One of the biggest pieces of photography news for the new year 2018 came straight from Kodak. And wow was it ever a bizarre piece of press. Back when Kodak announced a blockchain-based technology for photo rights in January, analysts and photographers were both amused and bewildered. The market responded positively, at least initially. Most enthusiasts remained on the bench but expressed optimism about the idea that Kodak was going to introduce revolutionary technology to help combat photo theft – the longtime bane of any professional photographer's livelihood.