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It is pretty scary to think about the extent of the gambling industry’s dominance these days, mainly because of the sheer amount of revenue that it brings in each and every year. It seems as though quite literally everyone loves to gamble in one way or another, with casino gambling being by far the biggest gambling sector, something that is all thanks to the online casino explosion of the 21st century. 

Don’t get us wrong, casino gambling was an absolutely huge industry before online casinos came along, you only have to look at places like Las Vegas to understand that that was wholly the case. However online casinos succeeded in bringing all of these popular card games to the masses who couldn’t visit a proper casino. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular casino games. 

Blackjack 

Blackjack is widely regarded by gambling historians as being the oldest living casino game in the world, with evidence of it being played centuries ago. In fact, Miguel de Cervantes, a 15th-century Spanish novelist, referred to a game called “Ventiuna” (Spanish for 21) several hundred years ago, proof that blackjack has been around for a lot longer than simply the last two centuries. 

And there should be no real surprise there either because blackjack is an incredibly simple and exciting game to play at Indian lotteries. It also gives some of the best odds available out of all the different casino games, so no wonder so many people enjoy playing it. 

Poker 

Is there another casino game that has as much cultural relevance as poker? The game has been presented in countless films, TV series and novels, making it one of the most in-demand casino games to this day. The thing about poker is that it pits you against other players much more than the majority of other casino games, and this makes it all the more exciting. 

There are various different types of poker available to play these days, but the most popular variant is most probably Texas Hold ‘Em. You can play poker in pretty much any casino you go to, and it is also available online. 

Roulette 

Roulette blew many gamblers away when it first appeared in the 1800s, and it was pretty much solely responsible for the massive expansion of casinos in that era, something that actually resulted in the banning of casinos from most places other than Monte Carlo. You just cannot beat the dynamic nature of roulette, it is incredibly exciting and there is nothing else quite like it to be found in the casino. 

One thing to remember about roulette is that there are actually two types of roulette available to the public: European and American. Make sure you are playing the European version, as the odds of winning are much higher. 

Slots

Slots are the biggest success story of the 20th and 21st centuries, attracting quite literally hundreds of thousands of new gamblers to bitcoin casinos – you just cannot beat them.

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Should Crypto Projects Devote Resources to Community Growth and Marketing?

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2020 has been an incredible year for crypto as investors have generated windfall profits and crypto projects have seen their businesses gain the spotlight they’ve been looking for.  While Bitcoin has received most of the attention after major institutional investors announced they were accumulating the increasingly scarce asset, many altcoins have also seen their fair share of glory.  When looking at all the big winners of the past year, the first project that probably comes to mind is Chainlink, having appreciated by more than 550% YTD and now valued at over $4.5 billion.  But, the actual biggest winner of the year is HEX with a YTD return of over 5,000%.

I mention both of the above projects as they have each taken slightly different paths to achieve greatness.  Chainlink has devoted resources toward building a fundamentally sound business with many strategic partnerships while HEX has spent vast sums of money on marketing and promotion.  Both approaches are valid, but one thing is certain, it is absolutely imperative for crypto projects to let the crypto community know what makes them special.  Of course, one of the reasons that makes crypto so valuable is the powerful blockchain technology that most projects are utilizing.

Cryptocurrency vs. Blockchain Technology

It’s important to make a distinction between blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.  Although they are often used interchangeably, they are different.  Blockchain technology and crypto were both created after the 2008 financial crisis, but cryptocurrency…

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XENO starts VIP NFT trading service and collaborates with contemporary artist Hiro Yamagata

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 24th December, 2020, // ChainWire //

The XENO NFT Hub (https://xno.live) will provide a crypto-powered digital items and collectables trading platform allowing users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. Additionally it will support auction based listings, governance and voting mechanisms, trade history tracking, user rating and other advanced features.

As a first step towards its fully comprehensive service, XENO NFT Hub launched a recent VIP service to select users and early adopters in December 2020 with plans for a full Public Beta to open in June 2021. 

“NFTs are extremely flexible in their usage, from digital event tickets to artwork, and while NFTs have a very wide spectrum of uses and categories XENO will initially focus its partnership efforts and its own item curation on three primary areas: gaming, sports & entertainment, and collectibles.”, said XENO NFT Hub president Anthony Di Franco.

He also added “This does not mean we will prohibit other types of NFTs from our ecosystem However, it simply means that XENO’s efforts as a company will be targeted into these verticals initially as a cohesive business approach.”

Development and Procurement Lead, Gabby Dizon explained, “Despite our initial focus, we found ourselves with a unique opportunity to host some of the works of Mr. Hiro Yamagata. We are collaborating with Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata to enshrine some of his artwork into NFTs.”

Mr. Yamagata has been…

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Bridge Mutual Closes Gap Between Traditional Finance and Digital Finance Insurance

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One of the biggest problems standing in the way of widespread crypto adoption is lack of trust, particularly when it comes to assets on centralized exchanges or complex exploits on decentralized protocols. While it is true that cryptocurrency blockchains are difficult to tamper or manipulate, other services in the space still experience multiple large-scale hacks per month. 

Centralized exchanges are prone to having their funds hacked, stolen, or lost. From the infamous Mt. Gox and FCoin hacks to the most recent KuCoin heist, dark clouds have been cast over the industry for centralized exchanges. These frequent incidents, in addition to the frantically volatile nature of crypto markets, have stopped cryptocurrency from gaining momentum. 

That’s where Bridge Mutual comes in to offer insurance. It aims to give institutional crypto investors a reliable way to offset their investment risks by issuing discretionary insurance against exchange hacks, smart contract attacks, and stablecoin crashes.

How does Bridge Mutual work?

The funds used to insure Bridge Mutual’s policy holders come from stakers who are able to select the stablecoin, exchange, or smart contract that they want to insure. After funds are locked in, they enjoy passive income from investment yields and profit sharing in the system. 

Likewise, the process for purchasing insurance through Bridge Mutual is just as simple as stakeholding.…

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