Will blockchain technology enable photographers to come back to business?

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Holger Bargen Veteran Member • Posts: 3,226
Will blockchain technology enable photographers to come back to business?
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Dear all,

Internet is a part of my life - maybe even the most important since about 2000 (the year I found my wife through the internet ).

I am glad to have the forum here, I was at a couple of foums and learned a lot ( alot of forums don't exist anymore).

Our family does not have TV - but we have computers in almost every room and we spend a lot of time online.

The good thing is: internet is free and we can grow and learn from all over the world for free.

The bad thing is: the internet is free and ideas and information almost get rid of worth and value as it is free. A lot of people lost their jobe because of the internet - and a lot of photographers are affected, too.

I just see this video which is a talk with Georg Gilder about blockchain technology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cidZRD3NzHg

From this my question arises: Is blockchain an option for photographers to get paid for their work? Is this technology already available for photographers?

How do you think about this technology?

Just a word about this technology: Blockchain is an option to set something like an individual watermark to your product - and somebody who is interested in it can buy it and transfer the money over blockchain technology to give you the money for your photo.

Some people think about using blockchain to market art:

https://www.artnome.com/news/2018/7/21/art-world-meet-blockchain

Why not create a technology to include an individual number to a photo-file (don't know if JPG would already give us the options) - maybe we could even limit the numbers of copies of a single file like graphic artists do it with their work. Blockchain technology could sing our work individually and also give us the technology for a simple transfer of money.

Here is a nice website with ideas how to use this technology for a small company (and why not for a big one, too):

https://www.upwork.com/hiring/for-clients/8-blockchain-applications-help-small-business/

I am sure this technology - like every technology - has its pros and cons.

Who do you think about it? Do you have any experience with it?

Best regards

Holger

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