The UEFA Super Cup is the traditional shotgun for the European football season, countering the champions of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League one against the other.
a "icing on the cake" rather than a serious European honor, but this does not prevent the matches from being competitive and this year has been a further intrigue.
The 2018 edition in Tallinn, Estonia, saw Atletico Madrid defeat the rivals citizens Real Madrid 4-2 It was a rare success for Atletico in the European matches between the two clubs, with Real Madrid that emerged as a winner in the Champions League finals 2014 and 2016 and in the semifinals of 2017.
But there was a development off the field that could be considered equally significant for sports organizations – the use of cards Blockchain-based furniture for all the spectacles ers.
Mobile ticketing could meet the resistance of traditional footballers who crave paper tickets and their sentimental value, but many sports organizations believe that ticketing mobile is more efficient, safe way to provide admission. And Blockchain is a way to guarantee it.
The blockchain is a distributed registry system famous for feeding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but its supporters believe it can be used in virtually every industry.
It is essentially a peer-to-peer platform that allows people to communicate and make transactions without the need for an intermediary. These records can not be changed, so it adds an element of trust and validation to environments without a central authority figure.
The UEFA system uses Blockchain to ensure the validity of mobile tickets, which are downloaded to the mobile device of the user via an iOS or Android application. Entry is obtained by presenting the mobile ticket with Bluetooth devices scattered around the stadium.
The advantages of Blockchain mobile ticketing are numerous. It makes it harder for third parties to get their hands on the largest possible number of tickets with the intention of selling them profitably, while also preventing unauthorized replication and duplication.
Not only does this ensure that true supporters are more likely to get tickets, it also eliminates the possibility of being deceived by fakes. It also offers sports organizations greater control over who accesses the stadium. This could be useful for enforcing stadium bans, for example.
Finally, the mobile ticket is cheaper for fans who can get tickets in a snap and do not have to worry about losing a piece of paper, leaving it at home, or having to find a printer. Of course it is not so romantic, but most season ticket holders already use the cards anyway.
UEFA tested the system at the Europa League final in Lyon, France at the start of this year. Half of all the tickets sold were sent to mobile devices and UEFA has developed it to the point that it felt confident enough to go all the way to the Supercup, which traditionally takes place at a smaller venue.
The A. The Le Coq stadium in Tallinn has a capacity of just over 12,000, which is perfectly manageable for this deployment, while Estonia's reputation as a bulwark of e-government services guarantees a technologically educated population .
UEFA claims that the event was a success and wants to use the system are more events going on. So, if you participate in a Champions League or European Championship final, be sure to remember your smartphone.
The UEFA Super Cup is the traditional draw for the European football season against the champions of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
It is a" icing on the cake "rather than a serious European honor but this does not prevent the matches from being competitive and this year has been a further intrigue.
The 2018 edition in Tallinn, Estonia, saw Atletico Madrid defeat Real Madrid's 4-2 rivals have been a rare success for Atletico in the European matches between the two clubs, with Real Madrid emerging as the winner in the 2014 and 2016 Champions. League finals and also in the semifinals of 2017.  But there was a development off the field that could be considered equally significant for sports organizations – the use of the mobile ticketing powered by Blockchain for each spectator.  Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid celebrates with the trophy after the UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Lillekula stadium on August 15th 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. (Photo by MB Media / Getty Images)