Ex-Poker Pros Raise $130M Fund for DeFi Bets

Ascensive Assets’ investors are mainly high-net-worth individuals in Asia connected to the gambling industry.

Business  ·  29 July 2021

You Might Benefit From Crypto Therapy

Whether in the red or black, trading crypto could lead to compulsive behaviors, anxiety and depression.

Opinion  ·  8 July 2021

ConsenSys Project Virtue Poker Raises $5M Ahead of Mainnet Launch

The Ethereum project is expected to launch in full in May.

Business  ·  12 April 2021

Wyoming’s New Online Sports Betting Law OKs Crypto Wagers

Pro-blockchain lawmakers in the state have made cryptocurrency inclusion a natural feature of their legislative agenda.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 April 2021

Atari Partners on Crypto Casino in Ethereum-Based Virtual World

The Atari-branded casino will be built in a gaming district within Decentraland's metaverse.

Business  ·  8 March 2021

ErisX Exchange Asks CFTC to Approve Sports Bet Futures as ‘Risk Hedging’ Tools

If approved, three proposed futures contracts would be tied to the outcome of National Football League games.

News  ·  3 February 2021

Gambling Tech Giant IGT Patents Way to Fund Bets With Bitcoin

IGT's bitcoin funding patent comes as the gambling tech giant's plans for cashless wagering move forward.

News  ·  5 January 2021

Chinese Authorities Crack Down on Gambling Sites Using Tether Stablecoin

Chinese authorities have arrested 77 individuals and shuttered gambling sites using the dollar-pegged tether (USDT) cryptocurrency.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 October 2020

Fake Horses, Real Bets: Unikrn Is Putting Racetrack NFTs on Ethereum

The Unikrn esports platform is partnering with ZED RUN to bring horse betting to the ethereum blockchain.

Tech  ·  27 February 2020

Compared to Gaming and Gambling Dapps, DeFi Is Still Behind

A closer look at the data shows that decentralized applications are struggling to gain traction, and DeFi is not the main use case.

Tech  ·  3 January 2020

Exec Embezzles $22M From ‘Influencer’ Marketing Firm, Spends Nearly Half on Crypto Gambling

A U.S. man has pleaded guilty to having embezzled millions from his former employer and splashing the funds on personal expenses and crypto-funded online poker.

News  ·  25 November 2019

Fans Can Now Bet Crypto on Twitch’s Top ‘Fortnite’ Streams

Esports platform Unikrn is debuting a new product that lets fans bet cryptocurrency on Twitch and other gaming sites.

Markets  ·  13 May 2019

Tron Dapps Saw $1.6 Billion in Volume in Q1 2019, Driven By Gambling

From digital dog racing to a "farm investment game," Tron is finding product-market fit crypto with gambling dapps.

Markets  ·  5 April 2019

12 Markets Crypto Decentralization Can Actually Improve

What do virtual real estate and distributed computing have in common? They're both markets where P2P networks can improve efficiencies.

Tech  ·  27 December 2018

Police Seize $1.5 Million in Crypto During FIFA Gambling Crackdown

A Chinese city has recently cracked a cryptocurrency-traded gambling case and confiscated over $1.5 million worth of cryptocurrencies.

Markets  ·  13 July 2018