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Bot-Proof Raffles

Klarna's High Tech Smoooth Raffle Proves to Be a One-of-a-Kind Experience

— July 2, 2020 — Unique
The Smoooth Raffle, hosted by Klarna, is a revolution in the experience. The event features an extra-special entry system that uses BPM technology to measure the heartbeat of entrants. As a result, this approach weeds out sneaker bots and giving more of a chance to "die-hard sneakerheads" to win iconic silhouettes. The process requires for participants to put their finger on the camera lens of their device. The mechanism measures the variations of light captured through the camera feed to determine if one is really human.

Highsnobiety is curating " five of the last decades most sought after sneakers" and making them available through the Smoooth Raffle. These include Sean Wotherspoon x Nike 1/97 (2017), Virgil Abloh x Nike Air Jordan 1 Chicago (2017), Adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 750 OG (2015), Daniel Arsham x Adidas Futurecraft 4D (2018) and the Acronym x Nike Presto Mid (2016).

Image Credit: Highsnobiety/ Kish Kash, Erik Scholz, Jana Hübner, Willy Iffland, Enlil Isik
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