Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association
Building technology and community for provably fair gaming

Introducing Peerplays Grants

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What is PBSA?

The Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA) is a non-profit organization, established in 2016, that supports the development of provably fair gaming on the Peerplays blockchain.

PBSA develops cutting-edge software for the video game industry, with a focus on the burgeoning video game live streaming trend, as well as working towards further upgrades and gamification of the Peerplays blockchain.

Previously, PBSA launched BookiePro, a fully decentralized sports betting exchange.

PBSA builds cutting-edge blockchain products that can be used today but will protect betting communities around the world for decades to come.

We have our headquarters in a decommissioned nuclear bunker in Debert, Nova Scotia. Our dynamic team of software engineers, blockchain strategists, and communications professionals is involved in some of the most exciting and impactful blockchain projects in development today.

Why is PBSA Needed?

Trust in the integrity of the betting industry is at an all-time low:

  • Regulatory frameworks are regressive, out-of-date, and slow to evolve
  • Self-regulation of betting operators has predictably disastrous results
  • Bettors often turn to untrustworthy betting operators in order to place a bet
  • Exploitative targeting of problem gamblers is endemic amongst operators
  • Betting transactions are stored on private, centralized servers with zero transparency

In short, the end user is being failed by betting operators and regulatory frameworks.

Since the arrival of Bitcoin, countless whitepapers have promised to revolutionize the betting industry using blockchain technology. The reality has been poorly-conceived, technologically under-powered projects, with the enrichment of early investors a primary goal.

The traditional betting industry is in desperate need of modernization and reform. But the transformative power of decentralization must be harnessed for the good of individual bettors, not just a small number of blockchain speculators.

With decades of combined experience in both the gaming and blockchain worlds, PBSA is ideally placed to take on a leadership role in this period of change, and ensure that blockchain gaming is a liberating, positive force for bettors everywhere.

PBSA Values

PBSA believes that every person who wishes to place a bet should have access to a fair, transparent, and secure means of doing so. Furthermore, PBSA agrees strongly with the core tenets of decentralization, where economic agency vests with individuals rather than third party intermediaries and corporates.

Specifically, PBSA believes that any individual placing a bet should have the freedom to do so:

  • On a platform that is provably fair
  • From anywhere in the world
  • On the game, event or activity of their choosing
  • On a platform that supports real-time transactional transparency
  • Without the involvement of third party betting operators
  • Without the involvement of financial institutions
  • With or without a bank account or credit history
  • Privately and anonymously

PBSA Mission

PBSA builds technology and communities that are in line with our values, with development of the Peerplays blockchain at the centre of everything we do:

1 Design, develop, and audit software for the Peerplays blockchain.
2 Research, create, and recommend provably fair standards for the Peerplays blockchain.
3 Encourage and support the developer community to bring product to the Peerplays blockchain.
4 Engage in and support advocacy education, and community-building in the Peerplays ecosystem.
5 Engage in, fund, and provide assistance for, any other activities that support the positive evolution of provably fair gaming on the Peerplays ecosystem.

PEERPLAYS BLOCKCHAIN

Peerplays is the first decentralized global betting platform, disrupting the global gaming industry with a new paradigm of fairness, transparency, speed, and security. Peerplays removes the need for third-party betting operators, using Graphene technology and Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) to provide the fastest, most decentralized blockchain consensus model available today.

PBSA History

In early 2016 Jonathan Baha’i, later supported by Fabian Schuh, began a collaboration to build out the Peerplays concept of provably fair gaming using third generation blockchain technology – BitShares 2.0. By the end of 2016, the Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association had been incorporated. PBSA has gone from strength to strength ever since.

  • BitShares Airdrop of Peerplays UIA

    Peerplays airdrops on Bitshares in thanks for Graphene

  • Peerplays Development

    Peerplays Decentralized Autonomous Cooperative profit-sharing code is publicly published under MIT

  • PBSA Incorporated

    The Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA) is incorporated as a non-profit association under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act)
    PBSA headquarters established in Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Development of Peerplays on-chain gaming (Rock-Paper-Scissors and tournaments)

  • Strategic Donations

    Strategic Donations of US$4,000,000 in Bitcoin announced by PBSA

  • Primary Crowdfund

    March 2017 – May 2017
    Raising approximately US$7,000,000 in Bitcoin donations including strategic donations

  • Amsterdam Location

    PBSA opens subsidiary office in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Source Code Releases

    PBSA releases source code for Peerplays blockchain under MIT license
    PBSA releases source code for Peerplays Core wallet under MIT license
    Independent third party node operators launch the Peerplays blockchain

  • PBSA operations are consolidated in Debert, Nova Scotia

  • BookiePro Beta

    PBSA completes successful Closed Beta of BookiePro

  • PBSA growth

    PBSA team grows to 15 employees (and counting!)

  • BookiePro.fun Launch

    PBSA launches BookiePro.fun, the world’s first fully decentralized betting exchange
    BookiePro.fun allows play money betting with Bitcoin prizes

  • BookiePro Source Code

    PBSA released source code for BookiePro while also introducing brand new testnet (Beatrice) to replace the previous testnet.

  • Peerplays Improvement Proposals (PIPs)

    Introduction of Peerplays Improvement Proposals (PIPs), along with PIP #1: Gamified Proof of Stake (GPoS), as a way to encourage engagement within the community

  • PPY on New Exchanges

    Peerplays core token (PPY) added to three new cryptocurrency exchanges: IDAX, ExRates, and P2PB2B.

  • BookiePro to Mainnet

    BookiePro launches on Peerplays Mainnet. It will use play tokens to start, acting as an educational tool for users new to the betting exchange

  • Peerplays Grants

    A program that offers funding for contributions to both the Peerplays platform and innovative projects based on Peerplays. Total funding equivalent of $1,000,000 USD dispersed as a combination of BTC, PPY, and development & marketing resources.

  • Easy5050

    Easy5050 uses fully transparent blockchain technology to ensure a provably fair 50/50 draw experience for both fundraisers and donators.

  • Gamified Proof of Stake (GPoS)

    Gamified Proof of Stake (GPoS) replaces Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) on the Peerplays blockchain. (Date TBD)

  • Avalon Meta

    A strategic investment in the disruption of education, through gaming, all of it powered by the Peerplays blockchain.

  • StreamersEdge

    Streamers create Challenges for themselves, to which fans and viewers make conditional donations. Win the Challenge, keep the donations. Lose the Challenge, and all proceeds go back to the donators!

  • Sidechain Operator Nodes (SONs)

    Sidechain Operator Nodes (SONs) are implemented in Peerplays to allow for cross-blockchain interoperability, beginning with Bitcoin (Final date TBD).

  • Unnamed Blockchain Project

    Details to be confirmed at a later date.

Directors

Jonathan Baha’i - President

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Jonathan is Founder and President of the PBSA, raising significant amounts in Bitcoin funding in it’s inception. He has become the foremost authority in the space of provable fair blockchain gaming, often sought after for speaking engagements and quotes on matters related to blockchain gaming.

Eoin Whelan - Director & VP of Strategy and Partnerships

Penny Puddester - Director & Corporate Secretary

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Penny is the Executive Assistant for PBSA bringing with her a strong administrative background as well as a background in logistics and planning. She works daily in the administration of several technology companies and assists in the implementation of strategic decisions. Penny has experience in both the public and private sector as well as in supervisory administrative roles.

Joshua Deal - Director

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Joshua is an Engineering graduate who has worked in a variety of capacities enabling him to bring forward business management experience. Joshua has always worked closely with staff at PBSA since the beginning to bring our current operations to life. He is excited to be part of this world changing blockchain association.

Team

Bobinson Bobby

Solution Architect

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Cory A. Ross

Marketing Manager

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Prabhjot “Sunny” Singh

Tech Lead

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Roshan Syed

DevOps Engineer

Sports Guy

Esports Brand and Events Specialist

PARTNERS

Strong relationships with strategic partners are a key component of PBSA’s ability to deliver on its mission statement.

We are very proud to count the following organizations amongst our current partners:

Blockchain Projects BV
Blocktrades
BitShares Blockchain Foundation
Square in the Air
Vegas Kings
Omni Data

If your organization is interested in working with PBSA or if you would like to find out more about our work, please contact us.

FAQ

What is PBSA’s relationship to the Peerplays blockchain?

PBSA does not own, manage, or operate the Peerplays blockchain. As a non-profit organization, PBSA engages in software development, advocacy and education to support provably fair gaming standards on the Peerplays blockchain. PBSA periodically makes recommendations regarding the Peerplays blockchain but these have no binding force over any individual or organization involved in the Peerplays blockchain.

Does PBSA run a Witness node on the Peerplays blockchain?

No. PBSA does not run a Witness Node on the Peerplays blockchain. PBSA has no operational involvement whatsoever in the running of the Peerplays blockchain. PBSA develops and releases software that may be used in the operation of the Peerplays blockchain.

Does PBSA own PPY tokens?

No. PBSA does not own any PPY tokens and will never do so.

Does PBSA interact with other blockchain gambling platforms?

No. PBSA focuses solely on creating a provably fair gaming environment on the Peerplays blockchain.

Which industry bodies has PBSA collaborated with in support of its advocacy?

Since its incorporation in late 2016, PBSA has built relationships with a number of organisations in both the blockchain and gaming industries. PBSA is focused on growing the number and quality of these relationships and increasingly bringing their benefits to bear on our mission of supporting provably fair gaming.

What programs, educational or otherwise, does PBSA offer to increase awareness and knowledge about the Peerplays blockchain?

PBSA is planning a range of educational initiatives around provably fair gaming on the Peerplays blockchain. We believe that one of the best ways to do this will be through the apps and games that operate on Peerplays itself. These concrete use cases – their development, community support, and documentation – will provide the foundation on which ongoing educational efforts are built. The first example of this is BookiePro.fun, the world’s first fully-decentralized sports betting exchange. BookiePro.fun showcases the ability of Peerplays to deliver market-ready gaming product today, providing bettors around the world with the benefits of decentralization.

How can I contact PBSA if I have a question or concern about the provably fair gaming environment on the Peerplays blockchain?

All inquiries should be directed through our contact form

How can I learn more about integrating an existing or new app with Peerplays based on the PBSA standards for provably fair gaming?

If you would like to learn more about integrating an existing or new app with Peerplays, please contact PBSA.

I’m interested in supporting PBSA’s cause and advocating for provably fair gaming on the blockchain. How can I get involved?

PBSA would love to hear from you! All inquiries can be directed via our contact form.

OPPORTUNITIES AT PBSA

Would you like to be part of a motivated, talented team of professionals working at the cutting-edge of blockchain development? At PBSA we are always looking for top talent to join our growing team.

PBSA is hiring Proactive individuals with the ability to work from anywhere with minimal

supervision. This is a contract position and not a full-time role.

 

Senior Blockchain Developers — C++

Senior NodeJS Developers

 

What kind of person are we interested in talking to?

  • You enjoy working with a diverse group of individuals from a range of different backgrounds, cultures and professions
  • You would like to be a part of the next wave of blockchain innovation
  • You are familiar with, or have heard of blockchain and related technologies
  • You are self-motivated and thrive in a startup environment
  • You are not afraid to challenge received wisdom

If this kind of working environment sounds interesting (along with having an underground nuclear bunker as your workplace!), please get in touch.

Contact

Located at: The Diefenbunker, 47 Lockheed Crescent, Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada B0M 1G0

PBSA would love to hear from you!

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