Another cryptocurrency based online poker room has hit the digital airwaves and this time it has the backing of a European Member of Parliament.
Whether you believe the cryptocurrency thing is complete and utter garbage or the next Google, Apple or Amazon, one thing is for sure; it refuses to be ignored. Experts recently cited the rise of Bitcoin (BCC – low transaction fees and favoured for commerce and the Internet of things as originally intended by Satoshi) having injected 100 billion dollars worth of wealth into the world in the past 12-months.
So we shouldn’t be surprised that the entrepreneurial poker-playing member of the European Parliament (MEP), Tony G, is getting very interested indeed. So involved, in fact, that the TonyBet owner is backing a new venture called CoinPoker.
CoinPoker is currently available for people to download and play for play money. Many of the team behind the project will be familiar to you. Isabelle Mercier, a TonyBet Poker ambassador, joins the team as Community Manager. The former PokerStars employee Michael Josem is the new Head of Security. Tony G’s fourth limb, Warren Lush, acts as an advisor, as does the former European Poker Tour (EPT) Tournament Director, Teresa Nousiainen. PokerNews, HighstakesDB, and Pokertube also have a vested interest in the new project.