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11:45 am on Apr 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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We all know how easy it is to steal content on the Internet, especially when it's our own content being taken. I spotted this and thought it might be an idea to help.

Baidu has a new service called Totem which is a blockchain-based photo service which it hopes will help image theft in China.
The service, called Totem, went online Wednesday and uses a blockchain to timestamp submissions of each original photograph from a user with a real-name identity and store data associated with the images on a distributed network. Baidu Blockchain Photo Platform to Protect Intellectual Property [coindesk.com]
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:: insert paranoid speculation about potential ways the “real-name identity” aspect might benefit Chinese government ::
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uses a blockchain to timestamp submissions of each original photograph from a user with a real-name identity and store data associated with the images on a distributed network.

So a plagiarist signs up for the service and submits images as his before the real photographer/copyright owner has a chance to register the images. Then the real owner has to go through major hoops to get the original submissions removed. And hope that the majority of Baidu's blockchain processing isn't actually under Chinese control, which could be gamed to benefit Chinese plagiarists in disputes.
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Woww , that's a great project! At the moment, the most popular thing is to create your own ICO platforms, but this is something new and interesting! But what is more important is that this project can really change something in a world of intellectual property!


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...will help image theft in China.
Is that a typo?

Should it read:
...will help image theft from China.
5:34 pm on July 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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...will help image theft in China.


Is that a typo?


Should it read:


...will help image theft from China.

When did pinterest relocate to China ?
7:15 pm on July 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Photos are the least of it.

Disclaimer: I have neither researched nor trialed so the following is taken from third party published articles and/or quick and dirty Google translations. Caveat emptor.


Blockchain is the cutting-edge technology of Internet finance, which will have a huge impact on financial business models and financial technology architecture. At present, international financial giants have laid out blockchains. The R3 organization established the R3 Alliance in September 2015 to develop CORDA; the Global Blockchain Committee was established in Dubai in November 2015; the LINUX Foundation began to build HyperLedger in December 2015. Japan established the Blockchain Cooperation Alliance (BCCC) in April 2016.

China's financial institutions and financial technology companies are also unwilling to lag behind. On May 31 [2016], the financial blockchain cooperation alliance (Shenzhen) inaugural meeting and the first member meeting was successfully held in Shenzhen Wuzhou Hotel, marking the financial blockchain cooperation alliance (Shenzhen) was formally established.

The Financial Blockchain Cooperation Alliance (Shenzhen), referred to as the [31 member] Golden Chain Alliance, aims to integrate and coordinate financial blockchain technology research resources, form a synergy and coordination mechanism for financial blockchain technology research and applied research, and improve member units in the block. R&D capabilities in the field of chain technology, exploring, developing, and implementing financial alliance blockchains for financial institutions, and application scenarios based on them.

Under the auspices of Ma Zhitao, chief information officer of Weizhong Bank, the conference discussed and approved the research project of the alliance. Shenzhengtong organized the relevant block equity trading institutions to carry out the "blockchain-based OTC Equity Trading Market Platform Research"; Weizhong Bank took the lead in researching the "Blockchain Underlying Technology Platform" and "Blockchain Cloud Service" and “The first and second market of blockchain wealth management products”; CSI Credit is responsible for leading the research on “blockchain credit service”; Fude Insurance Holdings is responsible for researching “Application of blockchain in the field of integration”, Hang Seng Electronics leads research on “blocks” The project of Chain Bill Management and the Ethereum Light Wallet, China Merchants Network is responsible for the study of the application of blockchain technology in banking financial instruments; Ping An Jinke is responsible for the study of Digital Diamond (Marriage Insurance) and JD Finance Research on Blockchain-based ABS Cloud Services and Digital Asset Registration and Transfer. The host and the secretariat have validated the above research topics on the spot.



In April of 2017 Tencent (QQ, WeChat, etc.) released a white paper discussing an in development blockchain services suite (BaaS: Blockchain as a Service) named TrustSQL: a core chain layer, a product/service layer, and an application layer to "promote a trusted internet". It describes blockchain as the third change following arpanet and the world wide web. The platform provides a framework for application development including digital asset, shared books, proof certificates, stock swaps, and proprietary transaction basic models.

One year later (April 2018) Baidu launched Baidu Totem (referenced by engine), which is quite similar in many ways to Kodak’s KODAKOne blockchain based photo tracking methodology. Several large photo repositories have already signed on. It includes a rewards system that may be leveraged in future.

Even earlier this year (January) Baidu launched a more comprehensive BaaS, Baidu Trust, described as an open platform designed to both conduct and trace transactions involving asset securitisation and exchange, bank credit management, digital billing, digital currency, insurance management financial auditing, etc.

Interesting times.
 

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