Ajax Amsterdam appoints SecuTix and TIXnGO as new technology partners and will use the blockchain to sell tickets in the future.
The sale of tickets on the black market has always been a thorn in the side of the organizers
In the meantime, a procedure has been used by means of blockchain technology to prevent such activities. The illegal forging of tickets has also become virtually impossible thanks to blockchain. One of the major events that rely on blockchain ticket sales should be the 2020 European Football Championship , which, as we all know, has now been postponed by one year to 2021. Previously there was already a successful test of ticket sales by the Dutch Football Association .
A message fits in this contextof the Dutch football club Ajax Amsterdam. The association has the cloud-based ticket solution SecuTix and its brand Bitcoin Up, the secure mobile ticket exchange, has been appointed as the association’s new technology partner. As part of this agreement, Ajax will also become a development partner of the SecuTix 360 ° SaaS ticketing platform and works on new functions especially for the sports sector.
The Dutch professional football club started selling tickets via TIXnGO in summer 2020. A series of pilot events allowed a limited number of domestic fans to return to the Johan Cruyff Arena. The test was quite promising. As a result, 10,000 fans were able to purchase their tickets for the game on September 20 using the mobile TIXnGO ticket exchange.
Use of the blockchain also in healthcare
TIXnGO has already been used to sell tickets at other sporting events. For example in England, where the Lancashire County Cricket Club announced that it would use the blockchain app in January this year. For example, fans can purchase cell phone tickets for all national and international matches in 2020 on his home ground at Emirates Old Trafford. The club successfully tested the platform in the 2019 season.
While sports and other event organizers around the world are suffering from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TIXnGO has recognized the potential of the blockchain for the healthcare sector as well. Health n Go was launched in May 2020 . This is an app for mobile health certificates that enables people who have become immune to be identified using digital certificates. Instead of storing the sensitive test results in a blockchain, they are encrypted and stored on the user’s smartphone. The blockchain is only used to verify the results.
The results of the Health n Go test phase were carried out together with the Swiss laboratory network Medisupport and the railway equipment supplier Mitisa. The first test phase was according to media reports recently concluded with seemingly encouraging results.