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Lucky Block, the crypto-powered lottery platform, has donated $5,000 worth of crypto to the British Red Cross in what is expected to be the first of many donations.
The donation has taken place even before the lottery has gone live. 10 per cent of all jackpots will be given to charities and other good causes.
Lucky Block’s donation to the British Red Cross is a statement of intent, as it plans to make the charity one of the major recipients of funds from the lottery.
Unlike traditional lotteries, Lucky Block will also be rewarding its platform users through a novel dividend scheme, so that everyone taking part benefits from the profits made by the platform.
The project’s tag line is “Everyone’s a winner”.
Promising a fairer more transparent lottery experience
Because it is built on blockchain technology, Lucky Block says its system will be fairer and more transparent than current centralised lotteries.
All transactions can be viewed on the Lucky Block blockchain. Also, token holders have voting rights so they can decide on things such as which good causes to support.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the British Red Cross was London president Solangela Garbutt.
Also present at the exclusive drinks reception in a private room of Mayfair restaurant IT London, was Lucky Block CEO Scott Ryder, UK no.1 chart-topping Drum and Base DJ and record production duo Sigma (Cameron James “Cam” Edwards and Joseph Aluin “Joe” Lenzie), model and Love Island contestant Jamie Jewitt, singer Sonique, R&B artist Kele Le Roc, among others.
(Caption for image, top of story: Pictured, left to right: Jamie Jewitt, London President of the British Red Cross Solangela Garbutt and Lucky Block CEO Scott Ryder)
Lucky Block gaining support in quest to disrupt lottery industry
Lucky Block is setting out to shake-up the lottery industry with a platform that is fairer to play, fully transparent and more generous to good causes than the UK National lottery run by Camelot.
There will be daily lotteries and the Lucky Block team has already signed deals with three major bar chains to organise regular lottery-focused events.
In another killer feature, the lottery platform will also pay out a dividend to all ticket holders in a first among lottery promotions.
Because of the savings made from being run on a blockchain, it means the savings are passed on so there are better odds of winning for ticket holders.
Draws will be held daily and each day there will eventually been multiple draws. Lucky Block says more jackpot prizes means more money for charities.
Explaining why LuckyBlock chose the Red Cross, CEO Scott Ryder said: “The Red Cross operates in 192 countries across the globe, so what better charity to donate to for a global lottery like Lucky Block. I am pleased to say that this will be the first of many donations that Lucky Block will be making to the Red Cross.”
Love Island star Jamie Jewitt backs innovative Lucky Block project
Speaking exclusively to insidebitcoins, Jamie Jewitt – a Lucky Block ambassador – said he thinks innovative projects such as Lucky Block point to the future:
“I’ve invested in crypto for 4 or 5 years; I believe it is the future. My little girl is going to be paying for everything in cryptocurrency when she’s older.”
He continued: “It’s important that people realise it is here to stay. I’m always looking out for new and exciting projects and given my history working for charities it was fantastic to come across Lucky Block.”
Jewitt, as an experienced crypto investor, is impressed by the controls that the crypto lottery project has built into the tokenomics to mitigate manipulation and whales pumping and dumping
“Not only is Lucky Block going to be giving 10% of every jackpot to charity, which will raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities over the years, it also has many other different safeguards in place to make it a very fair, safe investment.
“They have an anti-dumping scheme, other mechanisms to stop people manipulating the price which is a very key thing with altcoins and these new coins coming through.”
“It’s a great innovative idea and it’s giving back – given my history I do believe that everyone should be making an effort to give back, especially if you benefit from something yourself. This lottery project allows everyone to do that.”
Lucky Block presale raises over £3 million so far
LuckyBlock is currently conducting a presale ahead of the launch of the lottery on the second quarter of 2022.
The crypto project has been advertising across the London Transport network and its recently launched Telegram group already has 16,475 members.
Earlier this week Lucky Block said that it has already raised more than £3 million in its Lucky Block token presale which, with more than half of the coins up for sale already purchased. The team says two billion tokens a day are being sold.
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