Bitcoin Jukebox Exchanges Micropayments For Songs

Bitcoin Jukebox Exchanges Micropayments For Songs
Arts & Culture

Music lovers can vote to adjust the musical line up at bars and other partying venues.

Serena Chu
  • 28 october 2013

Remember those times when jukeboxes were popular, and were found at every bar and restaurant? Well, they are making a comeback in a digitized form. A team of hackers competing at the Disrupt Europe Hackathon turned Bitcoin– a peer-to-peer technology that facilitates payment transactions – into a modern-day music playing device.

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By installing the related app on a mobile device plugged into a stereo, users can change the music queue by up-voting their favorite songs – the lineup is made visible to everyone at the venue. The top song picks are also displayed. This Bitcoin hack is a great way for bar owners to let customers create their own song list. Payment options – 0.0001 Bitcoins – are linked to QR codes so people can share music easier.


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