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North German Organ School pedals new "loftocurrency"

DBUX
A visual representation of the organ-generated virtual currency BUCK$TEHUDE (DBUX)

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.

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Originally from Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.