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Blockchain casino: the future of online gambling or a short-term trend?

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The cryptocurrency market has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. As blockchain technology advances, there are more and more options for its application — and iGaming is at the top of the list. 

Compared to fiat currencies, cryptocurrency turnover is still low. However, if we analyze the Google trends data for the query “bitcoin casino,” a steady growing interest in the topic can be seen. There are a few factors that contribute to the popularization of the iGaming trend.

The iGaming industry is always on the cutting edge of innovation. But what impact have cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies had on the evolution of the industry, are these changes positive, and how will the industry develop in the near future? 

Representatives from Slotegrator, which has been developing software for the gambling business for more than 10 years, have addressed some of these issues. 

How do blockchain casinos work?
Blockchain technology provides a high level of encryption. Every transaction is added to the ledger, which is an immutable block of data, and verified by a decentralized blockchain network. Transactions take place directly between crypto-wallets, prohibiting the involvement of a third party, so it minimizes the possibility of fraud and eliminates the need to pay a commission for the transfer.

While national currencies are backed by a state, cryptocurrencies are supported by a decentralized ledger that records every transaction. The ledger is distributed over a large database with a million copies. This has a few consequences: firstly, anyone who has access to the network can verify the transaction; secondly, the history of a bitcoin cannot be faked. Any attempt to falsify a single block will affect every block in the network. The transparency and security of decentralized public records are a huge selling point for many players.
In crypto casinos, blockchain technology is used at the development stage, allowing automated payments using smart contracts. But opening a purely blockchain casino could restrict operators to those games that are also developed on the basis of blockchain technologies. On the other hand, more and more gambling sites are accepting payments in cryptocurrencies alongside existing fiat currencies. This gives them the opportunity to reach a wider audience.

Slotegrator’s Bitcoin Casino is an innovative type of gambling platform with integrated cryptocurrencies that guarantee high transaction speed and secure payments.

Why do players and operators like crypto casinos?
There are plenty of reasons why operators are opening crypto casinos — and why players are flocking to them. 

Operators see the value in crypto casinos because cryptocurrencies are secure, transparent, and popular with their target audience. Players are drawn to crypto casinos by the security and transparency as well, but they also value the speed, anonymity, and decentralization. 

Furthermore, crypto casinos often feature smart contracts, which automate payments, and provable fairness, which automatically verifies the results of a game. For many players, this definitely creates a heightened sense of trust.

Withdrawal speed is also important for players. Most payment methods involve a third party, like a bank or a payment service provider. This means that when players request a withdrawal, it can take hours or even days. Cryptocurrency withdrawals, however, occur wallet-to-wallet, and sometimes take just minutes to register. 

Are there any disadvantages to crypto casinos?
Crypto casinos are still a relatively new phenomenon, so as of yet, there is very little legislation — in any market — that explicitly applies to them. 

Gambling regulations usually focus on the following areas:

• Operator transparency
• Anti-money laundering (AML)  
• Combating the financing of terrorism (CFT)
• Fraud deterrence
• Responsible gambling

However, due to the increased anonymity that cryptocurrencies promise (the address of the wallet is stored in the blockchain, but not the name or email address of the holder) governments could potentially see cryptocurrency gambling as an avenue for illicit funding and move to introduce more legislation in the future. For now, however, that doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon. 

Another potential downside is the volatility of the currency. The spikes and dives in the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others have kept investors’ hearts in their throats in recent years. Fluctuations in price could add an element of unpredictability to operators’ balance sheets. 

Overall, however, the advantages of a bitcoin casinos far outweigh any potential disadvantages. 

What are the projections for the future?
Considering the prevalence of cryptocurrencies, we can expect the number of new blockchain casinos to keep rising. Gambling platforms, as a rule, follow the preferences of their users in all respects: the diversity of gambling content and its providers, the quality of service, compatibility with mobile devices, the bonus system, and so on. Due to the regulation of gambling activities in different countries, payment methods are a key factor in attracting and retention of players. 

The future of iGaming clearly includes the trend towards the adoption of bitcoin as a means of payment and deposit. So, the demand for blockchain casino development will be relevant in the long term.

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Microsoft Backs Blockchain-Focused Gaming Company WeMade

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Over the last few years, Microsoft has been venturing out and investing in new sectors of technology, such as investing in Space and Time, a decentralised data warehouse. Microsoft’s investments in areas such as Web3 are a sign of the times, as many large-cap technology companies have adopted the idea since 2021.  Web3 is an idea that uses cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology to provide internet users with data security, privacy, and scalability.

Microsoft’s Latest Venture

Most recently, we have seen Microsoft back WeMade, a South Korean video game developer that has made several aggressive bets on blockchain technology over the years. WeMade is best known for creating the Legend of Mir series, which has attracted more than 120 million users in Asia. The company’s games, such as Legend of Mir 2, generate over $20 million per month in China alone, highlighting the dominating presence WeMade has in the Asian gaming market. WeMade is also a progressive video game company that has been exploring different ways to incorporate blockchain into its games.

WeMade’s Work In Blockchain

The company’s objective is to use blockchain technology to transform everyday games and to have its stablecoin used as one of the main currencies in the blockchain gaming market. Microsoft recognises the private company’s potential, investing $14.8 million in the company through convertible bonds, as per regulatory filings. Shinhan Asset Management and Kiwoom Securities also backed the blockchain gaming-focused company, with Shinhan investing $21.2 million and Kiwoom investing $10.5 million. These three investments are just the beginning of WeMade’s plans to build its global blockchain gaming ecosystem.

WeMade is at the forefront of blockchain gaming, which is why the company is receiving significant backing from some of the most respected companies in the gaming sector. Blockchain already has a considerable presence in the gambling industry and brings with it many advantages. Casinos that embrace blockchain allow individuals to play games solely using crypto by supporting the most popular digital currencies available. This means that players don’t have to wait a long time to get payouts or register to play games like blackjack and slots in the crypto gaming space. These are the defining features of the best crypto casino online. The increasing presence of blockchain in gaming and online gambling makes one wonder if it will make its way into sports betting.

There are also blockchain-based games that let players have real ownership of in-game assets, such as CryptoKitties, a platform developed by Canadian studio Dapper Labs in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2018, CryptoKitties received backing from Steph Curry after partnering with the Golden State Warriors star to release the first-ever celebrity-branded CryptoKitty. Each CryptoKitty represented Curry’s interests and skills, such as his passion for cooking.

Where Else Are We Seeing The Idea Of Web3?

Microsoft may be investing in blockchain and Web3, but the technology company isn’t the only one. While some critics have pointed out concerns over Web3’s decentralisation, and Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk have both said the idea serves only as a marketing term, companies like Nike are still moving into this space.

During the week of November 14th, 2022, Nike announced that it is launching a Web3-enabled platform called ‘.Swoosh’. The platform will allow people to collect and trade digital items like virtual sneakers and the Nike .Swoosh platform is expected to launch in January 2023. It is meant to encourage customers to become co-creators in digital product royalties. The platform’s digital collectibles can be used in Web3 games such as t-shirts and sneakers, and the company also stated that users will be able to unlock real-world benefits through Web3 technology, including conversations with pro athletes.

Microsoft has been investing in new industries for years, and WeMade has been making a global name for itself in blockchain gaming at the same time. It’s not a surprise that the two companies have finally come together, with Microsoft investing a substantial amount of capital in the South Korean video gaming company. The future is blockchain gaming, and Microsoft will be glad the company got its foot in the door in the beginning.

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Fastex Chain is here. It’s time to earn and maximize profits.

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As one of the most-awaited and massive projects of the Fastex ecosystem, Fastex Chain has come as a new and one-of-a-kind blockchain platform that brings a new way of business development and revenue growth in blockchain with its game-changing consensus mechanism – Proof of Stake and Activity (PoSA), taking into account the users’ actions to maximize your chance of becoming a validator according to your users’ activity on your smart contracts in addition to your stake. The PoSA consensus idea of using stake and activity to validate transactions in blockchain networks is patent pending.

With this move, all the products of the Fastex ecosystem with regards to their web 3.0 components including ftNFT marketplace, Fastex Verse, and FastexPay will be moved to Fastex Chain, with Fasttoken as its native currency.
FastexChain enables developers, builders, and businesses to build and scale decentralized applications on this rewarding platform, fostering the growth of user activity and high value.

We have created a platform that is simple and profitable for diverse businesses, representing countless possibilities for everyone bold enough to take the first step. You can endlessly grow, build and scale and earn within the Fastex Chain network. Change is coming and we can embrace it together.

 

This is where your business is supposed to be.

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Blockchain Trading Card Game Kingdom Hunter Launching This Month on WEMIX PLAY

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Kingdom Hunter, the brand new blockchain trading card game developed by RedFox Games, launches on WEMIX PLAY on November 15.

Kingdom Hunter is the first game based on a completely new IP on the WEMIX platform and features unique gameplay, upgraded mechanics and intuitive strategy. Kingdom Hunter is highly anticipated for its illustrious graphics and innovative Play-and-Earn gaming style. The number of pre-registrations around the globe has already surpassed the 1 million user milestone, following two closed beta tests.

“Kingdom Hunter was designed for the WEMIX PLAY platform from the ground up – from onboarding to the game development stages. We are confident of the title’s ability to perform well in the Play-and-Earn space,” David Son, CEO of RedFox Games, said.

“We are putting significant efforts behind supporting Kingdom Hunter, to help the game reach its full potential in the global market. We expect this title will play a key role in breaking down barriers between games and our real-life world through the inter-game economy of the WEMIX platform,” Henry Chang, CEO of Wemade, said.

Kingdom Hunter maximises the charm of the turn-based battle system by adding the ability to capture and persuade enemies’ Hero cards. The game is backed up by a roster of content including fantasy stories, the collection, and growth of multiple Heroes, battles based on character traits, and the development of cities via political decisions. Dynamic battles, which take place on a gigantic world map to obtain strategic footholds, add a new layer of entertainment to the game.

The main currency of the game is Lord Coin. Users can earn Lord Coin with in-game resources such as Runestone. The game’s systems enable users to earn resources and currency in the game, which can later be used in the real-world economy by exchanging Lord Coin into WEMIX tokens. Kingdom Hunter’s Lord Coin will be joining the REFLECT Alliance on the WEMIX platform, allowing for easy token swaps across games.

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