the first concert paid in Bitcoin is by One Republic

A historic event for music ended last week thanks to One Republic. The famous US band was the first to create a live concert that can be purchased in Bitcoin. The event was held on November 16th at the gates of Vienna with tickets sold out in a few minutes through the Strike peer-to-peer app.

The American singer is a big fan of cryptocurrencies and NFT and is convinced that music and technology must go hand in hand. Apparently he has no intention of stopping there, in fact the American artist has already announced that in December he will hold another show that will accept payments in Bitcoin.

It is a very important event for the music scene with the first world famous band launching this type of initiative. The world of music has often been associated with NFTs, where this year we have seen several artists try their hand at digital works.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rapedomestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. For 2014, the official Theme framed by the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women, is Orange your Neighbourhood. For 2018, the official theme is “Orange the World:#HearMeToo”, for 2019 it is “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”, for 2020 it is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” and for 2021 it is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”.

Historically, the date is based on the date of the 1960 assassination of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic; the killings were ordered by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930–1961). In 1981, activists at the Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Encuentros marked November 25 as a day to combat and raise awareness of violence against women more broadly; on February 7, 2000, the date received its official United Nations (UN) resolution.

The UN and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have encouraged governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities to support the day as an international observance. For example, UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) observes the day each year and offers suggestions for other organizations to observe it. For 2014, the focus is on how violence cuts across all 12 of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20 next year.

♬ ELDERBROOK – Broken Mirror

LYRIC

I don’t wanna be broken and quiet
Shut off and tired at times but I am
I don’t wanna be distant and cold
‘Til nobody knows the person I amWell, maybe a drop into my lemonade
A bitter taste, the pain away
Just something to thin the blood
I don’t wanna be woken upI am broken mirror, shut my eyes
And I’m a different person every night
I am broken mirror, shut my eyes
And I’m a different person every night
I am broken mirror, shut my eyes
And I’m a different person every night
I wanna burn it, rip off my disguise
And I’m a different person every nightIn my head
In my head
In my head
In my headI wanna be the life and the soul
Of every cold room that I touch
I wanna be actin’ the fool
Subtle and cool, it’s all that I wantSo slip a drop into my lemonade
But nothing takes the pain away
And I know that you understand
I don’t wanna be who I amI am broken mirror, shut my eyes
And I’m a different person every night
I am broken mirror, shut my eyes
And I’m a different person every night
I am broken mirror, shut my eyes
And I’m a different person every night
I wanna burn it, rip off my disguise
And I’m a different person every nightIn my head
In my head
In my head
In my head
In my headIn my head
In my head
In my head
In my head
My head