Blockchain-based global decentralized public gaming community eGamingFund launched its own token on the CasinoCoin blockchain earlier this year. We spoke with eGamingFund’s CEO (Europe and Latin America) Gareth George McIntosh to find out more.

Please could you introduce eGamingFund to our readers?

I’m very excited to be able to talk to you about this great new company making headway into both blockchain and egaming sectors.

We noticed that no other platforms were offering gamers and independent game developers the one-stop-shop to play games as well as develop, test, showcase and license their own game creations to potential suppliers and gaming operators. eGamingFund is the place where gamers can go to play games and developers can go to build them. Or vice versa.

It is a blockchain-powered platform and marketplace for the gaming community. Game creators can use the tokenised platform and our drag and drop game creation software to license and distribute content. The entire platform is built upon an underlying blockchain and proprietary algorithms which will create an efficient and fraud-resistant licensing environment.

Our token, GFG, which sits upon the CasinoCoin blockchain, is used throughout the process, as well as by the end user for in-app purchases when playing the games.

Who is behind eGamingFund?

Our founder, Oliver Wu, is one of the most respected names in the Asian gaming sector, having served as president of a publicly-listed games company as well as working alongside many of the most successful operators in Asia.

He’s supported by our CTO Frank Liu, a leading mind across the subjects of 3D graphics, cryptography, peer-to-peer communication and blockchain consensus mechanisms.

I am serving as eGamingFund’s CEO for Europe and Latin America. My background is primarily in the online gaming sector, where I spent many years with PokerStars and, more recently, at GreySnow Poker, where I was managing director.

We are supported by some fantastic advisors, including CasinoCoin’s John Caldwell and Duncan Cameron, and Feng Tao, chairman of investment firm New Margin.

Can you tell us about the upcoming the eGamingFund Creator?

Our proprietary development tool, eGamingFund Creator, allows anyone to design and build their games from scratch, as well as user test and distribute licenses all within the same community and ecosystem. It will be launching in the near future.

It is a powerful piece of software which hands full control to developers. Creator is essentially an editing kit where no actual coding experience is needed. The software allows users to create and manipulate game projects. We provide the tools for non-devs to become game-devs. On top of all of this, it supports 3D and is compatible with a range of VR and AR devices, including Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE and Microsoft HoloLens. We see it as a gamechanger for this sector.

The entire platform is built upon an underlying blockchain and proprietary algorithms which will create an efficient and fraud-resistant licensing environment

Gareth George McIntosh, eGamingFund

Why did you select the CasinoCoin blockchain to launch the GFG token?

We considered a number of different options, including Ethereum and EOS, but settled on CasinoCoin for several reasons.

Firstly, the technology is simply more powerful and better suited to our use case. We expect a high-volume of transactions, and a blockchain such as Ethereum has problems scaling to these demands.

We were also hugely impressed by the CasinoCoin team, and its expertise across the field of gaming. We wanted our token to be hosted on a blockchain that is built specifically for this sector, and CasinoCoin fit the bill as the blockchain for gaming.

What are the next steps for eGamingFund?

Aside from the launch of our eGamingFund Creator, our GFG token is trading on a couple of smaller exchanges already, with some bigger listings to come shortly. We’ve been building out our platform for the past two years and are now close to launch.

Beyond that, the priority is to quickly build a community around our product. We are continually making improvements and advancements in our technology so that it’s always best-in-class. We have full confidence that there is a significant audience for it among the gaming and crypto community. The freemium gaming sector was worth more than $110 billion in 2018 and we see this platform grabbing a significant share of this market.

For more information about eGamingFund, please visit: https://egamingfund.org

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