Concordium and Beatoken partner up to transform the way artists connect with their fans and communities


Concordium Blockchain announces it is partnering with Beatoken, an innovative social platform that aims to bridge the gap between artists, fans, record labels and streaming services by leveraging the popularity of digital assets and security tokens.

With connections to Samsung and Universal as well as a distinctive network in the Danish music industry, Beatoken is a curated marketplace for rare digital music collectables created by the Danish rapper Kesi and associates. The platform provides a new and exciting way for music enthusiasts to engage with their favourite artists, while also creating new opportunities for investment in the industry.

Beatoken allows users to buy unique releases, live sets, remixes, and artworks from their favourite artists, but also gain access to unique art, unpublished music, and physical merchandise. Additionally, both music enthusiasts and industry stakeholders can invest in copyrighted digital assets granting ownership of shares from the royalties earned from streams. On Beatoken, artists can crowdfund their projects and offer their “partners” special experiences, gaining more insight into their fan group, while fans can follow the artist’s traction and compete with each other in a fun and engaging environment.

By partnering with Concordium, the only layer-1 decentralized blockchain with a built-in self-sovereign ID framework, Beatoken will be able to ensure that all transactions on its platform are fast, secure and transparent while gathering data on how people consume music and using this information to create new revenue streams for artists and record labels.

The partnership with Concordium is also a big step forward for Beatoken towards its goal of using blockchain technology to modernize the music industry for a new generation of fans and a new iteration of the internet, creating new and exciting ways to connect artists and their fan communities. Beatoken launched its first app in January 2023 and will introduce more exciting features in the months to follow.

“Beatoken’s platform is a step forward to a new era of music NFTs connecting fans and artists,” says Holger Fischer, Concordium’s Blockchain Solutions Analyst. “With this partnership, we continue to build on our commitment to trust and privacy, while supporting projects in our blockchain that foster innovation like Beatoken in the music industry.”

Yaw Gyamfi, CEO & Co-Founder of Beatoken, says: “We are proud to reveal a partnership with Concordium that will bring further innovation to the industry. With the support of our strong partners, we are confident in our ability to revolutionize the music industry and create new opportunities. We believe that our unique approach to connecting artists, fans, record labels, streaming services and brands will change the way we listen to music and we’re excited to see the impact it will have on the industry. We’re confident that our partnerships with Concordium and our strong relationship with the Danish artists will help us achieve our goals and we’re excited to continue building on these relationships in the future.”


Greenland, together with Top Universities and Concordium Blockchain, is investigating the possibilities of a blockchain-based election system in the country


Concordium Blockchain, COBRA, Aarhus University, the Alexandra Institute, and the IT University have been granted DKK 3.6 million by DIREC, to investigate how to create the best possible online voting system for Greenland.

Due to a change in the law in 2020, many Greenlanders will likely have to cast their vote online in upcoming national elections.

A group of researchers from Concordium Blockchain, Aarhus University, the Alexandra Institute, and the IT University will investigate whether a blockchain-based system will  be a more trustworthy e-election on the world’s largest island.

DIREC, a collaboration between the computer science departments of eight Danish universities and the Alexandra Institute, has just granted the group DKK 3.6 million for the ambitious Privacy-Preserving and Software-Independent Voting Protocols project. The Department of Social Affairs, Labor Market and Home Affairs of Greenland is going to work closely together with the group on it.

“There are of course many advantages in an online election, however distrust and a lack of regulation ready and secure solutions has prevented the vast majority of countries from moving forward. From Concordium, a science based Decentralized blockchains with the ID at the protocol level, we are eager to participate and solve the potential problems in building online elections on our chain. In Greenland, where enormous distances make it difficult for people to cast their vote, an online solution could potentially increase voter participation, and this is one of the reasons why a change in law in 2020 paved the way for the Greenlandic government to give Greenlanders the opportunity to cast their vote online in the future.” says Kåre Kjelstrøm, CTO at Concordium.

“My goal is that we can give the Greenlandic decision-makers good conditions for deciding which system they should use to hold online elections. From a research point of view, the project can also be valuable. Technologically speaking, we are moving into unknown territory and depending on our results, you can easily imagine that the many, many countries that can see the benefits of an election will be able to use our results as well. And finally, Greenland – with its limited population and great distances – is an optimal place to start from, says professor at the IT University, Carsten Schürmann, who is Principal Investigator on the project.

Is blockchain the solution?

Bas Spitters, associate professor at Aarhus University and researcher at Concordium Blockchain Research Center Aarhus,who is internationally recognized for his research related to the verification of blockchain technologies, sees great potential in the project:

“Electronic election protocols use a kind of bulletin board, and Blockchains can be used as a private and secure bulletin board. They are already used in minor elections to ensure that voters can check that their votes have been registered correctly. In this project we will explore whether it can also be used in larger elections. In particular, we aim to verify that the protocols used to verify the votes are inaccessible to outsiders and that they are secure. In addition, in cooperation with Concordium, we must investigate whether, by integrating MitID in their blockchain, it will be possible to give voters the opportunity to identify themselves at the same time that their private information is protected,” concludes Bas Spitters.

Carsten Schürmann, who many consider one of the world’s leading experts in election technology, has previously been critical of the internet. He is, however, convinced that online voting will become widespread in the coming years and recognizes the importance of creating a trustworthy system for it, which this project can create the best possible conditions for.

“Blockchains provide some relatively new opportunities to create security and increase transparency, which can be really interesting when we talk about internet elections. With this project, we will concretely investigate how blockchain technologies can be used to curb attacks on the election process, detect technical and human errors and preserve the secrecy of the vote. We will do this by developing some protocols for a system which can be verified and which is what we call software-independent,” says Carsten Schürmann.