Clam Coin Price

This post will discuss four exchanges where users can trade clam coin and find the best clam coin price. The clam coin price comes purely from supply and demand. There is no single price for clam coin, but rather a few different exchanges where you can buy and sell clam coin. Each exchange where clams are traded is a bit different, and which one you might use depends on what features you prefer. This posts outlines the features of four clam coin exchanges: FreiExchange, FreeBitcoins.com/xchange, BTCPOP, and TradeSatoshi.

FreiExchange FreeBitcoins
Trading Fees Free 0.50%
Withdrawal Fees 0.50% 0.001 CLAM
Liquidity Low Medium
API Read Only Read Only
Staking No No
Affiliate No “No”
Faucet No Yes
BTCPOP TradeSatoshi
Trading Fees 0.25% Free
Withdrawal Fees 0.01 0.01
Liquidity Medium Highest
API No Yes
Staking Yes No
Affiliate Yes Yes
Faucet Yes Yes

All prices are quoted in CLAM/BTC and fees are quoted in native currency (be they clam or btc).

Fees

There are two ways that clam coin exchanges make profits: trading fees and withdrawal fees. Some exchanges charge both trading fees and withdrawal fees, and some exchanges only charge for trading or withdrawals. By only charging for withdrawals, an exchange is helping certain users provide liquidity (those users who are buying and selling, either as market makers or speculators). FreiExchange and TradeSatoshi do not charge trading fees. FreiExchange charges 0.5% for withdrawals, which is potentially the highest withdrawal fee of the exchanges reviewed in this post.

FreeBitcoins/xchange, BTCPOP, and TradeSatoshi charge fixed withdrawal fees. A fixed withdrawal fee is the best for large traders because as your withdrawal size gets bigger the fixed fee becomes a smaller percentage of your withdrawal value. So based on fees, TradeSatoshi has the best fee structure for most traders.

Clam Coin Liquidity

Being able to buy and sell quickly with the lowest spreads and fees makes an exchange liquid. FreiExchange has the lowest liquidity of the clam coin markets reviewed. The gap between bids and asks is often more then 50%, which means there is a big spread between the market price users can buy or sell. The spread between bids and asks is an implicit trading cost users pay. The lower the spread, the cheaper trading costs.

The liquidity of FreeBitcoins.com/xchange is a bit better then FreiExchange, but its still pretty shallow. This exchange is new (although the creators are clam coin enthusiasts) so volume has been low so far. At the time of writing, the gap between the best bid and ask is 0.00010 / 0.00012 = 16%. BTCPOP and TradeSatoshi usually have the most liquidity and the lowest spreads but not always. At the time of writing, BTCPOP has a bid/ask of 0.00008 / 0.000103 = 22%, and TradeSatoshi has a market of 0.00009023 / 0.000148 = 39%.

API

Having an API is a feature serious exchanges should have. Especially with crypto, its a lot easier if a computer talks to other computers rather then humans inputting trades manually. Many exchanges have basic “APIs” which are read only endpoints with standard data formats where users can make software call the endpoint to collect data. Better REST APIs will allow users to make GET and POST requests in order to perform trades algorithmically instead of manually. Providing a REST API is a bit tougher from the exchange’s point of view because they will then need secure ways to authenticate requests and ways to handle the volume of requests. But the advantage of providing REST APIs is exchanges can attract a lot more liquidity. TradeSatoshi has by far the best API functionality of the clam coin exchanges reviewed here.

Staking

Clam coin staking is an important feature of the clam coin blockchain because this is how the clam coin blockchain secures transactions and rewards miners. With clam coin staking, 1 new clam is generated each minute and awarded by proportional lottery to all miners based on their share of clam coins. For example, if there are 3.5 million clams being staked, and you are staking 100 clams, you have a 100 / 3.5 mil chance of winning a clam each minute. On an exchange or any other clam coin service where you keep a balance, its in your interest to receive the staking rewards associated with your balance. This is especially the case because pooling your stake with other users on the same platform will dramatically smooth your rate of return compared to staking your own wallet with a small clam coin balance. Only BTCPOP provides users with staking rewards for their balances. I expect FreeBitcoins.com/xchange will provide staking rewards eventually.

Affiliate

Affiliate rewards are are a marketing strategy that can help promoters and also drive liquidity to an exchange. All things being equal, an exchange that provides affiliate rewards can attract more liquidity then those exchanges that do not. FreeBitcoins.com/xchange will likely offer an affiliate system in the future, whereas BTCPOP has a affiliate rewards and so does TradeSatoshi.

Clam Coin Trading Strategies

Overall, the best clam coin exchange is TradeSatoshi. This is because of their zero trading fees and because they offer the best API functionality.

Since Poloniex de-listed clam coins, the market has been in flux, and as outlined in the is post, there are a few different exchanges where users can trade clam coin. The spreads are wide on all exchanges, and there are also gaps between prices on various exchanges. This provides traders with opportunities to make markets between exchanges and speculate on prices.

Click here to read my other clam coin posts.

Poloniex spins out to Polo Digital Assets

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Today I received an e-mail from Poloniex that my account is frozen and they are re-organizing into a new company that will separate from Circle Financial. Here is the text of this e-mail:

Hello Poloniex Customer,

We’re emailing to notify you that Poloniex will be spinning out from Circle into a new company called Polo Digital Assets, Ltd. As a result, your account will be transferred to the new company and remain frozen. No action is required by you at this time.

A few things to note:
– Your login credentials will stay the same
– How you access the Poloniex site will remain the same

As part of the spinout, Circle will cease all trading operations for Poloniex US customers on November 1, 2019. As a non-US customer, there is no action for you to take at this time.

The full announcement can be found here and our Customer Support team is available to answer any questions you may have. Visit our Help Center or reply to this message and we will get back to you quickly.

Circle Financial must have learned the regulatory environment for crypto in the United States is tough, so they’ve decided to let Poloniex go its own way.

Click here for more of my posts on Poloniex.

Manulife Investment Savings Account Update

Manulife Investment Savings Accounts are explained below. This post explains the difference between them, their current rates, and how to buy. I cover the funds MIP510, MIP610, MIP710, MIP810, MIP511, MIP611.

Click here to view my Investment Savings Account rates page. On this page I show the Investment Savings Accounts from all Canadian issuers.

The Manulife Investment Savings Accounts are purchased and sold like money market mutual funds except they carry direct guarantees by their issuer and are covered by CDIC insurance like a bank account. Currently, high interest savings accounts (HISA) rates are higher then government treasury bills and other money market funds, so these funds are useful right now.

Manulife Investment Savings Accounts pay monthly interest at an annual rate of 1.40%. This rate is slightly lower then other issuers at 1.60%.

Manulife offers identical investment savings accounts from Manulife Bank and Manulife Trust. MIP510 is the fund code for the plain vanilla advisor class which you would use in a discount brokerage account. MIP610 is the code for fee based accounts. To buy these HISAs, go to the mutual fund order page at your discount brokerage account and enter an order just like you were buying any other mutuel fund. The process is the same for sales.

Manulife also offers US dollar based funds with the codes MIP511. The interest rates is currently a little lower then the Canadian side.

Bitfinex Affiliate Review

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Bitfinex has a new affiliate marketing program. In this this post I review the main features of the Bitfinex affiliate marketing program. If you’re a bitcoin crypto trader, click on this link to singup for Bitfinex.

Signup

To start using the Bitfinex affiliate program, signup for Bitfinex, and then once logged in, click on the “affiliate” link in the top main menu. The first time I did this I see a pop-up showing me Bitfinex’s suggested first three steps (which don’t offer much benefit) and then after clicking the proceed button, I landed on the affiliate dashboard page. The Bitfinex affiliate dashboard shows a snapshot of my revenue, signups, top members, and a graph of my affiliate earnings over time. The left side menu allows me to toggle between different dashboard views.

Bitfinex Affiliate Commission Structure

Oddly, Bitfinex affiliates earn commissions on three layers of signups according to the following schedule:

  • 1st degree (direct) Member connections: 18%
  • 2nd degree Member connections: 6%
  • 3rd degree Member connections: 2%

Then, affiliates receive commission multipliers based on certain things their users will do. If a user account is KYC verified, the affiliate gets a 1.2x multiplier. If one of your members, over the past 30 days, had an average holding of UNUS SED LEO tokens greater than 500 USDt LEO equivalent, the Bitfinex affiliate will be eligible for an additional multiplier on his activities as follows:

  • 500+ USDt LEO equivalent – a 1.1x multiplier
  • 5,000+ USDt LEO equivalent – a 1.2x multiplier
  • 50,000+ USDt LEO equivalent – a 1.5x multiplier

The percentage of the fees Bitfinex affiliates receive for each 1st degree member start at 18% and are fall in a straight-line fashion so that at the end of each thirty days, it is reduced by 0.5%. This means your Bitfinex affiliate commissions are decrease per user by 6% each year. This leads me to believe Bitfinex affiliate commissions will go to zero after 3 years? I’d like to hear more about this from Bitfinex.

Bitfinex affiliate commissions pay in the same digital tokens that Bitfinex collected them as fees. But there are three exceptions:

  • UNUS SED LEO tokens 
  • Any Digital Tokens that Bitfinex determines should be converted – if you do not have a verified account or are not eligible to receive so
  • Fees from fiat currencies, UNUS SED LEO, or restricted tokens, are exchanged to Bitcoin (BTC) or Tether (USDt)

Program Features

Bitfinex affiliates get to offer their networks an incentive to signup. New users receive a rebate of 6% which is reduced by 0.5% per month in the same fashion as the commission structure. At the end of each thirty days, it is reduced by 0.5%.

You can create custom codes & URLs as a Bitfinex affiliate. This feature is very helpful to affiliates with multiple platforms. Its pretty easy, just hit the bright green “generate new code button” in the top right corner of the Bitfinex affiliate dashboard.

The dashboard used to track affiliate revenue actually seems a bit helpful. If affiliate create multiple codes for different platforms, they can see clicks and signups separated by different codes.

Is the Bitfinex Affiliate Program Good?

For me, the best features of the new Bitfinex affiliate program seem to be the custom code generation and some of the reporting features. I also like how affiliates get paid a percentage of the revenue generated from signups, as compared to a signup bonus. This way, incentives are aligned since affiliate commissions are paid from user revenue.

I don’t like the sliding scale of commissions. I understand why Bitfinex has chosen this commission structure, since it encourages affiliates to continue feeding new signups, or else their commission will dry up. But I would rather have a lower commission level that lasts for a longer time as I believe it would offer a smoother payout frequency.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on Bitfinex in general. Do you think its a ponzi? Do you think their association with US dollar tether is dangerous? Please leave your comments to this post and I’ll address them.

Click here for other posts I’ve written on Bitfinex.

Coinberry vs Shakepay Buy Bitcoin Canada Review

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Coinberry and Shakepay are two of the most popular ways to buy bitcoin in Canada. Below I compare both methods to buy bitcoin and take into consideration the costs, ease of use, mobile apps, and verification systems. There are many different ways to buy bitcoin in Canada, but I think Shakepay and Coinberry are two of the best right now.

For a list of all the best places I think you should be aware of to buy bitcoins in Canada, click here to check out my main post about how to buy bitcoin in Canada. This main post is where I provide links and resources about all the major sites such as Coinberry, Shakepay, Coinsquare, BullBitcoin, and others. If you would like me to review a specific site or you would like me to review a particular aspect of any place to buy bitcoins in Canada, please comment this post or send me a DM.

Account Opening

The account opening process for both Shakepay and Coinberry is very similar. You can join each site with an e-mail and password, you’ll have to confirm your credentials.

Depositing

Both Coinberry and Shakepay basically use the same method to make deposits with Interac e-transfer. For Canadians, this payment method should be easy. Log into your online banking (or banking app) setup a contact and then send an e-transfer. It seems like both Coinberry and Shakepay use the Interac API so that when they receive the e-transfer they electronically read your security question and answer to determine your account. For example, with Shakepay my security question is my username and the security answer is a code. Shakepay knows this info (since they provided it to me). So when they receive my e-transfer their system reads these codes and credits my Shakepay account. Same with Coinberry, users are required to input a msg (provided by Coinberry) to their e-transfer so that when Coinberry receives your e-transfer they will know which account the deposit is for.

Price to Buy Bitcoins

So once you have opened an account and funded it, the next step is to exchange the Canadian dollars you just deposited for bitcoins or the other cryptos that Coinberry and Shakepay offer for sale. Coinberry offers five different cryptos for sale (btc, eth, xrp, bch, ltc), whereas Shakepay offers btc and eth only. In this regard, Coinberry seems a bit better. But keep in mind that you probably should choose the cheapest currency to buy then withdraw, more on this below.

The prices listed to buy bitcoins on Coinberry and Shakepay are very similar. At the time of writing the price of btc on Coinberry is $11,776 and on Shakepay is $11,551. So in this case, Shakepay is a little cheaper then Coinberry. If you want to purchase $200 worth of bitcoin, the difference in price would mean at $3.89 difference. More importantly, at the time of writing, the price for bitcoin on Coinsquare (a Canadian based exchange) is $11,449. This makes sense because Coinberry and Shakepay need to buy their bitcoins from somewhere, and they mark it up for their own customers as the price of their service.

Fees

So let’s be clear on the fees. The first fee is the rate of bitcoins for Canadian dollars. This fee is hidden in the spread we pay Coinberry and Shakepay for their service. Its represented as the price we pay to exchange our Canadian dollars for bitcoins. While this isn’t an explicit fee, its still a cost to us users. Another fee we’ll pay to use Coinberry and Shakepay is the withdrawal fee (in bitcoins).

So unless you just want to hold a nominal amount of bitcoin for fun (so you can tell your friends at a cocktail party that you own bitcoin I guess?) you’ll likely want to transfer the bitcoin you purchased at Coinberry and Shakepay to another wallet or service so that you can actually use it, either to invest, buy something, gamble, play fantasy sports, etc.  This withdrawal fee is an explicit cost to users. At the time of writing, I’m not completely sure what the bitcoin withdrawal fee is for Shakepay and Coinberry. Users should expect something like a few bucks of bitcoin to make a bitcoin withdrawal.

Poloniex Delists CLAM coins

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Poloniex has announced it will delist CLAM coins by October 15th, and all users should withdraw their CLAMs as soon as possible.

The price of CLAMs dropped sharply on the news of Poloniex de-listing, falling almost 50%. Since Poloniex is the primary exchange where CLAMs are traded, their de-listing leaves a huge gap in the market for CLAMs and while a few other exchanges still list CLAM trading, the liquidity is currently very low.

CLAM traders should check out FreiExchange.com. There are no trading fees and the exchange makes profit by charging for withdrawals. I’ve been posting a shallow market on this exchange, and would be happy to post more volume if trades take place.

Click here to view my other posts about CLAM coins.

For the latest new on CLAMs, check out the chat on Just-Dice or the CLAM coin thread on BitcoinTalk.

I’m actually not that worried about CLAM coins as long as there are a handful of devs still supporting the ecosystem. 1.5 mil CLAMs are still on Just-Dice and the price of CLAMs is still more then zero, so I figure there is more upside then down at this stage since so much can be added to the CLAM coin economy (which realistically is still relatively small).

Bet on Facebook Libra Token

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If you’re wondering whether Facebook Libra tokens will actually become reality, an online crypto exchange is now facilitating bets on whether the social-media company can come close to meeting its target launch date.

CoinFlex is now offering a type of presale that traders can use to bet on whether Libra will become reality. I’m not sure of the details of what CoinFlex is offering, but below are some links.

I’ve also started a parimutuel betting pool on CoinRoster where users can bet on whether Libra will be operational by the end of 2020. Click Here to view the current odds.

Bloomberg Article on CoinFlex Libra trading.

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QuadrigaCX Legal Update 2018/10/08

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Below is the text I received from Miller Thomson today regarding QuadrigaCX.

On October 7, 2019, the Trustee served a motion seeking approval of a settlement agreement among Jennifer Robertson, Robertson, in her capacity as the executor of the estate of Gerald Cotten (the “Estate”), Thomas Beazley, certain entities controlled by Jennifer Robertson (the “Controlled Entities”), the Trustee and the Official Committee of Affected Users (with respect to specific sections of the settlement agreement).

In summary*, as part of the settlement:

  • Jennifer Robertson, the Estate and the Controlled Entities agree to transfer to the Trustee any assets, property or undertaking, situated anywhere in the world, whether known or unknown, other than certain excluded assets which are set out in Schedule “C” to the Settlement Agreement.
  • Thomas Beazley agrees to transfer to the Quadriga estate, his right, title and interest in any of his assets that were (a) directly or indirectly transferred to Beazley by Quadriga, Cotten and Robertson assets which originated from Quadriga or Cotten, or (b) purchased using proceeds of assets transferred by Quadriga and/or Cotten.
  • Jennifer Robertson and Thomas Beazley will be (i) required to submit sworn financial statements disclosing the nature, value and location of all of their assets (including the Estate and the Controlled Entities), and (iii) subject to an examination, under oath, pursuant to Section 163 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  • Jennifer Robertson and Thomas Beazley also agree to provide ongoing cooperation to the Trustee. These are known as the “Cooperation Obligations”.
  • The Trustee and the Official Committee, on behalf of the Affected Users, agree to release Jennifer Robertson, the Estate, the Controlled Entities and Beazley from any and all claims with respect to receiving assets from Quadriga or Cotten, and any involvement or conduct with respect to Quadriga or Cotten. The express terms of the release language are set out in the Settlement Agreement.

The releases provided by the Trustee and the Official Committee are null and void if it is determined by the Court that:

  • Robertson or Beazley wilfully failed to disclose any assets that would be subject to the Settlement Agreement of either Robertson, the Estate or the Controlled Entities in the sworn financial statements her and Beazley are required to provide;
  • Robertson or Beazley become aware of any assets that are required to be disclosed under the Settlement Agreement and weren’t disclosed in their sworn financial statements and fail to notify the Trustee of such assets or take reasonable steps to assist with transferring such assets to the Trustee; or
  • Robertson or Beazley breach any of their Cooperation Obligations.

The Settlement Agreement was heavily negotiated among the parties over several months. Ultimately, the Official Committee determined that entering into the Settlement Agreement was in the overall best interests of Affected Users as it results in a significant amount of assets (valued at over $10 million) being transferred to the Quadriga estate for distribution to creditors and avoids the time, delay, expense and uncertainty of litigation.

Representative Counsel, on behalf of the Official Committee, will be filing with the Court materials in support of the Settlement Agreement that will be made publicly available.

A copy of the Trustee’s motion record can be found here: 12 and 3. A copy of the Settlement Agreement can be found here.

For other posts on QuadrigaCX, click here.

Calculating Payoffs from a Parimutuel Pool

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Parimutuel betting is a wagering system in which all bets of a particular type are placed together in a pool and payoff odds are calculated by sharing the pool among all winning bets. Parimutuel betting differs from fixed-odds betting in how the final payout is not determined until the pool is closed. With fixed odds betting, the payout is agreed to at the time the bet is placed. Another difference between parimutuel betting and fixed-odds betting is the way risk is assumed and odds are set.

Parimutuel Pool Basics

In a parimutuel pool, the pool operator assumes none of the outcome/event risk because the odds are set by the betting participants. Conversely, a fixed-odds betting “book” sets the odds for each bet and assumes the outcome/event risk. Since a fixed-odds book assumes the responsibility for setting the odds and paying off the bettors at a certain pre-determined price, a fixed-odds book is more likely to be interested in getting “action” between the various potential outcomes of an event.

Fixed Odds Betting

A fixed-odds book operator attempts to balance their book by attempting to offer odds that as closely as possible match the theoretical chances of the various outcomes an in turn expects bettors to wager on the odds in a proportionate way. A fixed-odds book handicaps these odds in a variety of ways including using both fundamental and technical methods.

Parimutuel Pools vs Fixed Odds

Although a parimutuel pool avoids many of the risks that a fixed-odds book operator faces since a parimutuel pool does not get involved in setting the wagering odds or assuming any of the event risk; bettors in a parimutuel pool face uncertain payoffs compared to a fixed-odds betting method. Since the payouts from a parimutuel pool aren’t determined until betting is complete, a bettor does not know their actual payoff odds until after wagering has ended.  This creates greater uncertainty for the parimutuel pool bettor compared to accepting fixed-odds from a bookmaker, since the bettor knows for certain what their payoff will be using a fixed-odds wagering method prior to the close of wagering on an event.

Calculating Parimutuel Payoffs

Parimutuel payoffs are calculated using a simple method. Before an event takes place, wagers are accepted by the pool on the various possible outcomes. Then, after the event takes place and an outcome is determined, the amount in the pool is distributed between those who wagered on that outcome. For example, consider the following table where a certain amount is wagered on each of the following outcomes:

1 $60
2 $140
3 $24
4 $110
5 $220
6 $94
7 $300
8 $80

The total pool of money wagered on the event is $1028. Following the start of the event, no more wagers are accepted. The event is then decided and the winning outcome is determined to be Outcome 4 with $110.00 wagered. The rake for the pool operator is first deducted from the pool. With a rake of 14.25%, the calculation is: $1028 × 0.1425 = $146.49. This leaves $881.51 remaining in the pool. This remaining amount in the pool is now distributed to those who wagered on Outcome 4: $881.51 / $110.00 = 8.01 ≈ $8 per $1 wagered. This payout includes the $1 wagered plus an additional $7 profit. Thus, the odds on Outcome 4 are 7-to-1 (or, expressed as decimal odds, 8.01).

Expressed algebraically, in an event with a set of n possible outcomes, with wagers W1, W2, …, Wn the total pool wagered on the event is:

W_T = \sum^n_{i=1} W_i.

After the pool operator deducts a commission rate of r from the pool, the amount remaining to be distributed between the successful bettors is WR = WT(1 − r). Those who bet on the successful outcome m will receive a payout of WR / Wm for every amount they bet on it.

To calculate the payoffs on types of bets that have more than one outcome, such as “place” and “show” bets, a pool must be created for each type of bet and pooled wagers distributed between each winning outcome. For example, assume $1,000 is bet on “place” bets where the betting an outcome will be either first or second place. Further assume $100 is bet on “X” outcome and $200 is bet on “Y” outcome. The pool operator takes a 17% commission, leaving $830 in the wagering pool. X and Y each place in the event, and so winning bets of $300 are deducted from the pool leaving $530 to pay those who wagered on X and Y. Half of the $530 remaining in the pool will be paid to the winners of each X and Y. The expressed odds are a ratio of payoffs to wagers on X which is $265/$100 = 2.65 and on Y which is $265/$200 = 1.325. As you can see from these odds, we can assume the pool expected outcome X to be a bit unlikely and outcome Y to be a bit likely.

Live Parimutuel Pools

Here are some links where users can try their hand with real life parimutuel pools. Each of these examples uses bitcoins as the currency, but new users without bitcoins can actually try for free on two of these sites.

CoinRoster

CoinRoster is a betting site that features fixed odds bets and parimutuel pools. Join for free to receive a small amount of bitcoin to play with, just make sure to use the promo code on the main page. There are parimutuel pools running for each week’s PGA Tour golf tournament. Check out the Golf Props category. CoinRoster also usually has a few parimutuel pools in the User Generated category, which is a category where any type of pool can be created by users who have made a deposit.

FreeBitco.in

This is a site with a bitcoin faucet, so if you don’t already have some bitcoin, you can signup to FreeBitco.in and receive some free bitcoin to play with. FreeBitco.in has a few cool features including the ability to bank your bitcoins for interest, but they also host a variety of parimutuel pools on a variety of topics. Once you have signed up for the site, scroll to the betting tab to view the different parimutuel pools available. Click here to try FreeBitco.in

BetMoose

BetMoose is a bitcoin betting site with parimutuel and fixed odds bets. They do not have a freeplay option, so you can only try BetMoose if you already have bitcoin. Like CoinRoster, BetMoose allows users to create their own parimutuel and fixed odds bets. But unlike CoinRoster and more like FreeBitco.in, BetMoose adds a time weighted factor to their parimutuel pools. This is done to encourage early betting. Since with parimutuel pool betting, there is no benefit to betting before the time when the pool closes since its the bettors advantage to bet at the last moment the pool will close in order to use all possible information about the odds from the pool size. Click Here to try BetMoose.

More Questions about Parimutuel Pools

If you have more questions about parimutuel betting, please leave your comment to this post and I will respond directly or write a post specifically to answer your question.

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Best Bitcoin Betting Sites

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Bitcoin betting is a key part of the bitcoin ecosystem. Since so many different bitcoin betting sites now exist, today, its impossible to say which bitcoin betting sites are the best. Even though there is no clear winner, this post lists and describes a few of my favorite bitcoin betting sites.

Nitrogen Sports

Nitrogen Sports is a betting site using bitcoins as the currency and it also has many of the bets available with traditional sports books including in-play betting on NFL. Nitrogen let’s users play anonymously or they can create an account. User can only deposit using bitcoins and the odds on Nitrogen are very similar to most traditional sports books. Nitrogen is one of the best bitcoin betting sites, but users should also check out CloudBet. Click here to try Nitrogen Sports.

FreeBitco.in

If you want free bitcoins, then FreeBitco.in is a good site. Users can stay logged in and use their hourly faucet. At the time of writing, the faucet pays out 0.00000024 btc per hour. Users can keep the site open as a browser tab and set a sound to buzz each hour to remind them. The faucet is actually a numbers game where the higher the number, the larger the reward. At FreeBitco.in, users can parlay their faucet winnings into further bets including lots of sports bets that are structured as parimutuel pools. Users can also invest their bitcoins to earn interest. Currently, the rate is 4.08% annually, which is one of the highest rates on bitcoin deposits anywhere. Click here to try FreeBitco.in.

CoinRoster

CoinRoster is a bitcoin betting site with fantasy sports too. Users at CoinRoster can make bets on golf, the price of bitcoins, and general topics. After making a deposit, users can create their own bets. This is done by creating parimutuel pools or staking their own fixed odds bets. If you’re into golf, CoinRoster has weekly and daily fantasy golf, and golf prop bets can also be made. CoinRoster has a signup bonus on their main page, which allows new users to receive a nominal amount of bitcoin in order to play for free.

BetMoose

If you’re looking for a site that allows users to post their own parimutuel pools and uses bitcoins as the currency, check out BetMoose. Users at BetMoose can post their own parimutuel or fixed odds bets, and they can also bet in the many pools created by other users.

Bodog

Bodog is a traditional online sports book with a wide variety of bets to make. Users can link multiple bets to create their own parlays and Bodog offers lots of in-game wagering. The reason why Bodog is on this list of the best bitcoin betting sites is because users can deposit and withdraw using bitcoins, even though the balances of Bodog users are still kept in US or Canadian dollars. Bodog users get a bonus for using bitcoins to make deposits, so check out their promo page for the latest deal

Click here for my page listing various bonus codes and free play codes.