Matt Kirk Becomes CoinPoker AmbassadorNovember 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Matt Kirk has been in the news for a few weeks now over his high-profile court case against King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik. In the meantime, the Australian poker pro has made the headlines this week for all together more amiable reasons, namely his being appointed to online poker site CoinPoker as an ambassador.
CoinPoker is a brand new cryptocurrency poker room that uses blockchain technology to help create a “safe, transparent, and trustworthy” playing environment for its customers, according to CoinPoker representative, Isabelle Mercier. Another advantage of the site is that the use of digital currency helps reduce transaction times on the site from days to mere seconds from anywhere in the world.
In fact, the cryptocurrency of choice on the site is called Chips (CHP), and on November 16th the company sold 100 million of the tokens in a pre-Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that will come to a close on December 2nd. That said, 80% of them have already been snapped up over the last four days alone, and commenting upon its initial popularity, Isabelle Mercier stated:
“We’re very excited that CoinPoker is such a huge success. We have been working very hard on this project for a long time, and it’s very thrilling to see that the players believe in us. We also received huge support from the crypto-community as well, so we are more motivated than ever before and we expect that the rest of our ICO will go just as smoothly.”
In the meantime, Matt Kirk has expressed his delight at having being recruited as a site ambassador, and has already invested some of his own money in the company. He has also said that he was now looking forward to taking part in some of the tournaments that the site will be hosting, including one that features an impressive prize pool of €200,000.
Known in the poker community as “Aussie Matt”, Kirk is a high-stakes poker pro who has won millions of dollars playing nose bleed cash games over the years. According to the recent lawsuit between Kirk and Tsourkernik, for instance, it was revealed that Kirk had loaned $3 million of his money to Tsoukernik during a heads-up cash game they played at the Las Vegas Aria in May of this year. Apparently, Tsoukernik still owes him $2 million of that amount, and hence all the current controversy surrounding the case .