Can Asia be the driver for mainstream crypto gambling adoption?

*By Ed Brennan As the adoption of blockchain-based crypto-enabled platforms gathers momentum in iGaming, a persistent question continues to come up: what is going to be the catalyst that drives the adoption of this new technology among mainstream casino operators and their players? The answer may well be quite simple: gaming in Asia. While the intersection of gaming and blockchain users is still relatively niche in the West, I predict that Asia will be fertile territory for a marriage of the two. Further afield, widespread adoption is still in its infancy. If cryptocurrency and blockchain is analogous to internet technology, we’re still in the early 90s. The world over, there’s a tremendous amount of education required and indeed scepticism to be overcome, but Asia will likely be the catalyst. Worldwide there are approximately 25 million users of crypto, many of them originating in Asia. There are also hundreds of millions of online gamblers...

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