Update: BTG network launched, distributions starting soon

In our latest contingency plan regarding the Bitcoin Gold (BTG) hard-fork, which was released on this blog a few days before the initial forking point (October 24th), we had spotlighted the intentions of the Bitcoin Gold team and how Crypto-Games was going to prepare for this situation and planning to handle it. As there have been a few unexpected delays since the release of that initial blogpost, here’s an updated version with information about the events that happened since and with final deadlines, as well as a short explanation on how to claim your Bitcoin Gold from Crypto-Games.

Current Situation:

Bitcoin Gold forked as expected off the Bitcoin chain at block 419407 (mined on late October 23rd / early October 24th). However, since the replay protection for Bitcoin Gold transactions wasn’t finished at this point, and the address version wasn’t changed either, the actual launch of their network couldn’t happen yet. After several testnet versions in the first two weeks of November, the mainnet for Bitcoin Gold launched on November 12th at 19UTC. The first few hours were locked for mining and transactions, as the developers carried out their premine. In the early hours of November 13th the public launch of the network happened, mining started for everyone and transactions were being processed.

Claiming your BTG from Crypto-Games:

In order to claim your BTG you simply have to submit a valid BTG address to Crypto-Games. To do so, visit the site, log into your account and select the following options: “Your account” -> “Settings” -> “BTG Address”. In the now opened popup you’ll find a section to enter your address and a button to confirm the submission.



Please note that BTG uses a different address format than BTC and BTG addresses look different as a result. A proper BTG address starts with either G or A (as opposed to Bitcoin addresses starting with 1 or 3). Please don’t try claiming BTG to BTC addresses. Enter your valid BTG address in the section that reads “BTG (Bitcoin Gold) address:” and press the button that says “Save BTG address”. Afterwards, please double-check the address was indeed saved and is correct. At this point, your part of the claim is completed, everything else is handled by Crypto-Games. The transaction with your coins will be sent shortly afterwards (a few hours up to a few days, depending how many submissions we get) and your BTG will arrive at the destination you provided.

Timeframes and Deadlines:

Crypto-Games is accepting addresses for the BTG distribution starting right now. If you already have set up a BTG wallet or your preferred exchange already accepts BTG deposits, simply copy your address and enter it on Crypto-Games via the interface. The actual distributions (=> sending out of transactions) will start a short while after the release of this blogpost. Distributions will be handled based on submission dates, meaning those that submit an address early will receive their transactions before those that submit an address late. The interface for entering BTG addresses will be available until December 4th 18UTC, at which point the period for claiming BTG ends. Please make sure you’ve submitted a BTG address before this date, or you will lose your claim and won’t be able to receive your BTG. This deadline is fixed and non-negotiable. Do not miss it.

Further reads and collection of links: 

Bitcoin Gold official website: https://bitcoingold.org/ 
Bitcoin Gold bitcointalk topic: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2284289.0
Currently confirmed available wallets (as of bitcoingold.org): Coinomi (https://coinomi.com), Guarda (https://guarda.co/), Freewallet (https://freewallet.org/), MyBTGWallet (https://mybtgwallet.com/), BTGWallet.onilne (https://btgwallet.online/).
Currently confirmed available exchanges (selection, same source as above): Bitfinex (https://www.bitfinex.com/), HitBTC (https://hitbtc.com/), OKEX (https://www.okex.com/), CEX (https://cex.io/).

(As always: Do your own due diligence and check any service/wallet for yourself before using it or sending any BTG to it. Listing the wallets and services doesn’t mean endorsement of either from the side of Crypto-Games and Crypto-Games won’t be liable for loss of funds or any other sort of damage resulting from the use of any service listed above.)

Any questions? 

As always, questions can be directed at our staff in the chatroom, asked on our bitcointalk thread, or via a quick email to our support staff, all of which will help you to the best of their knowledge with problems that might occur during the process or further questions you might have about either BTG or how Crypto-Games handles the distribution.

Huge rewards for top wagering players

We decided to increase rewards for monthly wagering contest, starting with November 2017. As usual, the contest will last for exactly one month, from midnight UTC on the first of the month until the end of the month 23:59 UTC.



New prizes for Bitcoin contest are:
1st price will receive 0.5 BTC
2nd place will receive 0.25 BTC
3rd place will receive 0.1 BTC
4th place will receive 0.05 BTC
5th place will receive 0.025 BTC

New prizes for Ethereum contest are:
1st price will receive 2.5 ETH
2nd place will receive 1.25 ETH
3rd place will receive 0.5 ETH
4th place will receive 0.25 ETH
5th place will receive 0.1 ETH

New prizes for Litecoin contest are:
1st price will receive 8 LTC
2nd place will receive 4 LTC
3rd place will receive 1.5 LTC
4th place will receive 0.75 LTC
5th place will receive 0.35 LTC

Besides above rewards, free lotto tickets will be dealt to the players who wager the most in Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ether and Litecoin. The prize pools are given below:

10 highest BTC wagerers will receive a total of 1,500 BTC lottery tickets
10 highest DOGE wagerers will receive a total of 1,500 DOGE lottery tickets
10 highest ETH wagerers will receive a total of 1,500 ETH lottery tickets
10 highest LTC wagerers will receive a total of 1,500 LTC lottery tickets


The 1,500 lottery tickets for each of the three coins will be dealt in the following way:

1st place 500 free lotto tickets
2nd place 350 free lotto tickets
3rd place 200 free lotto tickets
4th place 150 free lotto tickets
5th place 100 free lotto tickets
6th place 60 free lotto tickets
7th place 50 free lotto tickets
8th place 40 free lotto tickets
9th place 30 free lotto tickets
10th place 20 free lotto tickets

Any player will be able to buy-in for a chance at these large drawings. We hope you enjoy, and as always, catch the winning spirit!

"Bitcoin Gold" (BTG) Hard-Fork Contingency Plan

General Information: 

Once again, we’re looking ahead at an upcoming Bitcoin hard-fork and a resulting split of the network. If you haven’t read former contingency plans, we suggest you take a look at our BIP148 contingency plan here, and at our UAHF/Bitcoin Cash contingency plan here, in order to get a better understanding how Crypto-Games handled these splits in the past and what you can expect from this upcoming split. Besides the Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash split, we have previously managed investors funds during the ETH/ETC split. As a service, this will be the third time we distribute coins resulting from a chain split to our users.



Bitcoin Gold (initially announced as BitcoinGPU / BtcGPU back in August, commonly referred to as BTG) plans to split off the Bitcoin network with block 491407, which is expected to be mined on October 24th (02 UTC, possibly earlier or later, due to variance in block times). Key change of the fork is the switch of the mining algorithm from Bitcoin’s current SHA256D to Equihash (an algorithm currently also used by ZCash / ZEC and a few other projects), with the goal of replacing SHA256D ASIC mining equipment with GPU “home mining”, an attempt to increase decentralization in mining and to “give ordinary users a chance to mine”. Besides the new mining algorithm, BTG will also change the address format, to ensure replay protection and to avoid confusion between transactions on the BTC legacy chain and the new BTG chain. A full overview of changes, participating team members, confirmed supporting services, and more can be found on the official website for BTG: https://btcgpu.org/

 

Preparations taken by Crypto-Games: 

We will disable Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals in the early morning hours of October 25th, once we’re getting closer to the forking block. Afterwards, a full snapshot of user balances will be created (including both active game balance and their investments at the time of the snapshot). All users who have a total balance of over 0.01 BTC at the time of the snapshot (either as active game balance, as bankroll investment, or as a combination of both) will be eligible to claim their BTG. Crypto-Games will only allow withdrawals of BTG; we do not plan to support the new chain in any other way, meaning that you will not be able to deposit BTG, and you will not be able to bet with the BTG you are eligible to due to holding BTC on Crypto-Games during the split.

 

October 25th: 

Unlike last time, the fork is expected to go smoothly on October 25th. There’s no disruption of the Bitcoin network (legacy chain) expected this time, as similar events to what BIP148 could have caused on August 1st don’t exist this time. Once the fork has taken place, and we have verified that there has been no disruption on the BTC chain, transactions will quickly resume. This is probably going to happen on the same day as the split. Should there be any unexpected changes or disruptions, we will do our best to keep everyone informed about those. Please monitor our chat, as well as the news ribbon on the site during that day, to make sure you don’t miss anything.

 

After the BTG fork:

A short time after the fork, we will publish a site update including an interface where users can set their BTG addresses they want to use to claim their coins. The time limit for this claim will be exactly 3 weeks after the fork, meaning that all users have to set their BTG addresses before November 15th. Afterwards, no further addresses will be accepted and outstanding distributions will be lost due to the user failing to meet the deadline. This deadline is final, so please make sure you’ve set your address prior to this date. An in-detail explanation of the claiming process with further information about the BTG distribution will be published on our blog shortly after the fork, once the update has been published. Due to the complexity of the distribution and the huge amount of users to consider, it may take few days for the BTG distribution to start.

update November 11th: We are still waiting for the BTG team to release a stable wallet and a public blockchain. Withdrawals will be delayed until then. Users will have 3 weeks to set their BTG walled address, after we publish a site update including an interface where users can set their BTG addresses.

Further questions?

If you’ve got further questions regarding either the general situation around the Bitcoin network considering this chain-split, or the specific handling of the split by Crypto-Games, feel free to get in touch with us. You can either do this in our chat (look out for our moderating staff, they are briefed on the situation and should be able to give you answers), in our bitcointalk thread (which can be found here) or directly via mail to support@crypto-games.net, where we will assist you to the best of our abilities.

October ’17

Greetings fellow gamblers! We are thrilled to say that we are one of the biggest crypto-gambling communities out there. We started as a minnow with a very small userbase, but thanks to our hard-working team who dedicated their precious time to developing one of the best crypto casinos, we have managed to become a whale and can no longer be considered a minnow. We now proudly stand as one of the best casino with a very strong userbase. Our community is getting stronger and expanding swiftly with new users joining every day. As days go by and new users join, we are relentlessly working by adding more features to make your experience more pleasant and sweet.

From this month onwards, we have decided to update our blog with additional monthly summarization of activities that have taken place along with a small preview of future updates.
September has been a really crazy month for us! Around 92,100,000 bets have been placed during the last month, which is an average of 3 million bets per day, quite amazing. Currently we have a grand total of 1,678,000,000 bets played since the beginning, and expecting to hit the 2,000,000,000 (two billion) mark within the next three months. Considering the value of all coins in BTC, a total of 151,767 BTC* has been wagered, which is currently worth around 655,977,951 USD! Stunning, isn’t it?


Not just the wagers, our bankroll is also steadily growing, thanks to the investors whose trusts we have managed to gain through our strong dedication and strict security. All credit goes to the them for whom we can openly boast of being the largest crowdfunded casino! Currently our bankroll holds a total of around $15,378,636 USD which is approximately 3,558 BTC. All our investors are currently very pleased. We have heard no objections from them yet and we are hoping to receive none in the near future. Investors are always our top priority, and whenever any updates are given where the bankroll might get affected, the investors are alerted before the updates are rolled on.

A game where numbers decides your luck - Dice

Dice betting has been a hit since the very beginning of crypto-casinos. Last month approximately 89,990,000 bets has been placed on dice alone, which compromises of 97.7% of all bets, only 2.3% of bets were played on other games. 2,580 BTC has been wagered and users have won around 1,084 BTC. Ethereum is also running on its own pace, with 64,075 ETH being wagered and users winning 15,550 ETH. Dogecoin had a very impressive volume with around 429,768,633 DOGE being wagered, almost half a billion. An average of 16 million dogecoins are being wagered on each day.  Players managed to win around 138,892,062 DOGE. Stratis, which has been added on August 29th, is the second most coin played on dice and has greatly exceeded our expectation. 8,643,293 bets have been made on dice using Stratis. A total of 182,272 STRAT have been wagered since then, with 177,215 STRAT being wagered last month. 52,630 STRAT were won by users. Bitcoins baby brother, Litecoin, is being moderately used by users with a total wager of 19,815 LTC in the last 30 days, with users making around 6,816 LTC in profit. A brief statistic of other coins can be seen on the table below.

Coin Total Bets Bets Total Wagered Wagered Won
BTC 1,277,688,044 89,990,000 53,265 2,580 1,084
STRAT 8,643,293 7,738,871 182,272 177,215 52,630
ETH 26,073,149 2,213,427 931,035 64,075 15,550
LTC 47,952,971 4,371,373 495,439 19,815 6,816
DOGE 47,654,293 2,969,290 12,120,255,614 429,768,633 138,892,062
XMR 95,173,708 4,970,816 53,986 1,180 421
GRC 17,050,157 681,719 51,332,954 564,145 175,622
PPC 7,252,755 646,996 1,338,810 36,414 18,280
DASH 12,653,551 307,712 47,834 376 197

Dice Jackpot: 

The current jackpot is around 3 BTC, 16.3 DASH, 2,429,956 DOGE, 100 ETH, 100 LTC, 13,397 GRC, 414 PPC, 115 STRAT and 10.7 XMR!
Only two jackpots were hit last month. Tyquan087 managed to hit a XMR jackpot and won 1% (0.107 XMR) of the total pot. Birny926 managed to bag in 2,424,850.99826212 PLAY and was the last jackpot hit since. We can expect to see another jackpot being hit anytime soon.

Spin and Win – Slot:

Last month’s brief statistic:
Coin Total Bets Bets Total Wagered Wagered Won
BTC 6,572,450 210,934 779 14 6
STRAT 113,394 88,263 13,293 11,264 5,737
ETH 648,938 27,122 5,530 139 67
LTC 467,323 24,717 8,334 649 298
DOGE 1,606,288 189,897 179,206,043 10,420,310 4,422,802
XMR 107,441 2,776 591 5 1
GRC 93,926 1,176,921 11,454 564,145 6,151
PPC 1,660,382 119,684 20,003 949 487
DASH 132,886 7,257 921 17 8

Slot Jackpot:

Hostage was able to hit the jackpot on slots and managed to jump up his profit by 200 STRAT, with just betting 0.2 STRAT! Cart007 was also lucky enough to hit the jackpot and won 99.9 STRAT by risking 0.1 STRAT!
Start playing slots now and you could be the next lucky winner!

Blackjack:

Last month’s brief statistic:
Coin Total Bets Bets Total Wagered Wagered Won
BTC 1,800,013 69,831 3,219 64 30
STRAT 5,501 4,610 4,619 2,911 1,370
ETH 409,970 24,488 82,727 6,431 3,122
LTC 184,439 32,102 24,706 3,303 1,592
DOGE 409,107 52,397 303,310,910 23,440,550 11,235,250
XMR 19,504 1,295 794 14 6
GRC 38,487 379 1,751,112 938 416
PPC 75,988 5,757 10,203 339 172
DASH 38,026 252 1,233 3 1

Roulette:

Last month’s brief statistic:
Coin Total Bets Bets Total Wagered Wagered Won
BTC 1,445,287 82,921 2,651 152 52
STRAT 14,140 11,594 4,913 4,775 3,746
ETH 414,904 36,152 34,507 627 381
LTC 189,157 21,475 19,167 970 349
Doge 326,479 42,623 75,074,442 8,922,953 4,403,129
XMR 46,299 4,198 4,198 118 61
GRC 27,032 2,419 566,230 25,853 14,020
PPC 249,340 31,036 37,292 1,696 1,243
DASH 16,485 3,076 473 65 25

Video Poker:

Last month’s brief statistic:
Coin Total Bets Bets Total Wagered Wagered Won
BTC 750,115 68,977 225 18 9
STRAT 15,116 13,284 1,831 1,712 951
ETH 118,195 5,350 1,570 33 14
LTC 171,156 24,489 4,166 1,466 806
Doge 545,650 57,690 758,395,190 32,555,553 20,172,144
XMR 15,258 171 85 5 2
GRC 30,913 547 125,042 1,318 595
PPC 286,931 24,605 10,089 535 241
DASH 29,116 935 192 6 3

Royal Flush:

 Last month 6 users were lucky enough to hit a Royal Flush. Guyon760 managed to win 35.92 LTC by betting only 0.072 LTC. The same user was again extremely lucky to hit another Royal Flush a few days later, but this time he won a whopping 71.85 LTC by just betting 0.144 LTC! Guyon760 was not only lucky with LTC, he made a 149.7 STRAT profit by simply flopping one more Royal Flush while betting only 0.3 STRAT. Another lucky user called Nunyabidniz was able to win 0.1497BTC by betting 0.0003 BTC and getting a Royal Flush aswell!

Plinko:

Last month’s brief statistic:
Coin Total Bets Bets Total Wagered Wagered Won
BTC 1,036,503 143,347 358 20 2
STRAT 23,832 17,111 2,238 2,096 271
ETH 108,344 8,846 3,159 22 2
LTC 84,918 14,871 1,496 444 67
Doge 172,112 46,215 41,318,015 4,283,669 480,032
XMR 34,560 5,286 206 22 3
GRC 17,187 1,932 107,537 4,149 481
PPC 272,268 41,405 3,564 365 41
DASH 64,154 2,839 1,162 13 2

Max Wins:

Last month only one user Boomer was successful enough to get the Max Hit multiplier of x650 and won 0.00649BTC!

September Wagering Contest Winners:

September was a wild month with some strong competitors, but alas, only the top ten were able to make it and get greatly rewarded!

These are the top 10 Bitcoin Wagering Contest winners of September and their respective rewards:

Place Nickname Wagered amount Reward Amount of BTC Lotto tickets
1 lolzwinner 459.30 BTC 0.4 BTC 500
2 Alchred488 319.65 BTC 0.2 BTC 350
3 Dallton547 180.37 BTC 0.1 BTC 200
4 Ether 163.65 BTC 0.05 BTC 150
5 Dontell341 158.18 BTC 100
6 Bisi201 135.27 BTC 60
7 Lear144 123.84 BTC 50
8 Rigaldo 78.28 BTC 40
9 Ruviljo104 66.009 BTC 30
10 Lyonis763 66.003 BTC 20

These are the top 10 Ethereum Wagering Contest winners of September:

Place Nickname Wagered amount  Reward Amount of ETH Lotto tickets
1 Marl568 55,530.37 ETH 2 ETH 500
2 Gilson196 3,035.78 ETH 1 ETH 350
3 Ping391 2,282.39 ETH 0.5 ETH 200
4 Blade737 1,651.48 ETH 0.25 ETH 150
5 Cafnoth934 1,277.01 ETH 100
6 Tireless 810.92 ETH 60
7 Peirce710 741.73 ETH 50
8 Teowulf091 454.97 ETH 40
9 EverLucky 378.11 ETH 30
10 lulz4head 281.12 ETH 20

These are the top 10 Litecoin Wagering Contest winners of September:

Place Nickname Wagered amount; Reward Amount of LTC Lotto tickets
1 Cart007 6,443.87 LTC 6 LTC 500
2 Guyon760 2,881.42 LTC 3 LTC 350
3 Tireless 1,868.79 LTC 1.5 LTC 200
4 Ailin015 994.92 LTC 0.75 LTC 150
5 Aytrop186 950.45 LTC 100
6 kikilove 912.84 LTC 60
7 Neophyte 830.97 LTC 50
8 Gafa968 764.42 LTC 40
9 Orvyn573 715.46 LTC 30
10 WubbaLub 706.71 LTC 20

These are the top 10 Dogecoin Wagering Contest winners of September:

Place Nickname Wagered amount  Amount of DOGE Lotto tickets
1 sharma 96,117,282 DOGE 500
2 nevergiveup 46,163,243 DOGE 350
3 Ailin015 41,320,681 DOGE 200
4 Afknow 16,642,924 DOGE 150
5 Cart007 15,212,275 DOGE 100
6 Attilaloe 14,221,835 DOGE 60
7 Aguisel935 13,596,700 DOGE 50
8 Leopold715 12,707,419 DOGE 40
9 PvtDeren 11,076,197 DOGE 30
10 davood1977 10,698,802 DOGE 20

Spotlight:

You are randomly playing at crypto-games and then you see a user get very lucky. Does it occur to you that it would have been better if you have placed the bet and got lucky?

We see such lucky users every month. Here are some noteworthy and highlight bets made by our users: An anonymous user risked 4 BTC and ended up making 1.8 BTC profit within few seconds. Now he is $7,700 USD richer! Take a look at this bet: 3685769

User Guyon760 ended up getting 3 royal flush back to back in few days within a month! He made a total profit of 150 Strat and 106 LTC by risking only few cents! Now we know who is to be blamed for being “unlucky”.

Marl568 took the wagering contest too seriously and made sure no one was able to beat him by wagering an astonishing amount of 55,530 ETH! We all know who the winner is now.

As his/her username states, EverLucky was lucky enough to win the Ethereum Lottery Round 67 with just 50 tickets, that gave them around 2.9% chance of winning. The user won 3.42 ETH by just buying 0.1250 ETH worth of tickets!

Cuelino478 started with a 1 BTC bet and lost it. He wanted to cover his loss and make a profit. So, he doubled his initial wager to 2 BTC and lost it again! Made another 2 BTC bet, but unfortunately, he lost it all again. Such bad luck. This time, no doubt he was so very annoyed that he ended up betting 20.6 BTC with a x1.3 payout and he won! He probably googled how to tie a noose before he made that bet - I would if I was him.


Remember you "gotta risk it to get the biscuit!" 

What’s New?

The Voucher Codes: Last month we introduced redeemable voucher codes! Voucher codes can be redeemed by going to “your account” -> “rewards” -> “vouchers”. Currently only we can generate the codes. Right now voucher codes will be used for giveaways and/or contests. Keep an eye on the chatbox or the official Bitcointalk thread and all social media channels for some free vouchers. Also, join us on discord for some exclusive vouchers.
Jackpot: As a way of showing gratitude towards our users, we have decided to manually increase the dice jackpot to 3 BTC, 100 ETH and 100 LTC! Now is the perfect time to go for some jackpot hunting, we wish you all good luck.
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" - Seneca

New coin added - STRATIS!

New coin joins the family!


On August 29th 2017 we added STRATIS on Crypto-Games.net.
With Stratis you can play six games, that's Dice, Slot, Roulette, Blackjack, Video Poker and Plinko. Besides playing you can invest in bankroll, swap coins, tip players and most important have fun!
Totaly that's our 10th coin added on site!

 

Update: BIP91 and BCC

Since our last blog post about BIP148 and chain splits, the situation around bitcoin’s scaling has evolved. Mainly, BIP91 locked in and activated, and a group around viaBTC announced their plan to hard-fork bitcoin on August 1st.

BIP91 – A success?

With BIP91 locking in a few days ago and activating two days later, currently all blocks are signaling support for BIP141 (SegWit), in numbers, that’s 144 of the last 144 blocks. Unless miners renege on BIP91, which seems unlikely at this point, this should be sufficient to keep BIP148 from enforcing and to avoid both a chain split and chain reorganization due to BIP148, situations which have been explained in our contingency plan. As this was the main goal of BIP91, it seems like a huge success so far.

In reaction to BIP91 locking in, we have already increased the required amount of confirmations to 3 (for deposits) and 6 (for withdrawals). We will stick to those numbers until SegWit is locked in via BIP141, which most likely will happen in 3 weeks. You can track SegWit activation using this tool.

BCC – Hard fork preparations

 


Bitcoincash (BCC) is the name of a hard-fork off bitcoin’s chain planned to happen on August 1st. We’ve previously promised to allow investors access to all resulting chains, and we will stick with that promise. CryptoGames is not going to list or support BCC, but we are going to pay out BCC to investors and players. Here’s the details how:
Every user with a total amount (active balance + investment) of more than 0.01 BTC on their account will be eligible to claim their BCC. At the point of the fork, we’ll create a snapshot of user balances and everyone will receive the equivalent to their BTC balance in BCC.

In order to get your BCC, you need to set a BCC address for your account, you can do this starting right now. To set your BCC address, visit Your Account -> Settings -> BCC address on the far right. Make sure you save the address and double check it is correct. We suggest using addresses you control the private key to, but an exchange address works too.



Users will have 12 days after the fork to set their BCC addresses and receive their coins. After that, we will stop accepting new BCC addresses and you will lose your claim due to failing to meet the deadline. Should you have set your address in the 12 day window, but not get a payout yet, don’t worry, old requests will still be processed. Due to the complexity of the distribution and the huge amount of users to consider, it may take up to 10 days for the BCC distribution to start. Remember: Deadline to provide your BCC address is August 12th at 12:00 UTC.

Questions? We’re here to help.

Should you have any more questions, or expect issues during the process of claiming your BCC, either visit our chat and look for one of our staff to help you, or contact our support team via support@crypto-games.net.

Crypto-Games BIP148/UASF contingency plan

As more and more questions regarding the possible events around August 1st reach us, we’d like to give a short explanation of the current situation. Here is our overview of expected events, together with preparations & resulting actions. This statement is regarding BIP148 and the potential UASF/chain split following its activation. As details are still not firm and subject to change, parts of this statement may be outdated at some point, but we will try to keep everything up to date. We hope you understand things may move at a pace faster than we can supply information & updates.



1. General situation
The general situation is already well known and documented across several sources. In short, BIP148 nodes will try to orphan blocks not signaling for Segregated Witness to force miners into voting for & activating the soft fork. More detailed explanations of what BIP148 is and how it intends to achieve its goals can be found at the following website (note this site supports BIP148 and is not impartial): http://www.uasf.co/
BIP148 nodes are scheduled to start with this undertaking on midnight August 1st (0:00 UTC). During this event, those nodes might cause a chain split. In case of a chain split some nodes may propagate confirmed transactions that other nodes may not accept or recognize. Confirmation scoring might be unreliable for some time, resulting in transactions possibly disappearing from your wallets or being on chains other people do not accept. If this situation occurs, it will be for a short but unknown amount of time. A more detailed version of this summary can be found at the following site (this source will be updated as things progress, keep an eye out for upcoming additions): https://bitcoin.org/en/alert/2017-07-12-potential-split
Afterwards, there will either be one generally recognized chain, which means everything will go back to normal and we can resume using bitcoin. Conversely there will be several competing chains, in which case further action from both services and users will be needed. This is described in the section regarding our specific preparations for these events.
Please note, although neither BIP148 activation nor a chain split are guaranteed to occur we at Crypto-Games believe it is important to be prepared for all possible outcomes during the next weeks and thus provide this guide together with taking some preparations.

2. Preparations taken by Crypto-Games
In order to prepare for the potential split and network disruption, Crypto-Games will deactivate all transactions starting early July 31st (12 to 24 hours before BIP148 activates). This means both deposits and withdrawals will be paused. The amount of time needed for the situation to resolve is unknown, so we cannot predict when transactions will resume. However, we’d rather pause transactions for longer than resume them too soon.
If there is only one resulting chain, transactions will resume once everything has settled and users can continue using the site as before - depositing coins, gambling and investing, withdrawing profits…
If there are several resulting chains, things are a bit more complicated. Crypto-Games plans to give investors access to their coins on all resulting chains. As a service, we already experienced a chain split with ETC/ETH some time back. Investors were asked to provide ETC addresses and we made payments the amount of their active investments at the time of the split. We continued to accept ETH on the site and as bankroll.
The situation for BTC will be similar. Crypto-Games will request addresses from investors for any resulting chain we no longer support. We will then pay out their share of forked coins. Due to the complexity of this task, the distribution on alternative chains might take several days or even weeks following the event. We strive to do this the correct way and aim to do no damage to investors keeping their coins on the site during this time.
No matter of the outcome, Crypto-Games is preparing to deal with all possible situations.

3. During the events
During the events, we’ll try to keep everyone updated about the current status of the network and any possible, unexpected changes. If you are at any time worried or feel the need to reach out, join our chat and speak with one of our staff. They will be briefed on the situation and able to provide any important information. Also, make sure to keep an eye on news, both on our site (via the ribbons), blog (updates to this post and additional posts), social media and other platforms (e.g. bitcoin news sites or discussion communities). Make sure you cross-check any news using different, independent sources.
But most importantly: Do not panic. Keep your calm.

4. After the events
Once the dust settles and everything is resolved we will post updates on our blog to inform every one of what happened and how to proceed from that point. Investors will also be notified via an email announcement. Please wait for the updates and read what changes might be necessary before sending transactions to or from our wallets. Also, remember that the process might require some additional adjustments to our system, so bear with us should it take longer than expected. This is to ensure there are no cases of lost coins due to any possible issues with unsupported chains.

5. Questions?
If after reading this post you still have questions about the possible events or the security of funds stored at Crypto-Games, please feel free to contact us via email at support@crypto-games.net. We will assist you to the best of our abilities.

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How to - in Russian

Как обезопасить свой аккаунт от взлома



При первом посещении Crypto-Games вам будет присвоен персональный ID, который будет в дальнейшем использоваться для входа на сайт. Свой ID можно просмотреть в окне Your Account > Settings, после чего стоит записать его или добавить в закладки. Он будет иметь вид URL ссылки, например: https://www.crypto-games.net/?longid=СЛУЧАЙНЫЕ_ЧИСЛА Чтобы снова зайти в свой аккаунт на Crypto-Games, вам нужно просто перейти по вышеуказанной персональной ссылке.


Никому не сообщайте и не теряйте свой персональный ID. Без подтвержденного адреса электронной почты вы не сможете получить доступ к своему аккаунту в случае утери своего ID. Установить пароль и подтвердить электронную почту можно во вкладке “Security” окна “Settings”. После установки вы получите письмо с просьбой подтвердить изменения.
Для еще большей безопасности, вы можете подключить двухфакторную аутентификацию через приложение от Google. Если вы не знакомы с этими мерами безопасности, вы можете прочитать больше здесь и здесь.  В случае утери вашего мобильного устройства, обратитесь в поддержку по адресу support@crypto-games.net (заявка будет рассмотрена нашими сотрудниками в течении 24 часов).

Что делать, если вы забыли пароль


Если вы не можете вспомнить свой пароль, нажмите “Lost your password?” и в появившемся окне введите адрес электронной почты, к которой привязан ваш аккаунт. Если письмо не пришло в течении 20 минут, проверьте папку “Спам”. При успешном изменении пароля вам придет оповещение “Change successful”.

Как сделать депозит

Чтобы пополнить свой игровой счет, вам нужно открыть окно “Deposit” из меню “Your Account”. В появившемся окне вам будет сообщен персональный адрес, на который необходимо перевести криптовалюту. Баланс будет зачислен после одного подтверждения в сети. Если у вас не работает кнопка Deposit, вам нужно удостовериться, что в вашем браузере включены cookies.

Минимальные суммы для депозита:
•    0.0001 Bitcoin
•    0.005 Ether
•    0.01 Litecoin
•    100 Dogecoin
•    0.01 Monero
•    0.01 Dash
•    6 Gridcoin
•    0.1 Peercoin

Как вывести средства 


Чтобы вывести средства, откройте окно “Withdraw” из меню “Your account”. В появившемся окне, вам нужно ввести желаемую для вывода сумму в поле “Amount for withdrawal”, а в поле “Your wallet address” – адрес своего кошелька. В подменю “Transaction speed” можно выбрать размер комиссии транзакции, который будет влиять на скорость вывода средств. “Free” – вывод без комиссии, в некоторых случаях может занять до нескольких дней; “Normal” – нормальная комиссия сети; “Fast” – увеличенная комиссия для более быстрых транзакций.

Минимальные суммы для вывода:
•    0.002 Bitcoin
•    0.05 Ether
•    0.1 Litecoin
•    500 Dogecoin
•    0.2 Monero
•    0.05 Dash
•    60 Gridcoin
•    1 Peercoin

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Cloudflare Bug

All players should change credentials

A bug was recently discovered with Cloudflare, which Crypto-Games use for DDoS protection and other services. Due to the nature of the bug, we recommend as a precaution that you change your Crypto-Games security credentials:
•Change your password
•Clients who use API key should generate a new key



You should similarly change your security credentials for other websites that use Cloudflare (see link below for a list of possibly affected sites). If you are using the same password for multiple sites, you should change this immediately so that you have a unique password for each site. And you should enable two-factor authentication on every site that supports it.

The Cloudflare bug has now been fixed, but it caused sensitive data like passwords to be leaked during a very small percentage of HTTP requests. The peak period of leakage is thought to have occurred between Feb 13 and Feb 18 when about 0.00003% of HTTP requests were affected. Although the rate of leakage was low, the information that might have been leaked could be very sensitive, so it’s important that you take appropriate precautions to protect yourself.

Here are some links for further reading on the Cloudflare bug:
• TechCrunch article: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/major-cloudflare-bug-leaked-sensitive-data-from-customers-websites/
• List of sites possibly affected by the bug: https://github.com/pirate/sites-using-cloudflare/blob/master/README.md
• Announcement on Cloudflare blog: https://blog.cloudflare.com/incident-report-on-memory-leak-caused-by-cloudflare-parser-bug/

Regards,
Crypto-Games Support Team

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Withdrawals - Q&A

Withdrawals – The Most Common Questions and Answers 

In our last blogpost, we explained what to check when doing a deposit and what possible problems could occur during the process. Todays post will be focused on withdrawals, the site sending coins to you. Like with deposits, there are a few things to keep in mind and a few questions that come up again and again. This post aims to answer the most common.


What do I have to consider before requesting a withdrawal?

In order to withdraw any coins, all of your deposits need to have at least 2 blockchain confirmations. You can check if they do by looking at your deposit history or looking up the transactions on a block explorer of your choice. Further, you will have to validate the request via your email, so make sure you got access to your mail address as well. Now check the bitcoin or altcoin address you want to withdraw coins to, make sure there aren't any typos and/or errors in the address and you have the right address for the coin you want to withdraw. If you have checked all these, you’re ready to request a withdrawal.

What speed should I choose for my withdrawal?

We offer different withdrawal speeds. You can move a withdrawal slider from left to right. The lower fees means slower confirmations times, while transactions with the highest fees are confirmed faster. Users in a hurry should opt for the fast withdrawals, while those that don’t mind a long wait (even a week or more) might prefer using the lowest fees for withdrawal. Generally, for the average user, we suggest the medium option, as it is a good mix between keeping the fees low and ensuring a fast confirmation time.

I’ve requested a withdrawal but there is no transaction yet, what now?

First, make sure you’ve confirmed the withdrawal request via the link sent to you by mail. If you have done that, wait a bit. Should there be no transaction after a few hours, get in touch with the support team. In some rare cases, a withdrawal needs to be confirmed manually, which means it takes a little time before the transaction is sent.

My withdrawal was sent, but is unconfirmed, can the site speed it up?

No, once a transaction is sent, there is nothing the site can do to get it confirmed, you will have to wait on the network to do its job. You can influence the speed for future transactions by choosing a higher fee/speed when requesting the withdrawal, but for this one you will have to wait it out.

I have requested a withdrawal but I don’t want it or don’t need it anymore, can I cancel it? 

After a withdrawal has been confirmed via the email link and the transaction was sent, there is no way to cancel a withdrawal, you will have to deposit the coins back into your account if you want to continue playing.

What happens with a withdrawal if it doesn’t get confirmed via mail?

If you do not confirm your withdrawal via the link sent to you by mail, or if the mail doesn’t reach you for some reason, the request will be canceled after 24 hours. In this case, the coins will be added back to your account/your balance.

Can you resend a transaction if it doesn't get confirmed? 

No, we're not resending transactions.

How should I determine the fees for my transaction? 

For Bitcoin transactions, you can check the Bitcoinfees website.

Example: I was charged 0.0005 BTC fees for my withdrawal, but the bitcoin transaction sent used a lower fee, why does this happen? 

The withdrawal fee charged to a user issuing a withdrawal is the fee for a transaction with the size of 500 bytes (which is the current median transaction size according to tradeblock), in this exemplary case, 0.0005 BTC. The actual transaction sent uses a per kB fee that’s twice the size of your charged withdrawal fee (in this example, 0.0005 BTC are charged, and 0.001 BTC per kB are used). However, if the transaction is smaller than the average, the total fee will be lower accordingly. Likewise, if the transaction is bigger than the average, the total fee will be higher accordingly. In either case, the fee charged to the user will be the same, 0.0005 BTC, as it’s not possible to estimate the size a withdrawal transaction will have before the withdrawal is requested. In any way, the fee you are being charged is always the fee that is shown on the slider (“withdrawal fee”), where you select the fees, and the amount you receive is always the amount shown in the withdrawal popup (“Withdrawal amount after fees”).

Blockchain.info says "Transaction rejected by our node", what now?

Blockchain.info is unreliable when it comes to checking transactions. Instead check Blocktrail.comBlockr.ioblockcypher.comblockexplorer.com or whichever block explorer you prefer. If it's visible in at least one of these block explorers, then your transaction has not been rejected.

Coinbase told me they did not receive any coins and they has been refunded to Crypto-Games. Will you send it again? 

We're not resending any coins, unless it was rejected on ALL block explorers (for example Blocktrail.com, Blockr.io, blockcypher.com, blockexplorer.com, etc) and transaction was actually canceled. Monitor and keep track of your transactions on those block explorers.

Deposits - Q&A

Deposits – The 6 Most Common Questions and Answers.

As we’re getting a lot of questions about when deposits will be credited, why they are showing as pending, or sometimes not showing up at all, here is a short Q&A about the frequent questions we receive regarding when deposits will be credited and why they are showing as pending (or sometimes not showing up at all).



What are deposits?
To cover all bases, when we talk about deposits, we mean crypto-currency transactions (we’ll focus on bitcoin transactions here, things are similar for the altcoins our site features) originating from your wallet or your wallet provider (when using web wallets), going towards the wallet of our site. Deposits are regular transactions and can be handled as such.

What should I do before I deposit coins?
Before any deposit, make sure to double check the address you are sending to. Go to the deposit window and compare the address you have with the address shown. If they match, you’re ready to send coins to your account.

When will my deposit be credited?
We credit deposits to your account after the regarding transaction has 1 network confirmation. If you don’t know how to look up whether your transaction has a network confirmation yet, here’s how to do it: First, you need the transaction ID, you should get it from your wallet. A transaction ID is a simple hex-string and can look like this for example, ead5359ff13509220b44742b92551192d57be989f0f5622059d2138b176974b0. Now that you have your transaction ID, you can check if your transaction has the required network confirmation on any block explorer (we suggest using https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC). Enter your transaction ID and check the section saying “Confirmations:”. If it shows “unconfirmed”, you'll have to wait until it shows 1 confirmation for your deposit to be credited.

My deposit is showing as pending, do I have to do anything else?
As explained above, deposits are only credited after getting confirmed by the coin’s network. Before that, they show up as pending. You can’t gamble, tip or invest the coins as long as they are just pending. The only thing you can do is wait, neither the user nor the site can speed up the process, in the pending phase, the coin’s network has to pick up the transaction and confirm it. If you are consistently experiencing long waiting times for your deposits to be credited and are annoyed by such, consider using higher transaction fees on your future deposits. A higher transaction fee increases the priority on your transaction and makes it more likely to be included in a block, hence getting a confirmation.

I’ve sent a deposit but it doesn’t show as pending, what’s wrong?
On some coins, we can’t show pending deposits due to the structure of their network. Ethereum is an example of such a coin. If your deposit on another coin does not show up, don’t panic. Sometimes transactions don’t reach our nodes due to mempool related issues. Wait for your transaction to get confirmed, most deposits are credited at this point. If your transaction is confirmed and still nothing is showing up, get in touch with the support staff.

Any further questions?
In case some things are still unclear or you have issues with your deposit that are not being covered by the questions/answers above, you can contact our support team (support@crypto-games.net). They are abled to help in single case scenarios and provide further insight.

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Refund Policy

Crypto-Games Refund Policy

As many of you are aware, we at Crypto-Games do not offer our players refunds. This no refund policy is in place for a variety of reasons.


Since we have received questions regarding this policy, we would like to provide transparency and justification. Factors that went into this policy are as follows:
  • Refunds would have to be dealt using investor funds since our casino is crowd-funded
    • This would require investor consensus for a refund on a case-by-case basis
    • Consensus would be cumbersome given the number of investors
  • Refunds are not dealt to players as the casino does not request refunds when players win
  • The terms of service place the onus of willing and deliberate gambling on the player
  • If the services malfunction, the bets made during the period in question are void as to avoid any conflict
As you can see, there are a variety of safeguards and reasons why we cannot offer refunds. We hope this provides clarity on our policy. As always, have fun and catch the winning spirit!

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