Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 10, 2018) – Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. (TSXV: BLOC) (FSE: BWSP) (OTC Pink: BLKCF) (“GBT” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company is the lead investor with a US$2.0M investment into the Kodak Coin, a compliant and fully-registered Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Kodak is the first major NYSE-listed corporation to be part of creating and implementing a Crypto currency. The Company has subscribed for all 8 million Kodak Coins that were available in the Pre ICO Stage I. Stage II Pre ICO opens tomorrow January 10th.The Coins are being offered by WENN Digital, in conjunction with its licensing partnership with Eastman Kodak.
The KodakOne Image Rights Management Platform and Kodak Cryptocurrency (Kodakcoin.com) gives photographers a new revenue stream and secure platform for protecting their work. Utilizing blockchain technology, the KodakOne platform will create an encrypted, digital ledger of rights ownership for photographers to register both new and archive work that they can then license within the platform. With Kodak-branded cryptocurrency, participating photographers are invited to take part in a new economy for photography, receive payment for licensing their work immediately upon sale, receive a share of overall platform revenue, and for both professional and amateur photographers, sell their work confidently on a secure blockchain platform.
“We are very pleased and excited to have Global Blockchain Technology Corp, a Crypto currency pioneer and a visionary in the ICO revolution as our lead investor in this historic ICO. They are an experienced group of investors who have a deep understanding of the crypto markets,” said Jan Denecke, CEO of WENN Digital and Co-founder and developer of the KodakOne Image Rights Platform and the Kodak Coin.
“The KodakOne ICO is very compelling and fills the need for managing and monetizing digital assets globally. Given the size of the marketplace, the people involved and technology partnership, this has the opportunity to be a very large and active community. Our deep industry roots and relationships have allowed us access this new ICO in short order, one of the first involving a significant brand name issuer that is widely recognized by the public,” said Shidan Gouran, President, Global Blockchain.
The initial coin offering will open on January 31, 2017 and is open to accredited investors from the U.S., UK and Canada. For more information visit www.kodakcoin.com. This initial Coin Offering is issued under SEC guidelines as a security token under Regulation 506 (c) as an exempt offering.
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About Global Blockchain Technologies Corp.
Global Blockchain Technologies Corp. is an investment company which proposes to provide investors access to a basket of holdings within the blockchain space, managed by a team of industry pioneers and early adopters of all major cryptocurrencies.
GBT is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and its common shares trade under the ticker symbol “BLOC.” Other information relating to GBT is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com as well as on the Company’s website at www.globalblockchain.io.
About Kodak Coin
Kodak Coin is the currency for KodakOne an Image Rights Management Platform created in partnership with Eastman Kodak and WENN Digital Inc. Eastman Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging providing — directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies — hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. WENN Digital is an experienced development and operations team with deep expertise in proprietary blockchain development, big data, copyright law, AI-enabled image recognition and post licensing monetization systems. Further, WENN Digital leverages the market position of its 30-year old subsidiary WENN Media, one of the worlds largest entertainment news wire services which works with virtually all the major media outlets and approximately 2500 professional photographers world wide.
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