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Dan Colman & Brian Rast Join Virtue Poker as Ambassadors
September 12, 2017, 13:29:13
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Dan Colman and Brian Rast have recently partnered with Virtue Poker (a decentralized P2P Poker platform built using Ethereum) as ambassadors and to help develop the new poker room.

Colman is currently number two on the HendonMob’s all-time money list, while Rast sits comfortably in tenth place.

The client has been under development for over two years with real money gameplay expected to launch sometime in the middle of 2018. In addition to making poker more secure and safe, Virtue Poker also hopes to do it all while lowering costs.

The key advantages of the blockchain technology include extreme protection of player fund, safeguards against fraud and a guarantee of game integrity.

The blockchain technology doesn’t let poker operators access player funds. Only the amount used by player to join a table is debited from his/her cryptocurrency account and any positive balance is refunded directly to the cryptocurrency account when he/she exits the table. The entire balance is out of reach of the operator and hence can’t be misused.

The technology involves each player at the table in shuffling the deck to ensure fairness. All games are recorded and security experts will be able to review them to detect any collusion/chip dumping.

Another fascinating difference will be a System of Justices. A “Justice” will be allocated to each table in order to check that players all agree on the outcome of each hand and to monitor game security. These will act as floor managers to resolve any disputes and identify any unusual behavior early.

The company also believes that the blockchain technology will allow it to run with lower operating costs than other poker rooms, with the aim to pass these savings on to players.

Virtue’s Co-Founder, Ryan Gittleson said “The lack of transparency and accountability in the practices of many online poker companies presents a great opportunity for blockchain technology to showcase its utility in a manner that will satisfy both players and regulators.”

Currently Virtue Poker plans to accept Ether, the Ethereum cryptocurrency and tokens called Virtue Poker Points (VPP). Later this year the company will issue VPP and aims to raise $25 million which will fund Virtue’s initial marketing campaign.

Rast tweeted about the announcement through his official handle -

Colman tweeted too -

Despite the new technology, the experience should be similar to traditional online poker.

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2. Triton Super High Roller Series: Daniel Colman Wins 6-Max Event For $473,408, Elton Tsang Leads Day 1 of Main Event

3. Cryptocurrency to Enter Regulated Banking Sector

4. Bitcoins and Poker: Are Bitcoins the Next Big Thing in Poker


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