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Status.im Interview with vDice

vDice is a highly popular betting game on Ethereum currently, it was also the the first one. Your vSlice token sale was a success and the VSL token can now be bought on multiple exchanges. You’re planning to expand onto your new vDapps platform and get vDice adopted more broadly by giving the users the ability to play on mobile, so obviously we were interested in hearing more about where vDice is headed.

Could you give us a short summary of what vDice is?

vDice is classic SatoshiDICE implemented as an Ethereum Smart Contract.

Since launching, a lot of devs reached out to us. They were new to Ethereum and were starting to experiment with writing their own dapps. They didn’t have any interest in promotion or building their own brand and platform. So we turned vDice into a platform where 3rd party developers could leverage a brand to launch their own dapps.

The classic SatoshiDICE game has been live for a while now. It is one of the first working, main-net Dapps, in Ethereum, successfully processing Tx, uninterrupted.

We are actively working on expanding the number of games on the platform beyond this first game, in line with market demand.

What is your background and what do you do at vDice?

Well there is a lot of overlap between roles, as you can imagine. And a lot of 3rd party contributors, etc. But generally speaking I am the project development head.

I was an engineering project manager outside of software. I had a reputation for getting stuff done and projects completed, on time and under budget. I was introduced to Ethereum, immediately saw the potential, and invested. I had no real knowledge of blockchain before that. I did not come from the Bitcoin space, like many others.

Why a dice game?

The idea was simple. We saw that Ethereum was mind-blowing blockchain tech. But it was still missing some key application level infrastructure.

Namely, no one had done classic SatoshiDICE style betti...

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