Ultimate-Bet Leaderboards – Current Leaders May 21st

Another week has come and gone, and there is a new face to sit atop of the Ultimate Bet leaderboard; or perhaps it’s someone we’ve already seen before? Every week, Ultimate Bet awards its players with tournament credits and the chance to play heads up with a UB pro for $1,000 or more! For complete details of how and what you can win every week, see the first post of the UB Leaderboard by clicking here.

When we had last left off, we showed that GINO_THE_ELK had a slight lead over the rest of the pack with 296 points. However, all eyes were on the dominant scottyclark, who is no stranger to being on the UB leaderboard. Just one month ago, scottyclark beat out the rest of the competition and took down UB pro Shawn Rice for $3,000! He sat in 2nd place with 276 points, and only 20 points from the lead. It’s obvious he is a seasoned professional, as he has appeared in the top 10 more times than anyone else and is very consistent in his play. But now the question, could he take over the lead?

Well, when the week wrapped up, it was clear scottyclark wanted to go for 1st place again! Here were the final top 10 for the week (you can view up 50 places by viewing the UB Leaderboard May 19th Archive):

1 scottyclark 421.79 – $1,000 Heads-Up Match
2 mross01 407.51 – $100 TC
3 SGTSTEDANKOWV 388.71 – $100 TC
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Crypto Gambling

Swedish politician Is Joining Bitcoin Exchange BTCX Crypto Gambling

Mathias Sundin has come a long way since campaigning as the first Swedish politician to exclusively accept bitcoin donations.

After being elected in 2014, Sundin has helped turn the nation’s banks into some of the most progressive in the world when it comes to working with bitcoin startups. And now he’s joined Sweden’s largest bitcoin exchange, BTCX, as chairman of the board.

But Sundin’s involvement with the firm is about more than bringing attention to one of the oldest bitcoin exchanges in Europe.

An entrepreneur in his own right, having co-founded Sweden’s Warp Institute, which aimed to help accelerate technological innovation, Sundin intends to take a hands-on role at the bitcoin exchange.

He told CoinDesk:

“EVEN IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT BITCOIN AT ALL, IT’S A VERY EXCITING STARTUP. SO, WE’RE GOING TO RAISE MONEY NOW AND PROBABLY ALSO EXPAND INTO OTHER MARKETS IN A FEW COUNTRIES, IN EUROPE FIRST.”

BTCX is growing at a rate of about 1,200 customers per month, with transaction volume over the same time at around 2 million euros. At the core of the firm’s expansion plans lies what Sundin characterized as a willingness by the company to work with established banks, not just disrupt them.

Appeasing the banks

Sundin first met the BTCX team during his 2014 election campaign, when he raised about two bitcoins in donations from 50 donors around the world.

Already a member of the Swedish Parliament with the Liberal party, Sundin had set about transforming himself into a representative of …

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