Bitcoin-led casino operator Bitcasino.io has pledged 101,010 trees, at $1 per tree, to the #TeamTrees viral campaign which gained traction by promising to plant 20 million trees by 2020.
Players have been able to take the opportunity to donate their unused loyalty club points to the cause throughout the month of November, with all donations immediately matched by the Bitcasino team to Bitcoin-for-Bitcoin.
Started by American YouTuber MrBeast and becoming one of the biggest social media crowdfunding campaigns, the #TeamTrees initiative has earned donations from individuals around the world, including a multitude of social media influencers and big names including Jeffree Star, Pewdiepie and Elon Musk.
The campaign has hit the 19 million mark, with 2019 drawing to a close, the goal is already well within reach. Tauri Tiitsaar, casino manager at Bitcasino.io, part of the brand’s stable Coingaming Group alongside Sportsbet.io, said of the donation: “It’s astonishing to see just how generous our players are, and we are happy to have been able to represent the crypto community in the #TeamTrees movement.
“By making just a small addition to our loyalty club, we were able to have such a big impact on a global cause, and want to take this as an opportunity to challenge others in our industry and community to stand together with us in raising awareness on the important topic of climate change.”
Tiitsaar spoke to CasinoBeats last week about the 12 months that lie ahead: “I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that over time crypto will come to dominate the gambling industry. The greater control and privacy cryptocurrencies give to users cannot be underestimated. We are already seeing growth in this sector well above the industry, and that will continue in 2020 and beyond.
“The mobile revolution will also continue to pick up pace. During 2020, 70 per cent of gambling revenue will come from mobile channels, according to research from App Annie, and these numbers are reflected by our own experience.”