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Crypto World Cup Day 14

Day 14 of the Crypto World Cup was a wild one! Roger Ver faced off against Anthony Pompliano in what turned out to be a shocker of a game. Plus, Willy Woo pulls the wool over everyone’s eyes.

Meet the players of this year’s Crypto World Cup.

Check out the results and highlights of today’s games

Match 1: Brian Armstrong 0-3 Willy Woo

The stakes were high today, especially for Willy Woo. Armstrong, having won his last two games, was already guaranteed a spot in the next round, and while there was a strong likelihood that Woo would be moving on as well, a bad game today could have really messed things up for Willy Woo.

But Woo was on fire today! He managed to get in three amazing goals, as Armstrong struggled to hold on. Perhaps Armstrong wasn’t trying too hard since he already knew he’d be moving on, but he certainly wasn’t giving much of a fight against Woo.

Match 2: Anthony Pompliano 2-0 Roger Ver

This could have been the game to end all games – and for Roger Ver, it was. Ver was a favourite going into this year’s Crypto World Cup, considering he won the last competition, but bad luck was on his side this year. Could this be the return of the winner’s curse?

It was a nail-biting game throughout and both Pompliano and Ver fought hard, Ver reallllly pushing for Bitcoin Cash to go through, but he just couldn’t quite make it.

Pompliano, already out of the competition based on his previous poor performance during his last two games, showed us that he’s still got it in him. Pompliano managed an amazing two goals in the last few minutes of the match, ensuring that Ver wouldn’t be getting any measly tie points – and with that, Ver is officially out of the competition!

Match 3: David Schwartz 2-2 Dan Larimer

Schwartz managed the first goal in his game against Larimer, but his victory lap didn’t last long. Larimer soon tied the match 2-2, continuing with today’s tradition of losers giving the other teams a run for their money.

Match 4: Jamie Dimon 0-2 Cameron Winklevoss

Had Cameron Winklevoss lost today, he wouldn’t have made it through, such has been the rocky start to the competition for this favoured crypto rep. But, facing off against Dimon, Winklevoss clearly wasn’t nervous – and he needn’t have been.

Winklevoss came away the winner today and will be advancing to the next round, along with David Schwartz, Brian Armstrong, and Willy Woo.

>> Check out Day 13 of the Crypto World Cup

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Crypto World Cup Day 10

Day 10 of the Crypto World Cup has officially concluded, and it was quite the doozy! 

Saturday’s matches saw Satoshi Nakamoto alienate Jed McCaleb.  We also saw a tight game between Anthony Pompliano and Brian Armstrong, with the latter coming back in injury time. Day 10 of the Crypto World Cup ended with Roger Ver facing off with Willy Woo in what ended up being a nail-biting game.

If you don’t know yet, meet the players of our 2018 Crypto World Cup! 

Match 1: Satoshi Nakamoto 5-2 Jed McCaleb 

The game started off tight but quickly favored Satoshi Nakamoto. Both teams scored less than twenty minutes into the first half, with Satoshi Nakamoto slotting the ball into the bottom-left corner during a penalty in the 6th minute. 

Jed McCaleb came back in the 18th minute, but not before Satoshi Nakamoto slipped the ball through the legs of Mr. McCaleb, making the score 2-0 at the time. 

Satoshi Nakamoto went on to score 2 more goals in the second half, with the last being at the 90th minute. Jed McCaleb managed to get one more goal, 3 minutes into injury time. 

Takeaway:

Satoshi Nakamoto: 6 Points; Leader of Group G

Jed McCaleb: 0 Points; Bottom of Group G

>> Check Out Crypto World Cup Day 9!

Match 2: Brian Armstrong 2-1 Anthony Pompliano 

This was Brian Armstrong’s game. 12 minutes into the game and Brian Armstrong held 72% of possession. Armstrong scored his first goal in the 26th minute via a penalty. 

Second half was met with yellow cards, substitutions, and another goal for Brian Armstrong — eight yards out at the 66th minute. 

At this point, the game was in the Brian Armstrong bag. But 3 minutes into injury time, Anthony Pompliano managed to bang in a screamer from 20 yards out, making the score 2-1. The game was back on. However, with a remaining 3 minutes in stoppage time, Anthony Pompliano was not able to equalize. 

Takeaway: 

Brian Armstrong: 6 Points; Leader of Group F

Anthony Pompliano: 0 Points; Bottom of Group F 

Match 3: Roger Ver 2-1 Willy Woo 

Both teams took turns leading this match. Controversial crypto player Roger Ver started off the game strong, with Willy Woo failing to complete the majority of his passes. But at the 30-minute mark, the game began to favor Willy Woo. Roger Ver wasn’t able to maintain possession and Willy Woo managed to take the lead, clipping the ball over the goalie. 

Roger Ver must have given one inspirational half-time pep talk. After making a few subs, Roger Ver managed to equalize in the 48th minute, driving the ball home. At this point, the atmosphere had changed. All eyes were on Roger Ver. Could this crypto player make a comeback? 

And he did! In injury time, Willy Woo clumsily gave up a free-kick on the edge of the box, and Roger Ver drove it home, curling the ball into the far corner of the net. 

The game ended 2-1 to Roger Ver. 

Takeaway:

Roger Ver: 3 Points; Second in Group F; Behind Mexico 

Willy Woo: 3 Points; Third in Group F; Ahead of South Korea 

The Crypto World Cup 

It’s forecasted that by June 28th we will have our top 16 in the Crypto World Cup. Tune in tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week for more results!

Who’s going to be this year’s winner of the Crypto World Cup? Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

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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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Why Does the Crypto Sphere Hate Roger Ver? – Crypto Currency News

Who is Roger Ver?

Born in California, Roger Ver was an early adopter of Bitcoin (BTC). In fact, his website was one of the first sites to accept Bitcoin as a method of payment. At the time, Ver was so supportive of Bitcoin that he was named “Bitcoin Jesus.” Over the years his loyalty to the coin shifted somewhat. He began to believe and state that the true Bitcoin was actually the forked coin; BCH. This coin adheres to the traditional whitepaper of Bitcoin more than the actual Bitcoin does. Of course, this is his opinion. This belief has begun a continual debate of which he certainly fuels.

Today Ver has garnered himself an unfavorable reputation, and it would seem some crypto enthusiasts would rather ignore him. A harsh action, but possibly a smart one. According to the crypto community, they now prefer the moniker “Bitcoin Antichrist.”  It’s a known fact that he draws ill sentiment from various spaces, but why does the crypto sphere hate Roger Ver exactly? Well, it seems there is one major reason; all his huffing and puffing about coin legitimacy has created a manipulating figure, and neither the crypto nor blockchain sector wants to deal with Ver’s manipulations anymore.

Why Does the Crypto Sphere Hate Roger Ver?

An example being, Ver will make a far-fetched statement – when he is trying to influence the system perhaps. And then the crypto community is forced to figure out what to believe and what not to believe. When you have large amounts of money on the line, even some outlandish statements can be hard to ignore, especially when they come from an “industry figure”.  

There are other reasons of course.

  • Roger Ver Is Considered to be Misleading the Public 

Accusations surround Ver and, as touched on above, his ability to manipulate market price. Specifically, there is real-life proof of Ver misleading the masses into thinking Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin. For instance, on Ver’s website, Bitcoin Cash appears at the top, and his website represents Bitcoin as “Bitcoin Core.” Firstly, both coin logos look extremely similar which is, in itself, misleading but to add insult to injury, his website is the only website that actually calls BTC “Bitcoin Core” and not simply “Bitcoin”. As a result, this misinformation has led crypto newbies into purchasing Bitcoin Cash when they really wanted to purchase Bitcoin.

Ver has also been quoted as saying that there is nothing wrong with someone pumping up prices to attract miners. Now, you may agree with that statement. However, note that there is a problem with Ver doing this. It is a problem because it has been suggested that he is doing it to manipulate Bitcoin price and by doing that, Ver could easily trick people into purchasing and selling. 

  • He is Confusing Crypto Newbies

It’s no surprise that the crypto market can be difficult to understand, especially if you are a crypto newbie. If you’re new and still getting your head around the basics, you make for an easy target for manipulation. This is why Ver’s misleading has led a lot of people to dislike him.

He has also been found trying to convince people Bitcoin.com (his website) is the same as Bitcoin.org. Again, unknowingly people have not understood the difference and based on his misguidance have purchased off his website – creating profits of course for him.  Trying to convince the public that one thing is another thing likens to a phishing attack. But opinions vary on this. 

Why Does the Crypto Sphere Hate Roger Ver? | Takeaway

In the most extreme senses, Ver has been branded “a con man”. Is that too harsh? The main issue the community has is that by using Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver is appearing to spread Bitcoin Cash propaganda, and those on the receiving end of the propaganda are crypto newbies. When you are new you don’t quite know what to believe, and several cases have appeared where people have bought on Bitcoin.com believing it is the same as Bitcoin.org. Further, there is his continued argument that Bcash is the new Bitcoin. People are entitled to their own opinions but in a market as volatile as this, red flags should not be ignored.

>>3 Ways to Avoid Fraudulent ICOs

 

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Meet the Players, Guess Who Wins – Crypto Currency News

It’s time for the next saga in our crypto game adventures – the Crypto World Cup! The world of crypto has a lot of big names. It’s about time they faced off with one another. Who will come out on top?

Let’s meet the players!

Crypto World Cup: Who’s Who

Our crypto representatives come from all walks of crypto – token developers, crypto advocates, analysts, even some crypto naysayers.

All of our fabulous crypto representatives were assigned randomly to a country playing in the FIFA World Cup. Their progress in the Crypto World Cup depends entirely on how well the country does in the FIFA World Cup.

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CryptoYoda is Russia. CryptoYoda is a crypto enthusiast and technical analyst, providing insight into crypto prices and movements.

David Sønstebø represents Saudi Arabia. Sønstebø is the co-founder of IOTA, the 9th largest cryptocurrency in the world.

Erik Voorhees is Egypt. As the CEO of ShapeShift, Voorhees is well-versed in the intricacies of crypto, but how is he with soccer?

Brad Garlinghouse is Uruguay. A big name in crypto, Garlinghouse is the CEO of Ripple, which is behind the third largest cryptocurrency in the world.

Zhao Changpeng represents Morocco. He is the CEO of Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.

Tim Draper is playing for Iran. Draper is an American venture capital investor and crypto bull.

John McAfee will play for Portugal. Highly enthusiastic for crypto, McAfee is willing to go to the extreme to represent cryptocurrencies.

Tyler Winklevoss is Spain. One of the infamous Winklevoss twins, Tyler and his brother became two of the first known Bitcoin billionaires.

Charles Hoskinson hails for France. Hoskinson is the face behind Cardano. Will he be the face behind the Crypto World Cup?

Tiffany Hayden represents Australia. Hayden is a blockchain influencer and crypto enthusiast.

Vitalik Buterin is Argentina. Best known as the co-founder of Ethereum, Buterin is also the co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine.

Nick Szabo is playing for Iceland. Szabo is a crypto influencer who has done a lot of research into the space.

Apolo Ohno represents Peru. An Olympic athlete turned crypto player, Ohno is the founder of the cryptocurrency trading ecosystem HybridBlock.

Bill Barhydt will play for Denmark. Barhydt is the founder and CEO of Abra, a digital crypto wallet app.

Charlie Lee is Croatia. Lee created the cryptocurrency Litecoin (LTC) and has recently become a part of the creation of Magical Crypto Friends, a show all about the wonder of crypto.

Barry Silbert is Nigeria. Silbert is the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group, a venture capital company focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Dan Larimer represents Costa Rica. Larimer is the CTO of EOS, but he got his start with BitShares and co-founding Steemit.

Jamie Dimon plays for Serbia. Dimon is on the critical side of crypto, but what would be a fight without a few bears?

Roger Ver is Germany. An early investor in Bitcoin startups, Ver hails as the CEO of Bitcoin.com and is a strong pusher behind Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

Brian Armstrong represents Mexico. Armstrong has made his mark on crypto as the CEO of crypto exchange Coinbase.

Cameron Winklevoss is Brazil. Cameron Winklevoss, together with his twin brother Tyler are behind the Gemini crypto exchange.

David Schwartz is playing for Switzerland. Schwartz is the chief cryptographer at Ripple.

Willy Woo will be Sweden. An avid crypto enthusiast, Woo writers for CoinDesk.

Anthony Pompliano is South Korea. Pompliano is a strong backer and believer in crypto, and long-time writer of crypto Medium posts.

Satoshi Nakamoto represents Belgium. The name ascribed to the creator of Bitcoin, Nakamoto’s true identity may be a secret, but their game won’t be.

Tom Lee is kicking for Panama. Wall Street analyst Tom Lee has been on both sides of the crypto battle but tends to err towards pro.

Jed McCaleb is Tunisia. Starting at Ripple, McCaleb parted ways in 2013 and created Stellar, where he is now CTO.

Justin Sun plays for England. He’s the face behind TRON (TRX) and will always be making announcements about announcements.

Warren Buffett represents Colombia. One of the biggest crypto bears out there, no match would be complete without Buffett taking a shot at crypto.

Andreas Antonopoulos is Japan. Antonopoulos hosts the podcast Let’s Talk Bitcoin where he advocates for the digital currency.

Don Tapscott is playing for Poland. Tapscott is a crypto bull that’s all for blockchain becoming the wave of the future.

Jack Dorsey is Senegal. As the CEO of Twitter, you may not immediately connect Dorsey with crypto, but he has repeatedly shown off what a fan of Bitcoin he is.

>> Check out the Crypto Olympics

Crypto World Cup: The Matches

Our crypto representatives will be playing according to the match lineup of the FIFA World Cup. Each day there are matches, we will publish an article summing up all the games and their outcomes.

Here are the first three matchdays, which will be happening over the course of June 14th to June 28th. Each matchday will consist of the crypto representatives playing three times, against three different crypto representatives. Teams that do the best move into the next round, which starts June 30th.

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Who will move onto the next round? Who will win the Crypto World Cup?

Tell us your guesses in the comments below.

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for our first match: CryptoYoda vs. David Sønstebø!

>> The Crypto Oscars

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