What is PBSA?
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?
- Regulatory frameworks are regressive, out-of-date, and slow to evolve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
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.
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
|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.|
BitShares Airdrop of Peerplays UIA
Peerplays airdrops on Bitshares in thanks for Graphene
Peerplays Decentralized Autonomous Cooperative profit-sharing code is publicly published under MIT
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 of US$4,000,000 in Bitcoin announced by PBSA
March 2017 – May 2017
Raising approximately US$7,000,000 in Bitcoin donations including strategic donations
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
PBSA completes successful Closed Beta of BookiePro
PBSA team grows to 15 employees (and counting!)
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
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 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)
A strategic investment in the disruption of education, through gaming, all of it powered by the Peerplays blockchain.
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.
Jonathan Baha’i - President
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.
Penny Puddester - Director & Corporate Secretary
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
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.
We are very proud to count the following organizations amongst our current partners:
What is PBSA’s relationship to the Peerplays blockchain?
Does PBSA run a Witness node on the Peerplays blockchain?
Does PBSA own PPY tokens?
Does PBSA interact with other blockchain gambling platforms?
Which industry bodies has PBSA collaborated with in support of its advocacy?
What programs, educational or otherwise, does PBSA offer to increase awareness and knowledge about the Peerplays blockchain?
How can I contact PBSA if I have a question or concern about the provably fair gaming environment on the Peerplays blockchain?
How can I learn more about integrating an existing or new app with Peerplays based on the PBSA standards for provably fair gaming?
I’m interested in supporting PBSA’s cause and advocating for provably fair gaming on the blockchain. How can I get involved?
OPPORTUNITIES AT PBSA
supervision. This is a contract position and not a full-time role.
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
PBSA would love to hear from you!