Whitepaper Explores Automation of Trust in Online Gambling

DAO.Casino, an Ethereum-based protocol that automates out the need of trust in a value chain of gambling industry and provides a decentralised source of PRNG for the games, has announced the release of its whitepaper. Titled ‘Blockchain Protocol for Gambling’, and authored by Ilya Tarutov and Konstantin Lomashuk, the paper discusses the possibilities of removing barriers in value transactions, not just in the individual games, but in the all aspects of online gambling industry, utilising crypto-economics and integrity of data and code enabled by Ethereum.

The first part discusses crypto-economic architecture: incentive system, followed by a research of existing methods of random number generation on a deterministic virtual machine, and a new implementation of PRNG algorithm that answers industry requirements in terms of speed while remaining decentralised.

DAO.Casino aims at creating an ecosystem that enables exchange of value between the participants who don’t trust each other, as well as to bring game developers to the Ethereum ecosystem by providing templates, libraries, and PRNG methods to work with. By bringing new skills to the ecosystem, the team hopes that the platform will discover that new markets and business models can evolve, and eventually a new form of gambling industry, with Ethereum as a backbone.

Ethereum allows users to replace trusted third parties with smart contracts that run exactly how they have been programmed. In the context of DAO.Casino, it also provides an equally unpredictable PRNG for the games and automatically rewards all the participants for their contribution – creating a system of incentives. This reduces risks of fraud and as well as the reduce costs for casino operators, thereby allowing higher payouts.

DAO.Casino protocol as a system of smart contracts includes several components: game contracts integrated with reward distribution logic and PRNG, referrer system, and an open bankroll backing system.

Tarutov, who is also the CEO of DAO.Casino, explained: “We were observing a lot of experimentation with games using Ethereum smart contracts. But apart from the individual games what is needed for the industry to grow is an ecosystem that allows all the market participants to interact. DAO.Casino aims to solve questions from the value chain perspective.”

In context of provably fair gaming, the DAO.Casino whitepaper confirms that their development team is set on introducing different sources of randomness for different games which is most likely to be secured by economics, not just technical aspects. The DAO.Casino team is releasing an MVP until the end of June, and after that will start a contribution campaign.

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