Blockparty Teams Up with OpenCryptoTrust and Blockchain World Conference for First-ever, All Crypto Poker Tournament July 14 in Atlantic City
ZUG, SWITZERLAND - July 11, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Taking over Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City July 11-13, Blockchain World Conference (BWC) has announced that its three-day conference will conclude with the first-ever, all crypto poker tournament. Organised by blockchain telecom startup OpenCryptoTrust, the 100-player event will be held at 11:00 AM ET on Saturday, July 14, and will be ticketed entirely by the Blockparty blockchain-powered live event ticketing platform. In addition to tournament ticketing, Blockparty will be used for participants to buy-into games, bet, and cash out in cryptocurrency.
Paul Peru, OpenCryptoTrust's CSO, said: "We are so excited to be part of such a worldwide event and what a great networking venue for international blockchain owners, investors, and enthusiasts to be seated side-by-side and talk crypto."
Alex Falcone, Blockchain World Conference COO, said: "What better way to end a three-day conference in Atlantic City than the world's first crypto poker tournament? After three days of discussions about blockchain and cryptocurrency, this is a fun and unique way to bring our event to a close - highlighting a compelling real-world application of this technology, in true Atlantic City fashion."
To guarantee a seat in the tournament, players must already be attendees of the Blockchain World Conference and pay a $250 buy-in in cryptocurrency on the Blockparty platform. The top prize will be $10,000, and two VIP tickets to the next BWC in Hollywood FL Dec 3-5, and lots of crypto from many different coins! Blockparty will also offer prizes to any player that knocks out a pro, in addition to a competition where they will pay for the buy-in for 10 people to attend the poker tournament.
Shiv Madan, CEO of Blockparty, said: "Ticketing use cases are vast, and whether it's a multi-thousand- person music festival or a more intimate event like BWC's 100-player poker tournament, Blockparty can aid in removing many friction points for both event producers and event goers. As one of the first true real-world applications of blockchain and cryptocurrency, we're excited to add another event category, like poker, to our ticketing repertoire."
The Blockchain World Conference will bring together over 8,000 members of the international blockchain community and feature an elite line-up of speakers including Founder of Overstock.com and tZERO Dr. Patrick Byrne, Managing Director of Comcast Venture Gil Beyda, Microsoft CTO, Azure Engineering and blockchain specialist Graham Mosely, John McAfee, and many more.
OpenCryptoTrust (OpenCT) and its ‘killer applications' are the brainchild of Seshaat
Technology Solutions - a New York-based ETO (Emerging Technology Organization). OpenCT is a robust, high performance, hybrid blockchain-based platform that enables innovative solutions in telecommunications. OpenCT provides a development environment for solving longstanding technical problems within the telecommunications industry, and will remove significant cost-impacting inefficiencies in the traditional telco model that exists today. The OpenCT platform is based on a hybrid blockchain. It is both public and private, allowing a diverse range of adoption, users, and clients.
For OpenCT media inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)
Founded by esteemed veterans across the live events and blockchain industries, Blockparty is a blockchain-based live event ticketing platform, built on the mission of improving the ticket purchasing process for concerts, sporting events, music festivals, and more. Blockparty aims to eradicate bots, eliminate fraud, verify ticket ownership, and create real demand in order to both deliver an optimal event ticketing experience for consumers, and to allow for sustainable growth for artists, venues and live event organizers. For more information, please visit www.goblockparty.com.
About Blockchain World Conference:
The Blockchain World Conference (BWC) team has scoured the globe to put together what is by far the most compelling line up of Blockchain and crypto experts. Each one of BWC's highly regarded speakers has been handpicked to deliver the most current and up to date info available anywhere in the Blockchain arena. Never before in blockchain history, has an event brought together more titans, experts, scientists, analyst, educators and business leaders on one stage. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit, www.bwcevent.com.
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