Ticketmaster Partners with Flow Blockchain to Mint Live Event Ticket NFTs

American ticketing company Ticketmaster announced that it will enhance the fan event experience through digital collectable NFTs, and will mint ticket NFTs for selected events on Dapper Labs’ Flow blockchain, providing users with a new experience.

Ticketmaster will issue NFTs for event organizers to provide fans with live events before, during and after the event.

At the same time, fans can share or activate online through digital souvenirs to receive unique loyalty rewards, VIP participation opportunities and more.

Ticketmaster previously partnered with Flow to distribute more than 70,000 one-to-one virtual commemorative ticket NFTs as souvenirs at Super Bowl LVI, which are marked with each user’s unique seating location.

Flow is a blockchain platform that originally was designed for gaming purposes, but has expanded since its launch in 2020. The flow blockchain enables fast, low-cost transactions and supports smart contracts. It powers blockchain applications including NBA Top Shot, a non-fungible token (NFT) offering. Ticketmaster EVP Brendan Lynch said

“Event organizers who choose to offer fans an NFT with their ticket have a real opportunity to make this new technology relevant and relatable at scale. This is why we are partnering with Flow because their blockchain is custom-built for fan engagement and frictionless consumer experiences.”

According to Dapper, in a pilot program, Ticketmaster minted more than 5 million Flow NFTs on the Flow blockchain in six months, including Apollo Theater, Gavin de Grau, Black Crow and Sebastian Maniscalco.

Mickey Maher, Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Dapper Labs, emphasized that the partnership with Ticketmaster will enable millions of fans of live events to immortalize, share and enhance their IRL experiences through digital collectables.

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Best Performing Altcoins Review: FLOW, QNT, DCR

The general outlook of the digital currency ecosystem is one of positivity, which is evident by the combined crypto market cap pegged at $1.1 trillion, up 0.22% over the weekend.


Despite the recorded weekend dip, many altcoins were still in the green compared to the weeklong performances.

With varying fundamentals driving their inherent growth, Flow (FLOW), Quant (QNT), and Decred (DCR) are the three altcoins leading the next wave of bullish momentum in the crypto ecosystem.

Flow (FLOW)

Flow is one of the most important protocols designed as a fast, decentralized, and developer-friendly blockchain. It is designed as the foundation for a new generation of games, apps, and the digital assets that power them. 

The relevance of the protocol, designed by Dapper Labs, is becoming more evident by the day, with Meta Platforms announcing that its Instagram users who own Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) on Flow can now showcase them on the platform alongside Ethereum and Polygon. 

The news fueled the massive uplift of FLOW since it came out last week, and in the week-to-date period, FLOW was up 32.59% to $2.64. While a correction might be natural for FLOW, the digital currency has unique potential for more bullish growth in the near to long term.

Quant (QNT)

Quant was launched to connect blockchains and networks globally without reducing the efficiency and interoperability of the network. Since it launched in June 2018, its ecosystem has grown remarkably, and its users have continued to fuel a rally in the protocol’s token, QNT.

QNT is amongst the major coins that have led to the market’s growth this past week and has surged by 23.80% to $127.06. Besides being among the best performers, it is also a key token to watch in the short term.

Decred (DCR)

Decred is branded as an innovative project because it bets on blockchain technology’s decentralized nature to prevent monopoly over voting status in the project itself. The token is best described as ‘Money Evolved’, and many have come to appreciate its offering since its inception. The DCR coin is up 44.71% to $40.38, and despite its recent slip, Decred is a formidable token that must be on every trader’s watchlist in the near term.

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Top Three Altcoins to Watch for the Week: BNB, APE, and FLOW

It is a new week with new opportunities for cryptocurrency investors across the board.


The crypto ecosystem recorded a very massive plunge over the weekend after Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger incited another bout of sell-offs after both re-emphasized how worthless Bitcoin (BTC) is at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting held on Saturday.

As expected, the Bitcoin plunge brought down other altcoins, most of whom are just recovering at the time of writing. As the new week unfolds, here are three of the top altcoins to watch out for.

Binance Coin (BNB)

Binance Coin remains the utility digital asset of the Binance ecosystem and currently sits as the fourth largest digital asset by market capitalization. BNB took a big hit over the weekend, dropping as low as $377.29, the lowest in a month. 

Despite these price plunges, the inherent value of the BNB coin has never been in doubt and with the growing utility and value constantly being churned out by the Binance exchange and the BNB Chain, the digital coin is bound to see more demands that will help reroute the direction of the growth of the coin in the coming week. BNB has started recovering at the time of writing and is changing hands at $388.55, up 0.28% in the past 24 hours.

ApeCoin (APE)

ApeCoin saw a meteoric rise in its popularity and value since it was airdropped to BAYC holders back in March. At a price of $16.38, APE is down 21.57% in the past 24 hours, a bearish trend that was necessary following a correction period following the completion of the sales of the Otherdeeds NFT from Yuga Labs. This price plunge can be considered to be temporary as Yuga Labs has promised a series of values to the community of its NFT holders in the near term. This value addition can begin manifesting in an upward shoot-up as early as this week.

Flow (FLOW)

Flow has been a silent performer since the beginning of the year and though its longer-term outlook shows a massive dip from its all-time high price of $46.16, recent partnerships and ecosystem growth tactics show potential in the long term. The coin is trading at $4.69, up 1.98% in the past 24 hours.

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Top 5 cryptocurrencies to watch this week: BTC, LINK, HNT, FLOW, ONE

Bitcoin’s (BTC) relief rally rose above $38,500 on Jan. 29, but the bulls are struggling to sustain the higher levels. For the past few days, Bitcoin’s sentiment has closely followed the U.S. equity markets. Hence, analysts warned traders to be careful and not to read much into any possible weekend rallies when traditional markets are closed because it could be a trap.

However, analysts at trading suite Decentrader said in a recent report that a “near-term relief bounce” is possible. The report also highlighted that “meaningful buyers” were stepping in and that could result in “a potential change in the higher time frame trend from bearish to bullish.”

Crypto market data daily view. Source: Coin360

The recent downturn in Bitcoin seems to have turned the JPMorgan analysts bearish as they believe the increased volatility could “hinder further institutional adoption.” In a note, the strategists have reduced their long-term theoretical Bitcoin price target from $150,000 to $38,000.

If Bitcoin extends its recovery, select altcoins could attract buying from the aggressive bulls. Let’s study the charts of the top-5 cryptocurrencies that could extend the recovery in the short term.