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Major European music festival accepting bitcoin as ticket payment

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PayPal, Apple Pay and even After Pay are common choices when checking out online… but how about paying for a festival ticket with bitcoin.

Organisers of Exit music festival recognise that festivals should adapt and embrace new technologies.

They’re allowing fans the option to pay for tickets and passes, airport transfers, even camping accommodation …using their digital coins.

PayPal’s CEO has previously noted the dramatical shift towards digital payment.

“40 to 70 per cent of consumers want to use cash less”

EXIT CEO says he wants to engage with our tech-savvy audience… as technology evolves and changes.

“The potential of blockchain, digital exchange, and currency is exciting and we wanted to make sure we are at the forefront, utilizing new technologies and able to engage with our tech-savvy audience as technology evolves and changes,” 

EXIT Ceo says.

Festival goers can select the items they want to buy in the festival’s store and now press “Pay with Bitcoin”

Exit is one of the first music events of this size to accept cryptocurrency.

This year’s 20th-anniversary edition of the European event will be held in Serbia.

It’s set to go ahead this July.. in a covid safe manner of course.

Serbia has one of the highest COVID vaccination rates in the world, Largely thanks to the government’s vaccine deals with Russia and China.

So..If fans can pay with Bit=pay… will the line-up of famous music artists want their coin paid in a digital fashion too?

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North Korea bears the brunt of the crypto market crash

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The crypto market crash is impacting North Korea’s weapons programme

The recent crypto market crash has made its way to North Korea, where hackers are bearing the brunt.

The isolated country relies on stolen crypto to fund part of their weapons program.

But as crypto holdings drop by millions of dollars, the nation is reportedly scrambling to find new ways to fund Pyongyang’s missile plans.

KCNA

North Korea has ramped up its stolen crypto assets in recent times leading to one of the largest cryptocurrency heists on record earlier this year.

Hackers allegedly stole $615 million worth of crypto prompting the U.S. tplace a warning about potential workers who are hiding their identities to find jobs abroad.

Meanwhile, crypto holdings have decreased in value with the market sliding below $1 trillion for the first time since January 2021.

Katerina Kostakos contributed to this report

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Russian Police investigate a crypto mining facility

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Russian Police are investigating a crypto mining facility, which is suspected of defrauding clients

It’s understood the miners handed devices to those who were running a mining hotel.

They are also accused of stealing their expensive coin minting hardware, and stopping payments to their customers.

The scam allegedly took place from November to May, where the suspects worked with people who wanted to install their coin minting hardware in a mining hotel.

They were offered electricity prices that were below market value.

Electricity consumed by some of the world’s largest cryptocurrencies has dropped by nearly half.

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Gucci goes big in metaverse with new Vault Art Space

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Forward thinkers who love fashion, this exhibit is for you

Luxury brand Gucci has opened a Vault Art Space as it continues to explore the art world and the metaverse

Gucci inaugurated the gallery in a partnership with NFT marketplace SuperRare

The debut exhibit is titled “The Next 100 Years of Gucci”

Spring Cry by Alanna Vanacore

Keep your eye out for a special selection of NFT artworks, each a collectible fragment of Gucci’s heritage.

The artworks are showcased and auctioned off directly on Vault’s website in three drops between now and the end of July.

All sales will be in Ethereum.

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