On Saturday June 9, the founder of the bitcoin cash-centric wallet Electron Cash, Jonald Fyookball, revealed that he had created an on-chain betting protocol called Chainbet. The 255 lines of code form a proposal that allows a simple coin flip type of bet, but the software could be designed to handle more complex on-chain betting methods.
Chainbet: A Trustless Gaming Mechanism Built on the Bitcoin Cash Network
This weekend the creator of Electron Cash, Jonald Fyookball, revealed a new on-chain betting protocol that enables a simple coin flip wager that's tethered to the BCH chain. According to the Github repository, Fyookball's protocol has two components, "a commitment scheme to enable a trustless wager, and an on-chain messaging system to facilitate communication." At the moment the proposal can only do the coin flip bet but the protocol can be built out to allow more elaborate configurations, explains Fyookball.
"Since Paleolithic times, humans have engaged in games of chance, and probably always will — Blockchain technology can increase the fairness, transparency, and safety of these activities," the Github repository details.
The Bitcoin Cash ecosystem can gain more users and more transaction volume by providing a trustless gaming mechanism.