Malta authorities propose rules for blockchain gaming

Malta Gaming Authority has presented a list of recommended guidelines for the blockchain gaming operators, plans to open test environment for optimization
30 March 2018   704

Blockchain has been rapidly invading all the aspects of our everyday live and gaming companies haven't been left outside of the trend. Now the companies would have to contend with the new, as of now, “proposed guidelines” to make their games with distributed ledger technology available in Malta.

Right now the regulations presented by Malta Gaming Authority are just a series of recommended guidelines for the game developers to follow. The authorities are open for feedback regarding their new proposals and they established “sandbox” environment for testing out the impact of new regulations on the industry. Ultimately, this sandbox will become not only a testing stage but the foundation for the new set of regulations for the Malta's remote gaming ecosystem.

Right now, the proposed rules for utilizing the blockchain for gaming is quite lax. The developers have to satisfy the specific range of conditions for them to be receiving cryptocurrency. In particular, they would have to provide the certain financial and technological value in return for the said funds and the services or goods they provide in return have to be freely tradeable on exchanges with “competitive market capitalization”. Also, the cryptocurrency must be integral to the company's use case.

As part of the current “sandbox mode” all the games hosted should “maintain the transparency and prove the fairness of these games” through utilizing accessible distributed ledger.

The proposed guidelines cover this and other points, including the risks involved in usage of cryptocurrencies or custom tokens as a funding method.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1012

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.