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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / Bitcoin betting on the 2020 US Presidential Election | Trump vs Biden on: September 30, 2020, 02:18:03 AM
US Election betting | Trump vs Biden

We wrote a piece on what the betting markets can tell us about Trump vs Biden. From now until Nov 3, we will be sharing our analysis on betting, poll and voting patterns after each presidential debate.

Hope you guys enjoy the read and stay tuned!

Check out our best bitcoin odds on the 2020 US Presidential Election!
2  Economy / Games and rounds / 🔥 Cloudbet BTC Giveaway 🔥 on: September 19, 2020, 09:17:07 AM
Cloudbet BTC Giveaway

Cloudbet is giving away US$500 worth of BTC to a lucky few on Twitter!

Score some free BTC by guessing the time of the first goal in today’s EPL match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.

Simply head over to Twitter and follow the official Cloudbet account as well as like, retweet and reply to this tweet with your answer.

The match starts at 16:30 UTC so be sure to submit your answers before then!

3  Economy / Games and rounds / Zero Margin EPL Betting At Cloudbet - First 1,000 Customers Per Game on: June 15, 2020, 11:19:14 AM
Cloudbet Offers Zero Margin EPL Betting - First 1,000 Customers Per Game

Calling EPL Bettors,

Cloudbet are offering zero margin EPL markets for 1x2, Asian Handicap, and Total Goals markets for every single English Premier League game until the end of the season.

It is limited to the first 1,000 customers per game, and $1,000 (or equivalent in your currency) per player per game. You're welcome to participate in every game, if you can get in.

The zero-margin window will open around 10-14hrs before kickoff of each game, and will run until 1,000 slots are filled. We'll announce when each window opens on our Twitter account.

We support BTC, ETH, BCH, or USDT but if you don't yet have any crypto assets, you can buy them on site with a credit card for a fee.  We have walkthroughs on how to cash out on our blog.

If you have questions drop them here and we'll be happy to clarify any details of how this campaign will work.

We hope you're as excited as we are about the EPL being back. Come take us on.  Cool

Bet the EPL With No Margin at Cloudbet
4  Economy / Services / Casino Writer Required - Must Have Experience Reviewing Games on: February 18, 2020, 03:14:18 PM
Do you know crypto casinos inside out?

Cloudbet is looking for a talented writer with knowledge of crypto and experience of writing reviews of popular casino games.

Negotiable rates based on experience. Please send a PM with previous examples of work and/or credentials.
5  Local / Produits et services / 🎰 Pariez, jouez, et gagnez! Cloudbet's Casino is now available in French! 🇫🇷 on: July 10, 2019, 01:26:11 PM

Bonjour à tous les fans de crypto-casinos francophones!  Smiley

Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer que le passionnant casino bitcoin à gros enjeux de Cloudbet est désormais entièrement disponible en Français!

Jouez dans votre langue maternelle à tous vos machines à sous, jeux de tables, virtuels et jeux casino en direct préférés, et gagnez gros avec l'un des plus bas
enjeux et les plus hautes limites - quelque soit votre budget, il y en a pour tous les goûts chez Cloudbet!

Les nouveaux joueurs qui s’inscriront aujourd’hui recevront un bonus exclusif de 100% du premier dépôt pouvant aller jusqu’à 5 BTC ou BCH,
c’est donc le meilleur moment pour parier avec bitcoin!

Merci et bonne journée!

The Cloudbet Team

6  Economy / Games and rounds / New predictor Competition being planned - Feedback welcomed! 🗣️👂 on: July 05, 2019, 02:02:08 PM
Afternoon all,

I'm currently planning a last man standing bitcoin price predictor competition where players have to guess whether the price of bitcoin will go up/down within the next 24 hours.

Format would include:

- A week long registration period
- Players asked to guess if the price goes up/down at 12:00+1 UTC the next day.
- Entries close at 10:00 UTC+1 each day so people aren't entering at 11:59  Wink
- Daily price snapshot would be taken from to ensure accuracy.
- Process repeats daily until one person is left, or if still active after 4 weeks, a blockchain raffle between the remaining contestants.
- Bonuses for players reaching milestones, Nano Ledger Blue for the winner.
- Entries via Google Form on Cloudbet blog (Cloudbet account name required for entry)

Would this be something you fine ladies and gents would be interested in joining? Any feedback/changes on the format?

Thanks in advance, and have a great day!
7  Economy / Gambling discussion / 🌭 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest - 4th July 2019 🌭 on: July 02, 2019, 01:28:58 PM

Bitcoin betting on hot dog eating. Yes, really...

It’s America. The 4th of July. You want to celebrate your nation’s independence from a tyrannical government; but how?

Drink Beer? Shoot a gun in the air? Punch an alien in the face while smoking a cigar?

The solution for many East coast patriots is to head on down to Coney Island in NYC to witness what has become one of the world’s most popular celebrations of freedom and gluttony: Nathan’s hot dog eating contest!

We've just published a guide to the competition (written by yours truly) with a bit of background on the main contenders, the history of the event, the techniques used to stuff those 'dogs down, and of course, the best value lines for bitcoin betting!  Cheesy

You can check out the full blog here and find our full list of available markets here.

Anyone thinking of making a little bet on this year's competition? Obviously Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are the clear favourites to defend their respective titles, but there's plenty of value to find in the over/under total hotdog markets!  Tongue
8  Economy / Gambling discussion / 🎾🏆 Wimbledon 2019 - Discussion Thread 🏆🎾 on: June 26, 2019, 02:06:57 PM
Afternoon all,

Apologies if this is a duplicate, I was looking around for a Wimbledon thread but only found the general Tennis discussion ones so far.

Wimbledon is just around the corner, and we've just published an article from Tennis expert and trader Dan Weston ( with his breakdown of the data surrounding court conditions, estimated odds, value bets, etc.

You can check out the blog here.

The most interesting part for me was the look at current ATP top 10 players; and which exhibited the best grass court records across the last 24 months:

(Based on this I put a cheeky little bet on Cillic as an outsider @ 18.0  Wink)

Who do you think will take the Championship Trophy and Venus Rosewater Dish this year?

9  Economy / Games and rounds / 📖🎂 [Closed for New Entries] Cloudbet’s Bitcoin Blogiversary Competition 🎂 📖 on: May 02, 2019, 01:13:58 PM

Today the Cloudbet Blog turns one year old, and to celebrate our first blogiversary, we are running a competition to see which articles have captured your interest this year, and what you’d like to see us writing more about in the year ahead!

That’s right crypto fans, Cloudbet is back with another free-to-enter competition for our Bitcointalk and Twitter followers, and this one comes with a whopping 0.21 BTC (€1000) prize pool to split between 3 lucky winners!

Entering the competition is easy as losing money on shitcoins!  Wink

Simply post below with:

- Your favourite crypto-focused Cloudbet blog article from the past year?
- The crypto article you would like to see our expert team write next!

This could be anything you’d like to know more about; from the details of specific cryptocurrency networks, to guides on altcoin trading - nothing is off the cards!

If you prefer to enter via Twitter, that’s fine too! Simply tweet your entry @Cloudbet including the #CBBlogBday tag which will be used for tracking entries.

Entries close on Monday 13th May, and we’ll pick our 3 favourite entries as winners to announce the following day on Tuesday 14th May.

The three winners will each receive 0.07 BTC, and will have their article idea written up and published over the next few weeks by our team of experts at the Cloudbet blog - how’s that for content on demand?!  Cheesy

General Rules:

- Maximum 3 entries per account.
- Entries should answer both questions.
- All accounts must be over 7 days old to participate (sorry newbies!)
- Keep it clean!  Wink

We listened to all the community feedback after our last competition, so this time entries will be restricted to Bitcointalk and Twitter accounts that are at least 7 days old. If you spot any accounts or entries that you are concerned about then please send us a DM with the information (rather than derailing the thread with accusations).

To see the full terms and conditions, visit the Cloudbet blog here

The public spreadsheet containing all entries can be found here

Good luck!  Grin

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
10  Local / Marketplace (India) / Bet on the IPL with Cloudbet - Best Odds, Low Margins, & Low minimum stakes! on: April 09, 2019, 01:50:39 PM

Good afternoon Indian cricket fans!

Some of you might know me from the IPL pool discussion thread over in the gambling section, but I'm Ronnie, part of the social and community team at Cloudbet - one of the world's oldest and best bitcoin sportsbooks.

I'm here today to give you 3 simple reasons why you should be betting on the IPL at Cloudbet:

1) The Lowest Margins!

We have the lowest margins in the industry! What does this mean? If you bet a £100 stake on every game in the IPL you would would see a return of £300 more with Cloudbet compared to the industry average. This is due to our extremely low margins of 1% compared to the industry average of 6%.

2) The Best Odds!

We've also got some of the best odds for IPL bitcoin betting in the industry, with more lines and special markets than most of our competitors. You can even trade on the IPL with our exchange style match odds market - back and lay your selections to make massive profits!

3) Low minimum stakes!

Last month we introduced our new minimum stakes of just 0.0000001 BTC (10 satoshi) which works out to just ₹0.036 per bet! Bet small and dream big!

So what are you waiting for? Come on down and place your bets for some IPL action now!

Have a great day!

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
11  Economy / Games and rounds / 🏆Cloudbet's Cloud 9 Predictor Competition! Free Entry + 0.47 BTC Prize pool! 🏆 on: January 17, 2019, 04:45:17 PM

That's right ladies and gents, it's time for another Cloudbet sportsbook predictor competition!  

This time the focus is on the wisdom of the crowd and unlocking greater prize pools as a group, climbing the vine to reach Cloud 9!  Cheesy

Entries are free, and getting involved is simple!

- Each week I'll post a single sporting event for players to predict the result .

- The event could be anything from soccer, tennis, boxing, etc, so there's a chance for fans of all sports to flex your knowledge!

- Discuss the event with your fellow players, then post your predictions in the thread below before the weekly deadline to enter.

- All those who predict correctly will move on to the next stage, whilst those that crash out will split the current level's prize pool between them.

- Back your bet for a safety net! - Players who place a bet of $5 or more on the selected sporting event will be exempt from elimination for that week.

- Players wanting to claim their safety net will need to post the Bet ID or nickname along with their prediction. Your safety net can only be used once, so plan ahead!  

If you aren't already a player at Cloudbet you can Sign Up Here for a 100% first deposit Welcome Bonus up to 5 BTC!


The sporting event for the first round will be announced on Monday 21st January

The deadline for entries will close on Friday 25th January, so check back before then to make your prediction!   Grin

Good Luck, and enjoy the sporting action!

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
12  Economy / Games and rounds / Win bitcoin for your 2019 Crypto Resolutions! Free Entry + 0.30 BTC prize pool! on: January 04, 2019, 10:30:31 AM

The start of a new year is a time for reflection; for looking back at the past and planting the seeds for a better future. It’s the one time when people are motivated
to spill out their optimism in the form of sincere - if not always realistic - new year's resolutions. And it couldn't be any different with bitcoin and crypto.

Let’s face it, 2018 wasn’t the greatest year for bitcoin, or crypto in general. From all the 2017 optimism and dreams of widespread adoption, 2018 was more of a cold bucket
of water than the promised crypto land. Overall, prices have dropped repeatedly and the general atmosphere at the end of this year is one of gloom.

It’s understandable, if you haven’t been in bitcoin for long, that it may seem to you like bitcoin is finally dead, or at least dying. To hear all this talk of an upcoming
crypto winter end-all like a Game of Thrones season finale is to miss one of the most important points here: Winters end.

But just as years end and as new ones begin, bitcoin has outlived all its 336 obituaries so far. It happened before, and
for people in the space, this time isn’t different. Bitcoin isn’t dead; in fact, as it approaches its tenth anniversary, it’s only just starting.
The whole ecosystem, if not as heated as in 2017, is nonetheless thriving, with many projects starting to deliver and use cases spreading across the board.

And you know what? As every revolutionary technology has repeatedly proven throughout history,
“first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

That’s our crypto resolution for 2019 - but we want to know yours!

Win bitcoin for your 2019 Crypto Resolutions!

To kick the year off with a bang, we are asking our players and bitcointalk members to share with us their Crypto resolutions for 2019.

Should you stop buying shitcoin? Maybe HODL till kingdom come? Or perhaps you’re determined to have your mom get her first coin?

If can refer to bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency. Tell us your plans, or what you intend to use crypto for (if anything).
It can be about lambos​ (but we know you can do better), or something else, entirely - it’s up to you.

You can use any background - a blank card or page, an image, a gif, and just lay your best (or worst) wishes for crypto in 2019.
As long as you write it in your own words (and keep it civil), it’s good to go.

Here's a few examples to get your creative juices flowing. Remember though, you can use any other background, including animated gifs or meme-style images:

To Enter:

To enter, simply post your wishes in the thread below, or on Twitter @Cloudbet using the
#CryptoResolutions hashtag.

The competition will run until 10:00AM UTC on Monday 14th January, so you have plenty of time to get your entries in!


There's a tasty 0.30 BTC prize pool that will be split between our top 10 favourite entries.....

But wait, there's more!

We'll also be holding a raffle, with the winner receiving a Nano Ledger Blue wallet!

The first 100 entrants that follow the rules qualify for a ticket, and the winner will be selected using the BTC blockchain for transparency.

Each entry will be assigned a number, based on the order it was posted relative to all others, starting from zero. So, the first entry is 00, the second is 01, and so forth.

After the competition closes, we will post a list with all entrants and their respective raffle numbers. The winner will be determined by the
last two numeric digits of the block hash for the first block after 14:00AM UTC on Tuesday, 15th of January.

In case there are no matches, the winner will be determined by the following block until there is a match.

That's all from us for now, so good luck, and here's to a great new year!

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
13  Economy / Games and rounds / 💰Write a spoof review of traditional money to win Bitcoin with Cloudbet! 💰 on: November 26, 2018, 10:48:05 AM

Good morning all!

As we warm our hands over the charred remains of another Walmart decimated in the wake of black Friday, we gather together in another pagan celebration of rampant consumerism - Cyber Monday!

For those not in the know, Cyber Monday came about when a bunch of big corporation executives looked around and asked themselves: “Is there really enough days dedicated to buying stuff we don’t need?” So in the spirit of global capitalism, we thought it was high time that users of fiat currency became more aware of the flaws in their false idol - we’d hate for anyone to be disappointed with the dollars, pounds or yen in their wallets Wink

We want you to review your local fiat currency! Let us know your star rating, and how satisfied you are with the value, function, and applications available with fiat. Here's an example to get those creative juices flowing:

Satoshi Nakamoto
* (1 Star)
US Dollars
Tried it a couple of times and the results were disappointing. Updates were uncalled for and made the product worse.
Plus, terrible customer support from the manufacturer. You're better off making your own! Stay Away!

You can be as creative as you want and review any element of fiat currency in text or image format. Banks, credit cards, Zimbabwean dollars. You name it, we want to know if it’s worthy of a five star review or a one star demolition. Would you use it again? Has it let you down while travelling? Maybe it’s not worked as advertised (it’s not a bug, it’s a ‘feature’!) Wink

On the 4th December we’re going to be picking our favourites. The most hilarious, cutting and clever review will win a tasty 0.043 BTC, with 4 runners up claiming 0.017 BTC each.

We’ll also be picking 10 ‘special mentions’, who will receive a commemorative physical bitcoin that we’ll post to you. Because capitalism be damned.

Oh what, you thought we were done?

All entries will go into a raffle to win 0.029 BTC! The time of your entry is your ticket, which will be displayed on a public spreadsheet. Whoever’s entry time matches the last two digits on the hash of the first block mined after 10:00AM UTC on 5th December will win.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your entry below! Smiley
14  Local / Бизнес / Отпразднуйте 5-тилетие Cloudbet вместе с нами on: October 30, 2018, 03:02:00 PM

29 октября - особенный день для Cloudbet. У нас День Рождения!

Мы хотим, чтобы вы вместе с нами отметили это событие и конечно же получили кусочек праздничного торта.

Cloudbet исполнилось 5 лет. Мы благодарим наше криптосообщество за проявленную поддержку на протяжении всех этих лет.  

В честь праздника, Cloudbet объявляет конкурс на лучший биткоин мэм (да-да, мемасики)!

Сloudbet - 5 лет! Прими участие в конкурсе на лучший биткоин мэм.

Это как вручение “Оскара” - событие пропитанное традицией и гламуром, а люди со всего мира соревнуются в создании самых интересных мемов.

Чтобы принять участие в конкурсе, опубликуйте ваши лучшие мемы в этом разделе (обратите внимание, конкурс проводится на английской странице (не на русской), и соответственно мемы нужно размещать на английском!!!).

Не упустите свой шанс забрать несколько бесплатных биткоинов, пока их цена не взлетела до небес  Wink

Не стесняйтесь спамить! Безудержное веселье! Никаких ограничений в количестве!

1 место = 0.1 BTC
2 место = 0.03 BTC
3 место = 0.02 BTC

Категории мемов :

BTC: Нам 5 лет
Худшие ошибки Нубов
Чтобы вы сделали если бы продали биткоин на взлете
Прожарка Shitcoin
Лучшее использование исторического фото

Дерзайте, вы может “прокачать” свой аккаунт и подзаработать на этой “сладкой” акции прямо сейчас!

Конкурс продлиться до 10:00AM UTC  5 ноября (следующий понедельник). Так что у вас в запасе достаточно времени чтобы оставить свой пост.

Победители в каждой из категорий буду оглашены вечером понедельника (05.11.18… если вы уже забыли). Наши сотрудники свяжутся с ними чтобы обсудить отправку призов.

Здесь вы может прочитать правила и условия конкурса.

Удачи! Вдарьте мемасиков!

(Обратите внимание!!! Для того чтобы принять участие в конкурсе мэм нужно постить на другой страничке. А именно здесь!)
15  Economy / Gambling / 🎂Cloudbet’s 5th Birthday: Who we are & how we got here 🎂 on: October 30, 2018, 02:30:20 PM

Five years is an eternity in crypto. Since Cloudbet first launched, the landscape has changed countless times. One thing has been constant though, the community.

We’d like you to join us on a trip down memory lane as we look back on the birth of Cloudbet, the rise of Bitcoin, and how the bitcointalk community has helped us grow from humble roots to a major player in the bitcoin betting world.

In October 2013, five years after the whitepaper that revealed it to the world, Bitcoin was still in uncharted territory. It was a time of pioneers. A small but vibrant community of believers had worked tirelessly to lay the grounds for a completely new ecosystem, while the outside world seemed utterly oblivious.

Few people had even heard about Bitcoin, let alone accepted it as payment. For most, it was just too risky. But where others saw risk, we saw opportunity. Where others saw a silly internet money, we saw the future. Because from the start we knew that, more than money, this was a revolution in trust.

Gambling presented the perfect use case for Bitcoin, and we recognised it straight away. And so, five years ago, in October 2013, Cloudbet launched the first Bitcoin-native professional betting platform. Our vision was to create a complete gaming experience for our players, while also being the easiest way to bet with Bitcoin - and those are still our goals in everything we build.

Now we are turning five, which in crypto time is the equivalent to an entire geological age. And we know that we couldn’t ever have got here alone. We are grateful to our loyal players, who have trusted us in this journey. Thank you for believing in us. We promise to live up to this trust in every step of the way.

October 2013 - Cloudbet is born

Cloudbet took its first ever wager in October 2013; 0.12 BTC (worth just $24 at that time) was placed on Korea’s K-League (soccer) - it won! We’d like to thank that first player for trusting Cloudbet; there have been over 6.5 million wagers in our sportsbook since, including plenty more winners, who we’ve happily paid out in bitcoin, contributing to the amazing growth of Satoshi Nakamoto’s dream.

When Cloudbet was launched back in October 2013 it was the first major site that enabled users to bet on sports with bitcoin. Our mission was to address the shortcomings of fiat bookmakers by leveraging the power of bitcoin in an intuitive platform - we wanted (and still strive) to provide ‘the easiest way to bet with bitcoin.’

At that time BTC was trading at just $200 and awareness of crypto’s huge potential was limited to early adopters. Understanding the grassroots nature of Bitcoin (Cloudbet’s founder was inspired by Satoshi’s white paper to build a payment engine) there was unanimous agreement among the small startup team that the only way to gain meaningful traction and feedback on the product was to announce Cloudbet in Bitcoin’s most active community -

So on the morning of November 13th, 2013 - with some trepidation - Cloudbet posted its meta thread on Bitcointalk and immediately began to receive friendly but cautious responses, which is perhaps representative of the community at large. Ideas are welcomed but trust must be earned, and Cloudbet set about gaining that with a thread that has now spanned 266 pages and over 5000 posts.

November 2013 - Adjusting our limits

With a background in professional betting the Cloudbet team understood the importance of offering meaningful betting limits - mainstream fiat bookmakers routinely limit or even close the accounts of successful bettors - which is why from the start, maximum bets were set at 50 BTC, but back in those days with the price fluctuating so much, minimum limits were pricing out smaller players.

Knowing that to succeed we had to offer what people wanted we took on board the feedback adjusting the minimum bet limits down to 0.001 BTC for most events. That is still the case today but we have retained our exceptionally high maximum limits, as demonstrated at the 2018 World Cup where we were accepting 100 BTC bets on the final. The same is true of our casino where you can play table games for up 5BTC a hand. We want to keep pushing the boundaries and making the case for crypto over fiat.

November 2013 - Instant Withdrawals

As a crypto sportsbook and casino Cloudbet is entirely free of third-party payment providers, and the inevitable processing delays they incur, so from the outset we wanted to fully leverage the benefits of decentralised transactions. Just a few months after launching Cloudbet had automated the majority of withdrawals, and since then 90% of withdrawals have been processed instantly. We do still process larger amounts manually, which as Bitcointalk members rightfully point out, is frustrating, but our commitment to responsible gambling means that we have to make sure that, on occasion, we need to verify some player’s activity.

January 2014 - Rewarding our earliest players

Having focused on the critical aspects of our service, such as the limits, markets and payment processing, Cloudbet started to earn a loyal customer base. In order to reward those early adopters and attract a wider audience, Cloudbet introduced a 100% first deposit bonus - up to 5BTC - which was retroactively applied to existing customers.

The Welcome Bonus was intended to be a short-lived promotion, but is still available to this day, though active players can expect a wider range of ongoing incentives across sportsbook and casino.

February 2014 - Cloudbet Live Casino launch

Though our original idea was to be the home of bitcoin sports betting, it soon became clear that our users wanted other ways to play. So with the launch of our live casino, we made sure that our users could play with live dealers, just like you would in real life.

Each month we add more games to our casino. And as our range of online slots grows, the number of winners also increases.  Our casino has seen a number of successful players (the most impressive of which was the record 160 BTC ‘Troll Hunters’ winner!) to players learning the ropes in the free to play area, our casino welcomes everyone.

May 2014 - Trust & Security

As much as we recognised the importance of gaining trust we also realised that we had to demonstrate that funds held by Cloudbet were secure, so the decision was made that Cloudbet would go to market offering cold storage as standard. In short we keep all funds offline - except for those required to honour withdrawals - where they are impossible for hackers to reach. And we've done that since day one.

Though Cold Storage was a good start, it was clear from community feedback that there was more we could do. So in May 2014 we introduced two-factor authentication (2FA). Widely available thanks to the Google Authenticator app, it gives users a second level of authentication, to help keep your Cloudbet account secure.

Security has remained a fundamental aspect of our service, and as recently as June of 2018 we took further measures to make accounts even more secure, adding SMS Verification. By registering your phone number to your account you get a further layer of security.

July 2014 - Live betting for the World Cup

Though we are a bitcoin sportsbook rather than simply a sportsbook offering bitcoin, we appreciate that without an excellent betting product the advantages of crypto are meaningless. The biggest development in betting over the last decade has been live betting, so from the very beginning Cloudbet was focused on being able to offer a wide a choice of live markets as possible - something that sets aside from other crypto operators. This began at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and has grown every year since.

As well as listening via communities like Bitcointalk we regularly survey our customers, and we consistently hear ‘we love your live betting options’ but equally ‘we want more’. We are listening, and are continually expanding live markets.

January 2017 - The First Steps For Localisation

Though bitcoin has proven itself to be a global currency, we knew that as long as our site was only available in English, we wouldn’t be offering the best experience possible. That’s why in January 2017, we rolled out Korean and Indonesian translations for our site. This was followed by Turkish, Chinese and Russian. In our quest to bring bitcoin gambling to as wide an audience as possible, we’ll be looking to add even more in the coming months.

April 2018 - Bitcoin Cash & Fork Funds

The world of cryptocurrency gambling is almost unrecognisable from when we first announced the site to the bitcoin community, and these positive changes allow us to bring new features faster than ever. It’s why we introduced Bitcoin Cash as the first altcoin to our site in April 2018 - announcing exclusively on Bitcointalk - not in preference to Bitcoin, but because we want to provide customers with more choice. We don’t simply convert Bitcoin Cash deposits into bitcoin either, that would mean added costs for our users. Players can deposit, bet and withdraw Bitcoin Cash in just the same way as bitcoin.

Introducing a new currency might be enough for most sportsbooks. But not us. As another way of giving something back to our players, in the same month as we launched BCH as a currency on Cloudbet, we honoured the Bitcoin Cash fork. Every player who had bitcoin funds in their Cloudbet account at the time of the fork was granted corresponding Bitcoin Cash to match their bitcoin balance. If you were playing with us at that time, check your account, you might still have some of your windfall! Adding Bitcoin Cash has proven to be a popular choice, with over 11,000 BCH paid out as winnings in our sportsbook since it launched, and players still place huge amounts of bets daily.

May 2018 - More than just a bitcoin betting site

Cloudbet has come a long way over the last five years, but because our business is predicated on cryptocurrency, our progress is also a testament to bitcoin’s resilience (both big and little ‘b’). In order to talk about Cloudbet’s intrinsic connection to the wider Bitcoin movement we created our blog in May of 2018; it is also the means to tell this story. We have great plans for the blog, not just as advocacy for the power of cryptocurrency, but as a comprehensive guide to sports betting and casino games as well as the place to learn the basic bet types all the way up to the intricacies of progressive betting strategies.

Now: Learning from our mistakes

We haven’t always got it right. There are things the community have rightly held us to task about. We know that sometimes withdrawals can be delayed and that support hasn’t always been up to scratch. But we’re investing heavily into our customer service team, even opening another dedicated office to make sure we’re able to respond to queries as fast as possible, no matter what timezone you’re in. It’s our number one priority.

Thanks to the early improvements and the feedback from the community from our early adopters we saw incredibly rapid growth in the number of our users. It was an incredibly exciting time for us, despite bitcoin having a troubled year, we saw more players than ever before. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. We weren’t able to respond to our customer’s queries as quickly as we’d liked. And there’s a good chance that some were frustrated by that. Even though we couldn’t sort the situation out as quickly as possible, it was a reminder that we had to invest in the right places.

The Future: To the moon

We’ve used this line a lot in 2018 but it still holds true, five years is an eternity in crypto so it is hard to know for sure what the future will hold, but we firmly believe crypto will go from strength-to-strength. Because of that, we’ll be looking to add more coins, revamp our website, and improve the experience for all players, but above everything else listen to what the community wants and move forward and grow along with the burgeoning crypto industry.

Still with us after that wall of text? Thanks for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about how the community has shaped our growth!

You can join in the birthday celebrations in our Bitcoin Meme Creation Contest in 'games and rounds', where there's a 0.75BTC pot up for grabs

Have a great (birth)day!  Grin
16  Economy / Games and rounds / 🌟 Cloudbet’s 5th Birthday Crypto Meme Contest - Free Entry - 0.75 BTC Pool! 🌟 on: October 29, 2018, 10:05:58 AM
Good morning all!

Today is a very special day for all of us at Cloudbet, so cue the music, light the candles, and bring out the cake - it’s birthday time!

Cloudbet is officially 5 years old, and we want to thank our crypto gambling community for all the love, support, and feedback over the years, with a fun little competition to bring a smile to the face of even the most FUD-filled HODLers!

Cloudbet’s 5 Year Crypto Meme Contest!

Much like the Oscars and Academy awards, this hallowed event is steeped in tradition and glamour, with people from all over the world competing to produce the most compelling bitcoin memes!

To enter, simply pick a category, create your best OC memes, and submit them in this thread below! There's no limit on entries so feel free to spam your OC all over the thread  Smiley

Each category has a tasty 0.1 BTC prize up for grabs for the winner, with 0.03 BTC and 0.02 BTC for the second and third place respectively. Don’t miss out on your chance to pick up some extra bitcoin for free before the price heads to the moon! Wink

Meme Categories:

  • BTC: ELI5 (explain like I'm 5)
  • Worst N00b mistakes
  • What would you do if you had sold it when it was high?
  • Shitcoin Roast
  • Best use of historical photo

We even have a bit of unused merit to give away to our staff favourites, so you can ‘level up’ your account and start cashing in on that sweet signature campaign money right away!  Grin

The competition will run from today until 10:00AM UTC on Monday 5th November, so you have plenty of time to get your entries in. We’ll announce the winners of each category on the Monday afternoon and get in contact with winners via PM to discuss prize delivery.

Full terms and conditions can be found here

Good luck, and let the memeing begin!
17  Economy / Services / Looking for fluent Tagalog/English speaker for thread management on: October 26, 2018, 09:09:40 AM
Good morning everyone!

We are looking for a manager to help us out with creation and moderation of a Cloudbet thread here in the 'Philippines' section of BitcoinTalk, and on a few other online crypto forums with active Tagalog sections.

Duties would include creating and managing the threads, passing on any player issues to Cloudbet to solve, and generally engaging with our Filipino players. The manager will also receive a casino bonus budget to run their own promotions in the thread to encourage sign ups (subject to approval by Cloudbet)

Applicants should be fluent in Tagalog and English, with positive trust score, preferably Sr. Member or higher. Any experience running campaigns or large threads in the past would also be very helpful.

We plan to offer the manager a similar deal to our affiliates: 30% lifetime revenue share from all new players that sign up through the threads you manage, but we can discuss options for a flat fee or set monthly payments if preferred.

If you want to apply please post below or drop me a PM if you prefer. I'll leave this thread up over the weekend and contact applicants on Monday to discuss details.

Thanks very much, I hope to hear from you soon!

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
18  Economy / Games and rounds / ⚽🏆 [Closed] Cloudbet's Super 6 Soccer Predictor Competition 🏆⚽ on: October 12, 2018, 09:18:49 AM

'Morning all!

Following on from our EPL Predictor competition we are launching a brand new 'Super 6 Soccer' predictor competition, with games selected from the EPL, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Champions League, and Europa League!

Entries are free, and getting involved is just as easy as before!

- Every Monday we’ll pick and announce six games from the upcoming weekend’s matches.

- Predict the results on this competition thread below.  

- Entrants are awarded one point for a correct result, and three points for the correct score.

- Cloudbet will put these points into a spreadsheet, with prizes awarded for the highest scorers!

- ‘Back Your Bet’ Bonus! Post your predictions along with a Cloudbet Bet ID to confirm you have placed a multiple (accumulator) bet on your chosen predictions, and you’ll receive a bonus 6 points added to your weekly score!

If you aren't already a player at Cloudbet you can Sign Up Here for a Welcome Bonus!

All entries must be made in the following format:

Team 1 v Team 2 - 1:0
Team 3 v Team 4 - 2:2
Team 5 v Team 6 - 1:2
Team 7 v Team 8 - 1:1
Team 9 v Team 10 - 2:0
Team 11 v Team 12 - 4:3

Small prizes will be awarded to weekly winners, but the biggest prizes are reserved for those who score highly on the Overall leaderboard!

Weekly Prize pool:

8 points: 10 Free Spins
9 points: 15 Free Spins
10 points: 20 Free Spins
11 points: 25 Free Spins
12 points: 35 Free spins
13 points: 50 Free spins
14 points: 0.0009 BTC
15 points: 0.0013 BTC
16 points: 0.0018 BTC
17 points: 0.0027 BTC
18 points: 0.0036 BTC
19 points: 0.0045 BTC
20 points: 0.0054 BTC
21 points: 0.0063 BTC
22 points: 0.0072 BTC
23 points: 0.0090 BTC
24 points: 0.0120 BTC

Overall Prizes

1st place - Ledger Blue (or equivalent price in BTC if you prefer!)
2nd Place - 0.03 BTC

Booby Prize (overall last place)

A stylish Wooden Spoon engraved with your BitcoinTalk username! (Hope someone claims it this time!)

The deadline for weekly entries will be announced on this thread, but will usually be Midnight UTC on Friday before the weekend’s matches (depending on the week’s fixtures). Winners will be announced the following Monday and will be contacted via PM on BitcoinTalk to discuss prize delivery.

The points table will be updated each week, and the overall winners announced at 11:00 AM UTC on the 24th December - just in time for an early Christmas present! Wink

Full terms and conditions can be found HERE

Good Luck, and enjoy the soccer action!

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Favourite crypto thought leaders? on: October 11, 2018, 03:56:57 PM
Afternoon all,

Cloudbet recently managed to secure an article with Eric Voskuil to get his opinions on the future of bitcoin - Resist or Die: How to Secure Blockchain's Future

We got some really positive responses, and now want to build this into a series of interviews with other crypto thought leaders on different topics that they are passionate about.

Our writers are currently compiling a list of targets to approach for the next interviews, and would love to know who your favourite crypto thought leaders are!

Chances are we won't be getting a response from the big dogs like Vitalik and McAfee (although the latter would be particularly entertaining!) but if you have anyone you'd like to read more about, please let us know below and we'll try our best to 'make it so'.

Thanks, have a great day!

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / “There is nothing interesting in tokenization, it’s a shockingly naive idea” on: October 04, 2018, 09:05:52 AM

“no evidence that there is a meaningful scenario other than money. Bitcoin as a useful innovation is money.
There is nothing interesting in tokenization, it’s a shockingly naive idea. Money is important enough.” - Eric Voskuil

Recently Cloudbet managed to secure an interview with Eric Voskuil to gauge his thoughts on the future of bitcoin: Resist or Die: How to Secure Blockchain's Future

Some of you might already know Eric from his work with Libbitcoin, but for those that don't, he's a self described anarcho-capitalist and cypherpunk that is well known in the crypto community for his strong opinions on tokenisation, blockchain network security, and crypto's place in the future of global economics.

In this interview Eric discusses adoption, cryptoeconomics, decentralisation, and consensus mechanisms, and we'd love to hear your take!

Have a great day!

Ronnie @ Cloudbet
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