By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Updated 9:55 am, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Photo: Westend61, Getty Images Hi, Carolyn: I recently came across an online death notice for an ex-boyfriend. Sadly, he died relatively young, but I'm not too surprised. He battled alcoholism, which is among the many reasons we broke up. I have a lot of photos from when we were together, whose digital negatives are stored online indefinitely (or until I delete them). I'm torn between wanting to flush them or offer them to his family, who only know that we broke up on bad terms. Knowing him, he never told them the real problems, so more likely than not they hate me. Some of the pics are from a trip he did with his dad when they moved our stuff cross-country. My ex had borrowed my camera and later told me how much fun they had and how he and his dad bonded during that long trip. The pics captured those good times. So here I sit with all these … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Should she share photos of deceased ex with his grieving family?
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Kodak is embracing the blockchain. The former photography giant announced its “two-pronged” blockchain strategy last week and saw its share price near-quadruple as a result. But does Kodak’s new vision stand up to scrutiny, or have investors jumped the gun? Prong number one is a partnership with WENN Digital, a UK paparazzi photo agency, to build an image-rights management platform called KodakOne, aimed at making it “significantly cheaper and faster to register, move and sell digital images”. A new cryptocurrency – KodakCoin – will be used to make and receive payments. Kodak hopes that photographers will flock to register their works, and when an image is used, the creator will be paid in KodakCoins. In theory, this sort of digital-rights management (DRM) is a good application for blockchain technology (the blockchain is effectively a giant database that records and verifies transactions as they happen without an intermediary getting … [Read more...] about Steer well clear of Kodak’s crypto offerings
Kodak stock is down more than 12% in trading Thursday. Shares more than doubled this week after the once-bankrupt company said it was pivoting to blockchain. At CES this week, Eastman Kodak announced it would launch its own cryptocurrency and leverage the blockchain to protect photographic copyright. The once-bankrupt company’s stock almost tripled on the news that it was also jumping on the blockchain bandwagon, but is now sinking once again, down 12% in trading Thursday. While many companies that have seemingly no relation to the cryptocurrency universe, like iced tea, have pivoted to blockchain and also seen their stock prices rise, BI’s tech reporter Becky Peterson points out that Kodak’s technology could actually be a huge help in tracking the use of copyrighted images on the internet. As part of the new service, photographers can license their photos through KodakOne and will be paid in KodakCoin, which … [Read more...] about Kodak rolls over some of its cryptocurrency gains
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images Kodak announced today that it was launching a new blockchain-based platform to help photographers manage the digital rights for their images and get paid for their work. The platform, called KodakOne will use blockchain's distributed ledger technology to let photographers upload and register images that they can sell right in the platform and be paid directly and instantaneously. Those payments will come in the form of Kodak's new cryptocurrency, KodakCoin. Kodak is debuting KodakCoin in an initial coin offering (ICO) on January 31. The announcement, made during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), caused Kodak's share price to double in one day. This is a highly logical move for Kodak. Jumping on the ICO bandwagon has boosted stock prices for other flagging companies, so it was a safe bet that it would work for Kodak as well. The company, which filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012, has $845 million in debt and this new platform will help. In addition to … [Read more...] about Kodak Is Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency. Do We Need It?
Shares of Kodak spiked after the photo company announced it would launch its own form of blockchain technology dubbed “KodakCoin.” Kodak’s stock is up 66.91% at $11.40 in pre-market trading on Wednesday. Shares soared as much as 136% on Tuesday, the day the news was initially announced. In partnership with WENN Digital, the new digital currency is intended to help photographers with image rights management. Several companies from iced tea to poker to cannabis have pivoted to blockchain and watched their shares skyrocket. The photo company’s stock is up 117.46% this year. To view Kodak’s stock price, click here. … [Read more...] about Kodak jumps over 70% after announcing its new cryptocurrency