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Rogue Trader: Zero House Edge Trading Game Sneak Peek

Adam Todd

November 22, 2023

Dear community,

Thank you for your patience as we make progress towards releasing our testnet. While you await the exciting launch, we wanted to share more teasers to keep you engaged. Earlier this month, we unveiled our first teaser video featuring Adam providing a sneak peek into the fully functional Rogue Trader platform, where he placed a series of quick-fire bets.   

Since then, we started working with an outstanding design team to enhance the UI/UX and unveil our new branding, as showcased in the cover photo – and it looks fantastic!


Rogue Trader: The Zero House Edge Trading Game


What sets Rogue Trader apart is that it's the only binary options game in the world that has zero house edge. And unlike traditional binary options based on real-world asset prices, Rogue Trader allows players to bet on price variations caused by changes in atmospheric pressures. You're trading on a pure index that cannot be manipulated by whales or insiders.

Importantly, it is provably fair, ensuring the price cannot be tampered with. While the game may seem simple, the last six months required a lot of research, trial and error, as well as fine-tuning to get it to this point.

Rogue Trader’s Key Features


To recap, some key features of the platform include seamless registration with either email or MetaMask, non-custodial accounts (we don't hold anyone's money), instant and automatic payouts of winning bets direct to your wallet, no KYC, zero gas fees on bets over $50, instant bet confirmations, and on-chain price updates every 5 seconds – impressively fast for a decentralized platform. 

Not to mention, that our testnet has been operating on the Digitex blockchain throughout Q4, helping us discover and improve various features within the platform.

House Bankroll Smart Contract Development Details


For the tech enthusiasts, we're converting our House Bankroll and game smart contracts to the Diamond standard EIP-2535. This ensures easier creation of new features and functions without constant redeployment to a new address, reducing gas costs, allowing smart contracts to share storage, and facilitating upgrades without a new address. 

This is happening in tandem with our ongoing work to enhance the UI and branding.


Testnet Launch is Getting Close


Are we close to launching? Almost. The testnet is live, and we're actively testing it. A soft launch towards the end of the year is plausible for the community to start playing. However, a comprehensive marketing campaign to rigorously test the blockchain and build our user base ahead of the mainnet launch will likely kick off in the new year, post the holiday season.

We're making remarkable progress, and we'll keep you closely informed about our progress and updates. The community's support, especially through the Digitex High Rollers Club NFT sales, has been incredible. 

To show our appreciation, we're hosting a Black Friday 4-day special event – a 'buy 1 get 1 free' offer for the NFTs, aiming to sell up to 22 NFTs. If we reach this goal, generating roughly $35,000, this will help finance us into the new year, to properly kick off our marketing launch event.

Black Friday NFT Sale Event Details


The event will officially kick off on Friday at 8am EST and last until Monday 8pm EST. Anyone who buys a Digitex High Rollers Club NFT during this time will receive a free NFT during December and will also be eligible to win an additional free NFT. We’re hosting a raffle of a bonus NFT to all the buyers during the weekend.

Closing Thoughts


We’re building the fairest trading game in the world with zero house edge. The crypto community will soon realize that anyone has a chance of beating the Rogue Trader index. This game has the potential to be hugely popular. 

Additionally, for the DeFi crowd interested in earning passive income, you can earn by staking crypto in our House Bankroll smart contract. Stakers receive a 1% commission on every winning bet, plus losses. We're developing a sleek UI for this as we speak, and we'll share a teaser once it's ready. 

Thank you for your continued support. We couldn't have reached this point without you.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

HMFIC at Digitex

Adam Todd

I'm the lead developer at Digitex, a decentralized casino and Layer 3 blockchain aiming to revolutionize online gambling.

With zero gas fees to place bets, Digitex will open up decentralized gambling to players of all sizes. And if you bet with DGTX tokens, you pay zero fees on your winnings.

And on the subject of betting - don't bet against the guy who just keeps showing up :)