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Which one is better for online gaming: Ethereum or Bitcoin?

Niji Narayan

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There is a seemingly eternal debate going on in the online gaming sector. Which of the cryptocurrencies are better suited for online gaming functionality: Ethereum or Bitcoin?

Bitcoin seemed to have a natural first-mover advantage, as it was the original crypto. However, the other one is also catching up really fast.

Which of the two is best suited to the online gaming world? Let’s find out.

First of all, due to Bitcoin being the first ever cryptocurrency it is the most widely accepted as you’d expect. This instantly makes it the most popular for use at online casinos because the operators that accept cryptos will accept Bitcoin. However, its popularity has started to get the better of it at times, with the network often becoming congested; which leads to delays when depositing and withdrawing.

In the past, it was the speed of transactions when using Bitcoin as well as their low fees which made this the payment method of choice for many. Now, with transactions taking longer to process, it is opened a gap in the market where other cryptos could usurp it, with Bitcoin’s huge advantage now seemingly a thing of the past.

Step forward, Ethereum. While Bitcoin may be the number one cryptocurrency, Ethereum runs it a good second and while it operates in the same way as Bitcoin running on a blockchain, it does bring its own features to the table too. One of its unique twists is the use of smart contracts which enforce transactions in the cryptocurrency world.

In terms of its influence in the online gaming sector, Ethereum is growing in popularity, and for very good reasons too. While it may not be as popular as Bitcoin, it does have its advantages and the fact that they capitalise on their rival’s perceived weaknesses show why Ethereum is gaining a head of steam in gambling circles.

Ethereum’s transactions are not only processed a lot faster than Bitcoin’s, but their fees are lower too; which can be all the difference when it comes to deciding whether to game using Bitcoin or Ethereum. We live in a world where speed is everything, people don’t want to have to wait any longer than they need to and with Ethereum they won’t have to.

In terms of the head to head battle, if you want faster processing speeds and lower fees than Ethereum is worth considering. Bitcoin is the king of cryptocurrencies though, it’s by far the most reputable and the fact that it’s the most widely accepted makes it the ultimate choice regardless of decreased speeds and higher fees. In fact, the reality is, players will find that most cryptocurrency gaming sites will most likely accommodate a number of currencies.

 

Source: globalcoinreport.com

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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FunFair launches pioneering wallet solution across partner brands

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CasinoFair and CryptoCasino to benefit from ‘any device, any browser’ wallet and updated user interface

FunFair Technologies, the market-leading decentralised casino provider, has launched a pioneering new crypto wallet and updated user interface which now supports any browser and any device.

The new ERC20, non-custodial FunFair Wallet has been developed specifically to provide a seamless user experience for existing and new players gambling with FUN across its CasinoFair and Crypto Casino brands, marking a significant step forward in the name of blockchain mass adoption.

Blockchain projects have so far struggled with onboarding friction due to complicated funding mechanisms, security features which differ significantly to mainstream offerings and a lack of usability on mobile devices and certain browsers.

The FunFair Wallet addresses these issues with the introduction of more identifiable sign-up processes and security features, while most importantly ensuring the wallet can run on any browser and any device without the need for any third-party plug-ins or apps.

CasinoFair and Crypto Casino players will also engage with a far more immersive, social and Guaranteed Fair casino experience with an updated front-end, offering more intuitive access to their favourite casino games coupled with the most generous and varied promotions in blockchain casino.

Jez San, CEO at FunFair Technologies, said: “Since launch, we’ve maintained our position as the most progressive blockchain casino provider and the launch of the bespoke FunFair Wallet and second generation platform interface will confirm this position as we strive for mass adoption.

“Onboarding has been a struggle across the wider decentralised sector but our new wallet, built specifically for use at our partner casinos, will fix this immediately with a seamless, recognisable sign-up process, straightforward security features and simple crypto funding choices.”

FunFair’s first live casino brand, CasinoFair, has also relaunched its brand identity in-line with the new wallet and UI. It now features a more vibrant and progressive aesthetic which is expected to appeal to the millennial blockchain audience, while also staying true to its ‘Famous for Fairness’ foundations which underpin every aspect of its gaming experience.

 

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Iranian Government Proposes for New Cryptocurrency Mining Regulations

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The Cabinet of Iran has proposed for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran, which include annual licensing for cryptocurrency miners.

Based on the proposal, licensed and registered cryptocurrency miners will be required to submit information such as their list of business activities, the predicted value of their investments, current employment status, rental agreements for the space itself, value of their mining equipment and the duration of the mining project. The license will need to be renewed every year.

The Iranian mining industry has grown dramatically over the past two years. One anonymous source in Tehran told CoinDesk that most miners he knows are “under the radar” and import equipment through the black market, without paying taxes.

The Central Bank of Iran finally recognised the grassroots industry and promised a lawful licensing procedure in July 2019. The pending proposal was approved by Reza Rahmani, Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade. The Iranian mining licenses would only apply to miners with equipment that requires 30 kilowatts, which might exclude homemade mining equipment or small operations.

“It’s obvious that the power industry here in Iran, it’s not a private business, it’s from the government. They need to figure out how to balance mining [operations] so that they wouldn’t harm the power grid. If there’s a constant, a continuous consumption of electricity you can also make new power plants or assign power plants to this,” an anonymous source said.

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Facebook to Launch Libra Digital Cryptocurrency in 2020

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Facebook is planning to launch its Libra digital cryptocurrency in 2020. A Facebook executive told that the company presses ahead despite authorities around the world pouring cold water on the plans.

Since Facebook unveiled its plans in June, its proposed cryptocurrency has met with regulatory and political scepticism, with France and Germany pledging to block Libra from operating in Europe.

“The goal is still to launch Libra next year. Until then, we’ll need to address all questions adequately, create a suitable regulatory environment,” Facebook’s David Marcus said.

Libra will be backed by a reserve of real-world assets, including bank deposits and short-term government securities and overseen by a 28-member organisation.

Marcus said it was unlikely Libra coins would become a means of payment for regular real-world transactions in countries like Switzerland, Germany or France, but would rather be used for cross-border payments or for settling very small sums.

“It’s unlikely in any case the people will pay for an espresso in Switzerland, Germany or France with Libra in the future,” Marcus said.

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