Raising Awareness of Phishing Attempts

It has come to our attention that a lot of people as of late have been victims of 'Phishing' attempts, and we can't stress this enough; your account security is of utmost importance to us. We want to raise awareness to take pre-emptive action against these attacks.

First of all, what is Phishing? 

It is the attempt to steal your private information (usernames, passwords, etc.) for malicious reasons, by disguising themselves as a trustworthy entity. In this case, as an example, someone disguising as CryptoGames on Twitter gives you a link to a website that looks like Crypto-Games.net, but you notice the address bar says "http://Crypto-Gamez.net". This is a red flag and an obvious phishing attempt.

What do I do to prevent this?

Firstly, don't click every link you come across and verify it is from a trusted source. As an example, our only verified Twitter account goes by @Crypto_Games. If you see an account called @Crypt0_Games, it is not a trusted source and you must stay away from it.

Secondly, when you visit the website, check the address bar and it should be exactly like this, with a very small difference depending on your browser. If it doesn't look like this, leave immediately. Chances are your private information is at risk, and you do not want to take that risk.

 

And lastly, make sure you have 2FA (Two Factor Authentication) enabled on your account as a counter-measure. This will prevent them from accessing your account if they manage to obtain your e-mail and password.

Tips: 

  • Bookmarking the site is a safe way to access it, and we recommend doing so.
  • Keep in mind, CryptoGames’ staff members will never ask for your login information.
  • Never input your private information on a site that is not HTTPS. HTTP websites are insecure and cannot be trusted. 
  • To check shortened links and make sure you are safe when visiting a link, use a Short Link Reverser.

Stay safe

Be cautious about every link you visit, there are malicious people waiting for someone to take the bait so they can steal all their precious data. If a website gives you additional security options, use them. When your funds are on the line, you must act responsibly.

New coin added - GAS

GAS has been added as the 9th currency on CryptoGames (together with BTC, DASH, DOGE, ETH, LTC, PPC, STRAT and XMR). For those of you unfamiliar with GAS and the NEO Smart Economy, we’ve prepared a short introduction, aimed to help you getting to know the newest member of the  CryptoGames family of coins.

What is NEO, how does it relate to GAS?

The NEO Smart Economy consists of two native assets sharing a blockchain. NEO, the governance token, and GAS, the utility and fee token. Started in August 2016 (as AntShares/AntCoins) with an ICO, NEO aims to build a “smart economy”, which consists of digital identities, digital assets and smart contracts. For the latter feature, it’s often branded as “Chinese Ethereum”. While the comparison is near, there are a few main differences between NEO and ETH, most importantly, NEO offers compiling of smart contracts written in different languages (eg C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python), while Ethereum is limited to the JS-based Solidity language. The binary relation between NEO and GAS is another big difference to Ethereum, which only has one native token, ETH.

Both NEO and GAS have a maximum supply of 100,000,000 units. While the full amount of NEO was created in the genesis block, the supply of GAS started at 0. With each passing block, new GAS is being distributed to NEO holders, and thus added to the ecosystem. After roughly 22 years, GAS will reach its maximum supply, at which point 100M GAS will be in circulation, equaling 1-to-1 every NEO in circulation.


Why selecting GAS over NEO?

Some of you might have asked themselves why we opted to offer GAS instead of going with NEO. There are a few differences and advantages that made us pick GAS as the better option for a gambling coin. NEO, the governance token, gives you voting rights over the NEO Smart Economy. Also, with each block, holders of NEO gain a small reward that is paid out in GAS (as above mentioned, 1 NEO produces 1 GAS over the course of 22 years). Those features incentive owners of NEO to keep them in their own wallets, while GAS, the utility token, has no such incentives, GAS is meant to be spent. Also, unlike NEO, GAS can be divided up to 8 decimals, which allows us to offer more fitting limits for both wagering and transacting (NEO can only be transferred in full units, thus the minimum deposit/withdrawal would be 1 NEO, or over $100 at the time of writing).

I’m curious now, where can I learn more about NEO and GAS?

If you’re looking to further explore the NEO Smart Economy, here’s a list of links that you can use as a starting points:
-    Official website: https://neo.org/
-    Whitepaper: http://docs.neo.org/en-us/index.html
-    Bitcointalk thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2057932.0
-    Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/NEO/

But most importantly: Catch the winning spirit!

Important announcement: Delisting Gridcoin (GRC)

Starting today, CryptoGames will no longer accept Gridcoin deposits. This is the first step towards a complete removal of the coin from the CryptoGames platform. Investors who are part of the Gridcoin bankroll are asked to divest and withdraw their coins. For this process, there will be a 14 day window (until 5th March) designated. While betting with Gridcoin is still possible during this withdrawal period, first priority for players and investors with a Gridcoin balance should be to move those coins into their own wallets. Users who don't request a withdrawal in time will have their Gridcoin sent to their emergency address on the 5th, if they have set a Gridcoin emergency address before.

After the 5th March, Gridcoin will be removed from the site, and it will be no longer possible to place bets with Gridcoin or equest automatic withdrawals of any leftover balances. There will be a specific reclaim process for those users that fail to withdraw their coins in time and don't use emergency addresses.