When it comes to casino games, the more time you spend will likely result in more opportunity to lose money, so are casino games more of an investment than a gamble? British gamblers lost more than £12 billion last year alone but an equal amount of people have also benefited from the initial risk by learning how to play professionally.
Despite the fact that both investing and gambling involve putting your money at risk with the desire to make a return but the difference between them is the math involved behind the scene. It can tell you how much gain or loss you should expect to receive as an investor. In the past, gambling has changed people’s lives for the better, as have investments. You could hit the jackpot, just like a number of other people have been lucky enough to!
The first things people consider in regards to investments include bonds, stock markets, and forex – almost no one automatically refers to a game in a casino being an investment. Almost all investments are attached with a level of risk related to the potential return. Usually, the most cost-effective investments are those that offer the littlest return. The ones that offer high returns usually carry more risk (and less chance)! A lot of casino games work to a similar if not the same principle. But really, investing in stocks is just the same as gambling, just like gambling could also apply to investing. Although gambling involves wagering money to an event that has an uncertain outcome, investing does too. You invest in an idea in the hope that it works out in your favour, but you gamble in the hope to gain more money than you had spent. So despite the uncertainty of either outcome, they both involve risk and alternative options. If you plan doesn’t go as you hoped, you are at risk of losing it all.
Whilst some people might see gambling as a way of losing money as long as you take time to familiarise yourself with the basics and understand the strategies with the help of guides such as Ladbrokes’ Clueless In The Casino, it doesn’t have to be. As long as you implement a level of skill behind games like Blackjack and Poker you increase your chances of winning, therefore making it more of an investment. Long-term investments have a number of benefits – and it’s easy enough for anyone to do! You should start by gambling small sums of money before moving up the chain. This way you can master the strategies and reduce the amount of money you lose and soon enough you be hitting the big win! An easy way to distinguish gambling and investment is before someone invests they conduct sufficient research to support their investment. The odds are usually favourable and the person has a long-term plan in place, whereas when someone gambles little if not any research is conducted prior to making the gamble. The risks associated with gambling are high and the odds will be unfavourable – it’s all based on experience.
Are casino games an investment or a gamble? In some situations, you may find yourself gambling on one hand but investing on the other. This may depend on the individual player’s approach – you’re unlikely to meet someone with the identical approach as you! It can vary depending on what the payoff is too. With this in mind, it is still possible to gamble with stocks if you want to, just like it is possible to invest in casino games, such as Poker.
VirgoX Lists Canadian Dollar Stablecoin QCAD, Aiming to Establish a World Stablecoin Trading Center
VirgoX announced that it will be partnering with Toronto based firm Canada Stablecorp to list QCAD, the first major Canadian dollar stablecoin on their exchange. Starting today QCAD will be available to buy, sell and trade on the VirgoX exchange platform. Initially, VirgoX will be offering QCAD as a trading pair to USDT but has plans to expand that to other major stablecoins including ones denominated in Asian currencies in the second half of 2020.
“VirgoX has a strong commitment to build the world’s first stablecoin trading center. It actively looks for stablecoin projects across different stages that are well-designed and likely to be adopted by global users both within and outside of the digital asset space. QCAD is the most promising Canadian dollar stablecoin that is backed by a team of experienced capital market professionals in Canada. It is our pleasure to work with the QCAD team and excited to be the first international exchange that lists and promotes QCAD. ” -Adam Cai, CEO of VirgoX.
This will be Canada Stablecorp’s first major international exchange integration and the launch of their first US dollar stablecoin trading pair. This integration with VirgoX will help to accelerate QCAD adoption internationally, enabling it to be the tool-of-choice to move funds in and out of Canada in a more efficient way.
“Canada Stablecorp is thrilled to bring QCAD onto the Virgo X platform as we truly believe in the promise and potential of establishing a venue to trade stablecoins against each other. This listing will provide the first major crypto native exchange rail between a Canadian Dollar Stablecoin (QCAD) and a US Dollar Stablecoin (USDT), a use case that we are very excited to be unlocking. The fiat FX market is the largest financial market in the world with over $5 Trillion traded daily. If we can help digitize and execute even a small percentage of that with Stablecoins, we would be helping and adding value to a significant number of companies and individuals.” – Jean Desgagne, CEO of Stablecorp
Over the last two years, stablecoins have seen a 415% gain in market capitalization, growing from $2.6 Billion in May of 2018 to over $10.8 Billion at the present day, according to CoinMetrics. This year the appetite for stablecoins has resulted in an additional $4 Billion added to the total market capitalization between February and May.
VirgoX will accelerate the establishment of a world Stablecoin trading center by launching a series of well-designed Stablecoins and incubate Stablecoin projects from early stages. With its complete ecosystem ranging from spot & contract trading, lending, global payments & remittance, traders can experience a full-functioning Stablecoin trading platform. VirgoX will launch more innovative products, such as Stablecoins empowered FX pairs, meeting the present needs of users and anticipating future demands.
Sylo announces top-tier exchange listing for SYLO Token
Global software development house Sylo announced today the listing of their SYLO cryptocurrency token on major global exchange KuCoin. The SYLO token is available for public trading on the KuCoin platform effective immediately.
The release of the SYLO token has been a much-awaited next step from the creators of the Sylo Network, Sylo Protocol and next-generation decentralised app, the Sylo Smart Wallet. The successful release of the SYLO token is now just the latest in a string of authenticating milestones for the company.
“This is a very exciting time for our team and all our partners, collaborators and stakeholders around the world. This event has been a long time in the making and adds to a series of awesome developments we’ve seen here at Sylo over the past half a year,” says Dorian Johannink, Sylo Co-Founder and Business Director.
A utility token, SYLO, is an ERC20-compatible cryptocurrency token that fuels the Sylo Network. SYLO tokens are used on the network for a range of purposes, such as to allow users to become Service Peers or to access additional services available in the Sylo Smart Wallet.
A key zone of application for the SYLO token, the Sylo Smart Wallet is the New Zealand-based technology studio’s game-changing app that combines a digital wallet with a decentralised private messenger.
Released in global app stores just six months ago, the popularity of the Sylo Smart Wallet has been successfully climbing since its launch and the app now boasts over 200,000 users.
In the Sylo Smart Wallet, users can connect from the safety of a wallet address, send and receive digital assets in chat, make audio and video calls, and store Bitcoin or any ERC-20 compatible token, such as SYLO or Ethereum, in a non-custodial wallet.
Known as “The People’s Exchange”, KuCoin is a global cryptocurrency exchange with millions of users across more than 100 countries. Renowned for their human-centric motivation for Web3.0 and “user-first” approach to software development, the choice for Sylo to list their namesake token on KuCoin is a meeting of like minds.
Crypto.com Exchange Features ETH on The Syndicate Lite
Crypto.com is pleased to announce the listing of Ethereum (ETH) on The Syndicate Lite platform. All Crypto.com token (CRO) token stakers will be able to participate in a discounted sale event for 250,000 USD worth of ETH at 25% off. The listing event will commence on Tuesday, 14 April 2020 on the Crypto.com Exchange.
Syndicate Lite Allocation: Each participant’s maximum amount of CRO that can be applied towards the listing event will depend on the amount of CRO Staked on the Crypto.com Exchange, as shown in the table.
Syndicate Lite Allocation Subscription:
- Crypto.com Exchange users will be able to subscribe for ETH by contributing an amount of CRO tokens not exceeding their respective maximum allocation.
- Staked CRO tokens may not be used to subscribe for ETH in this event.
Listing Event Timeline:
Syndicate Lite Allocation Distribution: Listing Event participants will receive their finalised ETH allocation at Distribution Time. If the total contributed amount for the listing event is above the total discounted allocation, each individual participant’s final ETH coin allocation will be calculated in the table.
- Crypto.com reserves the right to cancel or amend The Syndicate Lite campaign rules at its sole discretion.
- Citizens and residents of the United States, China and Hong Kong will be excluded from The Syndicate Lite campaign.
Stellar Development Foundation Announces Strategic Investment in DSTOQ
Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) announces the closing of a strategic investment in DSTOQ Group AG. The investment of $715K, paid in lumens, is the first made by SDF through their new Enterprise Fund. DSTOQ, a Liechtenstein-based FinTech company, helps make investing accessible and affordable for people in emerging markets, through a borderless digital interface for security tokens built on the Stellar network, a global, decentralized open source blockchain. Through the DSTOQ interface, users have easier access to blue chip shares, such as Tesla or Amazon, as well as bonds, indices and commodities using fiat or cryptocurrencies.
DSTOQ’s first market will be Vietnam, followed by South Africa and other African, South American, and Asian developing countries. DSTOQ users require only a smartphone to access global financial markets, which thanks to Stellar’s infrastructure layer, makes the entire process not only more accessible but also more efficient.
About the investment, Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), said: “At SDF, we seek to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. DSTOQ’s sharp focus on cross-border investing and their unique approach to helping people in emerging markets to gain access to investment opportunities abroad speaks directly to our mission at SDF. Together, we hope to improve the lives of millions of people while simultaneously creating exciting new business opportunities.”
Craig Mc Gregor, CEO and co-founder of DSTOQ, said, “We are grateful for SDF’s vote of confidence and continued support towards our shared vision of building and improving the global financial system. Together, DSTOQ and SDF aim to improve financial inclusion in markets that desperately need better access to global products. For too long these markets have been ignored – we look forward to changing that with this exciting technology.”
DSTOQ made the strategic decision to use blockchain technology in the development of its architecture due to some unique properties that benefit their business model. For example, Stellar enables the tokenization of assets, such as shares of Apple, in a far more efficient manner that allows users in emerging markets to invest at a fraction of what it would otherwise cost. The use of the Stellar blockchain proved to be a game-changing decision for the company, as they mention in their blog.
Jed McCaleb, co-founder and Chief Architect of Stellar, said, “DSTOQ is making markets accessible to new geographies, connecting the world’s global infrastructure in an exciting and innovative way. We are really excited to see companies like DSTOQ take the use cases for our technology to the next level.”
DSTOQ has focused on the building blocks of an entirely new financial system, developing the technology and partnerships required for its success. In the months to come, DSTOQ will share more insights on these foundational steps, including a new partnership with an innovative European bank with strong ties to Asia.
DSTOQ helps make investing accessible and affordable – for people in emerging markets. The group of DSTOQ companies provides services such as Token Generation for the creation of security tokens, as well as a digital interface for transactions of security tokens, through which users have easier access to blue chip shares, such as Tesla or Amazon, as well as bonds, indices and commodities using fiat or cryptocurrencies.
Stellar is a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network for financial products and services. It is both a cross-currency transaction system and a platform for digital asset issuance, designed to connect the world’s financial infrastructure. Dozens of financial institutions worldwide issue assets and settle payments on the Stellar network, which has grown to over 4 million accounts.
About Stellar Development Foundation
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. Founded in 2014, the Foundation helps maintain Stellar’s codebase, supports the technical and business communities building on the network, and serves as a voice to regulators and institutions. The Foundation seeks to create equitable access to the global financial system, using the Stellar network to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology.
Dash and Cryptobuyer Announce Partnership to Serve Burger King Venezuela
Dash, the leading cryptocurrency for payments and e-commerce, has announced a new milestone in its partnership with Cryptobuyer, the leading platform to buy and sell cryptocurrencies in Latin America. Through the Cryptobuyer platform, Burger King restaurants in Venezuela will now accept Dash payments. Cryptobuyer’s point of sale system has been rolled out as a pilot, initially in Burger King Caracas at the Sambil store, as cryptobuyer and Burger King are aiming to serve all 40 locations nationwide in 2020. This development is the result of receiving significant demand from Dash users and local merchants in Venezuela.
“Dash usage continues growing at a rapid rate in Venezuela, as it provides an alternative that is a more reliable payment method and store of value,” said Ryan Taylor, Dash Core Group CEO. “We are happy to collaborate with Cryptobuyer to keep growing the Dash ecosystem and serve Burger King and its customers.”
This franchise roll-out marks yet another milestone in Dash’s expansion plans in 2019, as Venezuela continues to be a key target market for Dash. Already, around 1,000 verified merchants in Venezuela accept Dash at point of sale.
“The growth of Cryptobuyer in South America, especially in Venezuela, is another example of how this region is ahead of the curve in adopting cryptocurrency as a real method of payment,” said Cryptobuyer CEO Jorge Farias.“Venezuela portraits a mix of situations that make it a perfect ground to deploy real-world cryptocurrency solutions, such as hyperinflation, cash shortages, deteriorated banking and communication infrastructure. The factors,in conjunction with the government’s initiative to use cryptocurrency as a payment method, will push use and adoption of these cutting-edge technologies, and we are really proud to lead this push.”
Burger King has been training its teams and stores during the past weeks and will slowly roll out Dash payments into all stores in Venezuela, with plans to also accept the other cryptocurrencies in Cryptobuyer’s portfolio.
Korean Government Seeking to Levy Taxes on Cryptocurrency
The government is seeking to impose taxes on capital gains from transaction of virtual currencies, including bitcoin, according government sources, Sunday. The Ministry of Economy and Finance confirmed it is pushing for the measure to be reflected in tax regulations next year.
“Related discussions have been taking place,” a ministry official said. “The revised bill will be drawn up by the first half of next year.”
A move to pass a related bill has also been taking place at the National Assembly.
A bill on enhancing the transparency of the trading of virtual assets awaits passage at sub-committee level. If the bill passes the Assembly’s plenary session, it will go into effect one year after the regulation is promulgated.
The government’s is seeking to include capital gains tax on virtual currency regardless of the bill’s passage.
But for this to be reflected in regulations, there needs to be a more precise definition of virtual assets.
The government also needs to decide if it will consider gains from the trading of virtual assets as the type of gains coming from stock trading or real estate transactions.
If this is the case, the government needs to obtain trading records from virtual currency exchanges, to be able to levy taxes accordingly.
The bill on trading of virtual assets requires virtual currency exchange operators to identify traders and retain separate records for each trader.
However, unlike share prices the price of virtual currencies varies according to exchange, so it is more complicated to determine market price at the trading point.
BitMEX platform now in Trade-mate.io
Nowadays, the monitoring of all the statistics regarding exchange accounts and the management of all the potential forces that can lead to alterations, crucial data for all the traders, has become more accessible thanks to a well-known platform, called Trade-mate.io.
This platform constitutes the project of a very experienced team with significant contributions in the field of automated systems. In this platform, the traders can carry out exchanges either automatically or manually, and they can use Binance and Poloniex crypto exchanges as well. Other than that, the users can also benefit from the BitMEX trading platform via Trade-made.io, making their life easier.
Trading on BitMEX
BitMEX is a trading platform that provides to his users the ability to participate in the financial market worldwide by using the so-called bitcoins. This platform is the first one where investors are provided with crypto derivatives that give the possibility to execute transactions with a higher profit margin, with leverage up to X100.
Although, because of the emerging technical issues during the implementation of BitMEX via API have prevented many large exchange platforms of adopting it, that didn’t dissuade the Trade-mate.io of integrated it, widening its users’ potentials even more.
Minimizing the risk of loss
Even though the X100 leverage scenario is very attractive to all the traders, the risk of loss must not be overlooked. Even the most experienced traders are not fully protected from such a great risk ratio, as the price of the triggered order is too close to the elimination zone, which can lead to an X100 loss. On the grounds of that, Trade-mate.io has set an X20 limit at the trading leverage to protect its investors from a great loss of their deposits.
Cross-leverage hides big risks, as it uses all the available funds in an account’s balance to cover an open position. If the price is moving in the right direction, the leverage will be reduced as well as the collateral due to the accumulated profit. Albeit, in the case, that the leverage will escalate, as a consequence, there will be a total loss of the initial funds. In other words, when the position is opened and the order is liquidated, the entire balance will be reset.
Because of its highly risky nature, the cross-leverage is not recommended for risk-averse investors. It may be advisable for risk-neutral users, as it offers the ability to calculate again the size of the leverage, which will vary within acceptable values.
Because of its high-risk nature, the Trade-mate.io does not support cross-leverage.
Why use Trade-mate.io platform
One of the most important features of the Trade-mate.io platform is the fact that an order is placed with a take profit and stop loss simultaneously and, they can be altered either automatically or manually, providing to the investor with the opportunity to make Smart Trade functions.
A Smart Trading process consists of two types of orders, the limit order, and the market order. In the first case, an order is placed at the price of interest and when it riches the specified level, the order is activated. In this case, the order is pending. In the case of the market order, the purchase or the sale of an instant market asset is made at that moment.
The trailing mode is a Smart Trade’s function that rearranges the orders based on the specified parameters, allowing the trader to minimize the risk and to increase his profits. Trailing mode consists of three orders:
1. Trailing take profit
In this case, the order parameters change the value of floating take profit and the default setting is 1%. As the price attains the level of the determined take profit, the take profit is being automatically moved to the set value until the price is no longer changing.
2. Trailing stop loss
The difference with taking profit is that, in this case, instead of taking profit, the taking loss is the one that is moved as the price increases and it remains stable when the price is decreased.
3. Trailing ladder
Here, as soon as an order is opened, the take profit and stop loss are triggered concurrently. In more detail, when the price approaches the first level of taking profit, the stop loss is moved to the break-even point. This will continue until the price crosses the stop loss line and the sell is activated.
It should be emphasized that this mode is not included in the BitMEX platform or any other crypto exchange.
Edit a task
In the trade-mate.io platform, the traders are also able to edit the current task without canceling it, unlike with other crypto exchange users where the users are obliged to cancel the old task in order to create a new one.
In the Trade-mate platform, the task can be edited before the order is been activated. The traders are able to cancel the task, to change it in case they want to sell cryptocurrency when the price has reached desirable levels or to average it. By this can be benefit traders dealing with leverage, as once they have created an order, they are able to edit it in the meantime, making the whole process more simple.
Last but not least, in this platform, the traders possess the ability to change even the control panel and to make it comfortable for them to use it. They can move the elements in the control panel and adjust them at the most convenient for them positions by just dragging them around the screen.
Copy on BitMEX
BitMEX gives the opportunity to its traders to copy trades from other trades, the so-called auto trading. In addition, traders who execute successful trading on the crypto market, they receive incomes from the subscribers. That’s why Trate-mate.io selects only the traders with the highest ratings in order to guide others. Again, for the safety of its users, the leverage for auto trading will be no more than X5. In this way, liquidating balances are prevented.
Cryptocurrency confirmed by the only stable resource on the planet – ERTC
Each of us is familiar with the phenomenon of cryptocurrencies – someone was mining, someone is earning on a change of course, sellers and a buyer, someone is investing their money and now sits on Corvalola, In all cases when no one uses cryptocurrencies to store all their savings. It is all about high volatility and their extreme instability – it is impossible to accurately predict the course, which can change the order in a short time.
At the same time, cryptocurrencies have all the advantages compared to financial money – additional security, low transaction fees, transfer speed, transparency, reliability and independence from external financial institutions. All this is done in accordance with the format of financial relations, which continues to develop dynamically.
Solutions to problems related to the voluntariness and reliability of the contribution to steel – and cryptocurrencies with a stable exchange rate.
Which resource is the most stable? The most sought after and reliable. Which resource is the patron of all existing resources? The situation and other factors affect the dependence on cataclysms. – This is the land. The Genesis 2.0 group of companies has developed the ERTC platform, which includes:
- ERTCoin – stablecoin, confirmed by legal ownership of land
- Private ERTC blockchain in which any device can be a mobile node
- SmartWallet – an electronic wallet on which ERTCoin and other currencies are stored, all transactions and purchases / sales are also carried out
- ERTCoin with legal confirmation of ownership
- The electronic payment system, which provides mobile communications, provides new opportunities and opportunities for paying for goods and services, converting, saving funds and transactions from anywhere in the world.
The issue takes place on the ERTC platform thanks to the Validation process – the procedural verification of land ownership must be confirmed.
Validation takes place in four stages:
- The user uploads a pool of documents confirming his ownership.
- The legal service and AI verify the authenticity of documents and request data in specialized services.
- ERTCoin according to the number of square meters of land
- The user receives half of the issued ERTC in their electronic wallet
Conference participants from 13 countries have already registered more than a million ERTC platforms.
Today, the ERTC team completed the first two stages and has already begun to conclude the third stage – the development of a full-cycle electronic payment system for individuals and legal entities. lack of.
The possibilities of EPS are not limited when purchasing goods, services, geography of participants, jurisdiction and economy, are not determined by geopolitical factors and are dependent on the right field and legal requirements.
A personal online bank, a private block bank with a unique technological mobile network, all these requirements make it possible to confidently assume that the electronic payment system ERTC is a promising medium-term financial one.
The ERTC project represents full-fledged opportunities for interaction with other states – “money”, in which virtually any individuals and legal entities are used — using an electronic payment system. cost of commission, convenient and affordable.
ERTC erases the geographical boundary and makes financial interaction of any level safe and comfortable.
Binance Delists Trading Pairs
Binance: to improve liquidity and user trading experience among our wide range of available assets, Binance will remove and cease trading on the following trading pairs (as requested by most project teams) at 2019/09/30 8:00 AM (UTC):
ANKR/PAX, ANKR/TUSD, ANKR/USDC, BCPT/PAX, BCPT/TUSD, BCPT/USDC, BTT/BTC, DENT/BTC, DOGE/PAX, DOGE/USDC, ERD/PAX, ERD/USDC, FTM/PAX, FTM/TUSD, FUEL/ETH, GTO/PAX, GTO/TUSD, GTO/USDC, LUN/ETH, NCASH/BNB, NPXS/BTC, ONE/PAX, ONE/TUSD, PHB/PAX, PHB/USDC, TFUEL/PAX, TFUEL/TUSD, TFUEL/USDC, WAVES/PAX, WIN/BTC.
Risk warning: Cryptocurrency trading is subject to high market risk. Please make your trades cautiously. Binance will make best efforts to choose high quality coins, but will not be responsible for your trading losses.
Metaverse Foundation Launches New DNA Token on RightBTC
Metaverse announced today that their Dual Chain Network Architecture, has officially launched the native DNA token on RightBTC, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, with trading having commenced at 6:00 am UTC, September 10th
“The listing on RightBTC will provide huge liquidity to the DNA token, as well as a valuable new stable coin on-ramp through USDT,” said Eric Gu, CEO of Metaverse Foundation. We’re very proud of the fast development and the market entrance of the Dualchain solution, and we will keep on delivering technology improvements to the industry.”
Founded in 2016, Metaverse is a pioneering public blockchain that solves three of the major pain-points for blockchain technology – scalability, security, and true decentralization. Having emerged as a top 100 blockchain project by market cap despite the tough market conditions of 2018, Metaverse is now poised to launch its full suite of blockchain products. However, Metaverse is distinctly different from other blockchain projects, bringing together multiple distributed ledger technology (DLT) innovations within one unified ecosystem.
So, what makes Metaverse different from other DLT projects, and how is their Dualchain solution disrupting the current structure of blockchain protocols
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