Ticketing on the blockchain
In Stage 1, we are validating whether existing solutions already exist, and proposing potential solutions.
The ticketing secondary market (black market/"scalping") is valued at least at 15.19 billion. NFTs open an opportunity for artists/creators/studios/production companies to recapture some of that value. Broadway specifically is an egregious example of this.
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The future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person.
Been thinking a lot about NFTs and the real world application beyond the initial hype ... it appears to me that one of the best applications of the technology is in the future of event ticketing and that there is likely no one better to bring it to life than @Ticketmaster. 1/13
Musician Shawn Mendes, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and NFL player Rob Gronkowski have also started selling NFTs.
When we started OpenSea in late 2017, we were excited about the prospect of a brand new economy on the internet. The…
This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down and focus on a single topic, or theme. This is our sweet spot: going beyond definitions and into the dirty and deep impact of how a phenomenon could impact startups and tech. We are hoping to explore more than answer, and debate more than agree. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, is this week’s topic! This is something that you have nearly certainly heard of in the past few weeks but probably don’t understand with perfect clarity. While we’ve all seen the Twitter threads of basic definitions, consider this episode the appetizer to your aperitif understanding. The Equity team put on our research caps, dug in, and found quite a lot to like. But we did not tread alone: our EIC Matthew Panzarino joined Chris and Alex and Danny and Natasha to help us out. Panzer was early to the NFT world and has contributed some of TechCrunch’s reporting on the matter.
Mike Winkelmann, aka the digital artist Beeple, smashed records with a Christie’s auction of an NFT collage of the first 5,000 entries in his "Everydays" series.
Tomorrow GUTS Tickets which uses blockchain for ticketing will be selling tickets for popular local star Guus Meeuwis’s June 2020 event. The 35,000 seat Philips stadium in Eindhoven will host the multi-day event. Last year we reported the company sold 50,000 tickets for a famous local comedian. The founders created the GET Protocol for ticketing, […]
Blockchain ticketing is set to change the way event professionals sell tickets works for good. Yet the meaning of blockchain for the event industry is still obscure. The buzzword around it and poor coverage from industry media is making event professionals even more confused. So what is blockchain? Why will blockchain ticketing have an …
Mark Cuban reveals the Dallas Mavericks are eyeing using blockchain for NBA ticket sales, and "trying to figure it all out."