Month: June 2016

Lisk Financial Ecosystem Grows – Gets Listed on ShapeShift and Other Services

Bitcoin Press Release: The blockchain application platform Lisk now has its digital currency LSK listed on various exchanges and financial services like ShapeShift, Yuanbao, or CoinPayments. Adoption is steadily growing through payment processors and online merchants.

June 30, 2016 Aachen, Germany – Lisk, the open source blockchain application platform, is proud to announce that the digital currency LSK is evolving at a tremendous speed. A large part of this evolution is mass adoption by many services, including conversion services and exchanges.

One of the services now accepting LSK, ShapeShift.io, allows the exchange of one digital currency into another, without the need to create an account or fill an open order. Other providers offering a similar service for the LSK currency include Changer.com and Changelly.com.

In terms of regular exchanges, Lisk has seen steadily increasing adoption throughout the past few weeks. Recently, CEO Max Kordek visited China and met with many Chinese exchanges. This face to face relationship drove these exchange owners to believe in the currency and adopted Lisk for trade on their service. These services included Yuanbao.com and Jubi.com, two of the biggest altcoin exchanges in China. Additionally, BitBays.com, and Touzibi.com also listed the currency.

The Polish exchange BitBay.net has added many different currency pairs for LSK. These pairs included LSK/USD, LSK/BTC and LSK/EUR. The new exchange RAWX.io will launch soon and Lisk sits at the top of the poll to determine which coins will be added.

Looking further back many different exchanges are already supporting the LSK token. These exchanges include Poloniex.com, Bittrex.com, YoBit.net, BitMEX.com, Livecoin.net, OpenLedger.io, Cryptomic.com, Bloombit.com, and ChameleonBit.trade. On the leading edge of this group is Poloniex, one the largest exchanges in the world, which added a LSK/ETH. This pairing is unprecedented on the exchange as previous pairs were pegged to BTC and USDT.

Lastly, Lisk can now be used in online transactions. This is due to the payment processor and gateway CoinPayments.net adding support for the currency. The service provides digital currency integration for nearly all popular web shopping carts used today. This allows Lisk to be used with a myriad of online shops, all of which are ready to accept LSK.

Please use all exchanges, websites, services, tools, and clients being linked to in this press release at your own risk! Please do your own due diligence.

About Lisk

Lisk is a blockchain application platform that offers JavaScript development tools to deploy sidechains and build decentralized applications on top of them. It connects various different decentralized technologies to enable developers to build useful, powerful applications for the real world. Lisk was started earlier this year by Max Kordek and Oliver Beddows.

Learn more about Lisk at – https://lisk.io

Get started with Lisk at – https://lisk.io/get_started

Lisk Documentation is available at – https://lisk.io/documentation?i=lisk-docs/README

 

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Name: Max Kordek

Email: business@lisk.io

City and Country Location: Aachen, Germany


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Bitcoin Sportsbook Sportsbet.io Kick-Off Euro 2016 With Bumper Bets

Bitcoin Press Release: Sportsbet.io has enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2016, the biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup. The Bitcoin sportsbook has already handed out 36 BTC in prizes and two exclusive tickets to the European Championship final in Paris.

Monday, 27th of June, 2016 – Bitcoin sportsbook operator Sportsbet.io has enjoyed a strong start to Euro 2016 following its launch at the beginning of June.

The month-long tournament is the biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup and the Bitcoin-only operator has seen average daily stakes increase by more than 20% during the first two weeks of the tournament.

Among Bitcoin punters, France has been the most popular country to back at the Euros, accounting for 37% of Bitcoin bets. It is followed by England with 23%, and Portugal with 17%.

More than half of all bets placed on Sportsbet.io have come via the mobile channel, with 45% on smartphones and 7% on tablet devices.

Sportsbet.io has also been quick to reward users for their loyalty, having already handed out 36,000 mBTC (€22,000) in prizes via pre-sign up raffles, as well as daily draws.

One lucky user won two tickets to the European Championship final, which takes place in Paris, as well as flights and accommodation following a draw on the Sportsbet.io YouTube channel.

Another four customers were also rewarded with a pair of tickets to the semi-finals of the tournament – just for finishing in the top four of a winning bets leaderboard.

Points were awarded to players based on their winning group stage bets, with each 100 mBTC (€60) profit earning the user 100 points towards their total score.

More is to come throughout Euro 2016, with another leaderboard challenge set up to reward the most successful punters during the knockout stages.

Further promotions from Sportsbet.io will continue following the conclusion of the tournament, with similar competitions and giveaways lined up for all major sporting events.

Sportsbet.io spokesperson Joe Jordan, said:

“Our focus is to offer great odds and promotions – as demonstrated by our competition to win tickets to the Euro 2016 final, semi-final and free bitcoins. This summer’s European Championship action has been really exciting so far and there is still a lot more to come, both on the pitch and on Sportsbet.io.”

Sportsbet.io will provide its players with a dedicated, customised VIP programme that features a personal hostess and 24/7 live chat to cater for all their wagering needs.

It will boast over 350,000 pre-match events per year, with a peak of 70,000 events during prime months. Sportsbet.io will also feature a comprehensive live offering with hundreds of ‘in-play’ markets available on major sports fixtures.

For more information, please visit: https://sportsbet.io/sports

Media Contact

Name: Square in the Air Communications

Email: enquiries@squareintheair.com

Address: 131-151 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BB

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3586 8266

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Get Up to Speed on Blockchain, Shared Ledgers and Next-Gen Fintech

Technologists, bankers and startups to explore the challenges and opportunities of distributed ledgers at American Banker’s third annual Blockchains + Digital Currencies conference in New York July 28.

NEW YORK – Some of the most exciting innovations in financial technology are leveraging the blockchain, a system of record-keeping that was created for the digital currency bitcoin but whose wider potential is now being explored by financial institutions worldwide. On July 28, bankers, technologists, entrepreneurs and regulators will gather in New York for American Banker’s third annual Blockchains + Digital Currencies conference to discuss this rapidly evolving phenomenon.

“In a few short years, blockchain technology and digital currencies have gone from far-fringe to almost-mainstream,” said Marc Hochstein, Editor in Chief of American Banker. “Major financial institutions, tech companies and others are now actively experimenting with distributed ledgers for everything from payments to securities settlement, from notary services to identity management. Yet for all the energy and capital (more than $1 billion from angel and venture investors) that has congregated in this young fintech sector, there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future.”

The event will confront the hard questions facing the blockchain sector: Do open networks like Bitcoin and Ethereum offer the most value to commercial enterprises or are they better off using their own proprietary blockchains? What can a “permissioned” blockchain do that a traditional database can’t? Will regulatory initiatives at the state and federal levels and around the world hold back innovation in this space or give it room to flourish?

The conference, to be held at Convene Midtown East, will explore what banks have learned from their pilot projects, how regulators’ views on cryptocurrency have evolved and where innovation is heading next. Industry experts will address the regulatory and risk questions that continue to swirl around digital currencies, the challenge of satisfying competing demands such as privacy versus transparency, and the prospects for financial inclusion and data standardization. The diverse range of speakers spans disciplines from traditional banking and regulation to bleedingedge crypto, and includes:

  • Bill Barhydt, Founder and CEO, Abra
  • Jeff Garzik, CEO and Co Founder, Bloq, Inc.
  • Allan Mendelowitz, president of ACTUS Financial Research Foundation and former board member of the Federal Housing Finance Board
  • Eddy Ortiz, vice president of solution acceleration and innovation at Royal Bank of Canada
  • Elissa Shevinsky, CEO of Stealth Crypto Company
  • Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn, founder of Zcash
  • Hank Uberoi, Chief Executive Officer of Earthport

For more information about the conference, visit the event website.

ABOUT AMERICAN BANKER
American Banker, a SourceMedia brand, is the essential resource for senior executives in banking and financial services, keeping its users updated on vital developments and focusing sharply on their most important concerns. Financial industry professionals turn to American Banker to stay maximally informed and engage with an authoritative community of analysts, practitioners and innovators through opinion content, research reports, social media, and live events.

ABOUT SOURCEMEDIA
SourceMedia, an Observer Capital company, is a diversified business-to-business digital media, marketing services, research and event company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. Brands include American Banker, The Bond Buyer, Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Mergers & Acquisitions, Accounting Today, Bank Investment Consultant, Health Data Management and Employee Benefit News.

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Name: Julie Dienes

Email: Julie.dienes@sourcemedia.com

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Bitcoin Sportsbook Operator Sportsbet.io is Ready for the Big Euro 2016 Kick Off

Bitcoin Press Release: Sportsbet.io celebrates the biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup, this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament by offering players a chance to win exclusive semi-final tickets.

June 9, 2016 – Bitcoin sportsbook operator Sportsbet.io is inviting lucky punters to pit their wits against one another for the chance to be at this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.

The month-long tournament, which kicks off in France tomorrow, is the biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup. An estimated 1.5m BTC (600m EUR / $672m USD) is expected to be wagered on the event across the industry.

It is also the first major tournament since the launch of the bitcoin-only sports betting website, which went live at the start of the month. To celebrate the launch, users placing bets will go head-to-head throughout the group stages in a bid to win semi-final tickets.

Points will be awarded to players based on their winning group stage bets, with each 100 mBTC profit earning the lucky user 100 points towards their total score. The top four on the final leaderboard upon completion of the group stages will then be awarded a pair of tickets for either of the Euro 2016 semi-final clashes.

Sportsbet.io, which is operated by Coin Gaming, will also be hosting daily raffles throughout Euro 2016, with users receiving a ticket which could earn them cash prizes. Sportsbet.io spokesperson Joe Jordan, said:

“Our focus is to offer great odds and promotions – as demonstrated by our competition to win tickets to the Euro 2016 final. This summer’s action is going to come thick and fast and so will the prizes, there really isn’t a better time for Bitcoin users to get involved.”

The sportsbook has enjoyed a successful opening week following a promotion in which players who signed up before launch were entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to the Euro 2016 final at the Stade de France in Paris.

The draw to find out the lucky winner of those tickets will be shown later in the week on Sportsbet.io’s official YouTube channel. Fans will also be able to view additional football-related video content from Sportsbet.io throughout the tournament.

Sportsbet.io will provide its players with a dedicated, customised VIP programme that features a personal hostess and 24/7 live chat to cater for all their wagering needs.

It will boast over 350,000 pre-match events per year, with a peak of 70,000 events during prime months. Sportsbet.io will also feature a comprehensive live offering with hundreds of ‘in-play’ markets available on major sports fixtures.

For more information, please visit: https://sportsbet.io/sports

Media Contact

Name: Square in the Air Communications

Email: enquiries@squareintheair.com

Address: 131-151 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BB

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3586 8266

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