Kodak could earn as much as $5 million via its ICO brand licensing deal, says report.
According to the company’s 10-K annual report for 2017, published on March 15, the company was paid $750,000 in cash by WENN Digital, which is developing KODAKCoin and the related digital rights management platform.
The world-renowned photography company received 50,000 shares of WENN common stock, which the report said was worth $1.25 million.
Also, Kodak is set to receive 3 million KODAKCoins following the completion of the yet-to-be-finished initial coin offering, which, as reported previously, was delayed (though a private pre-sale is said to be in progress).
Those tokens will be valued one year after they are received, though the total assessed value will not exceed $3 million, according to the filing.
“The cash, deemed value of the WENN stock, and deemed value of the Tokens serve as an advance royalty to be credited against sales-based royalties in the future … The advance royalty is non-refundable. No future sales-based royalty payment will be due until the advance royalty has been depleted,” Kodak said in filling.
Last February, the KODAKCoin team said the ICO was “moving full-speed ahead,” even though “in light of the increased worldwide regulatory interest in ICOs,” the project’s backers were moving to ascertain the token sale’s compliance with relevant regulations.
“This phase will last for a few weeks, after which we intend to sell KODAKcoins to eligible investors,” the team said then.