Smart ticketing system may finally outwit the ruthless touts

Interesting new technology to beat counterfeiting and resale profiteering.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/06/two-friends-invent-smart-ticket-tech-outwit-touts

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Amazing. Having been spat at and sworn at by touts this can’t come soon enough!

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What clever chaps. I still don’t really understand how block chain works. I’ve tried to watch some youtube explainers but quickly find myself zoning out :sleeping:
It would be an incredible thing for the industry if they could prevent tickets being resold at inflated prices. @MelissaJane, sounds like you’ve had some nasty run ins with touts?

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Yep, most recently they were working the box office queues in the boulevard at ExCeL London and were rather aggressive when we asked them to move on. Previously at Silverstone, we had loads of touts at the British Grand Prix. What a way to earn a living?!