by Tristan Greene
— 1 hour ago
in hardfork Okay, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Kodak today announced a blockchain platform called KodakOne that will feature a token named KodakCoin.

This of course sent its stock skyrocketing, like Hooters before it. Unlike a rewards program for an oddly-themed chain of restaurants (or defunct video store), Kodak on the blockchain should provide actual solutions.

And if you’re a freelance photographer this may be the answer to your prayers. According to a report from Business Wire, Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke said: For many in the tech industry, ‘blockchain’ and ‘cryptocurrency’ are hot buzzwords, but for photographers who’ve long struggled to assert control over their work and how it’s used, these buzzwords are the keys to solving what felt like an unsolvable problem.

Kodak has always sought to democratize photography and make licensing fair to artists. These technologies give the photography community an innovative and easy way to do just that.

Kodak has partnered with WENN Digital on the project and will hold its ICO on 31 January. The coin, dubbed KodakCoin, will work on the KodakOne blockchain platform to provide a completely secure method of digital rights management for photographers. Read more from…

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