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The First Lounge in the World with NFT-Based Access Control

Actualizado: 6 may 2023

A Soho House for Blockchain Lovers.


In recent years, we have witnessed the rise of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and their growing influence on the world of blockchain technology. From art to gaming, NFTs have proven to be a valuable tool for creating unique digital assets that can be owned and traded. However, one area that has not yet been explored fully is the use of NFTs for access control. That is until now. Introducing Hash House - the first lounge in the world where access is controlled via NFTs. We created this lounge as a new concept that utilizes NFTs to grant access to a private space. The idea behind this lounge is simple - instead of using a physical key or a card, visitors will be required to hold an NFT in order to gain entry.


In 2021, we opened Hash House as the first lounge in the world with NFT-based access control in Medellin, Colombia. Medellin was chosen due to its thriving technology and innovation community.


The city has become a hub for blockchain enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, with a growing number of businesses and startups focused on the technology. Additionally, the city's commitment to innovation and willingness to embrace new ideas make it an ideal place to launch this new concept. Furthermore, the timing was perfect to launch Hash House in Medellin. The use of NFTs for access control was a relatively new concept at the time, and there was a growing interest in the technology within the local community. By launching Hash House at this time, we were able to tap into this growing interest and provide a new and innovative use case for NFTs. So, how does it work? First, visitors will need to apply for membership with Hash House. Our team will review the application and determine if the applicant aligns with the mission of Hash House. If approved, the applicant will be able to purchase the lounge's NFT, which grants access to the lounge. The NFT is stored on the blockchain and can not be transferred between individuals while valid, after membership is over they are treated as collectibles. This innovative approach to access control has many benefits. For one, it ensures that only authorized individuals can enter the lounge. Additionally, since the NFT is stored on the blockchain, there is no need for physical keys or cards that can be lost or stolen. But this is just the beginning. The use of NFTs for access control has enormous potential in a wide variety of applications. For example, it could be used for granting access to secure facilities, controlling entry to events, or managing access to digital content. We invite everyone interested in blockchain technology and the use of NFTs to join us at Hash House and be a part of this new and exciting concept. As the creators of Hash House, we are dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community for all. If you're a first-time visitor, we offer an Open House every Monday where you can explore the space and learn more about our mission. Registration for Open House will always be made available as a priority to first-time visitors. We believe that by harnessing the power of NFTs for access control, we can create new opportunities and push the boundaries of what is possible with this technology. As this technology continues to evolve, we are excited to see many more exciting applications of NFTs in the years to come. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We look forward to seeing you at Hash House!

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