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CashBet Raises $38 Million for World’s First Complete Crypto-Ready Mobile iGaming Platform

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June, 2018 — Leading mobile-first iGaming platform provider CashBet announced the successful completion of its token sale, raising $38 million to develop the world’s first complete crypto-ready mobile iGaming platform, becoming the largest iGaming ICO project ever. Participants from over 100 countries took part in the ICO, helping CashBet Coin reach its hard cap of 142,975,000 tokens. Token distribution is currently underway and will continue through the end of June. CashBet Coin’s partners include Arsenal Football Club, Lottery.com, Greentube, and Imperial Play. CashBet Coin is now listed on Bittrex as CBC.

The success of the CashBet Coin token sale demonstrates a clear need for compliant, user-friendly iGaming solutions,” said Mike Reaves, CEO and Co-Founder of CashBet. “We look forward to continuing to build the CashBet community and deliver on our roadmap to develop the world’s first complete crypto-ready mobile iGaming platform.”

In business since 2012, CashBet supports more than 450 games on its platform. As the only crypto-casino platform licensed by the world’s most reputable tier-1 gaming jurisdictions, CashBet delivers an iGaming experience that is legal, safe, and profitable.  CashBet is the first and only vertically integrated iGaming solution to leverage blockchain technology for transparent operations, increased speed, and lower transaction fees.

CashBet’s partnership with Arsenal Football Club made Arsenal the world’s first major team in soccer to officially partner with a cryptocurrency. CashBet is Arsenal’s exclusive and official blockchain partner, giving CashBet Coin prominent brand placement via in-stadium advertising at home games in Emirates Stadium. Novomatic’s Greentube subsidiary will be accepting CashBet Coin as a payment method on its GameTwist social casino platform. Lottery.com will integrate CashBet Coin as a payment methods across its sites and apps, and integrate CashBet’s proprietary iGaming platform to power its social impact raffles.

CashBet Coin democratizes access to world-class iGaming entertainment by enabling players in underserved markets to wager in CashBet-powered casinos. Players benefit from access to a variety of provably fair content, reduced transaction costs, and fast payouts.

 

About CashBet:

CashBet is a leading mobile-first iGaming platform provider and turnkey operator. CashBet’s platform empowers real-money, social, and skill-based gaming apps and websites worldwide. By integrating CashBet’s software, game developers can legally launch online gambling games without needing to be licensed. With CashBet’s feature-rich platform, operators gain access to player segmentation, bonusing, campaign management, and other patent-pending features to enable a profitable iGaming operation from day one. CashBet is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. For more information, please visit www.cashbet.com.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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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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