Article: Poker Prospers in Blockchain’s Promising Landscape

Blockchain, Innovation

Poker Prospers in Blockchain's Promising Landscape – Blockchain Bitcoin NewsPoker Prospers in Blockchain’s Promising Landscape

Online poker was one of the earliest games to join the blockchain framework due to the inherent fairness and equity that accompanies distributed ledger technology, not to mention the legal woes it faced.

Users from all over the world could join these platforms and verifiably trust that their funds would be kept safe. The discretion of using bitcoin to transact didn’t hurt either, given the anonymous nature of this payment method, allowing players restricted by regulation and geography to participate.

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Article: DeFi – CeFi Convergence & ‘Explosive’ Growth Are Coming – BIS Summit Panel

Blockchain, Innovation

DeFi - CeFi Convergence & 'Explosive' Growth Are Coming - BIS Summit Panel 101DeFi – CeFi Convergence & ‘Explosive’ Growth Are Coming – BIS Summit Panel

Decentralized finance (DeFi) and centralized finance (CeFi) are heading towards convergence as we are entering a period of rapid development for DeFi applications worldwide, according to the participants of a panel discussion at this year’s BIS Innovation Summit, an event hosted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

The panel, entitled ‘CeFi to DeFi: can global finance be de/re-constructed?’, featured a mix of private and public sector participants who voiced their ideas and concerns related to how the opportunities and risks inherent to DeFi could transform the global financial landscape.

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Article: The economy is crumbling. This is why it’s time to go digital

Blockchain, Governance

The economy is crumbling. This is why it's time to go digital - DecryptThe economy is crumbling. This is why it’s time to go digital

“We’re going to see breakthroughs in some of those projects that enable yields to be obtained by more regular consumers as central banks do what they believe they need to do to rescue this cascading collapse of the economy,” said Lubin, of ConsenSys (which funds an editorially independent Decrypt), adding, “I think we are going to see people rush into alternatives that will be better for people in terms of preserving their wealth.”

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