Provably fair sports betting exchange BookiePro has announced the launch of its public beta, BookiePro.fun, in time for the 2018 World Cup. Sports bettors will be able to download and install the decentralized app to test the betting exchange built on the Peerplays blockchain. To support the play-for-fun launch, users of the popular cryptocurrency forum, Bitcointalk, will be able to compete for a five-Bitcoin prize pool throughout the World Cup.
Jonathan Baha’i, President of the Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA), commented: “Our goal is to solve many of the frustrations that customers currently have with betting exchanges and to build a product that delivers on the original vision of peer-to-peer betting. The Peerplays blockchain has enabled us to do just that. Today, I’m thrilled to announce the public beta launch of the first provably fair sports betting app, BookiePro.”
The launch of the BookiePro public beta marks the first official decentralized app operating on the Peerplays blockchain. No single person, company or central authority owns or operates BookiePro.
Head of Operations at PBSA, Toby Lynas stated: “I’m very proud of the work our talented team has done to bring the BookiePro public beta to users. Adding to the excitement of the World Cup, users will be able to experience a truly decentralized betting exchange for the first time,”
Competition prizes will be awarded across a range of daily challenges, bounties, sweepstakes and leaderboards. Users will wager with BitFun (BTF), a new play-for-fun currency created for BookiePro.fun. All users who sign up will receive 10 BTF, with opportunities to top up the balance. BookiePro.fun is open to all and looks to educate the entire betting community – including punters, operators and regulators – about the benefits of blockchain for sports bettors.