Apple Allows Another Bitcoin-Based Mobile App

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Apple recently started to give more freedom to iOS app developers in integrating digital currencies and in-game tokens including bitcoin. Yesterday, the California-based tech giant has approved another bitcoin-based mobile game application called Wheel of Bitcoins, which pays bitcoin directly and immediately to users’ email, from the app. Wheel of Bitcoins is a casual roulette game, with which users spin to win different combinations of bitcoins. Once users earn bitcoins in the game, the app sends it through Xapo directly to users’ emails, allowing users to instantly withdraw or cash out bitcoins. Since the approval of various bitcoin tipping-enabled iOS games and applications such as Game of Birds in June, bitcoin has been increasing its presence in the Apple Store, with 7 bitcoin-enabled games and applications being registered in the store over the past few months. Popular bitcoin-based mobile game developer Bitcoin Alien has had 3 of their applications in the Apple store for over 3 months, after the approval of the Apple team. According to the company, Apple is well aware of the game’s bitcoin payout system and is happy with it. “The team was actually accepting of them, had a few questions but they absolutely know that we …

Bitcoin and iGaming: Disruption Comes From Your Blind Spot

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Bitcoin and iGaming: Disruption Comes From Your Blind Spot Jon Matonis (@jonmatonis) | Published on March 14, 2015 at 13:30 GMT It has often been said that . But what does that really mean? For starters, it means that online gaming, more than anything else, is all about the customer experience. Whether it’s a land-based >provides all three. I recently made the prediction that within five years, half of the top 10 iGaming operators will be BITCOIN-only. Of course, the mainstream operators don’t see it that way and I wouldn’t expect them to. They have a profitable and expanding business model with national fiat currencies. Why would they want to disrupt that revenue stream? Funny thing about disruption though is that it rarely comes from within. Disruption comes from your blind spot. While major iGaming and industry conferences in the west have paid lip service to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as alternative payment methods, they have simultaneously relegated it to a niche solution where presentations are neatly tucked away in a side corner. Kodak did the same thing after surprisingly inventing the first digital camera in 1975. Reshaping the iGaming market The grand opportunity with bitcoin is not with the major operators, …