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Scout Gaming enters US Market with Social Sportsbook Deal

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Leading provider of B2B daily fantasy sports, sportsbook and fantasy sports betting products has partnered with the Masters Cup Series.

We are thrilled to be officially entering the US market for the first time and to also unveil another addition to the Scout product line that will be launching with the Masters Cup Series.”

— Andreas Ternström, Chief Executive Officer at Scout Gaming

LAS VEGAS, NV, USA, September 16, 2021 Plato Data Intelligence – Scout Gaming, the leading provider of B2B daily fantasy sports, sportsbook and fantasy betting products, has made its debut in the US market after signing a deal with new sports league, the Masters Cup Series.

The five-year deal will see the Masters Cup Series leverage Scout Gaming’s Social Sportsbook Platform, a new product that has been developed specifically for the US market and aimed at online and retail operators as well as sports venues and franchises.

Scout Gaming’s Social Sportsbook Platform allows Master Cup Series to tap into the fast-growing sports wagering segment by offering a fun and low barrier of entry, next-generation ‘sports betting-like’ experience without the involvement of real money wagering. Through the combination of its proprietary Player Account Management system, award-winning B2B Daily Fantasy Sports solution and new Social Sportsbook, Scout Gaming offers US operators and franchises an end-to-end managed sports entertainment product.

The Masters Cup tour is a new sporting event spearheaded by industry legend and Hall of Fame pro billiard player, Rodney “Rocket” Morris. The event will comprise of eight professional players who will compete in weekly MCS Tour Stop events. Players will accumulate points each week, based on performance, to determine their playoff position, weekly winner, and overall Masters Cup Champion.

The event will be nationally televised and offer both on-screen real-time wagering like gameplay as well as next generation stats. In addition to Scouts standard games, fans will also be able to experience play on events directly tied to and developed in collaboration with the Masters Cup Series.

The partnership with Scout will allow the sports franchise to provide a way for fans and viewers to engage with sports game play action 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while also generating significant revenue for the series.

Andreas Ternström, Chief Executive Officer at Scout Gaming, said: “We are thrilled to be officially entering the US market for the first time and to also unveil another addition to the Scout product line that will be launching with the Masters Cup Series.

“We’ve noticed a gap in the market that we can fill and we’re hoping to unveil similar partnerships in the months and quarters to come.”

Rodney “Rocket” Morris, Chief Executive Officer at Masters Cup Series, said “I’m excited to have joined forces with Scout Gaming and feel honoured to be the first partner for the company in the USA. Its Social Sportsbook is an incredible product that will bring tremendous value to the series.

As the US business development partner for Scout Gaming Group, Stephen Crystal, CEO and Founder of SCCG Management said of the event, “We are proud of the success this team has realized throughout this process. The biggest winners will be the fans who get to experience highly engaging and competitive interaction through the real-time gameplay powered by the Scout Gaming platform. SCCG has been driving strategies to bring social sports betting to restaurants, bars, and arenas, and this is the first execution on this plan.”

About Scout Gaming
Scout Gaming Group is a multiple award-winning licensed and regulated premium provider of B2B Fantasy Sports & Sportsbetting. The company offers a flexible and customizable sports entertainment platform with the core pillar being the network-based Fantasy Sports solution (SGN) and a fully-managed Sportsbook capable of being tailored to market needs, whether real money Fantasy Sports, odds-based sports wagering or Free2Play. Technology and operations are 100% proprietary, having developed from the ground up and operated in-house, – allowing for virtually any sport, league, or game format to be offered. The company has achieved several industry-first’s such as the world’s largest globally pooled DFS network (SGN), Fantasy Matchups, Bet-on-my-team, Player Odds and the world’s first natively integrated DFS and Sportsbook solution – all via one single integration. The Group has 100+ employees and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with development and operations in Bergen, Norway, and Lviv, Ukraine and Malta. Scout Gaming is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market and the Certified Adviser is Redeye AB. Contact details: [email protected], +46 (0)8 121 576 90.

About Masters Cup Series (MCS)
The Masters Cup Series (MCS) is a billiards tour with a revolutionary new scoring system, created by Hall-of-Famer Rodney “Rocket” Morris. The executive team, based in Oklahoma, has stellar reputations within and access to the entire billiard industry. Not only will the new scoring system inject excitement into the game, it will also open the game up to thousands more players and solve decades long issues for the community. MCS will be televised and streamed and utilize AR/VR experiences as well as licensed gaming, gambling and fantasy sports to create a continuous engagement loop with its customers. MCS has partnered with 21 Lakes Productions and GhostDawg Consulting for ideation and execution within the broadcast and gaming areas, respectively.

About SCCG Management
SCCG Management is a consultancy that specializes in sports betting, iGaming, sports marketing, affiliate marketing, technology, intellectual property protection, product commercialization, esports, capital formation, M&A, joint ventures, casino management, and governmental and legal affairs for the casino and iGaming industry. Visit us at https://sccgmanagement.com.

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Blockchain Technology Explained – Technology that will change How we use Money

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Many computers in the bitcoin network share a digital ledger called the blockchain which records all transactions going in and out. This means that no single user may alter any transaction without the knowledge of the rest of the network, which means that the blockchain is immune to tampering. A new block can’t be inserted until all of the previous blocks have been removed.

Bitcoin’s “tokens” aren’t actual objects like bills or coins, but rather strings of code referred to as “transactions.” The cost of these transactions is determined only by the value attached to them. It’s feasible to buy anything with bitcoins that would take you weeks to order otherwise due of delays caused by bad weather or long lines at the cash registers of businesses. In hindsight, that is what blockchain is. If you’re still confused on what Blockchain technology is then don’t worry because I admit it can be hard to understand what it is.

Advent of Blockchain Technology will be Transformed – Blockchain is a relatively young technology can have a profound impact on banking. Banks, currency exchanges, and other financial organisations that conduct business online will utilise this technology, because so much of the history of money has been lost or suppressed, this will be a game-changer.

Since the popularity of Blockchain/Bitcoin is becoming incredibly popular, other industries and sectors have started to implement bitcoin payment methods into their e-commerce store, since many individuals prefer to buy goods and services using digital currency, these businesses have adapted and have accepted this payment method. It’s not just e-commerce store that are accepting bitcoin payments, even online gaming websites like Openchange.org accept bitcoin as a form of deposit option, therefore casual and competitive gamblers can wager and play a wide range of games using their digital currencies.

There have been many theories on the appearance and production of paper money, but none have been proven. The world has knowledge on how banknotes work and the only reason we know how they function is because every transaction is recorded in a database that anybody can access.

Since the whole creation process of money can be viewed by everyone at every stage, blockchain has the potential to revolutionise society. At the very least, you’ll have confirmation that when money is traded, it’s genuine money. Anyone with Internet connection may see every bitcoin transaction that has ever taken place.

Source: Plato Data Intelligence

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Blockchain & Infrastructure Post-Event Release

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GBA addressed the eroding US dollar, coinciding with the rise of cryptocurrency during their recent Blockchain & Infrastructure event.

In August of 2021, the US Senate approved a $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, as part of the $3.5 Trillion Budget Bill. Language in this bill suggested that $28 Billion in funding would come from enforcing tax-reporting requirements on cryptocurrency brokers. In response, the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) partnered with a coalition of blockchain associations to present Blockchain & Infrastructure, a two-day hybrid event coupling an educational seminar with a networking reception. Aimed at educating government policymakers, Blockchain & Infrastructure addressed the impact of cryptocurrency adoption on government, along with other financial trends that are outpacing regulatory understanding. Renowned leaders in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, such as Dr. Scott Stornetta, one of the founders of blockchain technology, and Charles Hoskinson, the Founder of Cardano and one of the original creators of Ethereum, brought their insights to the current landscape.

Streamed to over 11,000 individual IP addresses, Blockchain & Infrastructure aimed at educating governments on this movement, and those who wished to learn tuned in.

The live event, stepping into the remains of a COVID world, was attended by over 200 guests, braving pandemic uncertainties. Culminating in an evening reception at the Whittemore House, Ambassadors, a crypto billionaire, blockchain leaders, and government policymakers continued their discussions.  In this beautiful and historic mansion, deals were made, affecting the trajectory and infrastructure of the blockchain future.

As blockchain technology continues to impact all systems, the Government Blockchain Association (GBA), will provide high content events to help the public and private sectors connect, communicate, and collaborate. Join the GBA community in January 2022 for The Future of Money, Governance, & the Law; live in Washington DC, and streamed globally.

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Analyst Puts Bitcoin Bottom At $50,000, Here’s Why

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With bitcoin rallying, all the focus has been on predicting where the price of the asset will be by the end of the year. The digital asset is undoubtedly going to enter a period where various crashes will send the price down, popularly known as a bear market. Not a lot of attention has been paid to where the price of the asset might bottom out when the market inevitably goes into another bear market.

This usually long stretch of low momentum has seen bitcoin lose 94%, 87%, and 84% of its peak value respectively in the last three bear markets. One recurring theme of the bear markets has been the diminishing percentages of total value lost. At this rate, it is expected that BTC will see between 75% and 80% loss from its peak this cycle. Market analyst Justin Bennett uses this to predict where BTC will bottom out next.

The Next Bitcoin Bottom

Bennett put the next bitcoin bottom at $50,000 after analyzing the possible price movements of the digital asset. With the current cycle, the analyst sees the price of bitcoin hitting $200,000 before the bull run is over, hence a 75% to 80% pullback in a bear market will see the bottom of the asset land around the $50,000 range.

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This bottom is solely based on the cryptocurrency hitting the price range that Bennett expects the asset to peak at by the end of the rally. If BTC does not hit this price point before the bull rally is over then we might see a BTC bottom land at a much lower price range.

BTC goes into the red ahead of Friday opening | Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com

Bennett’s pullback analysis has a lot of credit given that markets are historically known to see lower pullbacks as assets mature. So the 75% to 80% mark does resonate with what the market is known to do. However, if the price of BTC falls short of Bennett’s prediction or doesn’t move the needle much from its current price point, then the BTC bottom may land in the $10,000 to $15,000 range using the pullback analysis.

The Peak Before The Fall

Bennett’s analysis did not focus solely on the crash of the digital asset. He put forward his argument for the price of BTC at $200,000 using technical analysis of the market. The analyst points to Fibonacci extensions as indicators of where the price of bitcoin may peak during this cycle.

For the Fibonacci extensions, comparisons between the 2.272 and 2.414 extensions from previous cycles have both given a target area which the asset had hit both times. Going by this, Bennett sees the asset peaking between $207,000 and $270,000 before the current cycle is over.

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Moving forward, the analyst plans to use the monthly RSI to time market exits “Notice how BTC tends to end cycles when the monthly RSI reaches above 90,” Bennett says. “It’s also exhibited a double top pattern each cycle, which leads me to believe it happens again.”

Bennett plans to use a combination of net unrealized profit/loss (NUPL) and the monthly RSI to slowly exit the asset over the next couple of months.

Featured image from YouTube, chart from TradingView.com

Source: https://www.bitcoinnewsminer.com/analyst-puts-bitcoin-bottom-at-50000-heres-why/

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Binance Smart Chain Devs Propose Ethereum-Like Gas Fee Burning Mechanism

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Developers of the Binance Smart Chain, the Binance-backed decentralized blockchain platform, have proposed applying a mechanism to burn BNB tokens based on the utilization of the network. According to the proposal, this would benefit both validators and holders due to the increase in value that the token would experience thanks to token burns. The proposal, called Binance Evolution Protocol 95 (or BEP-95), bears a striking resemblance to EIP-1559, an already implemented Ethereum proposal that also burns fees.

Binance Smart Chain Could Burn Gas Fees

Binance Smart Chain, the decentralized blockchain backed by Binance, could be implementing a gas-burning mechanism in the near future. Developers of the chain unveiled a proposal that points in that direction. The proposal, called BEP-95, would burn some of the fees that users spend to make transactions or to interact with smart contracts on the network.

Normally these fees would go to validators as rewards for securing the network. But with BEP-95, 10% of these funds would be burned depending on network activity. This percentage is subject to change, and members can change this number via community vote. According to the proposal, the goal of this new implementation would be to “speed up the BNB burning process and improve its intrinsic value by burning a portion of gas fees.”

Chasing Sustainability

Binance Smart Chain developers could be betting on this change to make BNB more sustainable. Currently, Binance conducts BNB burns that are announced on a regular basis. But the exchange only agreed to burn 100 million BNB tokens. After this number is reached, no more burns will be conducted by the exchange.

By changing the economic policy of the network, developers aim to ensure that the currency remains competitive, decreasing the amount of BNB in the market and making it more scarce. This move seems to be mimicking the proposal that Ethereum approved earlier this year, called EIP-1559, that also implemented burning a part of the fees that would normally go to miners. This new economic proposal seems to have contributed to the price growth that Ethereum has experienced since its approval.

BNB and Ethereum don’t have a max supply, so there is a common interest in keeping the issuance and supply in check to maintain price stability. The proposal is still in its initial stages, and could change before being implemented on the BSC blockchain.

What do you think about Binance Smart Chain devs proposing to burn BNB coming from gas fees? Tell us in the comments section below.

Source: https://www.bitcoinnewsminer.com/binance-smart-chain-devs-propose-ethereum-like-gas-fee-burning-mechanism/

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