An Argentinian fan of the classic rock band Queen has become the first customer to buy tickets with bitcoin through EntradaFan, according to the company.
Launched in April, EntradaFan is a peer-to-peer online ticket marketplace seeking to compete with market leader Ticketek. The announcement follows EntradaFan's decision to accept bitcoin through a partnership with processor BitPagos, an Argentinian bitcoin firm that allows merchants to accept bitcoin as payment and settle fiat purchases in bitcoin.
EntradaFan director Rodrigo Alvarez alluded to what is perhaps bitcoin's growing popularity as a payment method in the region in a statement, adding:
The Queen concert, to be held on 25th September, will see former American Idol star Adam Lambert singing vocals for original frontman Freddie Mercury, a position he first took up in 2011.
To be held at GEBA Stadium in Buenos Aires, the date is part of a five-night tour of South America that will see the band headlining the opening night of the famed Brazilian Rock in Rio Festival.
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