EventChain, the blockchain ticketing operator, has added Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr Steven Funk and core developer of Factom, Piotr Piasecki, to its board of advisors.
The appointments come during the Singapore-based firm’s crowdsale, which launched earlier this week.
Funk has 30 years of experience in international corporate debt, equity investment, and real estate ownership and development.
Piasecki is a former moderator and top contributor to Bitcoin.StackExchange.com as well as a current moderator of /r/Bitcoin subreddit. He runs a number of Bitcoin-focused websites, including Vanity Pool and TestNet Faucet
EventChain said: “We are proud to announce these outstanding personalities for our fast-paced company. Many other prominent figures have recently joined the board of advisors and are backing the company.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Japanese blockchain ticketing start-up iFLYER, whose investors include Sony Music, is partnering with EventChain in order to utilise blockchain. There has been a recent boom in Japan’s clubbing scene, which has been quickened by the repeal last year of Japan’s anti-nightlife no-dancing laws.
iFLYER sells more than $2m in tickets annually and has around 400,000 active users.
Coin Telegraph reports that iFLYER believes that blockchain it can overcome many of the traditional obstacles faced by ticketing services and buyers.