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Interview with Ethereum Wisdom

Ethereumwisdom interviewed Steve from vDice. vDice is the future of internet gambling, the 1st Fully Decentralised Betting game, for the world’s 1st Programmable P2P network.

Hi Steve, how the idea behind vDice came up? Can you tell us a bit about the background of the team? vDice started out of the desire to implement classic SatoshiDICE style on-blockchain betting as Ethereum smart contracts. In that sense the goal was simple and direct. Whenever a new blockchain is released to first application is classic SatoshiDICE style on-blockchain betting. But Ethereum is anything but an ordinary blockchain. The full-programmability of the Ethereum provides some unique engineering challenges and opportunities. After that we were contacted by a lot of 3rd party developers who liked the game and were either building their own betting smart contracts or wanted to do that. Ethereum betting smart contracts, or any smart contract on Ethereum is expressed simply as an address (a long string of characters), behind which since executable code on the p2p network. So these developers were interested in leveraging a brand and its resources to promote their own code they were writing. We realized there was an opportunity there to create a brand and platform of trusted 3rd party dapps. So then the team becomes anyone in the world writing a betting dapp and this is exactly what has happened. Of course, as we expected, these types of dapps are going to be attracting the most developers because the incentives are too well aligned. This is at the same time as Ethereum itself is growing and sucking up new developer talent. This is exactly what has happened and we have developers all over the world working on and building betting dapps active for the platform.

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