Hello all, I am James Canning the founder of Bitedge. I have been a professional sports bettor, returning 4% profit on and off for the last 10 years. I mostly bet on Major League Baseball, NBA and soccer. Since 2013 only with bitcoin sportsbooks.
Italy to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup at odds of 12.00 was my first ever bet (winner winner chicken dinner) I was 21 years old at the time and I have never looked back.
Discovering bitcoin betting was a big breakthrough for me, not only did it give me the best odds but it enabled me to see all the shortfalls of transacting in government currency.
Bitcoin betting made me believe sports betting was something that could be done for a living and I have lived the dream in Central America, South East Asia and Australia.
At times it’s a stressful and lonely game but it feels great when you get it right. I like the money but I love the challenge of devising and refining winning systems and of course I love watching sports.
Working in the industry
I am also an industry insider, having worked for multiple online betting agencies in Australian and overseas as well as consulting for bitcoin gambling operators.
What has got me really excited at the moment is the future effect of peer to peer decentralized proof based ledgers on society as a whole and on betting in particular.
The rest of Bitedge is about the nuts and bolts of sports betting but the blog posts are about my opinions and experiences, I hope you like them and if you do please share and comment. Have fun and enjoy your betting.