Aventus Protocol

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Aventus Protocol
Original author(s)Annika Monari and Alan Vey
Developer(s)Aventus Protocol Foundation
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    The Aventus Protocol is an open standard event ticketing platform based on blockchain.[1][2][3] The protocol was first outlined by Annika Monari and Alan Vey in a 2016 white paper. The two met in 2015 while studying for their master's degrees at Imperial College, London.[4] They are co-founders and directors of the Aventus Protocol Foundation which oversees Aventus Systems, the only company running the protocol.[1][2]

    The Aventus Protocol is based on Ethereum blockchain technology[2] and its crypto token is the Aventus Token (AVT).[4] The project was funded in two rounds. First by a private pre-sale and then, in September 2017,[3] in an initial coin offering. The initial funding was reportedly £26 million,[3] including 60,000 Ether raised.[2]

    The Aventus Protocol is intended to make purchasing tickets more transparent and selling them more profitable for an artist or venue. The protocol creates a unique identity for each ticket that is then stored on a public blockchain. Each transaction involving the ticket is likewise recorded publicly. Monari and Vey stated in their white paper that the protocol is a tool to combat counterfeit tickets, uncontrolled resale, and opaque pricing.[2][5]

    The Aventus Protocol was used for some of the tickets sold for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[1][3][6]

    In 2018, Monari and Vey founded a second company, Artos, based in London. The company partners with ticketing companies to use blockchain technology to more efficiently control and gain visibility to a company's ticketing inventory as it moves through the supply chain.[1]


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Boycott-Owen, Mason (6 May 2018). "Smart ticketing system may finally outwit the ruthless touts". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "How do you buys your tickets?". The Daily Telegraph. 26 April 2018. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
    3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Paton, Graeme (7 May 2018). "Graduates devise eticket system to beat the touts". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
    4. 4.0 4.1 "Aventus Token Sale: A blockchain-based event ticketing solution". Smith + Crown. Retrieved 2019-07-01.
    5. ""Bitcoin of ticketing" raises $20m in ICO". Imperial College London. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
    6. "BlocSide Sports first to trial Aventus Protocol". www.thestadiumbusiness.com. Retrieved 2018-05-06.

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