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Prediction market Futuur launches hundreds of real-money event markets with trading in 7 cryptocurrencies đź”®

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Futuur, which provides the largest selection of prediction markets available at one URL, announced that after extensive testing it is officially launching its real-money markets to forecasters around the world.  Real-money markets have been added alongside Futuur’s already existing play-money markets, with trading available in seven cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Dogecoin (DOGE), Tron (TRX), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and the USDC stablecoin.

With the goal of generating more accurate predictions via the wisdom of the crowd, Futuur provides forecasters the opportunity to bet on the outcome of future events in areas like politics, sports, science, and business.  Similar to a stock market, pricing is determined by market activity, fluctuating as traders buy and sell positions in event outcomes. The result is an always up-to-date forecast that aggregates information from across diverse perspectives and accounts for changing information over time.  Futuur makes these forecasts public and easy to interpret, providing a percentage estimate of each outcome’s likelihood to occur.

The industry-leading range of liquid markets available for betting is facilitated by an automated market maker (AMM), a type of algorithm that replaces the function of an order book in traditional exchanges, and which has been used increasingly in the world of DeFi to power decentralized exchanges like Uniswap. In Futuur’s case, the AMM provides always-on liquidity, allowing forecasters to buy or sell a position immediately, at any time, without the need for a counterparty on the other side of the transaction.

Operating since 2017 with play-money markets, Futuur has generated crowd-driven predictions for over 44,000 events, with bets coming from more than 25,000 forecasters.  The average Brier score (a measurement used by statisticians to evaluate the accuracy of probabilistic predictions) across all resolved markets with bets is 0.168, a notable achievement given that the prize for bettors has been social reputation and skill-building, and did not include a financial component until now.

Now with the ability to bet with crypto and put more “skin in the game”, Futuur predicts that its platform will generate even more accurate forecasts.  Says founder Tom Bennett “we’re very happy with the results Futuur forecasters have generated trading our play-money markets, and we’re incredibly excited about the prospects for our real-money markets.  We expect that an additional financial incentive will lead to even better accuracy, and move us closer to our goal of helping to improve decision-making by providing more accurate forecasts.”

To underscore this, Futuur has created a market about its own markets’ performance, asking whether play-money or real-money markets resolved in 2021 will be more accurate.  The current crowd-powered estimate for the real-money and play-money versions of this market are 71% and 75%, respectively (real and play-money markets operate independently, and generate separate forecasts).

In order to offer legal real-money wagering, the platform has obtained a gaming license from the Ministry of Justice in Curaçao. This allows the service to provide real-money betting in most of the world, but it does exclude certain jurisdictions, including the US, Australia, Colombia, and the Netherlands.  For forecasters in restricted jurisdictions, not to worry!  Play money markets will continue to be available to all countries.

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Cloudbet Announces Cash Out Feature for Wimbledon 2022

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Customers can now cash out their bets – new feature for the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament.

Cloudbet is now offering its customers a brand new feature: The chance to cash out their bets during a live event.

The new feature launched ahead of the start of Wimbledon 2022 in London this week. Cloudbet offers several markets at this tournament for customers to bet on quickly and safely via bitcoin and 17 other cryptocurrencies.

With Cloudbet’s new cash out feature, users can accept a return on their bet before the result of the bet is determined.

Some of the many available Wimbledon markets on Cloudbet include: Outright winner, match winner, set winner, total games, game handicap, correct score, live betting and more. All bets on Cloudbet can be made using bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, allowing users faster speeds on  transactions, enhanced levels of privacy and considerably lower fees.

Though Cloudbet odds have Novak Djokovic as the favorite, rival Rafael Nadal is looking to upset the Serbian sensation, who has struggled this season. Nadal, winner of both the French and Australian Opens this year, seems to have made a speedy recovery from a foot injury.

On the women’s side, Poland’s Iga Swiatek remains the strong favorite, as she aims to maintain her position as the No. 1-ranked female player in the world. The 21-year-old has won an impressive 35 matches in a row, and claimed victory at the French Open earlier in June.

Chasing her is second favourite Coco Gauff. The teen sensation returns to a competition that three years ago saw her burst onto the scene as a 15-year-old with an incredible Wimbledon run that was ended only by the eventual winner.

Cloudbet unveiled its new feature even amid the deepest cryptocurrency slump in years. The bitcoin betting operator’s turnover has largely held steady, suggesting that while markets are faltering, customers are not cashing out their interest in crypto.

“Cloudbet has served the community for almost 10 years and we’ve seen a lot of ups and downs,” said Cloudbet spokesperson Leandro Rossi. “Our customers aren’t going anywhere, and neither are we. We will continue to offer them more features to benefit from the crypto advantage.”

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Nigeria and Arsenal Football Club Legend Nwankwo Kanu Signs for Sportsbet.io

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Football icon Nwankwo Kanu has signed as a Global Ambassador for Sportsbet.io, as the leading global favourite crypto-led sports betting site adds another superstar to its team.

King Kanu, affectionately known as Papilo to his millions of fans, won Olympic Gold with the Super Eagles as well as lifting the Champions League with Ajax and the Premier League with Arsenal during a memorable career.

Nwankwo Kanu, Global Ambassador for Sportsbet.io, said: “Signing for Sportsbet.io was the perfect opportunity to join the crypto revolution. I’ve already seen how crypto can be a force for good in our world, with the Kanu Heart Foundation receiving significant Bitcoin donations. I’ll be working closely with the team at Sportsbet.io to help spread the word.”

Kanu will now represent Sportsbet.io as Global Ambassador after signing a four-year deal, where he will feature across a range of promotions and special activities.

Albert Climent, Head of Africa at Sportsbet.io, said: “Nwankwo Kanu needs no introduction, he’s a true football legend and it’s an absolute honor to see him join Team Sportsbet.io. More people around the world are learning that the best way to bet is with crypto. Keep posted for some very special promotions involving Kanu and our other fantastic ambassadors.”

Kanu joins a strong team of Sportsbet.io Global Ambassadors, including a hat-trick of hip-hop legends: King Kaka, Tekno Miles and Cassper Nyovest.

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10 Best NFT P2E Games for 2022

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Since the 1990s, the concept of playing video games/PC games has evolved significantly. In the past we had to settle for Tetris, but today’s video games are more interactive, interesting, entertaining, and life-like.

However, gaming is no longer limited to PCs, Playstation, or mobile devices, as a new sort of gaming has developed – yep, you guessed it, we are talking about Blockchain games/NFT games.

In NFT gaming, you can purchase in-game digital assets and trade them on Crypto/NFT exchanges. The NFT has transformed the online gaming business in recent years, benefiting both developers and players.

However, the question remains: which NFT games are the best?

According to our market study, the following 7 (live and upcoming) NFT games are entertaining to play, dependable, and allow you to earn crypto coins:

  1. Axie Infinity
  2. Cryptokitties
  3. Chain Z Arena
  4. Evolution Land
  5. Illuvium
  6. Ember Sword
  7. Gods Unchained

So, without further ado, let’s get into the details of the top nft crypto games for 2022.

Axie Infinity NFT Game

Axie Infinity, sometimes known as AXS, is a prominent and profitable crypto and NFT initiative. The game allows players to play and earn tokens, which they can then trade — sometimes for genuine cash.

The game allows users to own and trade fierce monsters that enjoy fighting, known as “Axies.” Each Axie is a Non-Fungible Token/NFT that is distinct from the others. To achieve the objectives, the player can own, trade, breed, and even battle the Axies.

There are two kinds of tokens in the game.

  • SLPs (Small Love Portions) were utilized to breed the Axies.
  • The game’s governance tokens are Axie Infinity Shards/AXS.

Axie Infinity is a game that many of us wished we could play as children. Axie Infinity’s developers have taken nostalgic themes from our youth and applied them to the Blockchain concept – which is both enjoyable and lucrative.

Cryptokitties

This NFT game is based on Blockchain and revolves around breeding beautiful cats that are one-of-a-kind and owned by just one person at a time.

  1. In the Cryptokitties NFT game, you can:
  2. Buy and sell one-of-a-kind cat characters,within the community,
  3. Create collections to get cryptocurrency rewards.
  4. Improve your cat’s talents by breeding gorgeous cats.
  5. Compete against your opponents in puzzle games.

The amount of Crypto you can earn is determined by how well you hit the game’s objectives and how much time you devote to it.

The cat prices could be as little as USD 0.1 or as high as USD 6 figures. At the auction, you can select the selling price for your cat. The price of your cat’s level/skills may rise or fall dramatically depending on the level/skills of your cat.

Chain Z Arena NFT Gaming

Chain Z Arena is a dungeon-based RPG in which you must defeat your opponent in order to gain SOUL dropping NFTs. At the start of Chain Z Arena, you will be given the option of choose between three Blockchains, and your decision will have an impact on the transactions that follow. At the start of the game, you can select TRX, ETH, or EOS.

Chain Z Arena has 5 game modes:

  1. Idle mode: Bounty Mining
  2. Active Levels: To increase your talents and meet the boos at every level 15, you must fight and win.
  3. Cryptogon:A paid PVP game in which you form a team of six characters and battle the opponent.
  4. The Arena: In traditional PVP games, you will be assigned opponents based on your abilities.
  5. Crystal Orb Arena: Similar to the arena mode, but with more resources to improve your hero’s abilities.

Daily SOUL NFT drops are available for free at Chain Z Arena, but you must login every 24 hours to collect them. The SOUL drops will be placed to your in-game wallet, where you can then utilize them as needed.

Evolution Land Gaming NFT

Evolution Land is a Blockchain NFT virtual simulation game in which you can design and control a fantasy world. Because Evolution Land is based on mainstream public Blockchain technology, you may secure your ownership by using Blockchain technology. This NFT game includes the following gameplay modes: management, NFT collection, gene, battle, auction, and breeding.

Evolution Land also allows the player to own/control the economy, allowing them to purchase, sell, and exchange their game assets for cryptocurrency. You may breed and improve the Apostles (game characters) to drill, breed, and even fight better in the future, and exchange them.

Illuvium

Illuvium, billed as the first AAA blockchain-based game to hit the cryptoverse, is one of, if not the, most anticipated P2E titles to be released in 2022. The player goes on an adventure through a fantasy open environment, where they must explore and capture roaming animals known as Illuvials. Illuvials and all other in-game items will be stored on-chain as NFTs in the player’s wallet and may thus be profitably sold or exchanged. Illuvium also includes an auto-battler system similar to that found in DOTA Auto Chess and Teamfight Tactics. Illuvium is similar to Pokemon, but instead of the traditional turn-based battle system, it’s a 3D auto-fight in an enclosed Arena.

In addition to the core game, Illuvium:Zero is a building game that adds a land component to Illuvium, allowing players to farm materials on their land to develop their own industrial complex.

Ember Sword

Ember Sword is a forthcoming free-to-play MMORPG set in the titular digital world, which is home to the four nations of Solarwood, Duskeron, Edison, and Sevrend. The gameplay is reminiscent of the internet sensation Runescape from the 1990s. Players will be able to travel the globe in search of monsters, bosses, and competing players in order to level up. Players who want to ply their trade as master craftsmen or merchants can explore the world in search of goods and rares to build unique, tradable NFT items.

Ember, the game’s ERC-20 token, may be used to purchase land, collectibles, subscription plans, and other items.

What differentiates Ember Sword is its approach to world-building. Unlike other similar MMORPGs, the lands (which are NFTs) in Ember Sword are owned by thousands of players, allowing them to play an active role in world design. Ember Sword is currently in pre-alpha and will be available for community testing in 2022.

Gods Unchained

Gods Unchained is a fantasy NFT game that features NFT cards that are one-of-a-kind and can be purchased and exchanged.

This is a free-to-play NFT card game in which you have complete control over the in-game goods. This is a competitive NFT card game in which the player must devise a game strategy in order to outwit their opponents.

The player can earn money in the P2E segment by defeating the opponents. The coolest thing is that you can earn NFTs in-game and sell them for real money. You will earn digital cards by playing and unlocking packs. As you participate in the “Weekend Ranked Tournaments,” you can earn Flux, which is an enhancing tool that increases the value of your common cards on the NFT market.

Conclusion on Top NFT Crypto Games for 2022

You can possess collectibles in the NFT games and exchange them for a higher profit.

Aside from that, the aforementioned NFT games enable you to transfer ownership, secure transactions, unique cards/characters, and an overall wonderful investment potential in the realm of digital currency.

Because the Blockchain application is new and still in its early stages, you must be extra cautious about the amount you pay. On the other hand, we can’t deny that the NFT games are attracting more and more gamers all around the world by the second. This could soon become a billion-dollar market in its own right, and you might want to be a part of it .

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