Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Lillekula Stadium on August 15, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images) Mobile ticketing might be met with resistance from soccer traditionalists who covet paper tickets and their sentimental value, but many sporting organizations believe mobile ticketing is a more efficient, secure way to provide admission.

And Blockchain is a way of ensuring this. The blockchain is a distributed ledger system famous for powering cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but its proponents believe it can be used in just about every single industry.

It’s essentially a peer-to-peer platform that allows people to communicate and make transactions without the need for an intermediary. These records can’t be changed, so it adds an element of trust and validation to environments without a central authority figure.

UEFA’s system uses Blockchain to guarantee the validity of mobile tickets, which are downloaded onto a user’s mobile device via an iOS or Android application. Entry is gained by presenting the mobile ticket with Bluetooth devices dotted around the stadium.

The benefits of Blockchain mobile ticketing are numerous. It makes it more difficult for third parties to get their hands on as many tickets as possible with the intent of selling them on at a profit, while it also prevents unauthorized replication and duplication. Read more from forbes.com…

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