ICOQuest.com: Articles ICOQuest.com: Articles https://www.icoquest.com/p/ Copyright by ICOQuest.com en ICOQuest.com Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:11:46 +0000 Sbtech’s Tom Light to Establish New Blockchain and Gambling Venture London, UK – 19 March 2018

Tom Light, Senior Vice-President of Business Development at SBTech, is to leave the group to establish a new business venture that will unite blockchain and gambling and leverage the power of the crypto-currency in a gaming and betting environment. 

Tom Light joined SBTech in 2014 to lead its business development and commercial efforts and initiated the massive growth curve the group has experienced since. 

He has been responsible for signing many of SBTech’s defining partnerships and will continue to retain the full support of the company in future projects.  

Commenting on his next move, Tom Light said: “I have really enjoyed working at SBTech and seeing the group grow to become the leading sports betting and gaming solutions provider to the sector. The new project I will be heading is particularly exciting as it combines two great passions of mine: blockchain and gambling. It will leverage the power of crypto-currencies within an igaming setting and produce a truly disruptive offer for the sector.”

Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech, added: “SBTech is particularly grateful to Tom for his incredible work over the past four years, which has enabled us to experience massive growth and has put SBTech in prime position to capitalise on future opportunities in the online and land-based gaming and betting sector worldwide. He retains the full support of SBTech and we look forward to his new project, which we believe will be as successful as the past four years he has had with SBTech.”       

Tom Light recently discussed the possibilities of blockchain within gambling at the iGaming Asia Congress in Macau in the company of Mikhail Bogdanov, CEO of Firelotto and Tony Tong, Crypto Angel Investor at DRC – Drchain.io

About SBTech

SBTech is a global leader in omni-channel sports betting and gaming, with over 1,000 employees in 11 locations worldwide. Since 2007, SBTech has developed the industry’s most powerful online sports betting and casino platform, serving more than 50 licensees in over 20 regulated markets.

SBTech’s clients include many of the world’s premier betting and gaming operators, state lotteries, land-based casino and horse racing companies, and igaming start-ups. The group supplies superbly flexible betting and gaming solutions to clients looking for speed to market and exceptional configurability, supported by the best business intelligence and reporting capabilities.   

The SBTech offering includes its Seamless Sportsbook, the Chameleon360 iGaming Platform, Managed Services, and retail and omni-channel solutions that provide players with constant access to sports and casino products across all touchpoints: online, mobile and retail. 

Backed up by unrivalled expertise in trading and risk management, regulatory compliance, AML and KYC procedures, acquisition and CRM, SBTech’s partners consistently achieve rapid growth, enhanced brand loyalty and peak profitability.  

 For more information, visit: www.sbtech.com

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CanYa​ ​Acquires​ ​Bountysource​ ​One​ ​Week​ ​Before​ ​Its​ ​ICO​ ​Closes

SAN​ ​FRANCISCO,​ ​CA​ ​&​ ​MELBOURNE,​ ​AUSTRALIA​ ​--​ ​December​ ​20,​ ​2017​--​ CanYa​​ ​has​ ​again  raised​ ​the​ ​bar​ ​for​ ​ICOs​ ​following​ ​a​ ​major​ ​acquisition​ ​of​ Bountysource​​ ​and​ ​its​ ​passionate​ ​46,000  open-source​ ​developer​ ​community.​ ​In​ ​a​ ​world​ ​where​ ​most​ ​ICOs​ ​(and​ ​traded​ ​cryptocurrencies)  have​ ​no​ ​product​ ​or​ ​user-base,​ ​this​ ​move​ ​is​ ​unprecedented.​ ​Bountysource​ ​directly​ ​aligns​ ​with  CanYa’s​ ​long​ ​term​ ​goals​ ​of​ ​being​ ​a​ ​peer-to-peer​ ​marketplace​ ​of​ ​services​ ​for​ ​digital​ ​nomads​ ​to  work​ ​in​ ​their​ ​own​ ​time,​ ​on​ ​their​ ​own​ ​terms.

“The​ ​CanYa​ ​team​ ​are​ ​aggressively​ ​accelerating​ ​blockchain​ ​technology​ ​adoption​ ​in​ ​a​ ​meaningful  way,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​see​ ​the​ ​acquisition​ ​of​ ​Bountysource​ ​as​ ​pivotal​ ​in​ ​growing​ ​fast​ ​and​ ​introducing  more​ ​communities​ ​to​ ​cryptocurrencies.” -- John-Paul​ ​Thorbjornsen,​ ​CEO,​ ​CanYa, 

Bountysource​ ​is​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​first​ ​and​ ​largest​ ​peer-to-peer​ ​platform​ ​for​ ​open-source​ ​software  developers​ ​to​ ​post​ ​and​ ​complete​ ​open-source​ ​bounties.​ ​Bountysource​ ​has​ ​a​ ​passionate  community​ ​and​ ​throughout​ ​its​ ​13​ ​year​ ​old​ ​history​ ​has​ ​had​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​high​ ​profile​ ​teams  including​ ​IBM,​ ​Facebook,​ ​Adobe,​ ​Ripple​ ​and​ ​Uber.​ ​Jihan​ ​Wu​ ​and​ ​Andreas​ ​Brekken,​ ​two​ ​widely  known​ ​public​ ​figures​ ​in​ ​the​ ​cryptocurrency​ ​community,​ ​have​ ​also​ ​engaged​ ​with​ ​the​ ​platform.  The​ ​Bountysource​ ​community​ ​has​ ​been​ ​growing​ ​completely​ ​organically​ ​by​ ​over​ ​1000​ ​new  members​ ​every​ ​six​ ​weeks,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​reflective​ ​of​ ​the​ ​high​ ​growth​ ​of​ ​the​ ​open-source​ ​movement.  The​ ​CanYa​ ​team​ ​are​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​see​ ​what​ ​the​ ​growth​ ​potential​ ​can​ ​be​ ​with​ ​a​ ​dedicated​ ​full​ ​time  development​ ​and​ ​marketing​ ​team​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​project. 

“This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​timing​ ​to​ ​double-down​ ​on​ ​open-source​ ​software.​ ​With​ ​blockchain​ ​protocols  soon​ ​to​ ​power​ ​the​ ​world,​ ​there​ ​is​ ​now​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​expectation​ ​that​ ​software​ ​be​ ​open​ ​and​ ​to​ ​be  contributed​ ​to​ ​by​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​users.​ ​Bountysource​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​portal​ ​and​ ​a​ ​major​ ​repository  of​ ​open-source​ ​software.” -- John-Paul​ ​Thorbjornsen,​ ​CEO,​ ​CanYa

Some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​initial​ ​plans​ ​for​ ​Bountysource​ ​will​ ​include​ ​the​ ​integration​ ​of​ ​numerous  cryptocurrency​ ​payment​ ​options​ ​including​ ​the​ ​CanYaCoin,​ ​while​ ​also​ ​refreshing​ ​the​ ​user  experience,​ ​reducing​ ​fees​ ​and​ ​adding​ ​a​ ​portal​ ​for​ ​ICOs​ ​and​ ​blockchain​ ​based​ ​platforms​ ​to​ ​add  bounties​ ​for​ ​smart​ ​contracts.

As​ ​the​ ​CanYa​ ​CTO,​ ​Juan​ ​Suarez​ ​explains: “Smart​ ​contracts​ ​need​ ​more​ ​scrutiny​ ​than​ ​other​ ​types​ ​of​ ​code​ ​-​ ​as​ ​we’ve​ ​seen​ ​in​ ​2017​ ​already,  exploits​ ​and​ ​vulnerabilities​ ​can​ ​be​ ​hiding​ ​in​ ​plain​ ​sight.​ ​Bountysource​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​best​ ​place​ ​for  blockchain​ ​teams​ ​to​ ​get​ ​their​ ​smart​ ​contracts​ ​scrutinised​ ​before​ ​being​ ​pushed​ ​live.” 

True​ ​Global​ ​Ventures​ ​is​ ​an​ ​early​ ​seed​ ​investor​ ​in​ ​Bountysource​ ​and​ ​will​ ​stay​ ​on​ ​as​ ​a  shareholder.​ ​Additional​ ​parties​ ​may​ ​be​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​the​ ​near​ ​future​ ​to​ ​further​ ​support​ ​the  roadmap​ ​and​ ​vision​ ​of​ ​CanYa.​ ​Dusan​ ​Stojanovic,​ ​the​ ​Director​ ​and​ ​Founder​ ​of​ ​True​ ​Global  Ventures​ ​adds​ ​his​ ​vision:

“I​ ​am​ ​delighted​ ​by​ ​having​ ​CanYa​ ​and​ ​its​ ​great​ ​team​ ​as​ ​a​ ​new​ ​partner​ ​in​ ​Bountysource.​ ​As​ ​more  and​ ​more​ ​open​ ​source​ ​projects​ ​reach​ ​the​ ​market​ ​bounties​ ​have​ ​become​ ​an​ ​important​ ​source​ ​of  income​ ​to​ ​digital​ ​nomads​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​world.​ ​TGV​ ​firmly​ ​believes​ ​in​ ​the​ ​power​ ​and​ ​knowledge​ ​of  the​ ​open-source​ ​community,​ ​specifically​ ​for​ ​bounties​ ​in​ ​blockchain​ ​and​ ​ICO​ ​projects.​ ​The  timing​ ​is​ ​perfect​ ​and​ ​CanYa​ ​will​ ​be​ ​an​ ​excellent​ ​partner​ ​to​ ​take​ ​Bountysource​ ​to​ ​the​ ​next​ ​level  of​ ​acceptance​ ​and​ ​growth"

The​ ​CanYa​ ​ICO​​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​ongoing​ ​with​ ​$7m​ ​of​ ​its​ ​targeted​ ​$10m​ ​raised.​ ​CanYa​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the  first​ ​ever​ ​Decentralised​ ​Autonomous​ ​Organisation​ ​for​ ​peer-to-peer​ ​services​ ​globally.​ ​By  integrating​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​emerging​ ​decentralised​ ​technologies,​ ​CanYa​ ​will​ ​have​ ​no​ ​geographic  or​ ​financial​ ​boundaries​ ​while​ ​offering​ ​a​ ​20x​ ​disruption​ ​in​ ​price​ ​when​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​traditional  incumbents.​ ​Ultimately,​ ​CanYa​ ​will​ ​be​ ​powered​ ​completely​ ​by​ ​its​ ​users​ ​and​ ​their​ ​resources. 

Links:

Contribute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ICO:​ ​https://sale.canya.io/
Web:​ ​https://canya.io/ 
Twitter:​ ​https://twitter.com/canyacoin
Telegram:​ ​https://t.me/CanYaCommunity

ABOUT​ ​CANYA

CanYa​ ​is​ ​the​ ​world’s​ ​first​ ​blockchain-powered​ ​marketplace​ ​of​ ​peer-to-peer​ ​services​ ​that​ ​helps​ ​people​ ​find, book​ ​and​ ​pay​ ​for​ ​digital​ ​services.​ ​The​ ​CanYaCoin​ ​powers​ ​the​ ​ecosystem​ ​and​ ​will​ ​help​ ​accelerate​ ​the mainstream​ ​adoption​ ​of​ ​cryptocurrency​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​meaningful​ ​reason​ ​to​ ​spend​ ​cryptocurrencies​ ​on services.

ABOUT​ ​BOUNTYSOURCE

Bountysource​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​dedicated​ ​crowdfunding​ ​platform​ ​for​ ​open-source​ ​software.​ ​Created​ ​by developers,​ ​for​ ​developers,​ ​Bountysource​ ​is​ ​a​ ​community-friendly​ ​marketplace​ ​for​ ​funding​ ​open​ ​source software​ ​projects.​ ​Founded​ ​in​ ​2004​ ​in​ ​San​ ​Francisco,​ ​the​ ​company​ ​has​ ​been​ ​funded​ ​by​ ​international super​ ​angel​ ​fund​ ​True​ ​Global​ ​Ventures.

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Live Music Platform Vibrate Is Ready for Global Expansion

A blockchain-driven platform for live music industry, which raised 10.7 million dollars in September’s initial coin offering, is investing money into people and infrastructure, building its way for a global expansion. Meanwhile, VIB token has been integrated in popular Jaxx wallet and will soon be listed on a Changelly.com platform.

The Slovenian-based company has recently moved into new offices where a team of more than 50 professionals will be able to work efficiently, delivering what has been promised to the ever-growing community. “Happy people create better projects, so we made sure they will feel great in our offices and will look forward every day to come back to work,” explains Vasja Veber, cofounder and COO.

You can see how the offices look like in a video, which also features an overview of company’s recent achievements.

Diligent in delivering what has been promised

Viberate is developing a blockchain-driven platform, making it much easier to search and book rising music talents. Performers, on the other hand, will benefit from the simplicity and safety of cryptocurrencies and underlying blockchain technology. Since the platform is already live and growing with each day, Viberate is one of the few startups that actually managed to get a strong utility value for their token.

The company is also working very hard to make VIBs as widely available as possible; listing the token on Changelly.com (which allows people to purchase them with only a credit card) and integrating it into Jaxx wallet are just two of the latest announcements. “With so many tokens already out and the tidal wave of new ones, it is more important than ever to keep developing business around one’s own currency. That is why we strive for VIB to be integrated into as many good global services as possible,” Veber explains.

Even though the team works hard to follow the road map, they say it is also very exciting to work on a potentially disruptive product. Whenever possible, DJ UMEK, one of their co-founders, joins them as well. His next performance will take place in Ljubljana, on December 22, 2017. Viberate team invites everybody to join in, although only virtually as DJ UMEK performance will be also available as a livestream on be-at.tv.

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