Champions League final ticket fraud: how blockchain can eradicate the black market through a smart contract

Champions League final ticket fraud: how blockchain can eradicate the black market through a smart contract

Following the incidents during the Champions League final on 28 May 2022, the French Ministry of Sports and Olympic and Paralympic Games said in a statement that “it also emerged that counterfeit ticket fraud was organized and massive.” The issue of securing ticketing is not new. Marie-Thérèse Leclerc de Hauteclocque and Grégory Lepesqueux, specialists in “Sport and Entertainment” and particularly in ticketing, shed light on this issue and its possible solutions.

Football Legal: How can this situation occur at such a large event?

Marie-Thérèse Leclerc de Hauteclocque & Grégory Lepesqueux: First of all, a few reminders of the situation to understand it better. The Champions League final is the annual event (excluding the World Cup or the UEFA EURO) that attracts the most eyes (editor’s note: 300 million viewers), well above the Superbowl (editor’s note: the National Football League -...

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