Now Hiring

CoinRoster is a bitcoin fantasy sports startup, and we’re searching for Junior Developers to join our team.

  • recent grad or student
  • summer job, Ontario university students
  • Java, Nodejs, mySQL, github
  • blockchain fintech, gaming
  • Toronto WeWork based

About CoinRoster:

At CoinRoster users from around the world use a global currency (bitcoins) to play fantasy sports on the same platform. We  are based in Toronto and work from a co-working space at WeWork. As a Junior Developer, you will be free to work at our office location or to work remotely with regular in-person reviews & coaching. Our management style is focused on meeting the goals of CoinRoster, while also providing our team with an environment where they can learn and grow. CoinRoster is backed by an enthusiastic group of entrepreneurs that will support your growth.

Who We’re Looking For:

As a Junior Developer, you’ll work with a Project Manager to outline the scope of your coding projects and create a timeline for development, and to review your coding in-person. You can code using any development environment (such as Eclipse) that you prefer. We use github for our code repos, issue tracking, and project management.

Specifically, the successful candidate will work to improve the functionality of our payment system. CoinRoster already has core fantasy sports functionality, but we need help updating our payment process so that deposits and withdrawals are credited to users automatically (up to certain limits) without human intervention. This project will give you experience with an in-demand skill: developing for blockchain applications.

If you can code using Java and/or Nodejs and MySQL and provide some examples of your work, we’d love to conduct an in-person interview to determine whether you’re the right fit for our team.

How to Apply:

Our ideal candidate is a current student or recent grad from an Ontario university computer science program. This position is most suitable as a summer position for an Ontario university student, but anyone is welcome to apply. Send your resume to management@coinroster.com if you are interested in joining our team.

NHL Hockey Fantasy is Back!

Its been a long summer, but now CoinRoster daily NHL fantasy begins tonight!

This season, we’re running daily fantasy contests on early games, and if there’s enough interest, we will also post late games. The format will be the same as last season, scores are based on points, and users can draft an unlimited number of rosters with an unlimited number of players, as long as they stay within the salary cap.

We’re setting draft prices based on historical points per game for this season. So an obvious strategy is to find players that are likely to perform above their average on any particular game. Good luck!

 

Fantasy Golf returns for the BMW Championship

Justin Thomas, who made the Dell Technologies Championship his fifth win of 2016-17, joins FedExCup leader Jordan Spieth to headline a full 70-man lineup set to begin the FedExCup Playoffs’ second half.Six rookies remain alive in the FedExCup postseason, with Mackenzie Hughes and Xander Schauffele just outside the cutline to reach the finale at East Lake. All 12 members of the U.S. Presidents Cup team are entered, but only 10 from the International squad. Adam Scott and Branden Grace were eliminated in Boston.

While Spieth, Thomas and Johnson are locks for top-5 positions at East Lake, putting their FedExCup hopes into their own hands, the chase remains to learn who joins them. Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm have inside track. The spotlight also falls on No. 30, where Bill Haas is on the bubble to advance. In each of the past two years, four men have played their way into the finale after starting the BMW outside the top 30. Phil Mickelson, who tied for sixth at TPC Boston, will become the all-time leader in FedExCup Playoff starts when he tees it up for his 41st postseason event. That breaks a tie with Bubba Watson, who didn’t advance from Boston.

CoinRoster has posted a fantasy contest as well as a few side pools and daily low round progressives.

Toronto House Price Plunge

The average price of a Single Family Home in the City of Toronto as reported by TREB fell by 4.92% m/m from July over June 2017. This is the largest decrease recorded in a single month for this index since data was has been published going back to February 2012.

Since CoinRoster has been posting monthly pools allowing users to wager on the future price of Toronto house prices, there has not been a month where our markets expected the price to fall. But now that we’ve seen two consecutive months of price declines, users who wager on the August 2017 price may become bearish.

The view the current odds of a rise or fall in the price of Toronto houses and wager in our house price betting pool. Click here.

Open Championship Fantasy Contest

The Open Championship is being held this week at Royal Birkdale. CoinRoster is hosting a fantasy contest and we’ve added a few side bets for users to enjoy.

Click here to view the golf contests available this week.

Since first hosting The Open in 1954, Royal Birkdale has been the most regular venue for the Open after St Andrews. Past winners at Royal Birkdale include Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, and Tom Watson. The last time the Open was held at this course, it was Harrington who shockingly won back to back.

This year, the highest ranked players to win include Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, and Rory Mcilroy. Betting odds are wide open this year with no clear favorite with the top golfers having odds from 15 to 25. This should inform certain strategies for your fantasy team.

100% Bonus on First Deposit

Users who deposit bitcoins on CoinRoster will receive a bonus of 100% match on their first deposit up to 0.10 bitcoins. Users must play their bonus funds 20x before being allowed to withdraw.

This means that if you deposit 0.10 bitcoins on CoinRoster, we will give you another 0.10 bitcoins as free play. This promotion is a great way for new users to get more bang from their wagering buck.

Click here to sign-up

To make a deposit and take advantage of the 100% match offer, login to your account and choose “My Account” from the top menu, then follow the deposit procedure by clicking on the green deposit button on the left side menu of the My Account page. After your deposit is confirmed, visit the My Account page to take advantage of the offer.

If you have questions about how to take advantage of this offer, please e-mail management@coinroster.com

JB4times4 & slptransam winners in the Scottish Open & John Deere

Congratulations to user JB4times4 for winning our Scottish Open fantasy contest last week. First place took down 0.0171 bitcoins. We posted a short player pool with only a handful of the top players to choose from for the Scottish Open. Making the cut turned out to be difficult, the rosters that cashed had more than one cut player. Last week’s winning user jesscoin had a roster with only one cut player (which was best in the pool), but poor scores on the weekend from Bernd Wiesberger and Byeong-Hun An pulled the roster down to third place.

Follow this link to the results of our Scottish Open fantasy pool.

User slptransam won our John Deere Classic fantasy contest, by edging out user thecosmicshame by only 1 point. First place received 0.024225 bitcoins. Every player on the top two rosters made the cut, which provided the points that propelled them to the top of our leaderboard.

Follow this link to the results of our John Deere Classic fantasy pool.

John Deere: Charles Howell & Ollie Schniederjans Tied for Lead

The thursday morning wave got the best of the draw this week at the John Deere Classic, and both Charles Howell and Ollie Schniederjans posted 8 under to tie for the lead after round 1.

Check out the results of our pool for lowest Thursday score

For most of the day it was looking like Charles Howell III would run away with it as he posted eight under in the morning, but Ollie Schniederjans kept the pace with a birdie on his final hole to tie for the round 1 lead.

If Charles Howell III had held the solo lead at the end of Thursday’s round, the low score pool on CoinRoster would have paid out with odds of 281.38. This result would have caused two users would to split the total pool of 0.5889297 bitcoins worth of winnings.