North German Organ School pedals new "loftocurrency"
BUCK$TEHUDE (DBUX) offers a potential answer to the subject of energy-intensive virtual currencies—but there are those with a counterpoint to this musically-generated medium of exchange.
In this Sonatas & Soundscapes feature that aired Friday, April 1st, host Bradley Fuller hears from Dr. Florian Rösl-Kapp, Principal of the North German Organ School (Norddeutsche Orgelschule). Rösl-Kapp shares about the school's development of a new virtual currency generated not by computers solving mathematical puzzles, but by organists solving musical puzzles. Named BUCK$TEHUDE after baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude (aka "Big Bux"), this new currency has the stock symbol DBUX and has been described as both a "swell" and "great" episode in school history.