A gambling site is set to launch on the Ethereum blockchain, the popular cryptocurrency platform.
Coinbase is partnering with Ethereum-based gaming platform Playground to offer players the ability to bet on esports matches.
The platform, which was launched by the likes of PokerStars and Counter Logic Gaming, has attracted over 1.1 million users and will soon feature online betting options.
“We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Playground, which has built an amazing platform for esports players,” said Josh Garza, CEO of Coinbase.
“This is a great way for us to work with the gaming community and help them to grow their gaming businesses.”
The company has also launched a series of gaming-focused games.
The PokerStars esports gaming app is now available on the platform.
“Playground is the first gaming platform to fully integrate a gaming casino into their platform,” said Dan Zemlin, CEO and cofounder of Playground.
“We believe that by leveraging the blockchain, these games can be played at any point of time without ever leaving Playground.”
The platform’s gaming games include the PokerStars, Hearthstone and PokerStars Evolution.
The games will be made available to users at a later date.