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Chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov (pictured) says while an ICO wasn’t always off the table, in the end it presented too much of a risk for too little reward.“ICOs are associated with some legal challenges. Beyond the legal risk, this can be a huge PR risk for an existing company that values its name and products and has a reputation,” he explains.Instead, KamaGames opted to run a token sale. For a limited time its customers, and latterly the general public, are able to buy tokens, which they can then exchange for chips to play at KamaGames online.The campaign not only tests the appetite of Kama’s customers for crypto, but also encourages acquisition of new players and retention of existing ones with a number of incentives.Holding onto the tokens brings rewards, in the form of bonus chips for the duration that you hold the token and a growth in the exchange rate. The casino guarantees an increase of 25% each month during the first 36 months.The idea is that punters hold onto their tokens and cash their chips out gradually, thus avoiding inflation in the customer economy. The introduction of a variety of player vs environment (P2E) games has also been planned to assist in this aim, with slots the key to bringing chips out of the customer economy and back into the house.Kuznetsov’s cautious approach to crypto is designed as a learning curve. Depending on the results of the token sale, he says the business may consider a security token offering (STO) in future.STOs bear more resemblance to a traditional IPO; regulated in the US by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), they treat the purchase of tokens as a secured investment, similar to shares.“We’ve been thinking about private placement for a number of years,” Kuznetsov explains. “We still haven’t decided but we have been looking at STOs, so this campaign is testing the water.”Unlike KamaGames, crypto casino FunFair opted to take the plunge with an ICO relatively early on. In June 2017, it raised $10m in ethereum, as well as more than $10m in other currencies and private institutional investment in the space of just four hours.FunFair founder Jez San knew he was taking a risk but was undeterred by the prospect of being a crypto pioneer. FunFair aims to corner the crypto casino market, appealing to punters not only on the basis that they can use crypto to gamble but that a blockchain-based platform offers superior security and fairness to players.FunFair’s business strategy and marketing consultant Stefan Kovach argues that, while the casino can’t claim to function on a totally trustless, or decentralised, basis, it is closer to that end of the spectrum than conventional casinos.A completely trustless ecosystem removes any middlemen within whom trust has to be placed to make a transaction. In the case of blockchain, it means that crytocurrency can be passed from one individual directly to another, without any banking or transactional intermediaries at all.FunFair isn’t able to operate as completely trustless, but the casino’s ethos is that by operating on a blockchain they can make all transactions ‘provably fair’ and in doing so build their players’ confidence in the brand.“As a provider, we promise that every spin of a wheel or roll of a die is fair and you have a ‘provably fair’ button,” says Kovach. “It’s a bit like Intel in that no one really knows how a processor works but you know it makes your computer a bit quicker and you’re happy to spend £300 more on it”.As a first mover in the crypto casino market, FunFair may succeed in creating brand loyalty through its crypto USP. Kovach says many of the casino’s ‘community’ are early crypto investors themselves; they are blockchain natives. It is harder to know at this stage whether crypto in and of itself will have mass appeal.On top of that, if truly taking the middleman out of the picture is what modern punters are looking for, then being only partially trustless seems at odds with the concept. But some tech companies are working on ways to do it.Professor of health and life sciences at Surrey School of Law Ryan Abbott highlighted the opportunities for entirely trustless gambling in his presentation at iGB Live! in July. Abbott suggested that decentralised prediction markets (DPM) could be the future for igaming.“Instead of going to William Hill and betting on the outcome of the World Cup, you find another bettor or gamer and make the bet directly with them on the blockchain,” he explains. 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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421187/rural-studio-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-eight-20k-houses Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/421187/rural-studio-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-eight-20k-houses Clipboard Rural Studio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Eight 20K Houses Architecture News Rural Studio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Eight 20K HousesSave this articleSaveRural Studio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Eight 20K HousesSave this picture!”Joanne’s House” by Rural Studio. Image Courtesy of Auburn University Rural StudioWritten by Barbara PoradaSeptember 01, 2013 Share “COPY”center_img “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAuburn University’s Rural Studio, an undergraduate program that focuses on designing well-built, low-cost housing for the poor across three counties of Alabama, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this 2013-14 academic year. Since 1993, Rural Studio has been recycling, reusing, remaking and using local materials while maintaining the belief that both rich and poor deserve good design. In honor of 20 successful years of helping Alabama’s rural poor, Rural Studio will, for the first time, design eight 20K Houses in one year- and they need your help.Rural Studio built its first 20K House in 2005, under the direction of Andrew Freear, and has since become an ongoing research program. The objective of the 20K House project was “to design and build a model home that could be reproduced on a large scale by a contractor and built for $20,000, thus addressing the need for affordable housing.” The 20K figure was chosen because it was considered the highest realistic mortgage possible for someone living off Social Security and is usually divided into two parts: $10-12,000 for materials and $8-10,000 for labor. 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For more information on making a tax-deductible donation in support of Rural Studio, visit supportruralstudio.com or contact Natalie Butts at [email protected] To see how the fundraising is going, check Rural Studio’s blog every week.References: Rural Studio (1, 2), The Christian Science Monitor MUSE / Renzo Piano Building WorkshopSelected ProjectsFish market in Bergen / Eder Biesel ArkitekterSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this authorBarbara PoradaAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousesSocial HousingRural StudioAuburnAuburn UniversityAlabamaUSACite: Barbara Porada. “Rural Studio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Eight 20K Houses” 01 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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