Virtue Poker Recruits Coleman and Rast as AdvisorsSeptember 13, 2017 9:52 am
As it says on its website, Virtue Poker is a “Decentralized P2P Poker Platform Built on Ethereum” in which players fund their accounts through their personal digital wallets. The goal of the site is to have its product ready for launch in the second half of 2018, and in the meantime Virtue Poker has just recruited two of the most talented pros in the game to assist in its development, namely Dan Colman and Brian Rast.
Both are top 10 ranked players as far as live poker tournaments are concerned, with a 2nd placed Dan Colman having earned $28,632,363 and a WSOP bracelet throughout his career, and Brian Rast ranked number 10 with winnings of $20,708,726, and three gold bracelets to his name.
Commenting upon what it means for them to collaborate with an operator whose platform will be built upon the cryptocurrency Ethereum, Rast stated:
“I’ve become very interested in the cryptocurrency space this year and am excited to work with the Virtue Poker team to bring this new type of poker platform to market.”
Echoing the sentiment, Dan Colman added:
“Virtue Poker is an innovative solution that I believe can add a lot of value to online poker, I’m excited to be apart of the team.”
Elaborating further as to how his site is set to revolutionize the way in which poker sites do business, Virtue’s Co-Founder, Ryan Gittleson, explained that currently many online poker firms lack accountability and transparency, thus presenting an opportunity for blockchain technology to demonstrate its benefits in a way that will satisfy both regulators and players alike.
Amongst the many utilities alluded to is the fact the poker room will not be able to access player funds, with all transactions directly debited or credited from a player’s own personal cryptocurrency account. Furthermore, Gittleson was keen to highlight that blockchain technology will also help his site ensure the integrity and fairness of the game, whilst also providing the means to offer the “lowest rake in online poker.”