Provably Fair

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Provably Fair is a technology-based algorithm that can be analyzed and tested for fairness.[1] Provably fair technology is used mainly in online gambling.[2] The main purpose of this technology is to ensure that online casinos do not cheat their customers.

The provable fairness algorithm appeared a few years after the launch of Bitcoin, a digital and global money system cryptocurrency. But at the time, the phrase "provably fair" was not yet in use. In 2011, this term was mentioned for the first time.[3]

The Provably Fair algorithm in its work uses 3 main parameters:[3][4]

  • Server Seed
  • Client Seed
  • Nonce

This method consists in the fact that the players receive a certain key string. This key can be used to check the results through a special algorithm. The hash code will be encrypted in it. The Provably Fair algorithm allows players to use this code to get a certain result. If checking the code gives the same result as the game round, it means that the game is working without errors.[5][1]

It is possible to check the game results in real time with this technology. It uses three kinds of technologies: Random Number Generators, Seed Generators and Hashing.[6] Random number generation is a process that uses a device to generate a sequence of numbers or characters. The sequence can only be predicted on the basis of chance.[7][8][9] Seed generators generate numbers that affect the results of algorithms. Hashing is the process of changing a longer string of data into a shorter one.[2]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Технология "Provably Fair"" [Provably Fair Technology]. Bitcoin News (in Russian). 12 June 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2023.[permanent dead link]
  3. 3.0 3.1 "What is Provably Fair and how does it work?". Bitcoin Casino Ranking. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  4. "What Are Provably Fair Online Casinos & Games?". Online Gambling 24. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  5. "Честно доказуемые игры казино (Provably Fair)" [Provably Fair Casino Games]. CoinGambling (in Russian). Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  6. "What is Provably Fair Technology, and how does it work?". Analytics Insight. 30 August 2022. Retrieved 27 January 2023.
  7. L'Ecuyer, Pierre (2012). "Random Number Generation" (PDF). In J. E. Gentle; W. Haerdle; Y. Mori (eds.). Handbook of Computational Statistics: Concepts and Methods. Handbook of Computational Statistics (second ed.). Springer-Verlag. pp. 35–71. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21551-3_3. hdl:10419/22195. ISBN 978-3-642-21550-6.
  8. Press, WH; Teukolsky, SA; Vetterling, WT; Flannery, BP (2007). "Chapter 7. Random Numbers". Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing (3rd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-88068-8.
  9. Golder, Scott; Donath, Judith (2004). "Hiding and revealing in online poker games". CSCW '04 Proceedings of the 2004 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work. New York. pp. 370–73.