When one studies what are called ”cooperative games”, which in economic terms include mergers and acquisitions or cartel formation, it is found to be appropriate and is standard to form two basic classifications:
(1): Games with transferable utility.
(2): Games without transferable utility
(or “NTU” games).
In the world of practical realities it is money which typically causes the existence of a game of type (1) rather than of type (2); money is the “lubrication” which enables the efficient “transfer of utility”. And generally if games can be transformed from type (2) to type (1) there is a gain, on average, to all the players in terms of whatever might be expected to be the outcome.
~Ideal Money J.Nash
Ideal Poker: Theory to stabilize inter-site effective rake. The idea is for players to create and adopt a universal digital poker coin creating a near zero (or zero) cost network for instantaneous bankroll and exchange (ie “money” for chips) transactions. By creating “network liquidity” the players are able to put pressure on sites to offer a rake standard of superior quality.
Asymptotically Ideal poker: the method of implementation by which Ideal Poker is achieved. The basic concept is to create a finite supply of a universal poker coin, causing a mini (gold) rush of crypto-currency technology adoption.
The expectation is, with enough adoption on a free market exchange (ie price level), and after reaching an equilibrium with respect to other sites, the players’ coin will begin to asymptotically deflate effective rake. The bubble of inefficiency created in today’s current market literally fuels the value of the coin. Early adopters then naturally have the most to gain, which becomes the phenomena that perpetuates the entire adoption process.
The coin is described in greater detail in articles below:
Poker Forum Coin
Single Unique Identifiers
Facilitating a players Union
Dissolving a Monopoly
Asymptotically Ideal Poker
The Intrinsic Value of Nas Coin
Some of its’ multiple functions are:
1) early adopters stand to gain most
2) players would have incentive to educate themselves on crypto currency
3) players would have incentive to cooperate
4) creates incentive to hold a unique account thus creating single unique identifiers
5) the network created with wallets and “keys” facilitates a proper functioning democracy
6) facilitate a players committee or a union (or Ppa)
7) helps prevent collusion and fraud within the community without relying on third parties.
8) helps raise communities to forum 2.0‘s
A more detailed plan here.