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It’s Not ‘Bitcoin the Musical’ but Blockchain comes to Broadway

The Shubert organization, through its Telecharge and Shubert Ticketing division, has teamed up with a Boston-based startup called True Tickets, which offers a mobile ticketing solution that runs on IBM’s blockchain platform. The startup was one of two companies selected to take part in this summer’s inaugural Broadway Tech Accelerator—the results of which included pilot programs aimed at refining the ideas.

Source: It’s not ‘Bitcoin the Musical’ but blockchain comes to Broadway

Blockchain music startup Beatdapp raises $3.2 million, adds new advisory board members 

Beatdapp Software​, a startup using proprietary blockchain technology to authenticate digital content streams, has completed a $3.2 million financing round. Beatdapp said this new capital will accelerate its market entry as well as the deployment of blockchain technology in the music industry.

Source: Blockchain music startup Beatdapp raises $3.2 million, adds new advisory board members | BetaKit

WIPO Opens an AI Initiative

After keynoting at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s opening press conference, WIPO chief Francis Gurry looks at the need for ‘a layer of data rights. When content is being created by something other than a human rationale, so the reasoning goes, how do we know whose intellectual property it really is? How do its rights work? To get it right down to the level of publishing, and old territoriality still prevail? Is anything other than world rights making sense?

Source: Frankfurt Interview: WIPO’s Francis Gurry Opens an AI Initiative

Bayern Munich Partners with Stryking for Blockchain-Based Collectibles

Bayern Munich, Germany’s most successful football club, has partnered with the blockchain-oriented venture of fan engagement firm, Stryking Entertainment. According to the agreement, Stryking, which is itself a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands – a mobile games developer, will issue and distribute digital collectibles based on Bayern players.

Source: Bayern Munich Partners with Stryking for Blockchain-Based Collectibles

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