Q4 2018 round-up
The final three months of 2018 was, although quiet on the public front, a productive period for the CasinoCoin team as we laid the groundwork for what is set to be a transformative new year.
We were thrilled to see the CasinoCoin mobile wallet finally listed in the Apple App Store during the quarter, meaning iOS users can now store their CSC on their iPhones.
In December, we created the new role of chief compliance officer, which was filled by former IGT compliance manager Antonio Zanghi.
Compliance is going to be top of the agenda for the gambling industry in 2019, and it is built into the very foundations of the CasinoCoin project.
We are absolutely determined to set the standard in this area, so it was important we had a leading executive onboard. Welcome Antonio to the team – you’ll be hearing more from him over the coming months.
It was a busy quarter for conferences, including G2E Vegas, one of the largest gambling shows in the world. While much of the focus was on recently passed sports betting legislation in the US, blockchain was also high on the agenda and it was encouraging to meet so many people keen to hear more about the work we are doing at CasinoCoin.
We also attended Malta’s SiGMA conference in November, an important date on the gambling industry calendar, particularly in light of the Malta Gaming Authority’s progressive stance on blockchain gaming regulation.
The show was productive for the team, with a number of interesting meetings, including with several major casino suppliers who responded positively to the project. As well as our ongoing discussions with a major operator partner, we met with several other operators who are displaying a keen interest in CasinoCoin. We hope to be able to share more details in the coming weeks.
John and Ash continue to make the case for CasinoCoin around the world, and the message appears to be getting through.
During the quarter we listed on two new exchanges, STEX and NUEX. We continue on our stated path of prioritising product development and then addressing exchanges at the appropriate time, and as opportunities arise.
Q1 2019 – Focus
This year kicks off with ICE London (5-7 February), the gambling industry’s most important trade show.
The CasinoCoin team will be well represented at the event, including a speaking slot on the only blockchain panel during the conference.
Our diaries are filling up fast, but do drop us an email if you are attending and want to catch up with John or Ash.
Before heading over to London, the whole team will again be assembling in Malta at the end of January for our quarterly team meeting. The CasinoCoin team spans five continents, so it is great to get everyone together in one room for a couple of days to exchange ideas and plan for the months ahead.
We continue advanced talks with a major operator partner which we hope to announce imminently as part of the MGA sandbox. The aim of course it to go live as soon as possible, and we believe that once we do we will be able to advance other negotiations.
While the headlines of 2018 were dominated by price fluctuations, behind the scenes a great deal of important work has been done laying the foundations for a sustainable blockchain sector.
We are hugely excited about the coming year, which is set to be a transformational one for both crypto and the gaming sectors. With adoption of cryptocurrencies continuing to increase as jurisdictions begin to implement sensible regulatory frameworks, CasinoCoin is well positioned to capitalize on forthcoming opportunities in 2019 and beyond.