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We Met The World’s First Blockchain Music Speaker At SXSW

Dutch Startup Volareo Has Created The First Blockchain Music Streaming Speaker

We’ve seen some amazing startups come out of The Netherlands. Earlier this year at CES 2018 we saw; We.Stream the best way for travelers abroad to access the internet, Somnox the first sleep robot, Wanderwatch a kids wearable that gets them outside playing and Travis the translator your personal translator with 80 languages in your pocket.

As we were preparing to head to Austin for South By Southwest 2018 we were excited about seeing the world’s first blockchain enabled music speaker, consequently created by the same guy who created Travis. The speaker, called Volareo is the world’s most innovative, intuitive and easiest to use speaker. Volareo promises a new music experience wherever you are for the listener and the artist.

The Volaero speaker is designed for your living room, bedroom or on the go. You can sling it over your shoulder or tie it to your backpack. When you’re ready for music you just turn it on and music flows instantly and freely. The Volareo speaker ships with a lifetime of free music, period.

Volareo is awesome for new artists

As new artists take to the Volareo platform, and new listeners enjoy their music, they can “tip” them Musicoin via the Volareo speaker. When the listener hears a song they like they just clap and the musician gets a tip, instantly.  The Blockchain keeps track of your tips, the music you like and ensures that you’re satisfied every time you turn it on.

Volareo is a collaboration between music innovator ROCKI and Musicoin. Musicoin is a music streaming service built on the blockchain and designed to provide artists with transparency as to when their songs have been played and how many times they’ve  been played. Musicoin is also a mined cryptocurrency that allows Volareo users to send actual tips to artists when they like a song, by simply clapping their hands.

We spoke with Karl from Volareo at the New Dutch Wave house at SXSW. Check out our video interview above. Head on over to to sign up for updates about the world’s first blockchain enabled speaker.

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