Article by Christopher Smith
With blockchain and digital ledgers we also can make sure the Casino’s aren’t robbing us blind like in the past. Cryptography and the blockchain enable us as players to check and see if the games are Provably Fair as opposed to the past they robbed us blind.
The Top Bitcoin Casinos
Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and use Bitcoin for your next online betting deposit, the next step is to find a Bitcoin-friendly platform. Luckily for you, TopOnlineBitcoinCasinos.com has already done the legwork for you. Below you will find the Top Casinos and Sportsbooks that accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Monero, Doge as well as many other smaller cryptocurrencies.
As mentioned above, Top Online Bitcoin Casinos has independently tested over 50 Different Bitcoin Sportsbooks & Casinos. They have placed Bets, Deposited & Withdrew Funds, and Ranked & Reviewed the Best U.S Friendly Bitcoin Sportsbooks & Casinos.
Here is my experience gambling with cryptocurrency on some of the Top Rated Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency provably fair online Casinos.
First I Joined 4 of The Top “Provably Fair” Online Bitcoin Casinos
In There Like Swimwear
Opening an account took me less than 5 minutes. First, I transferred some Bitcoin & Ethereum over to each Casino and funded each one. In total, I transferred approximately 4K in crypto split between the 4 Casinos. With my luck and gambling history, I was prepared to lose it all should luck not be on my side.
Below you’ll find my experience betting bitcoin and trying my luck at the Top 4 Bitcoin Casinos. At each Casino I list the games I tried, a description of the game from the game developers, a summary of my opinion on the game experience and my overall win/loss playing each one.
Again, this is my experience having an extremely lucky day and not losing money like I seem to do the majority of the time. Choose to believe it or not, this is the true story of one extremely lucky day, ending with me winning some serious cash (in BTC).
Let’s Get This Started
I decided to start at Betchain. The first game that caught my eye was 2 Million B.C., so I figured this would be as good as any place to begin.
2 Million Years Ago in a land before time the earth sat perfectly still until.. Women. Wanted. Diamonds. Now there’s only one man determined enough and brave enough to take a journey of epic proportions.
There’s some big fucking pre-historic cat thing, a bee that’s buzzing around and some other confusing shit. Some people love this slot game, but I wasn’t impressed. Graphics were great, but for me that was about it. I wasted about 15 minutes of my day and lost some money.
I’ll offer them a jackpot they can’t refuse… The Infamous words spoken by The Slotfather, the secret underworld Boss of all slots, big and small. The one man that holds all the strings, controlling an organized syndicate of slots stretching across the city and beyond… that man is The Slotfather.
This game is decent at best. Great graphics, including a couple fun bonus reels where “The Slotfather” opens up his briefcase to welcome you to the family. The Bonus reels load slow and although the game has promise, it lacks some of the exciting bonus reels that could easily have been added for a more fun user experience.
The one cool part of this game was during one of the bonus reels the Slotfather allows you to set up your criminal empire by selecting property. I won a couple decent bonuses, but overall wasted approximately 30 minutes of my life and lost money.
AMERICAN BLACKJACK/BLACKJACK SURRENDER
Up next, I decided to hit the Blackjack tables, where I’ve been known to not only suck, but also have earned a reputation for handing over hefty amounts of cash. Seriously, if you see me in Vegas… sit next to me. You’ll win. At best, I bring some decent jokes to the table. That’s about it.
It’s blackjack. I played both “American Blackjack” and “Blackjack Surrender.” Blackjack Surrender was my favorite. This one offered the best user experience in my opinion, the fastest loading time and having the option to surrender is always good when the dealer has you beat. I lost $100 playing American Blackjack and won $350 with Blackjack Surrender
After playing blackjack, the next Slot game that caught my eye was Slots Angels.
This Slot game kicks ass. Seriously, this one was a lot of fun. I’m sure the fact that I went on a winning streak and actually made some money didn’t hurt, but the gameplay on this one was really cool.
There were a ton of bonuses, instant prizes, progressive and standard jackpots as well as payout multipliers. This was hands down one of the best slots games I’ve ever played. In the small amount of time I spent playing this one, I hit a few bonuses, one Big Bonus and I actually ended up leaving with more BTC than I started. Now that shit was s pretty cool.
Betchain Starting Amount: 1K
Net Result: -$230
Next I headed over to FortuneJack. This Casino is pretty badass. This Casino boasts a huge selection of games, including Jackpot & Progressive Jackpot Bitcoin Slots as well as a huge selection of interactive and 3D Slot games.
Personally, I am becoming a big fan of the BetSoft games, and I wasn’t disappointed by Fortunejack’s selection. They even had a large selection of new Slot games I hadn’t ever seen before. In addition to having a monstrous collection of different Bitcoin Slots, FortuneJack also offers sports betting,
Hit the casinos – and their very different personalities are all part of this interesting adventure on which you can win prizes and play some fantastic bonus games including Las Vegas Wilds, Police Car Scatters, the Money Wheel Bonus, the Bonus Round, and Double-Up Feature.
Despite sounding expensive, this slot game certainly doesn’t have to be and there are 30 different bet-levels and coins value combinations to choose from, with stakes from as little as 0.5 coins per spin.
This game looks amazing, with 3D graphics and 2 ‘hostesses’ floating either side of the reels in 3D rendering. You can play this game in 2 different modes. If you choose to play as the ‘Good Girl’, you’ll get regular small wins.
If you instead choose the ‘Bad Girl’, you will get fewer wins – though they will be larger (higher variance play). You can also simply double your lines and play both sides together
Played both sides and enjoyed this one. Hit a bonus reel as a good girl and as a bad girl. The bad girl paid out higher but I seemed to win more frequently (in smaller amounts) as a good girl. Feels absolutely ridiculous writing that. Left with more money than I started with.
An innovative Day/Night cycle switches up gameplay and allow players to experience what life is like for the people who live in the town.
During the day, the Ogre is awake and active while the townsfolk sleep. And it’s no wonder, as the Ogre will occasionally smash stone symbols, offering extra rewards! Once night falls, the Ogre will drift to sleep and the townsfolk emerge from their stone homes.
Higher payouts aren’t the only benefit of night mode: the Joker emerges as well and brings with him merriment and 2x WILD WINS!
FortuneJack Starting Amount: 1K
Net Result: +350
After this I decided to give mBit a fair shake. The first thing I was impressed with was the selection of games. With so many options, it took me a minute to decide what to play first. I decided to click on the Jackpot games because having the ability to win the Jackpot, or at least having a progressive Jackpot are usually the only Bitcoin slot games that interest me. The first game that caught my eye was Greedy Goblins.
Funny antics, a progressive jackpot and familiar characters, this new addition is a humorous trip into a magical forest full of winnings
This game was pretty fun. I actually enjoyed playing it and spent a good 30 minutes playing. Good graphics, fun bonuses and cool little bonus rounds that take you into the forrest for a chance to win big bonuses. I hit on more than one.
A bunch of gangsta primates are in charge of this disaster and the whole action is brought to life by this slot video game. This is awesome. The graphics are insane, it’s a LIVE game and you get to make decisions that affect the outcome in the game.
This is seriously badass. I played this one for over an hour easily and I’ll be back for more. Win or lose, this game is awesome and I could also see this being slightly addicting. What a badass game.
Then, against my better judgement, I headed back over to the Blackjack tables
Decided to let my hair down a bit and went with the Blackjack Surrender HR (Highroller) I don’t usually fall into “highroller” status so I immediately felt like a baller. Deals were quick, the gameplay wasn’t slow and never froze and I immediately lost more than I won during the 1st 30 minutes.
Feeling like a true highroller, I decided YOLO and increased my bet amounts and finished with one hell of a win streak. I even walked away while I was up. I guess there’s a first time for everything. I won big.
mBit Starting Amount: 1K
Net Result: +4.5K
Next I tried More Gold Diggin’ which is a lot of fun. I don’t know a reason I selected this game other than the beard on the little guy and the squirrel/beaver/gopher thing looked very friendly.
Take on the ancient Greek gods in this rather serious themed game for your chance to win big. The max coin win is a cool 1,000, but playing in BTC – or any other crypto for that matter – can quickly bump up the value of that max win.
I didn’t get what all the hype was about. This game was pretty boring. Lost money and didn’t enjoy playing.
Bison Trail Slot started out life at BitStarz as an exclusive game, where it quickly became popular for its cow – or should we say bison – wrangling fun. There are big wins on offer to the tune of 300x your original stake, and with an epic free spins bonus game.
Play over 5 reels with 1024 ways to win, the wins come thick and fast when you start spinning the reels. So saddle up cowboy, it’s time to wrangle some buffalo to feed the family. I hit several bonuses including one BIG WIN. Now that’s what Im talking about!
BitStarz Starting Amount: 1K
Net Result: +2.4K
Already up big I decided to gamble some more, knowing it was a bad idea. After reading several reviews from top sportsbetting site independent testing and ranking services like Bitcoin Sports Betting Guide, and Top Online Bitcoin Casinos & Sportsbooks. Based on their reviews I decided to then place my action with Nitrogen Sports.
Seeing that this wasn’t my own money I was willing to take on more risk than usual. So I looked at the oddsmakers riskiest bets and decided to bet around half of my earnings from the day. The game on that night was the Houston Astros vs the Detroit Tigers. I don’t even watch baseball. The Tigers were +550 Underdogs so I took the action expecting to lose it all. I forgot about it and went home for the day.
The next day I arrived to an office party. The Astros lost. Holy shit.. I didn’t even know how to calculate what that meant. I bet $4000 on the Tigers. One of my co-workers greeted me with one of the most uncomfortable man hugs I’ve ever received. I was informed the payout on the $4000 bet was $26,000.
I’ve never come close to winning anything near that amount, and haven’t since. But for that one fleeting moment, I was King. Of course I was quickly brought back to reality when my boss called me into the office. I knew what he was calling me in for. Because I used his money to fund the 4 Casinos I had agreed to giving up 50% of anything won before starting. I walked away with $16,510.00. Thats almost half of what I make in a year.
My fiancee and I put down payments on new cars (ours were embarrassingly bad) and put the rest into savings. I will forever be a Detroit Tigers fan, that much I can promise.
Bet on Detroit Tigers +$26,000
50% (My share) = $16,510.00
See: The 6 Best Bitcoin Casinos & Sportsbooks– 2019 Guide
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Crypto Market Cap Gained $10 Billion, Bitcoin Eyes $11,000? (Saturday’s Market Watch)
The cryptocurrency market continues to rebound and has added another $10 billion to its market cap since yesterday. Bitcoin trades around $10,700, while some leading altcoins mark serious gains.
Bitcoin Price Trades Around $10,700
Following yesterday’s increase in which Bitcoin topped at $10,800, the primary cryptocurrency retraced to its intraday bottom at about $10,550. However, the bulls intercepted the price dip and drove the asset upwards once again. Just as 2020 goes so far, this Bitcoin spike followed the 1-2% gains seen on Wall Street at the Friday trading session.
The S&P 500 (1.6%), the Dow Jones Industrial Average (1.34%), and the Nasdaq Composite (2.26%) were all deep in the green.
At the time of this writing, BTC has dipped to $10,760 after getting rejected at the first major resistance at $10,790.
As per the analysis, if BTC price breaks above, it could head towards the next resistance at $11,000, followed by $11,200, $11,360, and $11,530. Alternatively, should the asset fall, it could rely on the support levels at $10,580, $10,440, and $10,390, if necessary.
Despite stocks and cryptocurrencies, gold had failed to increase: Recording an intraday high of $1,875, the precious metal dived and closed the session at $1,860.
Altcoins Gain Traction
Some alternative coins lost significant chunks of value lately, but they have been recovering in the past few days. Ethereum has continued its upward movement with another 3% increase to above $350.
Ripple has surged by 5% to $0.243. Bitcoin Cash (1%), Polkadot (3%), Binance Coin (1%), and Litecoin (3%) are also in the green from the top 10. However, Chainlink has outperformed them all by marking an 11% increase. LINK has overtaken BNB and DOT and currently occupies the 6th spot.
As it typically happens, the most volatile price moves come from mid and low-cap alts.
CyberVein leads with a 21% surge. Ren (20.5%), Yearn.Finance (17%), The Midas Touch Gold (14%), DFI.Money (14%), Cardano (11%), Zilliqa (11%), HedgeTrade (10.5%), and Nervos Network (10%) follow.
In total, the cryptocurrency market cap has increased by $10 billion since yesterday. On a 48-hour scale, the metric is up by 8% since its bottom at $319 billion to $344 billion.
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Bitcoin Always Online In Venezuela: Launched The First Satellite Node In Collaboration With Blockstream
Bitcoiners in Venezuela don’t need the internet to send some Satoshis. Today, the crypto payments startup Cryptobuyer announced the successful launch of the first Bitcoin satellite node thanks to a collaboration between Cryptobuyer, Blockstream, and a team led by a crypto enthusiast named Aníbal Garrido.
The initiative allows interacting with the Bitcoin blockchain without the need of an internet connection. A satellite antenna installed in Venezuela is in charge of the communication between the node and the blockchain.
We successfully installed and run a satellite #Bitcoin node in #Venezuela which allows us to be independent of the internet to download messages and validate transactions. Thanks to @Blockstream @adam3us @richardbensberg @anibalcripto for all your support https://t.co/TUb6eG19XP
— Cryptobuyer (@cryptobuyer) September 25, 2020
How the Satellite Node Works
This novel solution allows the Venezuelan node to process information in real-time completely off-line. Thus, the normal functioning of the network in case of connectivity failure (something widespread in the country) is guaranteed. It also facilitates the use of cryptocurrencies in remote places where internet service is scarce, expensive, or even non-existent.
The project works as follows: Blockstream contracts a number of satellites to provide the communication service between the nodes and the blockchain. Cryptobuyer bought the necessary equipment to receive the signal and connect to the satellite, and Anibal Garrido and his team were in charge of assembling the antennas and making the required adjustments.
It’s been a pleasure working with @cryptobuyer and @anibalcripto to launch the first of many #BlockstreamSatellite nodes in #Venezuela, ensuring bitcoiners in the region are always connected to the Bitcoin network! 🛰⛓💻 https://t.co/hzqoR1nACI
— Blockstream (@Blockstream) September 25, 2020
For Alvaro Perez, a software programmer from Valencia City who helped set up the whole infrastructure, the node’s synchronization was an inspiring moment. In statements compiled by Cryptobuyer on an official blog post, the expert says that the operation was a “great achievement.”
“We downloaded the whole Bitcoin blockchain and successfully carried out the first transaction through a Bitcoin satellite node in our country on September 23, from the city of Valencia (…) We received bitcoin through the satellite connection without any internet connection. It was a moment of great achievement.”
The journey is just beginning for Bitcoiners in Venezuela
This would be the first of three antennas that Cryptobuyer plans to deploy to cover the country’s most critical areas. The remaining two will be placed in the country’s capital, Caracas, in the north of Venezuela, and Puerto Ordaz, an industrial city located south of the country.
Later on, they plan to deploy a large number of small devices that will serve as a sort of repeater antenna to create a sizeable mesh-type network that will facilitate transactions in Bitcoin even far away from the primary antenna.
Now there’s no excuse to start using some satoshis in the country. Venezuela keeps proving that it has plenty of reasons to be on the podium of the three countries with the most adoption of Bitcoin around the world.
KuCoin’s CEO: The $150 Million Hack Is “Small” For KuCoin, Insurance Will Cover
In a dedicated live stream, KuCoin’s CEO noted that although why he cannot reveal how much of the company’s total assets were affected during the hack, the stolen fund amount is “small for KuCoin.” The exchange will cover all the losses with its insurance fund.
- The company first noticed the abnormalities at 2:51 AM, Sept 26, when it received an alert from its internal risk-monitoring system. More alerts followed, indicating abnormal transfers from the hot wallet.
- At 3:01 AM, the exchange received an alert about its remaining balance from the monitoring system. Three minutes later, more alerts came in showing abnormal XRP withdrawal, which was followed by another alert that the company’s hot wallet is “running out of balance.”
- Subsequent alerts between 3:05 AM and 3:40 AM showed abnormal BTC withdrawal alongside other tokens.
- While the abnormal withdrawals were ongoing, the company set up an urgent task force and then shut down its wallet servers. However, the shut down did not do much to stop the hackers as the abnormal transfers continued.
- At this point, KuCoin realized that the private keys of its hot wallet had leaked. The company then started moving the remaining balance in its hot wallet to cold storage at 4:20 AM. The process took about 30 minutes to complete.
- Lyu said the exchange would publish the addresses used by the hackers on its official channels. An earlier report on the hack shows that the Ethereum address supposedly used for the operation contained over $150 million in ETH and ERC-20 tokens.
- KuCoin is now in contact and working with the international police, its largest clients, and industry experts for an in-depth investigation into the incident.
- The CEO also said they had asked most crypto exchanges, including Binance, Bitfinex, OKEx, BitMEX, and Houbi Global, to blacklist the hackers’ wallet address and assist with the investigation.
- The crypto community was quick to swing into action to assist KuCoin in its request. Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino said they have already frozen 13 million USDT on EOS that was part of the hack, while Tether froze the 20m USDT on Ethereum in the ETH address used for the hack.
- While trading services are still available, withdrawals and deposits will remain closed until the exchange completes its wallet upgrade.
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