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Crypto World Cup Day 17

It’s Day 17 of the Crypto World Cup and our second day of the round of 16! Charlie Lee faces off against Bill Barhydt, plus Tyler Winklevoss takes on CryptoYoda.

It was two wild games today, with some pretty surprising results. Let’s dig in!

If you missed it, here’s the summary of who’s playing in the round of 16.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games

Match 1: Tyler Winklevoss 1 (3)-1 (4) CryptoYoda

Coming blind into this match, you would think that Tyler Winklevoss would have this game in the bag. Most would say he’s got a way better track record in the crypto world that CryptoYoda, but CryptoYoda has been surprising everyone this tournament and today was no different!

Not only did Tyler Winklevoss not win today’s match against CryptoYoda, he didn’t even get any goals in for the actual game.

CryptoYoda scored one goal and accidently scored a goal on himself, giving Winklevoss his one goal and tying the match.

The game came to an end still at a tie, forcing the players to take penalty shots. Here, Winklevoss stepped up, getting three penalty shots, but it still wasn’t enough. CryptoYoda got in four penalty shots, winning the game for himself and knocking Tyler Winklevoss completely out of the tournament!

Now, Winklevoss’ only hope at redemption is his twin Cameron winning for the both of them.

Match 2: Charlie Lee 1 (3)-1 (2) Bill Barhydt

Perhaps a somewhat less exciting game than Winklevoss vs. CryptoYoda, the game between Charlie Lee and Bill Barhydt ended in much the same way – going to penalty shots.

Within mere minutes of starting the match, Bill Barhydt scored the first goal of the game, exciting all Abra fans. But the excitement was short-lived, as Charlie Lee rounded things up by quickly scoring a goal for himself.

Things remained 1-1 until the end of the game, where things once again had to turn to penalty shots, where, ultimately, Lee beat out Barhydt.

Today knocks Bill Barhydt and, unbelievably, Tyler Winklevoss out of the competition for good, leaving CryptoYoda and Charlie Lee to move onto the next round.

>> Check out Day 16 of the Crypto World Cup

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Crypto World Cup Day 8

It’s day 8 of the Crypto World Cup, and we have some of the biggest players facing off with one another. Charlie Lee will play against Vitalik Buterin in a nail-biting match. Plus, Charles Hoskinson, Apolo Ohno, Bill Barhydt, and Tiffany Hayden. You won’t want to miss it!

If you don’t know them all yet, meet the players of our Crypto World Cup.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games

Match 1: Bill Barhydt 1-1 Tiffany Hayden

Going into their second game each, Barhydt has one up on Hayden. Bill Barhydt won his last game against Apolo Ohno, whereas Tiffany Hayden lost her last match against Charles Hoskinson.

Hayden was looking to turn things around for herself, but was Barhydt the one to beat? Coming off a win from his last game, Barhydt sure wasn’t going to go down without a fight.

Going into the match, many favoured Barhydt to win.

Both competitors put up a scrappy front, each managing to score a goal, tying the game and giving themselves each two points. But without a win today, Hayden’s soccer days may be coming to a close.

Match 2: Charles Hoskinson 1-0 Apolo Ohno

Hoskinson was definitely the one to beat in his match against Ohno, but Ohno couldn’t quite pull through. With two games now lost, there’s no way Apolo Ohno is going to make it into the next round.

Hoskinson has been in the crypto developing game longer than Ohno, and his experience showed today.

The chances are high that Hoskinson, along with Barhydt, will be moving onto the next round, leaving behind Ohno and Hayden to lick their wounds.

Match 3: Vitalik Buterin 0-3 Charlie Lee 

Here’s the game that everyone was waiting for – Vitalik Buterin vs. Charlie Lee. You could say this was the ultimate showdown.

With the bigger cryptocurrency behind him, Buterin was favoured to win, but Lee’s no new fish to the crypto sea. Some of his goals might have been a bit suspect, but, ultimately, he was the better player today.

Now, Buterin’s future in the competition is at stake. Will he manage to recover his game in his next match?

>> Check out Day 7 of the Crypto World Cup

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Justin Sun vs. Jed McCaleb – Crypto Currency News

Crypto World Cup day 5: Where Satoshi Nakamoto takes on Tom Lee, and Justin Sun faces off with Jed McCaleb.

Today’s matches kicked off with Willy Woo taking on Anthony Pompliano but everyone’s eyes were on the Justin Sun vs. Jed McCaleb and Satoshi Nakamoto vs. Tom Lee Games.

If you don’t know them all yet, meet the players of our Crypto World Cup.

Here are the results and some highlights:

Match 1: Willy Woo 1-0 Anthony Pompliano

Willy Woo kicks off his tournament with a win over Anthony Pompliano which wasn’t too surprising. This World Cup is Willy Woo’s first in 12 years but he managed to outperform Anthony Pompliano in what can only be described as a ‘scrappy’ game. A valid penalty was awarded to him, which put him in the lead.

Now, Anthony Pompliano faces a difficult tournament ahead as he competes in a difficult group. Pompliano needs to up his lacklustre game if he is to have any hope of survival.

Match 2: Satoshi Nakamoto 3-0 Tom Lee

Unfortunately for Tom Lee, this game was always going to be a bit of a no-brainer. Superiorly outranked in class and performance by Satoshi Nakamoto, Tom Lee did well to even make the tournament, but now that he has arrived, this 3-0 victory to Satoshi meets expectation. Sorry Tom Lee, soccer isn’t your strongest forte.

Satoshi on the other hand…well the predictions will be for him to meet Justin Sun in the group showdown. Time will tell all.

Match 3: Justin Sun 2-1 Jed McCaleb

Today saw a nail-biting win for Justin Sun as a stoppage-time header put him ahead of Jed McCaleb, sealing his fate. After this performance, McCaleb can easily be considered a dark-horse with a stronger potential then he was initially credited. However, he will have to fight hard to come back from this loss – but it is not impossible.

My predictions for this group are Satoshi Nakamoto and Justin Sun will fight it out to lead the table. Jed McCaleb might pull something out of the bag though; it wouldn’t be a first for the World Cup.

What are your thoughts!? Who’s your winner for the Crypto World Cup? Place your bets now!

>> Check out Day 4 of the Crypto World Cup

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Cameron Winklevoss vs. David Schwartz – Crypto Currency News

Welcome to Day 4 of the Crypto World Cup! Cameron Winklevoss faced off against David Schwartz in today’s collection of matches!

Other players include:

Dan Larimer (Costa Rica) vs. Jamie Dimon (Serbia)

Roger Ver (Germany) vs. David Armstrong (Mexico)

Here are some of the highlights from today’s games!

If you haven’t, don’t forget to meet the players of the Crypto World Cup!

The Results

Match 1

With a final score of 1-0, Jamie Dimon (Serbia) has won his first game of the Crypto World Cup! Dan Larimer (Costa Rica) made a valiant effort, as the final stats showed that both teams seemed evenly matched.

Costa Rica made it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil four years ago, while Serbia didn’t qualify in 2014. We’re just getting started, so who knows if Larimer can make a comeback!

Match 2

In another 1-0 win, Brian Armstrong (Mexico) has started off to a good start in the Crypto World Cup. Roger Ver (Germany), on the other hand, definitely tried his best.

Even though Germany had nearly 26 shots on goal to Mexico’s 13, Mexico ultimately scored in the first half and Germany just couldn’t catch up.

Match 3

Cameron Winklevoss (Brazil) and David Schwartz (Switzerland) faced off in the last game of the day, and what a game it was! The two teams tied at 1-1, although Brazil still had almost three times as many shots on goal than Switzerland.

Brazil was the host country of the previous World Cup and was one of the favourites to win. They we able to finish in fourth place, while Switzerland also qualified for the 2014 World Cup.

>> Crypto World Cup Day 3: Vitalik Buterin vs. Nick Szabo

Who are your favourites in the Crypto World Cup?

Stay tuned for more Crypto World Cup action tomorrow and don’t forget to check out yesterday’s highlights!

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Vitalik Buterin vs. Nick Szabo – Crypto Currency News

After two days of action-packed drama, the Crypto 2018 World Cup has officially concluded day 3. Lots went on today, but everyone seems to be talking about Vitalik Buterin (Argentina) and Iceland (Nick Szabo.)

If you missed it, don’t forget to meet the players for all the upcoming matches for the Crypto World Cup!

Crypto World Cup Day 3 

Match 1: Argentina (Vitalik Buterin) vs. Iceland (Nick Szabo):

The stakes were high today, but the score (sadly) came to 1-1. Eyes were on Vitalik Buterin at the Crypto World Cup, with it being Argentina’s opening match at the tournament. Meanwhile, the cheers of Nick Szabo supporters filled the stadium. This was Iceland’s first ever World Cup game. And they came, they saw, but no — they were not conquered.

In the 64th minute, Lionel Messi was awarded a penalty, but he failed to convert it. Iceland, and therefore Nick Szabo, are getting major credit for this. Messi is under fire, as it was his first penalty in a World Cup (aside from shootouts). Should he have made it? Should Vitalik Buterin have taken the W? Let me know what you think!

>> Crypto World Cup Day 1 

Fun Facts: Vitalik Buterin

– The 2018 World Cup is in Russia. Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, was born in Kolomna, Russia. 

Fun Facts: Nick Szabo 

– Nick Szabo was drawn as Iceland in the Crypto World Cup. To our surprise, he has a connection to the Nordic island nation. He has spoken of Iceland’s crypto energy consumption on a number of occasions. 

Match 2: France (Charles Hoskinson) vs. Australia (Tiffany Hayden)

Charles Hoskinson came up on top in Saturday’s game with a score of 2-1. This is the 4th World Cup that France has started the tournament unbeaten. Meanwhile, Australia is getting some sympathy, as the game means the country has lost 4/5 of their World Cup opening games. 

Tiffany Hayden was drawn as Australia for the Crypto World Cup. She is a member of the XRP community and is seen as a fresh face in the crypto space. Australia had a fresh face in the game today, too. In the 84th minute, Daniel Arzani took the field, making him the youngest player to make an appearance in the World Cup for Australia. 

>>  World Cup Day 2 

In the 80th minute, France grabbed a late winner, allowing Charles Hoskinson to end day 3 on top. Sometimes you just need to take a step back, and then come back hot. Hoskinson did this after he left Ethereum; he went on a 6-month hiatus, and then created his engineering company called IOHK.

Match 3: Peru (Apolo Ohno) vs. Denmark (Bill Barhydt)

Considering this was Peru’s first game in the World Cup since 1982, all eyes were on this match. Ultimately, however, Bill Barhydt was victorious in Denmark’s opening match of the 2018 World Cup. Denmark defeated Peru, and therefore Apolo Ohno, with a 1-0 victory. 

Apolo Ohno and Peru are getting credit for maintaining possession more than Denmark (54% vs. 46%) and for having more shots on goal (17 vs. 10). However, Denmark managed to score in the 59th minute, just short of the hour. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen flicked the ball to Yussuf Poulsen, who then drilled it into the net from 10 yards out. 

This was not the most suspenseful of games, but it was a nerve-racking second half. Why? Because we had to watch Peru struggle to fight back. Don’t worry, Peru! The World Cup will be around for a while – I’m sure you will get another shot. Crypto will be around for a while, too, which is something Apolo Ohno has openly stated in the past.

Match 4: Croatia (Charlie Lee) vs. Nigeria (Barry Silbert)

Last match of the day and it was quite the doozy. Both teams put up a good fight at Kaliningrad Stadium, but ultimately, Charlie Lee took home the cake.

This was the first time Croatia and Nigeria have played against each other, and while Nigeria and Barry Silbert did not underperform, matching Croatia’s number of shots on goal, they did let in an own goal in the 32nd minute. This caused them to fall short early on, which probably impacted their game mentality. Croatia scored its second goal in the 71st minute. 

Fun Facts:

Similar to Croatia and Nigeria today,  Charlie Lee and Barry Silbert have faced off against one another at one point in their lives. In fact, Charlie Lee is cited as saying that he opposes SegWit2x, which was a project initially proposed by Barry Silbert.

The Takeaway

Did you have a match today that shocked you the most? Mine’s probably Vitalik Buterin (Argentina) vs. Iceland. I mean, Messi missing a penalty? Didn’t see that one coming. Did you?

Check back in tomorrow for day 4!

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