Hard to ignore a Kraftwerk & blockchain story! As the writer correctly points out, it can’t come as a big surprise as they were somewhat ahead of the curve on the technology front.
On November 14, 2017, tickets for a 3D show of the German quartet KRAFTWERK, pioneers of electronic music, to be held on February 13, 2018 on stage at the State Kremlin Palace in Russia, Moscow, are selling on a Blockchain. This is the agreement reached by Russian concert agency TCI and international ticket platform Tickets Cloud, which has developed the crypto.tickets Blockchain platform. For the first time, tickets for such significant entertainment event are selling using a distributed ledger.
Blockchain tickets can be purchased at www.kraftwerk2018.ru* by selecting the “cryptoticket” option. The Tickets Wallet app (for Android & iOS) must also be downloaded. Information about ticket purchases is available in the app. Admission will be controlled by “tearing a stub” right on the user’s mobile device, eliminating the need to scan tickets. Crypto.tickets is built on the Ethereum platform.
More than forty years ago, KRAFTWERK realized that the computer was mankind’s future, and the group began to use it in their creative work more than anybody. They are considered to be the creators of electro music, and many believe that KRAFTWERK is responsible for the emergence of techno.
It is therefore entirely unsurprising that tickets to their concert will be sold using Blockchain technology. But selling crypto-tickets isn’t just a visionary position adopted by KRAFTWERK.