The European Union may have its fissures, but when it comes to European soccer matches everyone works together.
The Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, said it successfully used a ticketing system run on a blockchain-based dedicated iOS and Android app for a big match this week, according to a press release.
The idea is to cut out fake or duplicate tickets to UEFA matches. UEFA said it had been testing the system at several events, but its main trial was using the system to sell 50 percent of the tickets for May’s 2018 UEFA Europa League final between Atlético and Marseille in Lyon.
UEFA deemed that test a success and continued refining the system. That’s why for this year’s UEFA Super Cup match in Estonia this week, you had to buy via blockchain. That will be the case for future matches, too.