Business 13 August 2018Erik Gibbs
UK game show offers Bitcoin Cash prizes
He’s a stand-up comic, a voiceover artist and a financial expert from the UK. Now, Dominic Frisby, who hosts his own Dominic Frisby’s Financial Gameshow, is also a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporter. The competitive show, which sees participants having to answer questions related to financial topics, routinely gives away prizes in cash or silver bullion, but now has added the digital currency to the mix.
The game show runs daily from the Gilded Balloon in Edinburgh, a comedy venue of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (EFF). Members of the audience get a chance to compete for the opportunity to get on stage and participate in a series of contests and a chance to win £500 (US$636), which is locked away securely in a safe. On the road toward the grand prize, the contestants can win other prizes, including the silver bullion and Bitcoin BCH.
While the Bitcoin BCH offered isn’t as much as the grand prize, the fact that it was included above other cryptocurrencies demonstrates its true power as a retail option. Plus, the winner gets a taste of cryptocurrency and what BCH means to the future of a global economy.
The EFF takes place every August. According to the event’s website, “For three weeks in August the Edinburgh Festival Fringe opens the doors, streets and alleyways of an entire city to an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.” Anyone who wants to perform can do so, and no committee or individual determines who can participate.
The 49-year-old Frisby, apart from being a financial guru and comic, understands economy and crypto. He has written several books, including Life After The State, with a great deal of insight on the state of global finance and big government. In 2015, he also wrote a book called Bitcoin: The Future of Money?, of which The Times’ Matt Ridley said, Dominic Frisby makes crypto currencies crystal clear. Read it, or fail to understand possibly the most important financial innovation of our time.”
The hour-long show can be seen every day at 5 p.m. UK time, competing against other popular game shows on the popular BBC and ITV television channels.
Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.
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