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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / What do you think about crash games? on: March 05, 2021, 12:22:18 PM
Hey gamblers,

As we all know, most of the games leave a lot of opportunities to chance and not much to the player. Your bet wins or loses. On the other hand, crash gambling gives you a high chance to win and you control the game.

Crash games are pretty simple and fun games. The typical crash game consists of a line that keeps moving up and multiplying your bet. Until it crashes Smiley During this time you can cash out whenever you feel it’s a good time. If you cash out before the random crash, you will keep your winnings. Otherwise, you lose your whole bet.

You can check out a new crash game by OneTouch = Live Crash.

Just wanted to find out what do you think about crash games? Would you like to have more of that kind of games in casinos?

Karl from Bitcasino
2  Economy / Games and rounds / 💜 — Celebrate the Cardano launch with us & win 0.0012 BTC 🎉 on: March 03, 2021, 08:07:19 AM

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3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / What will Coinbase add next to their list? on: February 19, 2021, 08:54:36 AM

A lot of promising coins rose in 2020, riding an unceasing bullish phase that seems to have continued into 2021. With the ever-growing
crypto space and the rise of newer coin releases on the horizon, it raises the question, what cryptocurrency will Coinbase add next?
What affects their decision to add new coins, and what is its foreseen impact on the crypto market?

Coinbase’s listing process

Back in 2018, Coinbase only had Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and Litecoin listed on their platform. In just over two years,
they’ve listed over 50 new coins, spurring growth and development in the crypto industry.

Every now and then, Coinbase releases a blog post stating their intent to support new digital assets. According to their posts,
Coinbase follows a Digital Asset Framework in assessing which coins will be listed on their exchange. With factors such as security, compliance
and overall mission to consider, it takes a long time for a coin to be accepted.

In 2018, they announced they were reviewing 30 digital assets that will be listed some time in the future. Some of the altcoins include
Cardano (ADA), Dai (DAI), EOS, and Tezos (XTZ) to name a few. However, not all listed coins became available on the exchange.

Two years later, Coinbase posted another blog revealing more digital assets were under review. The list included Ampleforth, Band Protocol
and Balancer among others.

Recently, they made it easy for developers to have their coins listed in Coinbase with the launch of Asset Hub. Developers can create an account
there and have their coins reviewed so it can be listed on the exchange site. With this development, the crypto sphere can potentially see
more coins added to Coinbase’s prestigious list.

Top new coins that can be added to Coinbase

Out of the 8,000 plus crypto coins listed in Coin Market Cap, these are the best ones that are yet to be listed in Coinbase:

* Cardano (ADA)

Cardano or its coin ADA is currently the 6th largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization according to Coin Market Cap’s list.
With over 31 billion ADA in circulation since its launch in 2017, its rise in numbers also became apparent with its spike in price that now sits at US$0.36.

An ambitious project spearheaded by Ethereum co-creator Charles Hoskinson, Cardano aims to be the third-generation of crypto which
builds on the basic fundamentals of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

This aspiring project caught the attention of the crypto community in 2017 since its whitepaper was produced through peer-reviewed
brainstorming by researchers and global members of the academic community. Unlike the traditional way of posting a whitepaper online,
the Cardano Project ensured it has undergone rigorous research and revisions not just by one group but by researchers before it arrived in the last phase.

ADA’s sudden rise to the 6th spot in the coinmarketcap list means more and more people are believing its vision. Cardano’s solution to fix
scalability and interoperability issues is its main attractive characteristic that continues to draw people in. With a higher demand for ADA
and a continuous upward growth in its price and supply, it’ll only be a matter of time before Coinbase lists the so-called third-generation cryptocurrency.

Why is Cardano not currently listed on Coinbase?

The reason why it is still not listed might be because Cardano is still applying the finishing touches to its blockchain.
Only 4 years after its conception, there is still a lot to be accomplished in its road map which spans 5 different stages. Currently, the Cardano project
is at the Goguen stage where the Ouroboros protocol becomes live.

However, there are hopes that ADA will finally be listed in Coinbase in early 2021. Last July 2020, Cardano’s research branch IOHK announced
during the Cardano Summit that they signed a custody agreement with Coinbase, allowing users to stake ADA on the exchange’s cold storage.
This means ADA holders can store their coins in Coinbase Custody’s cold storage for staking.

Nonetheless, ADA is still not listed on Coinbase, and there are still no announcements on when users can expect to buy ADA on the exchange.

* Tron (TRX)

Created in 2017 by the non-profit organization Tron Foundation, Tron is a decentralized peer-to-peer blockchain that aims to liberate the
online content and entertainment industry. It plans to do so by directly bridging content creators with its audience, cutting middlemen from the equation.
With this direct entertainment interaction, viewers won’t be bombarded by ads from third-party apps and sites, and content creators can receive
tips without a middleman.

Tronix or TRX

The Tron project also has its own native coin called Tronix or TRX. Users can use TRX to tip content creators they want to support and creators
can convert the assets to other cryptocurrencies. Additionally, TRX is a proof-of-stake coin that gives the owner voting rights and privileges
they can exercise when making important decisions for the network.

Tron in the present and the future

Tron partnered with South Korean tech giant Samsung in October 2019, announcing that DApps built on the Tron network will be available
for a wider range of audience through Samsung Blockchain Keystore. This will also make it easier for developers to create decentralized
applications which will be accessible to a global audience.

With higher demand for online entertainment than ever, Tron’s mainstream rise is on the horizon. 2020 saw a massive increase in online and
streaming activity from people around the globe due to the pandemic. Not only did the webspace provide entertaining content during this time,
but it also offered plenty of novel career opportunities. Content creators rack up a huge amount of money from sponsorships alone.
This opportunity will only drive more people to seek online opportunities online for a safer and more convenient working environment.

For Tron, this means more clients can benefit from Tron’s decentralized services. As the demand increases and TRX’s supply grows,
Coinbase will eventually have to take a look at the coin and consider it for listing.

Why is TRX not listed on Coinbase?

Despite being the 19th largest cryptocurrency based on market capitalization, TRX is still not listed on Coinbase. Members in the online crypto
community suspect this has something to do with Tron’s political background. Based in China, Tron’s CEO Justin Sun is a tech entrepreneur
known as the student chosen by Alibaba CEO Jack Ma. With the current tension in the US-China relation, there might be issues on Tron’s compliance
with the regulations set by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the US.

Nonetheless, people still hope TRX will be listed in the biggest crypto exchange in the US. For now, you can buy TRX through Binance,
Huobi Global and OKEx where you can exchange them for other cryptocurrencies.

* Neo (NEO)

Known as the Chinese Ethereum, Neo is a decentralized platform where smart contracts can be built. Da Hongfei and Erik Zhang developed it
in 2014 back when it was still named ‘Antshares’. It wasn’t until 2017 that the name Neo came about.

Neo prides itself as ‘the developer-friendly, community-driven and enterprise-ready open network for the smart economy.’
Similar to Ethereum, it provides developers with everything they need to build applications on the network.

China stands out among other countries when it comes to having a robust crypto industry. Despite the government’s strong regulations,
it remains as a Bitcoin mining stronghold. With its large crypto community, steady demand for decentralized services and continuous development
of blockchain technology, China will maintain its position as an incubator for novel ideas in the crypto industry.

That’s why Neo will only get better as time passes by. Its purpose as a platform for decentralized applications allows other innovators to turn
their ideas into reality, expanding the world of crypto even more. NEO currently sits at the 26th spot in Coinmarketcap’s list.

Why is NEO not listed on Coinbase?

Coinbase included NEO in a blog post about new digital assets they were exploring back in 2018. Three years later, NEO is still not listed
and it might be because listing NEO would mean listing GAS as well which would take longer. A political issue can be raised against Neo since
it’s a China-based project like Tron.
In the meantime, you can buy and trade NEO on other exchanges such as Binance, Huobi Global, BiKi and OKEx.

Why is it important to be listed on Coinbase?

Coinbase opens the doors for new coins with its worldwide user base, allowing crypto enthusiasts from all over the world to invest in them.
This also fosters a healthier and more competitive market, with more trades and daily transactions.

Most importantly, Coinbase serves as a gateway for plenty of people intrigued by the inner workings of cryptocurrency. Through its user-friendly interface
and streamlined processes, fledgeling crypto enthusiasts can easily purchase their first coin at Coinbase and start investing in digital assets.

Look forward to the bright crypto future

Exciting crypto projects are on the horizon, and before you know it, your investments might be heading to the moon with skyrocketing prizes!
With Bitcoin’s parabolic growth, all of the crypto sphere is on its way to a bullish phase.

Thank you for reading and you are welcome to share your thoughts on this topic.


Source: Bitcasino blog

4  Economy / Gambling discussion / BTC price VS gambling on: February 12, 2021, 02:23:50 PM
Happy Friday, gamblers Smiley

Some time ago, last October, I asked you if BTC price increase has affected your gameplay somehow. Back then, it wasn't a problem for most of the users who replied.

Well, today the BTC price is almost $50K. I was just wondering, how are things now.
Are you still playing with Bitcoin, or have you switched to another coin due to a rise?

Karl from Bitcasino
5  Economy / Games and rounds / 💜 — Celebrate Valentine's Day with us and win FREE SPINS ❤️ on: February 12, 2021, 08:43:46 AM

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6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Gambling strategies & tips from professional players on: February 05, 2021, 12:16:29 PM
Hi everybody,

Many people think that casino play is purely based on luck. It isn’t entirely.
While there is an element of luck to playing at a casino, there is also a large amount of skill involved. The elements that the player has in their own control can be manipulated in a number of ways to make a game more or, in some cases, less likely to go your way.

There are a lot of different strategies for playing poker, dice, baccarat, roulette, etc. You can also find useful tips and tricks from professional players.

How about you, is it important for you to learn, or do you have your own strategies and techniques?

Karl from Bitcasino
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Is Bitcoin 2021's future cryptocurrency? on: January 29, 2021, 10:37:37 AM

Hello, everybody!

With the increasing use of cryptocurrency in daily transactions, all signs point to blockchain technology breaking into
mainstream adoption in the upcoming years. Coupled with a growth rate of over 800% in the last four years,
it’s not hard to imagine a future that sees Bitcoin in the mainstream.

We are here to shed some light on the topic and bring you our predictions for Bitcoins’ expected growth, recovery, and widespread adoption.

The future of Bitcoin in 2021

A high adoption rate and increasing use of cryptocurrencies are just two factors to keep in mind when it comes to Bitcoin’s potential as a future currency. Bitcoin has now been pegged as a currency that’s paving the way for greater security when it comes to online transactions.

Not only that, but it allows for anonymity, not to mention that banking institutions and government regulations will have no jurisdiction over the coin or the transactions that are made using Bitcoin. As businesses and consumers start to prioritize their security online, so too will they prioritize a currency that facilitates it.

Investigating the future of Bitcoin and the predictions surrounding it is a good place to start. Boasting a market cap of $200 billion (followed by Ethereum’s $40 billion), if ever there was a contender for “cryptocurrency of the future”, Bitcoin would be the one to keep an eye on. The mass adoption of Bitcoin is surely on the horizon, especially with a surging increase in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as a whole.

Mass adoption: the key to making Bitcoin mainstream

A future that sees Bitcoin in the mainstream is only possible with the backing of major brands and businesses. Let’s take a look at some of the businesses leading the charge in the global adoption of Bitcoin.

Having partnered with blockchain specialists Consensys, R3, and IDEO CoLab, Amazon is in the midst of integrating blockchain technology into its operations and launching its own fully managed blockchain service. Amazon’s investment in the technology is one that legitimizes the need for and future of cryptocurrency and ensures Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will stay top of mind for decades to come.

Joining Amazon in bringing legitimacy to the notion of Bitcoin as a future cryptocurrency is Walmart, who has applied to patent its own crypto coin - a decision that could see mainstream adoption happening quicker than expected.

The question won’t be whether it can stand up to Bitcoin, but instead how this will serve to escalate the process of Bitcoin itself becoming a mainstream cryptocurrency, given that its reputation precedes it even in a world where Walmart is showing up to the crypto party.

There is a growing demand for VPN-driven browsers, and at the front of the queue is Opera, which accounts for roughly 3.3% of all web browser traffic – millions of users – and so the news that it is moving into crypto should also be treated as a mainstream trigger.

Recent versions of Opera have seen integrated support for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tron payments. Why is this relevant to the topic of Bitcoin as a future currency? Simple. It’s a response to customer demand as much as anything else, and indicative of the power that crypto is starting to have in the digital conversation.

Rumour has it that Mastercard has been recruiting ‘blockchain experts’, and has sought to obtain a number of different blockchain patents relating to its processes. Again, this is something that we can file under ‘mainstream acceptance’, which is good news for everyone holding their coin collection.

Some of the other mainstream adopters and industry giants using Bitcoin as a sustainable transaction method include:

Virgin Galactic
Burger King

Mainstream adoption of Bitcoin in Dubai

The only thing more impressive than the backing of a major company is that of an entire government, which is exactly what Dubai is doing. Dubai’s efforts are focused on becoming “the happiest city on earth” through the achieving of three aspirations: governmental efficiency, industry creation, and international leadership. Part of this plan includes seeing Dubai become the first city fully powered by a blockchain.

Government efficiency will come from the savings that the blockchain is able to generate. Thanks to the paperless nature of the technology, the switch to blockchain could see savings of $1.5bn annually, along with a reduction in CO2 emissions and the freeing-up of some 25.1m hours of economic activity.

Dubai plans to process visa applications, bills, and license renewals on the blockchain while creating new industry opportunities in healthcare, financial services, logistics, energy supply, real estate, and retail.

The Middle East is one of the fastest-developing regions worldwide, and its integration of the blockchain is further proof that the future of cryptocurrency and the notion of Bitcoin in the mainstream is looking more promising as 2020 draws to a close.

China is backing the Bitcoin blockchain

At the heart of China’s economic growth — second only to the US in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) — is technology, with crypto, blockchain, and Bitcoin rapidly forming part of daily mainstream adoption. To give an indication of how widely accepted the technology is, just last year the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) reported that China applied for and obtained more blockchain patents than any other country.

This is great news as the sheer transparency of a decentralized blockchain prevents fraud and corruption. Data on the BTC blockchain cannot be changed or altered in any way, and this is useful not only in politics but also in a range of other industries where accuracy to the minutest detail is key.

Bitcoin in 2021

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency as a whole are governed by the simple mechanics of supply and demand. When demand goes up and supply stays roughly the same, the price – or value – of an asset increases exponentially. In a nutshell, that explains why the mainstream adoption of crypto is a good thing for anybody holding their own stash.

Once the buying and selling of Bitcoin become more prevalent, with lots of new money flooding into the market, you will see the value of your own coins increase – putting you in a fantastic position. There’s that old saying in life that you should make your money work for you, and the same is true for Bitcoin!

You are welcome to share your own thoughts on the predicted future of Bitcoin.


Source: Bitcasino blog
8  Economy / Gambling discussion / January 2021 — share your gambling experiences on: January 22, 2021, 11:22:38 AM
Hey guys Smiley

How has 2021 started for you? Any great wins? Did you find some new games you would recommend to others? Or maybe you read some good gambling article that is worth sharing?

The aim of this thread would be to share your proudest and/or most interesting moments in online casinos in the past month.
What do you think, would it be something you would contribute to so your fellow gamblers could learn from?

9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Uncovering the mystery of lost Bitcoins on: January 15, 2021, 10:10:46 AM

Hello everybody,

Just like real-world money, Bitcoins can also be lost.
But if they’re digital and have no physical entity, how is this possible? Can lost Bitcoins be retrieved?

Continue reading to find out how this happens and how you can protect yourself from losing your Bitcoins.

What are lost Bitcoins?

When Bitcoins stored in a digital or hardware wallet cannot be accessed anymore, they are considered ‘lost’. In this sense,
they are not missing but are just locked up in a wallet with no way of acquiring it.

How can Bitcoins be lost?

So how do you lose access to Bitcoin? One way is if you lose your private key. To ensure the system’s security, the network uses two keys:
private and public keys.

The public key is the address you give to others so they can send you Bitcoins. On the other hand, the private key is the address you use to
access the Bitcoins sent to you. The latter is the password that lets you use your funds for whatever purpose. It appears as a 62-character long address.

As long as no other person knows your private key, you’re the only one in control of your funds. On the other side of the coin,
if you lose your private key, no one can help you access your funds.

There are different reasons why Bitcoins are lost, and most of the time it’s either accidental or due to human error.
With the use of blockchain technology, Bitcoin fully guarantees the network’s security. All transactions uploaded in the blockchain are
immutable and once validated, there’s no way to change the data.

Bitcoin removes the need for institutions so no third party can access your precious information and control your funds.
While this sounds like utopia for some, it also comes with some drawbacks.

Since there are no banks, you are the only person in control of your funds. So if you forget your key or lose your wallet, there’s no customer service
you can call to help you. That’s why crypto people always emphasize the need for world-class security encryption when it comes to storing their funds.

Common ways Bitcoins become lost

Most Bitcoins become lost because of human error and/or mismanagement. Some forget to collect mining rewards while others
accidentally swap processing fees with the value of the transaction. No matter the reason, the fault usually lies in the owner and
not in the protocol itself. Other ways include theft and fraudulent attacks on exchange sites. But in these rare situations,
Bitcoins are not really ‘lost’ but stolen from their owners.

Below are some of the most common ways people lose access to their Bitcoins:

* Broken or lost devices
Aside from keeping Bitcoin in online wallets, they can also be stored away from the net on hard drives. In fact, this is supposedly
the safest way of storing your digital assets. However, if motherboards become fried or these devices break, then the owner loses
access to the Bitcoins stored inside and the data kept in them can no longer be retrieved.

In other cases, owners lose or change devices such as laptops and/or mobile phones and forget about the coins stored inside them.
One of the most popular lost Bitcoin incidents is James Howells’ in 2013.

After cleaning his house, he accidentally threw his hard drive into the trash along with 7,500 Bitcoins stored inside it.
Howell tried to retrieve the hard drive in the local landfill, but the law prohibited him from doing so.
Unfortunately, he never recovered his mined coins.

* Forsaken by their owners
Back when Bitcoin could still be mined using normal laptops, people minted numerous Bitcoins and just forget about them.
Only a few people knew about cryptocurrencies back then, and there was not a lot of practical use for it, so it was normal for people to buy
Bitcoins for fun and not do anything with them. These forgotten coins could be worth millions today, with Bitcoin’s current price trading at $18K.

If someone who owns cryptocurrency passes away without sharing their credentials with anyone, their Bitcoin is also lost for good.
That’s why some people recommend that crypto holders include their digital assets in their last will and testament, so their funds won’t go to waste.

* Sending funds to a wrong address
If you send your coins to the wrong public key or address, you won’t be able to retrieve them either. Since there is no personal information
attached to transactions, there’s no way to know who you accidentally sent your funds to. To make sure you’re sending your coins to the
right address, it’s best to scan the QR code rather than typing it in manually.

* Forgotten private keys and passwords
As previously mentioned, your private key is the only access point to your crypto treasure chest. And, unlike the keys to your house or car,
there’s no replacing it once it’s lost since each private key is fully unique.

How many lost Bitcoins are out there?

According to Chainalysis, an analysis firm specializing in all things related to blockchain, about 17% to 23% of all Bitcoins have
already become unrecoverable. An estimate of 2.78 million to 3.79 million BTC is forever lost to humanity. This amounts to around
300 inaccessible wallets containing anywhere between 1,000 to 10,000 Bitcoins.

But analysts predict that this number will start to drop as the technology surrounding crypto security improves. To prevent more
Bitcoins from being lost, it’s important to drive awareness about this phenomenon and discuss numerous methods on how to
strengthen existing security protocols.

Can lost Bitcoins be retrieved?

If you lose your private key, the odds of getting your lost Bitcoins back are close to impossible. However, if you lose your
Bitcoin because you misplaced a storage device, there’s still a chance of retrieving your funds. If your problem is a busted part in the device,
see if it can be fixed. Other than these possibly solvable situations, there’s no way to find lost Bitcoins once they are lost.

How to track down and find lost Bitcoins

Cases of lost coins and keys are common in the crypto world. To help these people find their lost funds, wallet hunters emerged
with a mission to find lost Bitcoins and forgotten keys. Individuals and companies work together with law enforcement agencies
and crypto holders to gather information about the possible locations of these coins.

Crypto hunters use advanced technology and hardware to accomplish this mission. Often, they’ll require any detail the owner
remembers about their private key. Then, they will run all the possible combinations which can break through the account
using a self-executing computer program.

These services usually cost anywhere between 5% and 40% of the recovered amount, though prices vary depending on who you ask.
Most wallet hunters offer a fixed price up front, while some request an additional fee once the funds are retrieved.
The success rate varies depending on the kind of service you hire and the client’s memory. Wallet Recovery Services, an online wallet
hunting company says their supercomputers can crack through 30% of all their client requests as long as they have a small piece of
helpful information about their key.

Another way of retrieving information is by hypnotherapy. Jason Miller, a hypnotist from South Carolina, uses a collection of
techniques that help people access older memories and remember important information such as their private keys or misplaced storage devices.

In exchange for his services, Miller charges 1 BTC per session and an additional 5% of the amount recovered.
He says 50% of all the inquiries he has received turned out to be successful.

Implications of lost Bitcoin

Since Bitcoin has a maximum supply of 21 million, having lost Bitcoins means that there will be fewer coins in circulation once
the maximum number has been mined. People predict all Bitcoins will be completely mined by 2140 or even earlier.
However, there’s no reason to panic since Bitcoin can be easily divided into smaller units, unlike fiat currencies.

How to prevent losing Bitcoins?

Take the extra step of securing your coins to avoid the frustration of losing your Bitcoins. Hardware wallets are the go-to
when it comes to storing your funds. For an extra layer of security, keep an offline copy of your private key,
but make sure you’re the only one who has access to it.

How about you, have you been lucky to keep all your coins?


Source: blog
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11  Economy / Games and rounds / Winners: 💜 — Dream big & win your share of 0.015 BTC 🌏 on: January 04, 2021, 12:51:58 PM

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12  Economy / Games and rounds / Winners! 💜 — Name the best vacation & get your share of 0.015 BTC 🌏 on: December 28, 2020, 09:12:27 AM

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13  Economy / Gambling discussion / TOP 5 James Bond gambling scenes on: December 23, 2020, 09:57:48 AM
Hey, how are you doing guys?

Wanted to loosen up a bit today and talk to you about movies Smiley
I was going through our blog the other day and found an old but still interesting article.
Here it is: TOP 5 James Bond gambling scenes.

I am a big movie fan and I especially like Bond movies, I found it pretty cool to share with you too.

How about you, have you seen these movies?
Or do you have some other gambling-related movies you’d also suggest others to watch?

Have nice holidays and stay safe,
14  Economy / Games and rounds / Winners: 💜 — Come travel with us & get your share of 0.015 BTC 🌏 on: December 21, 2020, 11:55:56 AM

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16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Everything you need to know about ETH 2.0 on: December 11, 2020, 12:46:14 PM

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In 2015, Vitalik Buterin introduced an altcoin that changed the crypto sphere: ETHEREUM.
It stands as the second most popular digital asset in the world with a unique blockchain technology that can be used to develop
smart contracts and decentralized applications.

Now five years later, Ethereum is updated, more improved and adaptable than ever.

So what exactly is this latest update?

Project Serenity: What is Ethereum 2.0?

Also called ETH2 or ‘Serenity’, Ethereum 2.0 is the latest implementation of a new technology to the current network. To ensure that
every step of this upgrade is tested and effective, it will be initiated in different phases over the next few years. The aim of this blockchain
project is to improve the current Ethereum 1.0 network, which is not scalable and efficient enough to handle huge blocks of transactions.

The first part of this project is the ‘Phase 0’, which is the layering of the current Ethereum network on a new platform called the ‘Beacon chain’.
This program will be connected to Ethereum 1.0 so all the transactions within it will run parallel to the new network.

Aside from the Beacon chain, a new way of consensus will also be implemented in Ethereum 2.0. Instead of the ‘proof of work’ mechanism,
ETH2 will now use ‘proof of stake’ to approve its transactions.

Proof-of-work vs proof-of-stake

To get transactions processed, cryptocurrencies rely on two types of consensus mechanisms: proof of work and proof of stake.
Since the blockchain doesn’t have third-party intermediaries, these two models validate the exchanges, allowing users to send and receive funds.

The proof-of-work protocol (PoW) is popularly known as ‘mining’. Currently, this consensus mechanism is how Bitcoin and Ethereum 1.0
handles transactions within the blockchain. In this process, a form of mathematical equation called ‘cryptography’ is solved in order to
execute a transaction.

However, this process takes a lot of mining effort for validators and their computers to untangle this intricate set of codes, which makes it
impossible to increase the load of transactions being processed in a short period of time. Not only does this cost time and electricity,
but the burden can fall on users who have to pay expensive fees.

Additionally, PoW is prone to centralization since only a few organizations can afford to buy ASICs, which are devices that can speed up
the process of mining digital assets.

Meanwhile, proof-of-stake (PoS) is currently becoming the latest protocol for cryptocurrencies. The idea behind PoS is for validators to
‘lock-up’ tokens in the blockchain to process transactions.

Once a user becomes a validator, they can approve transactions by signing off on them. If the transaction gets through the blockchain,
validators can receive incentives that are the same amount as their stake.

Ethereum 2.0: The Casper Protocol

Along with the Beacon chain, the Casper Protocol is another feature included in phase 0 of the ETH2. As said before, the new upgrade of
Ethereum eliminates mining and utilises the proof-of-stake protocol instead for more efficiency. This new consensus has two types:
Casper the Friendly Finality (FFG) and the Casper the Friendly Ghost: Correct by Construction (CBC).

The former will ensure that all the programs within the chain run smoothly without lagging. When new blocks are created through mining,
the FFG will be layered on top through the use of smart contracts.

On the other hand, the latter will ensure that everything runs parallel within the Beacon chain and is in-sync with the old network until the
PoS can stand on its own.

The Casper Protocol functions as a PoS mechanism where validators need to ‘stake’ their own ETH coins to become a part of the network.
Additionally, their voting power in the chain is determined by the number of stakes they have. To process a transaction, a validator must
sign off at least 32 ether coins. This means that if a person staked at least 64 ether, they have more than enough to initiate a transaction.

Advantages of staking

* It’s environment-friendly

Unlike mining, proof-of-stake doesn’t use huge amounts of energy and effort just to execute transactions. This creates a more sustainable
process that can benefit the users and the environment. In PoW, miners use a device called ASICs that need to run on large energy consumption
to solve the algorithm in the blockchain. Meanwhile, PoS only relies on regular computers to process transactions.

* It’s more decentralized compared to PoW

When it comes to a ‘decentralized’ consensus mechanism, the PoS creates a more decentralized ecosystem for every validator present in the
chain than PoW. This is because it eliminates mining, where ASICs can be used to speed up the process of transactions. The problem in ASICs is that
it can potentially create centralized mining in the chain because only a few people can afford to buy this high powered device.
People who cannot buy ASICs will be left on the disadvantaged side of the mining pool.

* It has a ‘slashing’ feature

On top of the rewards concept of the Casper, it also has a ‘slashing’ feature that serves as a form of punishment for validators who misbehave.
The gravity of the punishment depends on the situation. Essentially, ‘slashing’ means that a part of the validator’s stake will be removed
from the network. This enforces discipline among validators who want to do unscrupulous acts in the chain.

* It’s safer than PoW

When it comes to safety, the PoS is more secure than the PoW because the validators are selected randomly by an algorithm.
This means that coordinated attacks within the chain are impossible because the validators cannot choose to ‘vote’ when it’s not their turn.
Additionally, if ever someone tries to breach the chain, they would need to convince the majority of validators within the network. However,
with the possibility of 32 ETH getting slashed from their accounts, it’s impossible to initiate an attack in the system.

* It’s more scalable

The ETH2 features a concept called ‘sharding’ which means that the entire Ethereum network will be split or ‘sharded’ into different sections.
These ‘shards’ stand as an individual blockchain linked to the Beacon chain. Within these shards, different transactions are processed,
creating a more seamless flow of information and accounts within the network.

Disadvantage of Staking

* It can also lead to centralization when not checked

While it’s impossible to hoard all the transactions in the chain, validators with more stakes can execute rules on the network such as
cancelling transactions and creating new guidelines. While this won’t generate any profits, it’s still likely to happen and create disadvantages
for users and other stakeholders.

PoS vs PoW: Which one is better?

There have been a lot of debates about the functionality of both mechanisms over the years. However, the nature of each protocol’s issues
come from different perspectives, depending on what aspect of the consensus is being discussed.

Both protocols have their own pros and cons. When it comes to the Ethereum update, the world has yet to see what changes the proof-of-stake
can implement. At the moment, people in the crypto sphere will have to wait to see if these changes will live up to Ethereum’s promise.

Ethereum 2.0 is still on its infant phase, meaning it’s too early to say whether this update is for the better. Only time will tell if the changes
applied can deliver the decentralized promise of Vitalik Buterin. In the meantime, it's an indisputable fact that Ethereum is an altcoin that
can help revolutionize the finance industry and welcome the age of digital assets in the future.

What do you think about the future of ETH?

Your comments and thoughts are much appreciated.

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Low stake or ‘low limit’ slots are games that give you the chance to spin the reels and win.
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Do low stake slots ensure big wins?

Slot games are based on luck and randomly generated combinations, which is why there is no definite strategy to ensure your win.
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The larger the wager, the higher the chances to win.

Why should you play low stake games?

If you’re a beginner on a budget, low wager games allow you to assess the slot you’re playing without losing huge in one go.
Doing this can help familiarize the features and combinations you can potentially unlock while playing. Moreover, you can slowly
work your way up in terms of wagering until you’re ready to place higher bets.

Win big with these low limit slot tips and tricks

Playing low limit slot games is thrilling and often compels you to wager more. However, you should remember that while this cheap thrill
gives you unparalleled fun and entertainment, you can still encounter losses if you’re not careful. So, before getting lost in the spinning reels,
here are some tips you can incorporate into your gameplay:

* Look for a casino that offers low limit games

Not all online casinos offer low limit slot games. That’s why you need to look for a site that offers games within your budget.
You can easily check if the site has inexpensive slots when you open the game information and select the betting ranges it offers.
This way, you can assess the games you want to play without hurting your bankroll.

* Mind multiple lines and bet sizes you’re wagering on

Once you find the game you want, make sure you know the paylines and bet sizes you’re wagering on. Even if you choose a low limit slot,
you can still end up spending more if you wager on all the lines. Moreover, your wager also depends on your budget. In general,
slots have an estimate of 600 spins per hour. This means that if you wager on all 600 spins, you can end up losing more money than planned.

* Check the RTP of the game

A slot game’s RTP is also an important factor you should always consider. The RTP or the Return to Player is the percentage figure you see
in the game’s information. This determines the payouts you can receive after playing. If you’re playing for low limit slots, look for games
with high RTPs to get the chance to take home competitive payouts.

* Stay away from progressive slots

To maximize your payouts, it’s best to refrain from playing progressive slot games. This type of slot game is best played by high rollers
who do not have a limited budget. The reason for this is that you need to place the highest wager for this game to be eligible for high payouts.

* Be a mindful player

When the stakes are low and you’re having fun, it’s easy to get carried away while playing. However, always make sure that you don’t overspend
and hurt your bankroll in the process by having a fixed amount of money for gambling. Don’t overspend even if it’s cheap because once you compute
the accumulated amount, it can surprise you.

Low wager games you can enjoy

Here are some titles you can try out:

1. Take Santa’s Shop by Betsoft

It’s not the time to be nice because the crook working in Santa’s shop wants you to team up with him to plunder St Nick’s shop where you can
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2. Necromancer by Evoplay

The Necromancer is an exciting VR slot that will take you to the darkest parts of the netherworld where you can meet the powerful Necromancer.
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3. Under the Bed by Betsoft

Under the Bed is an exciting game that will take you to the room of Jessie and Jane. Inside their dimly-lit room, you will find friendly monsters
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4. Book of Dead by Play’n GO

Book of Dead is a classic slot game developed by Play’n GO. This Egyptian-themed slot follows the story of Riche Wilde, a treasure hunter
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5. Vikings Go Berzerk by Yggdrasil

Vikings Go Berzerk is an exciting game that will take you to the icy Scandinavian seas where you can witness the fierce battle between
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How about, have you played any of these games? Or do you prefer high stake slots?

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When it comes to taking the lead in cryptocurrency development and adoption, no region does it better than Asia.
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Now that the year is closing, it’s time to look back at the biggest crypto developments that occurred in Asia and anticipate what’s next for 2021.

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