Bitcoin Proponents Use Their Holdings to Bet on Final Outcome of Game of Thrones
- Crypto investors can bet on who will sit on the Iron Throne on the finale of Game of Thrones.
- The betting round is being hosted by FreeBitco.in.
Game of Thrones is one of the most watched shows on television, and it will be airing the last episode ever tonight. While the season has been highly controversial, and over half a million fans have already petitioned to have it rewritten, all of those fans will be tuning in tonight to see who takes over the Iron Throne. The cryptocurrency industry decided to take that interest and see if the market could fill in the gaps.
FreeBitco.in is a platform that allows registered users to vote in a betting game, and this game is presently about the Iron Throne. In the bet, the users have to choose one of the remaining cast members to be the one that ultimately will rule. There is a lot of the more likely takers of the throne on the list, along with some less obvious choices.
Registered have had a choice between:
- Jon Snow
- Daenerys Targaryen
- Cersei Lannister
- The Stark siblings
- Tyrion Lannister
- Gendry Baratheon
- Night King
When the 8th season began, Jon Snow was the frontrunner, leading the bet with 1.532005 BTC. However, as the season has continued, there are significantly less people believing that he will take over, pushing him down to the second place. Bran Stark took the lead, while the third position was taken up by the Unknown selection.
As the betting game has progressed, the pool has now reached 4.97219626, which would be winnings worth $40,000. With the time multiplier on the pool, the reward gets smaller as the time goes on. Right now, as the episode is about to commence, here’s where the numbers fall at the moment:
- Bran Stark, or the Three-Eyed Raven (41%)
- Jon Snow (22%)
- Unknown (13%)
- Sansa Stark (5%)
- Tyrion Lannister (5%)
- Daenerys Targaryen (5%)
To find out which of the characters prevail, tune in to HBO tonight or wait for the spoilers in the morning.