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eToro Brings Bitcoin to Football

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LONDON, August 21, 2018 — Seven Premier League clubs to be paid in cryptocurrency in landmark partnership deals with eToro

Global investment platform eToro has launched partnerships with seven Premier League clubs including Tottenham Hotspur in landmark deals paid using bitcoin. eToro will partner with Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Leicester City F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Southampton F.C., and Tottenham Hotspur.

Iqbal V. Gandham, UK Managing Director at eToro said: As a global multi-asset platform where you can purchase the worlds biggest cryptoassets alongside more traditional investments, we are excited to be partnering with so many Premier League clubs and make history by being the first company ever to pay for a Premier League partnership in bitcoin.

These partnerships mark the first step in bringing the opportunity offered by bitcoin and cryptoassets to football. eToro believes that crypto, and the technology, namely blockchain that underpins it, can improve football and the world of sports. In the future, this could include addressing issues of ticket touting, problems with transparency, and providing a guarantee of authenticity for merchandise.

As a partner of these seven Premier League clubs, eToro will gain global exposure through an extensive range of marketing opportunities including matchday LED boards, player access, tickets and digital rights.

Iqbal V. Gandham added: Todays announcement is the first small step on a long road to football fully embracing blockchain technology. Education will be key so that industries can understand the potential and so getting global exposure through these Premier League clubs represents a great opportunity to raise awareness.

Blockchain brings transparency, which means it can improve the experience for everyone who loves the beautiful game.

Fran Jones, Head of Partnerships, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. said: At Tottenham Hotspur we are committed to technology and innovation and as such were excited to welcome eToro as a partner in a category that is developing at a rapid rate.

Paul Barber, Chief Executive, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. said: At Brighton we pride ourselves in being at the forefront of bringing new technologies and new ideas to football. Were excited to welcome eToro as a partner that can help us better understand the true potential offered by blockchain.

Barry Webber, Commercial Director, Crystal Palace F.C. said: Blockchain technology is bringing exciting new opportunities to all areas of business sectors and we are delighted to welcome eToro as a partner so we can explore its potential in football.

Jonathan Gregory, Commercial Director, Leicester City F.C. said: We are pleased to welcome eToro to the Club as an Official Partner, it is exciting to be working with such an innovative industry leader. Much like Leicester City, eToro is an ambitious brand with a significant global reach and we look forward to working together throughout the season.

David Thomas, Commercial Director, Southampton F.C. said: We are extremely pleased to be welcoming eToro as a club partner. We look forward to working with them and learning more about the potential that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can have in football.

As a global multi-asset platform, eToro empowers people to invest by giving them access to the financial instruments they want. The company has created a global community of more than ten million registered users who share their investment strategies and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. With eToro, investors can hold commodities, stocks, ETFs and of course cryptoassets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, alongside thousands of other financial instruments all in one portfolio. In this way, eToro provides a bridge between the old world and the new. eToro believes that in the future all assets will be tokenised and crypto is the first step in this journey.

 

About eToro: 

eToro empowers people to invest on their own terms. The platform enables people to invest in the assets they want, from cryptoassets to stocks and commodities. eToro is a global community of more than ten million registered users who share their investment strategies and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful.  Users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want.

eToro is regulated in Europe by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cryptocurrencies are a highly volatile, non-regulated and are not appropriate for all investors. Trading cryptocurrencies is not supervised by any EU regulatory framework. Your capital is at risk

About blockchain technology & cryptoassets

Blockchain is a transaction-recording mechanism that comprises of batches of validated transactions called ‘blocks’ which are chained together in a way that ensures a very high level of data integrity. It is a decentralised ledger that allows transactions to be made without the need for a middle man. The technology enables cryptoassets to work.

Cryptoasset is an all-encompassing term which isn’t limited to cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of cryptoassets. The most well-known cryptocurrency is bitcoin, and its price is often used as the benchmark against which other cryptocurrencies are measured.

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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Americas Cardroom Will Send $1 Million via Bitcoin to $5 Million Venom Winner

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Americas Cardroom announced that they will send what they believe to be the largest crypto payment in history for an online gaming site. With the $5 Million Venom tourney on it’s way since July 14th, the US-facing online poker site is promising to send the winner their $1 millionpayment by Bitcoin, minutes after the final hand.

“We’ve made cryptocurrency a key part of our business for the last four years and now we’re going to make a seven-figure payment,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “No other payment method lets players get paid faster and we’re putting our faith in Bitcoin with this large-scale transaction.”

The $5 Million Venom has three Day 1’s and the final table will be played on Wednesday, July 24th. It features a staggering $5 Million guaranteed prize pool and first place gets at least $1 million, making it the biggest tourney in ACR history and the biggest ever by a US-facing site.

The $5 Million Venom winner will receive their $1 Million via Bitcoin mere minutes after the final hand is played — all in one shot. No other gaming site has sent a crypto payout so large, and Americas Cardroom is pleased to make history.

The US-facing site first began accepting Bitcoin in 2015. At the time, the popular cryptocurrency accounted for approximately 2% of all business. Today, players can play and get paid in over 60 different cryptos, including Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency now accounts for over 60% of Americas Cardroom’s business.

While the 60% is large, the number comes as no surprise. Online gaming sites have faced challenges with payment processing due to varying regulations around the world. Cryptocurrency offers players the chance to deposit and withdraw quickly and securely and is quickly becoming the preferred player option.

For more information on the $5 Million Venom and Cryptocurrency deposits, visit AmericasCardroom.eu.

 

About Americas Cardroom:
Americas Cardroom joined the Winning Poker Network in 2011. The Winning Poker Network has one of the longest and trusted online names in the industry and has been in existence since 2001. Americas Cardroom accepts players from the US market and the rest of the world. Rated first place for payment processing and cashout reliability repeatedly over the last few years, Americas Cardroom offers outstanding customer service and a friendly environment for all poker players around the world.

 

Source: Americas Cardroom

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Infographic: Crypto Thefts and Trends That Will Blow Your Mind

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As it turns out, too much freedom is not a good thing, or so the misuse of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies now shows. Brush aside the fact that hackers lurk at every corner of the Internet and you are left with even more startling facts Criminals have been happy to use the anonymity of cryptocurrencies to trade arms, traffic humans, launder money, and more.

For better or for worse, cryptocurrencies today are a conduit of illicit activity, and a lot of government oversight is required to uproot the bad practices that have become the norm. While lawmakers are hard at work to figure out the right legal framework for cryptocurrencies, here are some of the most mind-blowing thefts in the crypto world to read up on:

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Ofertas365 Launches Crypto Millions Lotto

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Ofertas365 Limited has launched Crypto Millions Lotto, the world’s largest online crypto lottery. Crypto Millions Lotto provides a unique opportunity to play with Bitcoin and win Bitcoin as prizes. Customers will receive three free lines as an introductory offer. The jackpot starts at a whopping US$30 million and rolls over until it is won.

Crypto Millions Lotto effectively bypasses the qualifying requirements of residency and any need to participate in local currency, which are common playing conditions of many existing lotteries around the world. Key to Bitcoin’s appeal is the payment freedom it provides, whereby it can be sent and received anywhere in the world, any time.

One of the most significant features is the major step it represents in bringing the world’s most widely used alternative currency further into the mainstream.

“We are delighted to launch Crypto Millions Lotto and believe that giving away three chances to win prizes worth tens of millions of dollars will encourage Bitcoin usage and adoption. Our affiliation with two top notch fiat-to-crypto exchanges – Coinbase and Wirex – will ensure new players get the best possible user experience, the cheapest fees and the most competitive fiat-to-Bitcoin conversion rates,” Sulim Malook, CEO at Ofertas365 said.

For Bitcoin holders, starting to play for the coveted US$30 million jackpot is quick and easy. For those who need to buy Bitcoin, they are directed to market leading affiliate partners – Coinbase and Wirex.

“In common with our partners Ofertas365, Wirex also know about delivering a unique service. As the world’s only licensed business account that allows payments in both crypto and traditional currency, we are pleased to provide our service to Crypto Millions Lotto. Our UK Financial Conduct Authority approval will provide the financial security that players require. Wirex delivers unbeatable value, flexibility and transaction speed combining the efficiency of cryptocurrency payments with the universal acceptance of traditional fiat currency accounts, on a global scale,” Pavel Matveev, CEO of Wirex said.

These capabilities make a perfect match, as Ofertas365 is licensed to operate in more than 100 countries which include anywhere online gambling is not prohibited.

“We believe our lotteries and games will provide a great deal of enjoyment because it’s much more fun to win Bitcoin than fiat currency! We welcome further collaborations and partnerships that will expand and guarantee our offering,” Sulim Malook added.

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