A lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal gambling ring pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges.
As Bitcoin, the alternative anonymous digital currency, becomes more widely accepted within the online gambling community (Americas Cardroom became the first major poker network to implement the option last week), operators remain skeptical….and perhaps with good reason.
As first reported by Gambling911.com Monday, the biggest online poker room to date will begin offering bitcoin deposit and withdrawal options. Depositing via bitcoin will be available as of today (January 8, 2014). Withdrawal availability will follow shortly.
Gambling911.com has confirmed that one of the world’s largest online poker networks is set to begin offering the anonymous online currency bitcoin as early as this week.
This room will also convert bitcoins to cash on their end to minimize the risk factor for players, we have been advised. Until now, players have been relegated to online poker rooms that were either new to the seen or only offered bitcoin exclusively as a deposit or withdrawal method.
In recent days, social gaming company Zynga announced the adaptation of anonymous digital currency Bitcoin for some of its social games.
Robocoin, the first ever shipping ATM, has arrived in Hong Kong and Taiwan, thus helping to make the alternative payment solution even more mainstream.
The founders of Dogewallet, a storage system for the Bitcoin alternative Dogecoin, have confirmed a hack that may have cost owners of the currency over $12,000. Reports of the hack first began gathering pace at the Dogecoin forum, where users reported their funds were being sent to a wallet without their authorization. In separate posts on Reddit’s Dogecoin page and the dogewallet.com front page, the founders explained the issue.
With more than 632,000 followers, the Dublin-based betting firm appears to have violated Twitter provisions.