Scalable and boutique ticketing solution XTIXS in partnership with GET Protocol have announced a new, disruptive decentralized finance (DeFi) funded event when Lewis Capaldi plays on August 23 in Reykjavik.
Capaldi’s show will take place at the Laugardsholl Sport Centre in Reykjavik. The venue is a multi-purpose sports and exhibition venue in the Icelandic capital and it was the largest concert venue in Iceland for many decades (before the opening of Egilshöll), with a maximum standing capacity of 10,000 (or 5,000 seated) in Frjálsíþróttahöllin, the adjoining athletics center.
The new ticketing process for Capaldi’s Reykjavik show means the event is backed up by a bespoke application of blockchain technologies – DeFi, NFT and GET Protocol’s utility token $GET- where future ticket inventory serves as collateral for a loan, the conditions of which are programmed into a smart contract. In addition to this, all tickets are claimable as an NFT, which makes fraud, scalping and secondary sales of any sort totally impossible. It is a game-changing advancement that also leads to new revenue streams as well as peace of mind for both music lovers and event promoters.
XTIXS offers a Web3 adapted and more than upgraded alternative for ‘on demand’ show solutions where people had to crowdfund a show and as it was funded it was booked. The funding process for this event took 24h to be completed from real, professional investors from different parts of the world creating a first precedent for a very powerful tool into an industry that has independence and decentralization as key pillars of growth. On the side of the investor, the investment has been honored in less than 24 hours from the on sale of the show, making this first collaboration an incredible success with big replication potential.
To be able to circle this pioneering funding mechanism, XTIXS uses blockchain and DeFi technology and product approaches designed by GET Protocol, adding the business strategy and services, then creating a platform integrating all different actors in the financial side of the value chain of a show.
This DeFi approach is in line with the disruptive spirit of blockchain and the decentralization of the notoriously opaque ticketing market. XTIXS’ blockchain ticketing system has already been tested at Switzerland’s Caprices Festival, El Bosque Sonoro – Brizna Festivals in Spain and other events, but this is the first full scale roll out and it happens at the celebrated ‘Reykjavik Live’ where many of the world’s biggest bands have performed.
QR codes on XTIXS tickets are dynamically changing all the time, and this, together with the fact that each ticket is linked to a personal phone number, makes it impossible for fraudsters to create any sort of secondary scalping sale. On appearance, the system for the end user is the same as they are already used to using, but enhanced backend technology gives rise to a new set of possibilities in terms of security, personalization, art and memorabilia.
Antonio Valero, Chief Revenue Officer from XTIXS, states: ‘The model under this partnership could mean a game changer for many content creators and fans. We are extremely happy to be collaborating with GET Protocol in the creation of next generation ticketing solutions and an alternative, independent and fair financing model for live entertainment’.
Maarten Bloemers, CEO of GET Protocol said: “By tokenizing future revenue of events we are truly bringing web 3.0 to the industry and removing the most important barrier for democratization. Creators are no longer dependent on a boardroom decision if their careers will take off, now they can put money where their mouths are, quite literally. This is truly a milestone that I am more than proud of. We look forward to crystalizing the Event Financing approach and rolling it out to all Ticketing Partners in the GET Protocol ecosystem.
“This is a historic moment for the e-ticketing industry that is going to change the way the system works for the better, for both ticket sellers and ticket buyers, forever.”