Workshop: Blockchain & cryptocurrencies
Room 4 | 11:30 – 12:30 | Thursday
Hosts: Katerina Kirillova, Cryptotickets (UK) | Tickets Cloud (RU)
& Karim Fanous, Abbey Road Red (UK)
You can’t move for headlines about blockchain and the cryptocurrencies that trade on it these days. But what’s the potential for live music? Several ticketing companies are now using blockchain technology, and the first tickets have been sold using cryptocurrencies. From validating tickets and restricting resale, to protecting IP and instant distribution of payments for live streams, a new and ultra-disruptive technology is emerging. So what’s it all about? Just how is it set to affect the live music business? And how can promoters, agents and venues alike benefit? Katerina Kirillova and Karim Fanous present a 60-minute rundown on everything you need to know.