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Intralot’s Bill Keleris Wins First Place At Bloomen Blockchain Hackathon

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INTRALOT is proud to announce that our own Bill Keleris, Automation Test Engineer, is the winner of Bloomen Blockchain Hackathon, an international project that is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program and coordinated by a consortium of leading companies. The project explores how Blockchain technology could be used for better management of digital media assets and the global competition took place as a digital event during the Bloomen week on May 28-29, 2020.

INTRALOT Group CEO, Dr. Chris Dimitriadis commented: “I would like to congratulate Bill, a distinguished member of INTRALOT’s professional engineers, for his great achievement to build a novel decentralized application. Leveraging the bleeding edge technology of Blockchain, lottery and gaming industry will be introduced to new business and operating models that can accelerate their digital-led transformation.”

“I would like to thank all contributors of this great event for giving me this remarkable opportunity and made it such a wonderful experience,” said Bill Keleris. “I always wanted to create a social platform with music content which will be free, easy to use, and accessible by everyone based on Blockchain technologies and the Bloomen Hackathon was the right event. I am proud to be a member of INTRALOT family, a dynamic company that leads the gaming intelligence with innovation, integrity, and inspiration”.

The challenge for the participants was to create an application exploiting new technological, social, and economic approaches that have been introduced in the era of Blockchain. Bill has presented “Music.Book”, a concept of a music community, based on Blockchain technology. The core idea is that of a direct connection between fans and musicians in a transparent and safe digital Blockchain environment, where fans can support their preferred artist using cryptocurrency.

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Virtually Human Studio signs Three-Year Agreement with ATARI boosting entertainment experience on the blockchain

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Video game industry pioneer ATARI and entertainment startup Virtually Human Studio (VHS) announce they have signed a three-year deal to further bring the beloved and iconic ATARI brand into blockchain and NFT gaming.

VHS, creators of ZED RUN, a game of skill and strategy built on the Ethereum network, allows players to interact with non-fungible tokens in the form of cryptographically unique racehorses. VHS and ATARI will work together to introduce rare and collectible in-game items designed to reflect ATARI’s most memorable games such as Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and more.

The deal gives VHS full usage of ATARI’s complete catalogue of licenced game assets, logos and marks including in-game sponsorship and brand visibility across the ZED RUN gaming platform.

ZED RUN will offer an exclusive ATARI Breeding Program, featuring a series of rare racehorses from which players will be able to spawn offspring for a limited time. Each of these collectible ATARI digital racehorses will be auctioned off to the highest bidder once the Breeding Program concludes.

To further showcase how blockchain gaming can bridge the gap with traditional gaming, ATARI will also contribute its signature cryptocurrency ATRI (Atari tokens) towards ZED RUN events. These official ATARI-sponsored racing events will include tournament-based qualifiers with main event sessions set to a weekly racing schedule. Bonus ATARI tokens will be rewarded to users for both the qualifier and main events, creating increased utility and demand for ATRI.

“Partnering with the legendary ATARI brand is an honour. Partnerships like this strengthen our work, reputation and progress within the blockchain and entertainment space. We are deliberate with partnerships that propel us toward expansion and the improvement of the applications we build,” said CEO and Co-founder of VHS Chris Laurent.

CEO of ATARI Fred Chesnais said, “We see the vast potential in NFT gaming on the blockchain. VHS showcases what is uniquely possible with blockchain technology for entertainment. Working together with VHS enables us to introduce our loyal ATARI community to an exciting new game such as ZED RUN as we take steps to play our part in shaping the blockchain gaming and technology space.”

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Fortunejack introduces Christmas promotion

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Famous Bitcoin Casino FortuneJack decided to spice things up in the final stretch of 2020. With its latest promotion “Happy Hours” FJ is offering its community daily competitions which reap tons of pleasant prizes in the form of cash or free spins. In total there will be more than 150 such happy hours within a period of the month and players will have the opportunity to compete against each other for the rewards. This promotion is one of the most massive offerings we’ve come across in the gambling industry for the holidays.

FJ Casino as a whole

While the “Happy Hours” promo is definitely something interesting, maybe it’s better to first mention several details about one of the oldest BTC Casinos in the world. FortuneJack was established in 2013, at the time when most of the gambling industry was oblivious to the concept of Bitcoin Casino. This Casino offers more than 2000 games in the following categories: Live Casino, Slots, Video Poker, Table Games, and the crowd favorite, provably fair games. FJ is one of the few Bitcoin casinos that also offer full-blown Sportsbook on their platform, so you can easily bet on your favorite sports using crypto.

Back to Happy Hours

The Holiday promotion will run for the whole month, starting from the 21st of December all the way to the 20th of January. There will be 5 daily happy hour competitions, each with a certain reward and rules of participation. The winners will be decided on the leaderboard by the Highest Multiplier, highest wins, highest wagers, the sum of total multipliers, Win & Loss streaks, and Cashbacks. All these criteria will define the player positions on the hourly leaderboards. All you need to do is verify your FJ account and Start Playing.

What can you win?

The official information about “Happy Hours” provides details about the rewards in such a fashion. There will either be cash or free spin prizes. The minimum for both will be either $500 or 600 free spins, for every single hourly competition. In total any player can come out with some serious profit by the end of the promo. Also, if you’re a new player on this Bitcoin Casino, you’re eligible for up to 6BTC Welcome Pack and 250 Freespins, as your first deposit bonuses.

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Binance Announces New Strategic Partnership With Chiliz

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Binance is proud to announce their new strategic partnership with a fintech blockchain company that provides sports and entertainment entities, Chiliz.

An early investor in Chiliz, Binance has extended the partnership with additional investments into the leading venture in the fintech sports space, ensuring a partnership vision for the long-term. The first milestone of the partnership will be Fan Tokens allocation through Binance Launchpool.

Chiliz operates Socios.com, a fan influence and rewards platform, which has partnerships with some of the biggest sporting properties in the world including football teams FC Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Galatasaray, AS Roma & Atletico de Madrid; Esports teams  OG and NAVI, and the UFC. Powered by the utility token $CHZ, Socios.com is one of the most active non-financial, consumer-facing mainstream blockchain products in the world. In just over a year it has been downloaded by more than 370,000 people, over 14 mln Fan Tokens have been sold, and over 700,000 votes registered on the blockchain. FC Barcelona’s ($BAR) Fan Token Offering sold out in 20 minutes, generating $1.3m, whilst Turkish team Trabzonspor’s FTO generated 5 million TRY in less than 5 minutes.

With Binance Launchpool, users are able to acquire new token rewards in return for staking different tokens. The first Socios.com partners to benefit from Binance LaunchPool will be Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Italian champions Juventus (JUV) Fan Tokens. Users will be able to stake BNB, BUSD, or CHZ tokens into separate pools, starting from 2020/12/15 at 0:00 AM (UTC) to 2021/1/14 at 0:00 AM (UTC)

Binance will then list Paris Saint-Germain Fan Tokens (PSG) and Juventus Fan Tokens (JUV) in the innovation zone at 2020/12/21 6:00 AM (UTC) and open trading for PSG/BTC, PSG/USDT, PSG/BUSD, JUV/BTC, JUV/USDT and JUV/BUSD trading pairs.

“Chiliz became a part of the crypto world through Fan Tokens, which has shown huge potential in bringing crypto to mainstream audiences all around the world,” said Binance CEO and Founder, CZ (Changpeng Zhao). “We’re delighted to welcome Chiliz to the Binance ecosystem and look forward to empowering both fan engagement and crypto adoption among a captive audience of billions”.

“Binance has been a strong supporter of Chiliz since day one, but this new partnership really seals our original vision of tokenizing the sports & entertainment industry over the next 5-7 years. In just under 3 years, we have already established ourselves as the leading force in this space, but this partnership gives us renewed strength and credibility to create the leading global fan engagement & monetization ecosystem,”  said Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO & Founder of Chiliz. “Chiliz aims to onboard many more partners from the worlds of sports & entertainment over the next few years. With new features, gamification, leaderboards & NFT-based events being released in the coming weeks, Socios.com is the leading venture in this space. Whilst Socios.com is the utility platform, $CHZ – the app’s exclusive currency – is the utility token that sits between hundreds of thousands of branded digital assets.”

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