critical hurdles that hinder the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology, such as scaling, interoperability, and security.

Sasha Ivanov, CEO and Founder of Waves Platform, says, “We see Waves as the bridge that will facilitate the transition from web 2.0 to web 3.0. The goal of our team is to put tools in place that will allow both enterprise and individuals to easily implement their own blockchains while improving the UX of DApps and blockchain infrastructure.”

Like Wirex, the Waves Platform was purpose-built, and since its launch in 2016, Waves has become one of the fastest, most secure and user-friendly public blockchain platforms available.

In terms of its underlying protocol Waves is closer to Ethereum than Bitcoin. Ethereum is used to develop various DApps, but it can be expensive due to its Smart Contract language complexity and Gas fees that can grow dramatically over time. Waves Smart Contracts are simplified – they are a plug-and-play solution with fixed fees. Another improvement is the Waves-NG protocol with throughput of up to 1000 TX/s.

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Make Profit in the Bear Market? Recommend the 1st Cryptocurrency Futures Exchange – Bexplus

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In 2018, Bitcoin has declined from $20,000 to $3100. Is $3100 the bottom of BTC and will the bull come in 2019? I don’t think there will be a bull in the cryptocurrency market next year. Instead, it may keeps “steady” price fluctuation, which means Bitcoin price goes up and down but hard to rebound to $20,000 in 2019. So is it possible to earn money during the cryptocurrency bear market? Absolutely YES!

If you’ve traded BTC spot before, you must know that you can only make profits when its price rises. Different from the spot trading, Bitcoin futures contract as well as other altcoins futures trading are popular among investors, because it gives investors chance to earn money even during the bear market.

What is Cryptocurrency Futures Trading?

Cryptocurrency futures contract enables you to enter a larger trade with a small number of assets that you possess. You can earn money in both directions. For example, buy/long BTC means that speculator can place a “bet” on BTC rising. On the contrary, sell/short BTC means to “bet” on BTC falling. Besides, with X times leverage added, investors can enter a large trade though they hold a smaller amount of BTC. Some investors, especially the beginners may think that futures trading is relatively high risk. But different from the traditional futures contract, Perpetual contract allows you to set stop-profit…

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Introducing Interdax: The fastest new crypto trading platform

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Considering the rapid development of cryptocurrencies, as well as the increase in their popularity and trading volumes, it is also necessary for crypto-related services to advance as well. As modern problems require modern solutions, the newest services can often make quite a difference, if they are done right.

One such service is Interdax — a new, international crypto trading platform that focuses on derivatives, primarily perpetual swaps, and futures. Interdax is a big project that has been under development for over 18 months. After spending so much time working on it, developers are finally ready to push it out of the stealth mode, and into the market.

The platform itself expects to bring massive change to the market through superior technology and innovation. In fact, many believe that Interdax might become a direct competition even to big names such as Bitmex within a few months, mostly due to their excellent offers, such as 100x leveraged perpetual swap contracts with the underlying coin as collateral.

Team & Tech

Interdax aims to become a Wall Street-grade derivatives exchange, and to achieve this, the platform needed to hire a team of experts with a long history in finance and development. The majority of the team members came from well-known financial institutions of the City of London, and even Wall Street itself. This also shows the team members’ faith in the project,…

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