PRESS RELEASE: Blockparty Teams Up with Blockchain World Conference for First-ever, Casino Sanctioned, All Crypto Poker Tournament July 14 in Atlantic CityJuly 11, 2018
Closing out this year’s Blockchain World Conference, registration, ticketing, and buy-in for first-of-its-kind poker tournament will be done exclusively by Blockparty’s blockchain-powered ticketing platform
NEW YORK, July 10, 2018 – 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, casino sanctioned, all crypto poker tournament. 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.
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. The Blockparty team are incredible leaders in blockchain-based live event ticketing and they were the perfect partners for us to work with for an event of this caliber.”
In order 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 tournament winner will receive two VIP tickets to the next Blockchain World Conference taking place in Hollywood, Florida December 3-5, and and a three-night stay at the Diplomat, a prize that is worth a grand total of $10,000. 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. It’s a great testament to what we’ve built that the mainstream music scene and crypto enthusiasts alike are recognizing the ease and convenience of our platform and this is a great taste of what the future holds as mainstream adoption of blockchain only continues.”
This Blockchain World Conference poker tournament follows Blockparty’s first public use at Elements Lakewood Music Festival, which drew more than five thousand attendees over Memorial Day Weekend, and the news that Blockparty will be co-producing and ticketing a new music festival launching in Miami this September. More events ticketed by the Blockparty platform will be announced later this summer.
The Blockchain World Conference will bring together over 8,000 members of the international blockchain community and feature an elite lineup of speakers including Founder of Overstock.com and tZERO Dr. Patrick Byrne, Microsoft CTO, Azure Engineering and Blockchain Specialist Graham Mosely, John McAfee, and many more. Blockparty CEO Shiv Madan and CTO Rikesh Thapa will also be presenting on the main stage of the conference on Friday to give a live demonstration of Blockparty’s event ticketing blockchain.
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 lineup 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. There is simply nowhere else where you can learn more over the course of three days than at the Blockchain World Conference. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit, www.bwcevent.com.