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Kodak creating KodakCoin, its own cryptocurrency system

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Kodak is getting into the digital licensing and cryptocurrency market as part of a partnership with WENN Digital.
  
The companies are launching blockchain technology with KodakOne and KodakCoin. Blockchain is a ledger where transactions of digital currencies, like bitcoin, are recorded.
  
The Kodak systems will allow photographers to register work that they can license and then receive payment.
  
Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. surged 35 percent to $4.17 in afternoon trading. The stock has been slumping over the last year, shedding more than 70 percent of its value.
  
"Engaging with a new platform, it is critical photographers know their work and their income is handled securely and with trust, which is exactly what we did with KODAKCoin," said CEO Jeff Clarke.
  
The initial coin offering will open Jan. 31.

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