TODAY IS THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN INVESTMENT STAKE IN THE LEAGUE THROUGH NEW SECURITY TOKENS THAT WILL POWER ITS UNPRECEDENTED OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Investors and Fans Can Learn More About the Platform at TheCrownLeague.com
NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2018 – The Crown League – the first professional fantasy football league owned by the public, managed by experts and run entirely on blockchain technology – has announced its first token offering for the new sports paradigm that blurs the line between gaming and investing, fans and owners. The announcement was made by Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dan Nissanoff.
The Crown League is launching the presale of its league security tokens – the Crown League token (CRL) – in a Reg D SAFT offering to accredited investors and a Reg S SAFT Offering to international investors. This is expected to be followed by an offering in which the franchises’ security tokens will be sold to the public. The offering is being led by Americas Executions, LLC, “AmerX,” a FINRA regulated investment bank.
The Crown League Inaugural Draft is scheduled for the summer of 2019 followed by the launch of its inaugural season in September 2019. Specific franchise markets, general manager appointments and other details are planned to be announced this fall.
Investors can visit TheCrownLeague.com for more details on The Crown League, this initial pre-sale offering and informational videos on how the league will operate.
FOUNDERS, EXECUTIVE TEAM AND ADVISORS
“The Crown League will fundamentally change the way fans invest their passion as well as their financial resources as owners of this league or the franchises,” said Nissanoff. “My co-founders, Derek Siskin and Mat Sposta, and I, as well as our entire executive team and Board of Advisors, are incredibly proud of the work that has been done up to this point to ensure The Crown League’s success.”
The Crown League’s executive ranks and Board of Advisors are filled with respected and successful individuals from across the tech, finance, gaming and sports industries. The list of executive team members and advisors can be accessed via thecrownleague.com/our-founders/.
HOW THE CROWN LEAGUE WORKS
The Crown League’s structure and operations will be similar to those of our nation’s iconic sports enterprises with a league collectively owned by its franchises, professional management, and a dynasty structure to develop deep player rosters over time. The league intends to launch with twelve inaugural franchises representing key geographical markets throughout the United States.
Each franchise will be led by a seasoned, high-profile GM who together with a dynamic front-office staff, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of their teams. These teams will be constructed at a live inaugural draft to build legacy franchises – with all subsequent drafts restricted to incoming rookies and free agents. Franchises within The Crown League will be fractionally-owned by large communities of individuals who will collectively govern their teams as well as share in their profits and value appreciation.
While GMs will be responsible for their team’s decision-making, they’ll ultimately be accountable to their owners who will collaborate to influence strategy and vote together on pivotal matters pertaining to their team, including the retention or replacement of their GMs.
TOKENOMICS AND REVENUE GENERATION
Financial interests in both the league and franchises will be represented by securitized, digital tokens that feature profit-sharing rights. It is anticipated that these tokens will be listed and traded on regulated ATS exchanges.
Franchises will compete each season for their share of a pre-designated allocation of the league’s tokens, and receive distributions based on several factors including winning weekly matchups, achieving predefined statistical benchmarks, and how they place at the end of each season.
Each year, teams will transfer a portion of their earnings to their owners in a dividend-like distribution, enabling them to receive their share of any profits generated from traditional sports revenue streams including sponsorships, advertising, merchandising, licensing, event ticket sales, and more. The better a franchise performs, the more league tokens it will earn. The more league tokens it earns, the larger the distribution to its owners as they receive a greater share of the league profits.
For more information on The Crown League, go to TheCrownLeague.com
Arbitrum and Optimism Networks are on BetFury
The world of cryptocurrencies is evolving, creating more efficient and practical technologies. Top crypto platforms focus not only on multi-currency but also on adding various networks. In this context, the BetFury platform launches Arbitrum and Optimism, two popular networks with their native ARB and OP tokens. Why is this a great opportunity for Ether holders and fans of cheap transactions?
New Networks – Great Profit
The introduction of Arbitrum and Optimism to the BetFury platform is, first of all, adding variability in the use of networks and their native tokens. For example, each Arbitrum user can transfer a supported currency (ETH, USDT, USDC, DAI, or ARB) to their account balance to play and earn more. It is a kind of another iGaming utility for all supported tokens. In turn, experienced BetFury players can use the networks to transfer assets easily and cheaply.
Over three years ago, BetFury created a native BFG token with many utilities. The most profitable of them is BetFury Staking, with up to 50% APY and the possibility of daily withdrawals. Anyone with at least 100 BFG can withdraw daily Staking payouts in five popular cryptocurrencies: BTC, ETH, USDT, BNB, and TRX. In conjunction with the new Arbitrum and Optimism networks, we receive excellent passive income with the possibility of cheap and fast transfers for most of the above currencies. Therefore, BetFury’s collaboration with Arbitrum and Optimism creates a symbiosis in the entire crypto ecosystem.
Why are Arbitrum and Optimism Top Networks?
For those unfamiliar with the networks, they are an Ethereum Layer 2 solution and work with Optimistic Rollups. They reduce the load on the main network and help its scalability. Compared to the Ethereum network, they are more practical and very cheap. To withdraw currency from BetFury through the Arbitrum network, you should pay 1 ARB (about $0.76) and through the Optimism network – 0.6 OP (about $0.77).
If we compare Arbitrum and Optimism, the latter is almost twice as inferior in Total Value Locked (TVL). Arbitrum also has a larger number of protocols. Optimism uses single-stage proofs of fraud, while Artibrum uses multi-stage off-chain proofs. Arbitrum protection is more effective, but the sequencer is responsible for the proof, and Optimism offers this function to anyone. Therefore, you should rely on your preferences when choosing one of them.
New ARB and OP Tokens on BetFury
Over three years, the ecosystem collaborated with many well-known crypto platforms. Users can place bets in games using over 50 cryptocurrencies: BTC, ETH, BNB, AVAX, DOGE, SHIB, etc. Partnership with Arbitrum and Optimism allows earning ARB and OP by playing games. It is an excellent opportunity for investors and ARB and OP holders to try a new type of income and discover the world of iGaming. In addition to cheap transactions, BetFury provides excellent conditions for deposits and withdrawals. For ARB: min deposit – 0.7 ARB, min withdrawal – 0.7 ARB, for OP: min deposit – 0.5 OP, min withdrawal – 0.5 OP.
How Blockchain Re-Invented Online Poker
Technological developments within the past few years have resulted in several shifts within the online poker world. One of the most innovative technologies to come about is blockchain. Online poker has transformed due to blockchain, the underlying component of cryptocurrency methods like Litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin.
When you think about cryptocurrency’s possibilities in the business world, particularly online poker, it stands out as a revolutionary product. Blockchain technology has improved the online poker market for players and operators.
Elements of Innovation
When it comes to blockchain, how has it changed the world of online poker? First of all, there is more transparency. The sector had a low accountability rate, which has changed with blockchain technology’s introduction. Players have always been skeptical of online poker site fairness, including rigged games or altered outcomes of hands.
With blockchain technology, the problems are eliminated as there is a public ledger that players can check for accuracy. Contracts and computer-coded agreements have specific terms that online poker companies must follow to offer blockchain options.
The blockchain will track all transactions of a player and provide an unshakeable record that can be checked at any time. This helps to generate more fair play among operators, particularly those who may try to be bad actors.
It is also important to point out that blockchain knocks out the middleman with transactions. The payment option does not require a processor, so there are no transaction fees or delays. Blockchain technology offers a player-to-player network with no need for an intermediary.
Players from different countries can play the same poker games with cryptocurrency without the need for currency conversion. This is a great selling point and has changed the online poker industry for international players.
Security and Privacy are Key
Online poker players often worry about the security of their accounts, be it personal or financial information. With blockchain, players do not have to worry at all about security or privacy. Blockchain technology utilizes distributed networks and cryptographic techniques to boost the safety of gaming. Digital wallets are used to ensure that players’ funds are always safe.
Blockchain uses a decentralized design, so players do not have to worry about a point of failure. Hacking is difficult and avoidable, unlike with credit card payments. Players can also choose to use a pseudonym or stay anonymous while playing with cryptocurrency. The anonymity is a driving point for many players that want to enjoy poker.
Along with security, blockchain also ensures that players from around the world can access online poker gaming. Some sites have an issue offering services in certain areas due to regulatory concerns. There is no restriction with blockchain because the services operate with a decentralized network.
Overall, players appreciate the transparency, protection, and quality online poker experience associated with the widespread usage of blockchain technology. The option continues to change the way online poker operators offer services and how players enjoy ring games and tournaments. This technology easily opens up new opportunities for players to participate via iGaming operators.
83% Crypto Growth: SOFTSWISS Reveals iGaming Insights
SOFTSWISS, an innovative tech provider offering iGaming solutions, presents its latest crypto gaming trends report, derived from the data collected across five hundred brands powered by the сompany.
The presented analysis considers in-game currency conversion capabilities. In 2022, the SOFTSWISS Online Casino Platform introduced a crypto-centric feature, heralding a new paradigm where players possessing crypto holdings could seamlessly partake in games originally designed for fiat currency transactions.
H1 2023: THE BIG PICTURE
During the first half of the year, the iGaming market exhibited a consistent pattern of growth. In absolute terms, the total wagered amount demonstrated a 37% increase compared to the first half of the previous year, while the number of bets underscored even more remarkable growth of 49%.
STATE OF CRYPTO
When comparing digital coin bets between H1 2023 and H1 2022, the analysis shows stable 16.5% growth in monetary terms. Notably, the number of crypto bets has soared by 83.6% since the second half of 2022. At the same time, they remained consistent at 29.5% of the total wagered amount in the last six months, which indicates a continued player interest in this option regardless of fluctuations in cryptocurrency rates.
Intriguing trends emerge as part of the average bet analysis spanning 2022 to 2023. While the average total and fiat bets show minor fluctuations within the 4-9 p.p. range, the average crypto bet follows a different trajectory. It initially drops from 2.84 euro in the first half of 2022 to 1.69 euro in its second half, but then rebounds to 1.80 euro in the first half of 2023. Notably, the average crypto bet demonstrates a rapid decline during the first six months of the year despite the concurrent rise in the number of crypto bets.
Andrey Starovoitov, Co-CEO at SOFTSWISS comments: “The crypto market is rather sensitive to changes in the global environment. The SOFTSWISS analysts conducted a correlation analysis between key player activity indicators and the Fear and Greed Index. The analysis revealed that even during the period of relative apprehension in the cryptocurrency market, business indicators remain precisely high.”
PREVALENT CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN IGAMING
The Top 5 most used digital coins according to the SOFTSWISS Online Casino Platform remained unchanged in 2022-2023.
As of the first half of the current year, the cryptocurrency distribution structure is as follows:
- Bitcoin – 76.2%
- Ethereum – 9.0%
- Litecoin – 5.5%
- Tether – 4.7%
- Dogecoin – 2.6%
Bitcoin has seen the most growth, with its share increasing by 7.9 p.p. compared to the first half of the previous year. On the other hand, Ethereum and Litecoin have lost 5.5 and 2.5 p.p. respectively.
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