Nasdaq to open as normal after hack

first_img TRADING on the Nasdaq OMX exchange is expected to go ahead as normal this morning, after suspicious files were found on its servers over the weekend following a hacking enquiry.Nasdaq said yesterday that malicious software had been found on its Directors’ Desk interface, which provides online information for corporate officers. But the exchange operator said that there was no evidence the hackers accessed or acquired customer information, or that any of the main group’s trading platforms had been compromised.Nasdaq did not say when the investigation, carried out by the FBI and forensic firms, was launched, or when the suspicious files were found. Nasdaq to open as normal after hack whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com KCS-content Share whatsapp Sunday 6 February 2011 10:31 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Bullish ICE sees profits surge 18pc

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoamautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Tags: NULL Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:20 pm INTERCONTINENTALEXCHANGE’S (ICE) quarterly earnings rose a better-than-expected 18 per cent, and the exchange operator said regulatory changes would help it continue a multi-year growth trajectory.ICE, whose growth depends on taking advantage of global derivatives market reforms, said yesterday it expects revenue from its two-year-old credit derivatives clearing house to rise 15 to 20 per cent this year, from $166m (£103.1m) in 2010.The company has increased profits the last five years.A jump in derivatives trading and new business lines helped revenue in the fourth quarter rise 11 per cent to $285m, slightly better than Wall Street expected. The company earned $99m, or $1.34 per share, up from $84m, or $1.13 per share, a year earlier. Excluding special items, earnings were $1.35 a share. ICE runs exchanges and clearinghouses in North America and Europe. Profits are still driven by its core energy futures trading business, helped recently by the growing prominence of its Brent crude benchmark.Futures trading jumped 21 per cent in the quarter, while overall revenue from transactions and clearing rose 10 per cent.The company has moved quickly to capitalise on swaps market reforms on both sides of the Atlantic, meant to avoid another financial crisis. Legislators and regulators want as many over-the-counter swaps as practicable run through trading venues and through clearinghouses, which guarantee and shed light on the trades. ICE started clearing US-based credit default swaps (CDS) early in 2009, and later expanded to Europe, gaining an edge over rivals. center_img More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Bullish ICE sees profits surge 18pc last_img read more

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Demand for London office space jumps

first_img Demand for London office space jumps Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share OPTIMISM about the UK commercial property market is at its highest level since the onset of the credit crunch, thanks to a rebound in demand for central London offices, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).In the fourth quarter, 18 per cent per cent more surveyors said they expected new sales and lettings to increase rather than fall in the next three months, up from eight per cent in the third quarter. This is the highest reading since the onset of the credit crunch in the first quarter of 2007.And more businesses appear to be planning to expand, after eight per cent more surveyors reported a rise in occupier enquiries in the fourth quarter, compared to a balance of -22 per cent in the three months previously. Tenant demand for commercial property stabilised overall in the fourth quarter, RICS said, with a net balance of zero against -6 per cent in the earlier quarter. Demand for office space was strongest, with a net balance of zero surveyors reporting available space – the lowest number since the fourth quarter of 2007. In central London, 42 per cent more surveyors recorded an increase in demand rather than a fall, up from 25 per cent in the third quarter. However, empty space continued to tick up in the industrial and retail sectors, with a balance of +5 per cent and +4 per cent respectively. But even as demand stabilises, the outlook for rents is poor. Though the outlook for London offices is more positive, retail rents are expected to decline in all regions of the UK, while industrial rents are expected to decline everywhere but London and the South East.Overall, seven per cent more surveyors said they expected rents to fall rather than rise. The expectations are that rents will continue to decline in the Midlands, North and South, while they are expected to rise in London. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Monday 14 February 2011 8:39 pm whatsapplast_img read more

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Bank defends success of QE

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald THE Bank of England has defended its policy of quantitative easing, arguing that the £200bn asset-buying programme successfully propped up the money supply following the financial crisis.“Sectoral evidence suggests that asset purchases are broadly working via the balance sheets of households and companies to contribute to an increase in nominal spending,” the Bank said in its latest quarterly report, published today.At the start of the recession, banks licked their wounds by repairing capital and liquidity positions on balance sheets. Such banking sector stabilisation prompted a “negative shock” to the money supply to the tune of £160bn, the Bank estimates.Along with post-credit crunch caution over lending, the reduction in money movement was “offset by the positive impact of asset purchases on broad money.”The Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) undertook the purchasing of assets “in order to increase nominal demand and so inflation,” the report says.The Bank also noted a sharp uptick in velocity – the speed of money circulation – which some analysts have claimed could hold an inflationary threat for the UK.“Velocity has indeed picked up, climbing 2.1 per cent during 2010 – the largest annual rise since 1979,” said Henderson’s Simon Ward. The sudden upturn “is in contrast to the long run downward trend observed in velocity since the 1980s,” the Bank’s report says.Meanwhile, banks remain ahead of schedule in their repayments of loans made under the Special Liquidity Scheme in 2008. Over £94bn of the £185bn has already been repaid. Share Bank defends success of QE whatsapp Sunday 20 March 2011 11:09 pmcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

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Glencore gets a green light in Hong Kong

first_img More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Share whatsapp Tags: NULL Sunday 3 April 2011 11:39 pm Glencore gets a green light in Hong Kong whatsapp KCS-content HONG Kong has given Glencore permission for the Asian leg of its float, according to sources close to the commodities giant.The commodities and trading giant, which is valued at $60bn (£37bn), received a letter on Friday giving it the go-ahead for its Hong Kong listing as part of a dual London-Hong Kong listing plan first disclosed by City A.M. in December.The initial public offering (IPO), which will be London’s biggest ever float, had originally been considered a UK-only deal, but sources close to the deal told City A.M. that its management have been persuaded to pursue a dual listing in Asia to be closer to the region’s high-growth, commodity-hungry economies.Glencore is understood to be interested in raising $10bn through the deal, which will transform the company from its traditional partnership model, allowing many of its senior staff to cash out.Analysts have been told that mid-May is a preliminary deadline, after which the company will have to redo its accounts in order to float. BlackRock fund manager Evy Hambro, who holds a number of Glencore’s convertible bonds, confirmed last week that he is expecting the IPO to get off the ground in the second quarter of this year.Analysts were also given a deadline of last Friday to complete their notes after a series of investor meetings by Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Yabo Sports signs regional deal with Hertha Berlin

first_img Betting company Yabo Sports has entered a regional partnership with German Bundesliga football club Hertha Berlin Email Address Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting 18th May 2018 | By contenteditor Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling Betting company Yabo Sports has entered a regional partnership with German Bundesliga football club Hertha Berlin. Yabo Sports will serve as the official and exclusive betting partner of Hertha in Asia throughout the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. The company will benefit from a branding presence on LED advertising boards inside the team’s Olympiastadion Berlin home stadium, as well as on the club’s various social media platforms in both Asia and Europe. The Lagardère Sports agency brokered the deal on behalf of Hertha Berlin. “Yabo Sports is proud to become Hertha BSC’s exclusive betting partner in Asia, with the aim to enhance brand value and regional influence together with the club,” Yabo Sports chief executive Sunny Xu said. “Looking ahead, we will devote ourselves to provide users with more quality sports games in the region, as well as more exciting Hertha BSC content in partnership with the club.” Ingo Schiller, chief executive at Hertha Berlin, added: “Yabo Sports is our first regional exclusive partner in Asia, which is a strategically important market for us. “Looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Yabo Sports, we will continue to drive Hertha BSC’s internationalisation strategy hand in hand forward.”Related article: Lotto scores extension with Hertha Berlin Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Asia Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Yabo Sports signs regional deal with Hertha Berlinlast_img read more

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SafeCharge puts its money on Italy’s future

first_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Email Address SafeCharge is confident about the future of Italian gambling after bolstering its position in the market through a deal with leading operator Snaitech.The payments technology company has been working with Sisal in Italy for two years, and its SafeCharge Payments Engine will now integrate Snaitech’s entire end-to-end payment processing infrastructure.The deal comes just as Italy introduces its gambling advertising ban, a move seen by some as an indication that the government will attempt to constrain the burgeoning gaming market.However, SafeCharge COO Yuval Ziv (pictured) is convinced the future is bright for Italian gaming thanks to its “comprehensive” structure, and believes his company’s high standards of compliance and reliability can help maintain trust in the sector.“We do not see any significant pressure generated by the upcoming regulation specifically,” he said.“We believe the Italian igaming legislation is the most comprehensive and robust across Europe and we see a great opportunity for our technology to assist many new and established brands in driving conversion rates and improving the customer experience.“Having developed an unrivalled track record working with merchants within complex and regulatory-heavy markets such as gaming and financial services, we believe there is a real opportunity for SafeCharge to provide flexible solutions and an innovative approach for merchants looking to comply to the toughest regulatory environments.”Snaitech believes its players will welcome the opportunity to embrace a variety of preferred payment methods, including Visa and Mastercard schemes and a variety of Italy’s most popular e-wallets including PayPal. Users can also access SafeCharge Cashier, a fully-optimised payment system enabling secure deposit and withdrawal of funds.With Sisal and Snai jointly owning around 15% of Italy’s online casino market and 18% of betting, SafeCharge believes it is in prime position to attract further like-minded partners.“Italy is a strategic market for us, particularly for gaming, travel and retail/e-commerce,” Ziv said. “We found that innovation, performance and business optimisation are the key main drivers necessary to further stimulate this digital revolution and our development team is quickly fulfilling the requests of some of the most demanding customers in the region.“As more customers realise the benefits of implementing a flexible, robust and open payments technology infrastructure, SafeCharge will keep on growing steadily.” 20th July 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Topics: Finance Tags: Payments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Payments leader says its business as usual as it partners with Snaitech SafeCharge puts its money on Italy’s futurelast_img read more

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NHL chief wants league to benefit from betting

first_img Commissioner Gary Bettman calls for “negotiation” over assets after NBA’s MGM deal Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates The NHL ice hockey league could seek partnerships with gambling companies in order to take advantage of the expanding regulated sport betting market in the US. Earlier this week, basketball’s NBA became the first professional sports league in North America to strike up an official relationship with a gambling company. The NBA signed MGM Resorts International as its first official gaming partner in a deal that also covers the WNBA women’s league. The deal has seemingly had an impact on NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, whose league was initially opposed to extending sports betting in ice hockey over fear of integrity issues. The NHL, along with the NBA, National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), had sought to block the expansion. However, following the Supreme Court ruling on PASPA in May, this has opened up the market, with many states now looking to legalise sports betting.Speaking on PodcastOne Sports Now, Bettman that the league intends to speak with any entity seeking to conduct gambling business using the intellectual property, data or game video from the league. “We’ve historically been opposed to extending sports betting on our game, and emotionally I don’t think that’s changed,” Bettman said. “It is a fact of life that in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling… it’ll be up to states to decide whether or not they’re going to enact sports betting.”Bettman added that he believes his league should benefit from bets being made on its games.He added: “From our standpoint, we believe that, whether it’s our intellectual property, our data, whether its video of our game, we have important assets and if somebody is going to avail themselves or want to avail themselves of those assets in order to conduct their business, then we’re going to need to have a negotiation.” Today (Friday), betting operator William Hill, which is already active in a number of states, said it has agreements in place with 11 casinos in Mississippi and a casino in West Virginia, with talks ongoing with operators spread across a further 14 US states. 3rd August 2018 | By contenteditor NHL chief wants league to benefit from betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Blockchain 2.0

first_img With regulators set to clamp down on the ICO gravy train, Hannah Gannagé-Stewart looks at other ways that gaming businesses are assimilating blockchain technology.There’s no doubt that initial coin offerings (ICO) split opinion. While many igaming businesses have used them to raise muchneeded start-up funds, critics in the industry regard them as little more than a pyramid scheme.Despite the bad rep, ICOs have come to characterise the crypto and blockchain phenomenon over the past few years. But they’re not the whole story and as lessons are learnt and the regulators move in, some businesses looking to experiment with blockchain are taking a different tack.KamaGames is one such business. The social casino started researching crypto and blockchain back in 2011 but only went live with its token sale in August. 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. Unlike existing prediction markets, which have been in operation for some time, DPM removes the middleman or trusted intermediary completely and makes the process totally peer-to-peer.Abbott outlines several benefits to this model: no single entity governs the market, all transactions are transparent on a blockchain, and anybody can participate pseudonymously to either open a new market or place bets in an existing one.These may be benefits for the punter, but for operators used to acting as that middleman, this model is arguably less ideal. Tech companies and suppliers, however, may have an opportunity. Abbott namechecks three businesses looking to occupy this space.Hivemind uses bitcoin for its DPM and is currently in the R&D stage, while Augur, which launched this summer, and Gnosis are doing the same thing with ethereum. There is the potential for bitcoin to be used later on both platforms.Abbott says all three are examples of how distributed ledgers can fundamentally alter a gambling offering. And while operators may not be involved in the transactional side of betting on DPMs, Abbott points out that “traditional gaming companies would use them to hedge bets and to predict markets”.He is clear that this technology could pose both opportunities and threats to the existing industry and suggests now is the time to shape the future of DPMs or even obstruct them if necessary. “Regulators may be receptive to cries of foul play – in the name of consumer protection, and protection of a tax paying industry,” he says.Ultimately DPMs’ arrival on the scene could place more pressure on operators to distinguish themselves through more imaginative and innovative offerings. They will need to exceed a peer-to-peer gambling experience. Just adding crypto to their offering may not be enough. Hannah Gannagé-Stewart looks at ways to benefit from blockchain technology beyond the ICO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Payments 13th September 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Email Addresscenter_img Casino & games Blockchain 2.0 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovationlast_img read more

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Dwarf Mine by Yggdrasil

first_img Topics: Casino & games Slots Casino & games Deep underground, hidden treasure glistens in the light of torches. Forget the pick-axe, the dwarven digger goes deeper, hungry for valuable discoveries. 25th February 2019 | By Aaron Noy You can find out more about the slot here! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Companies: Yggdrasil Deep underground, hidden treasure glistens in the light of torches. Forget the pick-axe, the dwarven digger goes deeper, hungry for valuable discoveries.The digging machine is boosted by special crystals and can be expanded at any time using Bonus Drills. Three Bonus Drills push the machine into Free Spins Mode, while a collection of crystals brings Collection Free Spins with Super High Paying Symbols. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Dwarf Mine by Yggdrasil Email Addresslast_img read more

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