StockBlock is a marketplace designed for photographers, illustrators & graphic designers to store, sell and track their artworks time stamped with copyright and attribution on the Ethereum platform.
As an artist, you upload your images to a blockchain-based cloud Storj
and register your copyright and attribution details. After that, you can start setting up a price and creating multiple or single editions to sell. To avoid online copyright infringement, the platform will use perceptual hashing to track any duplicate images. If the system finds online the images with similar fingerprints, it will list them under the artwork's tracking history. The author will decide the further actions. When it comes to selling the work, you will receive instant payment via smart contracts created using copyright info and the image hash.
Developers promise that even if copyright infringement happens, the artist will be guided by the StockBlock worldwide legal team.
Website: stockblock.io Analog: Shutterstock
How they differ from the competitors:
the team is trying to create a B2B blockchain-based Shutterstock with a complete monitoring of the artwork.
How they want to make money:
commission for services. Market size:
according to the annual report by Technavio
, the stock images market will grow to $4,46 billion by 2021.
What their token gives you:
an internal currency to trade artworks and services on the platform.
pre-ICO — 3 000 XMC = 1 ETH, ICO — 2 000 XMC = 1 ETH.
What will happen to tokens:
they will issue 250M tokens in total. 10% and 55% will go to the pre-ICO and the ICO, respectively. The rest will be reserved for the team and future development. The unsold tokens will be locked in smart contacts for three years. How much they want to raise on ICO:
soft cap — 25 000 ETH, hard cap — 75 000 ETH. If they don't reach the soft cap, they will give the money back.