Welcome to Sp8de, a blockchain-based platform capable of supplying unbiased public randomness for
developing and running distributed casino applications. Sp8de is designed to suit the purposes of all the
actors comprising the online casino landscape and as such represents the new breed of digital institutions, a
The spark that lit this project and continues to inspire us now, is that early blockchain and Bitcoin casinos
simply didn’t get it right. The Blockchain community was younger and wilder, ideals of distributed freedom
were burning brighter… still, early adopters who applied blockchain technology to gambling promoted the
wrong ideals; those undermining the image of decentralized casinos. Instead of promoting transparency and
cost efficiency that characterize blockchain technology, they promoted anonymity and cyber anarchy. Instead
of making the casino for everyone, they kept it to themselves.
By no means are we here to judge. Instead, we are here to change. We do not say that old ways are bad, but can
prove that new ones are better. We hold faith in the decentralized future and appreciate the charm of gambling.
We soon realized that there is only a fragile wall of glass between the old centralized gambling and the future
global distributed casino. This is it, a simple yet captivating idea. The future is here: we can run a zero-house
edge decentralized casino with close-to-zero transaction fees and provably fair random numbers feeding
entropy into a myriad of Smart-Contract-based open source casino applications that can be developed by
anyone who has a worthy idea by means of state-of-the art application-specific as well general-purpose
programming languages. “We can” was the silent voice of the idea. Now it is the marching echo of “we do”.
As it frequently happens, technological progress made a massive leap forward that went unnoticed by the
majority of human kind: people still prefer the traditional narrow-minded and boring online casinos that set
draconian house edges and cannot be proven fair. Once again, no one has the right to judge: it is just an
existential business need, produced by a dilapidated business model and an inch of greed.
Worse than this, however, is that even the enlightened ones, those chosen to witness the dawn of the distributed
world have noticed a perfect fit between distributed consensus protocols and gambling applications, have
synthesized them and… nothing. Some of these projects got infamous due to money laundering accusations,
some have spoiled the beauty of the idea by running centralized online casinos and simply allowing for
cryptocurrency deposits, others got their moments of fame during TGAs, today, however, few can recall even
the names of these projects. Of course, there are some notable exceptions to this rule, but while succeeding
locally all these projects have failed to create awareness. None of them has broadcasted the essential message:
“There is no glass wall; the future of gambling is now; we are better in every single quantifiable aspect; if
quantifiable is not enough, we also have the powerful idea of the distributed future, while those who are stuck
in the past have only a couple of servers and an unaudited poker protocol”.
We will do what no one has done before. Sp8de is a blockchain-based platform for developing distributed
gambling applications. As a platform for gambling applications with self-respect, we are equipped with the
protocol for generating fresh unbiased public randomness. As a team with some aspirations we have it provably
fair and completely decentralized. We feel that it is important to be true to the spirit of the venture we embark
upon: if blockchain is the universal and undisputed source of truth then it should also be the broadcast channel
for randomness. We think that single points of failure should be perceived by anyone as just a relic of the past.
This feature, while setting us aside most starkly, is only a part of what we have to offer in terms of technological
stack. In what follows we will dive deeper into the revolution we all are a part of and will explain in detail the best
iGaming protocol the world has ever seen.