People always ask when blockchain will go mainstream. When Facebook launches its own cryptocurrency? When Telegram launches TON network? Or when old money starts buying Bitcoin?
The TrustDice team believes that blockchain will go mainstream when millions of people play blockchain games every day. During the past 2 years, blockchain gaming grows fast. Nowadays there’re almost 3000 DApps [Decentralized Apps] built on blockchain [Ethereum, EOS, TRON, etc] and 60% of them are games, according to the data from DAppReview.
However, the number of daily active users of blockchain games is still small [around 100k] compared with that of traditional games. To accelerate the process of bringing blockchain gaming to the mass market, the TrustDice team makes a lot of efforts. They released Trust Protocol in March 2019. And now they release the first Crash game to support multiple cryptocurrencies [Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, etc], with the help of Trust Protocol.
We talked with the TrustDice team about their vision and plans in the future.
Why do you build this Crash game?
Crash is an innovative game invented by people in the world of cryptocurrency. The first Crash game was released by Bustabit in 2014 and since then it has been popular among the Bitcoin community.
However, Bustabit only supports Bitcoin, for people holding other coins, they cannot enjoy the fun of this game. Therefore, we came up with the idea to build a Crash game supporting multiple tokens [Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, etc] and this will also be a good showcase of Trust Protocol.
Any other differences between your Crash game and Bustabit?
Besides supporting more tokens than Bustabit, there will be daily wagering contest in our Crash game. Those who wager more will win more. Another big difference is that our Crash game is built on EOS blockchain. All the random numbers are generated on blockchain.
It is truly provably fair and more transparent than games built on centralized servers. Finally, we have a Coinbox feature for new players to claim free coins [BTC, ETH, EOS, etc] every 6 hours. Even people without holding any cryptocurrencies can enjoy the game and maybe win a lot of coins, as long as they have good skills and luck.
Why do you focus on casino games now?
Our team is composed of veterans in the gaming industry and geeks. We’ve actually delivered several different types of blockchain games during the past 2 years: collectible game, FOMO game, Dice game and so on. Most of them can generate hypes during a short time, yet lose players quickly, while casino games like Dice and Crash, has been popular in the world of cryptocurrency for a long time.
The number of transactions in SatoshiDice was once taking 60% of all transactions on Bitcoin. What’s more, the daily betting volume of casino games on those new blockchains [Ethereum, EOS, TRX, etc] surpasses 10M USD. It’s definitely a great use case of blockchain and helps a lot of new users to learn cryptocurrency easily. It will keep contributing to the ecosystem of cryptocurrency in the future, and we believe that we can add value to it.
What’s the plan for 2019?
Well, our strategy is always customer first, and our highest priority is to provide the best gaming experiences to our players. In the rest of 2019, we’ll polish the product, deliver more games, as well as supporting more tokens on TrustDice.
For Trust Protocol, we’ll support more blockchains including TRON, NEO and so on. We hope to open source Trust Protocol by the end of 2019 so that more developers can benefit from our experiences before.
The Future is Blockchain: Untraceable brings back the Blockchain Futurist Conference
Blockchain evangelist, Tracy Leparulo of Untraceable, brings back the largest and most talked about Blockchain Futurist Conference in Canada for its second year.
Last year’s conference was attended by over 2,300 attendees from around the world discussing the future of technology including blockchain, artificial intelligence, and other emerging disruptive technologies.
It featured leading executives, entrepreneurs, government officials, and prominent blockchain vanguards. Speakers included: Larry King [GEAR Blockchain], Charles Hoskinson [Co-founder of Ethereum], Anthony Di Iorio, [CEO of Decentral & Co-founder of Ethereum], and Roger Ver [CEO of Bitcoin.com]. Notable attendees included Bruce Croxon, former Dragon of Dragon’s Den and businessman, Stan Bharti.
According to Alexia Hefti, Deloitte’s Global Blockchain Leader, Indirect Tax:
“Futurist is Canada’s leading blockchain conference and was one of 2018’s most immersive and engaging blockchain conferences globally. Attending Futurist will expose you to many of the world’s leading authorities on blockchain and will give you access to the most cutting-edge research on developments in the technology. I have no doubt that 2019 will exceed the successes of Futurist 2018.”
Untraceable’s mission is to help tokenize the world by tokenizing the Futurist conference. The Blockchain Futurist Conference is one of the first and only blockchain conferences to incorporate token experiences. It provides attendees an experience of what the world will look in a future with blockchain technology, where goods and services can be purchased with digital money in the form of tokens and cryptocurrencies.
Attendees will have the opportunity to get tokens or cryptocurrencies free of charge and use them to purchase various items at the conference. Last year’s conference featured Bunz, which permitted conference participants to buy their lunch from food trucks or purchase items from their marketplace using $50 worth of BTZ tokens downloadable from the Bunz app. Bunz will be returning again this year. Participants will have the opportunity to get over $100 in cryptocurrency, like last year, and experience a truly crypto-immersive world.
Bitcoin ATM machines will be available on site for anyone that wants to purchase cryptocurrency. This year’s conference has a great lineup of speakers, experiences, panels, and workshops including:
- 2019 Speakers:
- Anthem Hayek Blanchard, CEO & Co-Founder, AnthemGold & HERC
- Michael Nye, Host, Involvement Podcast
- Sascha Mojtahedi, CEO, BUNZ
- Gabriel Abed, Founder, BITT
- Amber D. Scott, Founder, CEO, Outlier Compliance Group
- Tokenized Marketplace – Experience and participate in tokenized, immersive and experiential installations and marketplace in crypto and blockchain.
Track the supply chain and chain of custody for food, art and gold on the blockchain with participating blockchain companies: Artcryption [a platform protecting art assets on the blockchain] and Anthem Gold [where gold is tracked and tradeable on the blockchain] using the Hercules protocol by Herc.one. Herc.one is a blockchain software for tracking physical inventory in a supply chain with a digital source to store and review verification information.
- Panels and talks – New developments in blockchain technology and the most talked about new tech startups in the blockchain space will be discussed at the Futurist conference.
- Blockchain Bootcamp workshops – Educational workshops will be presented by various speakers including Blockgeeks, The Blockchain Hub, etc.
- Blockchain Startup Showcase – The Futurist Conference will showcase the most exciting established and up and coming startups in the blockchain space. Sponsors booths are also available.
Outdoor cabanas by the pool will be converted to booths for sponsors and blockchain companies. The more relaxed and social surroundings in a unique space are designed to foster connections, conversations, and promote networking and deal-making.
Blockchain Futurist Conference is currently open for ticket registration. To register, stay up-to-date on the expanding speaker list, and for additional information, visit futurist19.com or futuristconference.com with discounts available when purchased with crypto.
For more information on Untraceable, interviews, photographs or media passes, please contact: 647-296-4458
Untraceable is the first event management and marketing agency within the blockchain and cryptocurrency community in Canada. Founded in 2013 to help build and grow the crypto community, Untraceable provides a full suite of services for events including logistics, marketing, and sponsorships. Untraceable specializes in designing cutting-edge events by seamlessly integrating crypto ticketing, event apps, token creation, and innovative tech solutions to fit clients’ needs. Untraceable has organized hundreds of events from the first Bitcoin Expo in Canada to the first Ethereum hackathon to ETHWaterloo. For more information on Untraceable, please visit the official website.
About Tracy Leparulo:
Conference organizer Tracy Leparulo has a proven track record of producing large scale, high-quality blockchain events, including the first Bitcoin Expo in Canada, ETHWaterloo, and POLYCON18. Leparulo also hosted three world-first events: Ethereum Hackathon, Certified Training Conference, and Securities Token Conference. Tracy is an advisor and mentor to various blockchain startups. She is a mentor at the Founder Institute.
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