Euro 2020 VIP Tickets To Be Sold Using Blockchain
The UEFA has joined forces with Ethereal mobile wallet provider AlphaWallet to sell 20,000 VIP tickets for the UEFA Euro 2020 through blockchain technology. This is the second time that AlphaWallet will be working with football after partnering with Shankai, the Chinese sports organization, for the FIFA World Cup.... Read more
Ticketmaster Executive Envisions “Smart Contract” Blockchain Ecosystem
Ticketmaster envisions a world in the not too distant future where tickets function as “smart contracts” powered by blockchain technology, making transactions trackable and irreversible, according to coverage of remarks by an executive speaking at Elev8CON in Las Vegas on Monday. “Ticketmaster has technology that is almost 40 years... Read more
The Shubert Organization To Use IBM Blockchain on Broadway
The Shubert Organization, Broadway’s largest ticket operator, has announced a partnership with the Boston-based startup True Tickets to power IBM blockchain technology. The partnership between the powerhouse Broadway business and startup was announced Wednesday; the startup was one of the two companies selected to take part in this summer’s... Read more
New West Hollywood Startup Developed To Take On Ticket Fraud
FanDragon Technologies, a new startup hailing from West Hollywood, has raised $12 million to develop ticket software meant to fight ticket fraud. The technology, spearheaded by the former head of media advisory and investment firm Arpanet Group, Robert Weiss, did not disclose any of its funding. The FanDragon team... Read more
Ticketfly Founder Launches Blockchain-Powered Ticket Platform
The Ticketfly co-founder and former president of TicketWeb, Dan Teree, has launched a new ticketing platform, Big Neon, which he hopes to have powered by Tari blockchain technology in 2020. Teree departed from Ticketfly in 2013, two years before it was acquired by Pandora and then sold to Eventbrite.... Read more
Ticketmaster Acquires Blockchain Ticketing Solution Upgraded
Ticketmaster, the global leader in ticketing software and services, announced today that it acquired UPGRADED, a blockchain technology company servicing the live events industry. UPGRADED converts traditional tickets into secure interactive digital assets protected by blockchain, providing event creators with more control and visibility over ticket distribution, and protecting fans... Read more