Freedom and protection for freelance photographers

An online marketplace for pictures, illustrations and artwork while providing proof of authorship

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An online marketplace for pictures, illustrations and artwork while providing proof of authorship

Birdlance has the ambition to become one of the best online marketplaces for pictures, illustrations and artwork while also protecting the intellectual property of Photographers and Graphic Designers by being able to prove authorship and report copyright infringement of any kind by using:

Blockchain technology

The immutable property of a Blockchain for proof of authorship

Computer Vision

Various state of the art computer vision, image recognition and image similarity techniques are applied to detect authenticity and modifications

Reporting of unsolicited usage

Unsolicited usage of a photograph in either its original as in its edited form can be detected by Birdlance and will be reported to the original author of the content
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Birdlance Blockchain

Birdlance runs its own Proof Of Stake Blockchain (based on NXT).
Our utility coin (BLNC) can be used for buying and selling photographs on the platform and buying various Birdlance services.
Since the Birdlance Blockchain doesn't require any mining but rewards are gained by staking, it is a lot more energy efficient and green than any other Proof Of Work Blockchain.

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Image protection

Protect your images on the blockchain.

Reverse image search

Birdlance Alerts tracks where your images appear online.

Marketplace

Sell your images, decide your own prices.

powered by

each node in the Birdlance blockchain network

Our AI searches for matches online and notifies you when a new match is found.

Decentralized machine learning

Each node acts as an initiator, contributor or validator while getting rewarded with BLNC.

Birdlance wallet Windows installer

Download the Wallet and start staking. Visit our FAQ for help with running the Birdlance wallet

Birdlance wallet Zip file

Zip file for Mac/Unix/Windows. Visit our FAQ for help with running the Birdlance wallet

Birdlance Blockchain Github

Do you want to run a node on a cloud platform? Visit our Github. You can also visit our FAQ for more help on running a node.

Sell your pictures and protect them

Decide the price of your pictures and start selling. Our reverse image search and AI monitors your pictures and can trace even derived works back to its original.

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  • Freedom over price

    You decide the price of your pictures, not us.

  • Monitor

    85% of images uploaded to the internet are used without permission. Our AI searches for matches online and notifies you when a new match is found.

  • Takedown

    Send takedown notices.

  • Convert your BLNC

    Sell your BLNC back to buyers.

Roadmap

Q1 2019
Computer Vision

Computer vision, image recognition and image similarity techniques with fully scalable APIs.


Birdlance mainnet launched

Birdlance blockchain with wallet and blockchain explorer.

Q3 2019

Q3 2019
Birdlance Airdrop

Birdlance.com airdrop ended. We have distributed 10 million BLNC to almost 8000 users.


Blockchain client update to 1.02 and extra node rewards

Birdlance blockchain client is updated to 1.0.02 with critical bugfixes and a node reward program is running till 2020.

Q3 2019

Q3 2019
BLNC on mobile wallet

Hebe Wallet is a decentralized mobile wallet that supports local transaction signatures, so your mnemonics will never be sent over the internet. BLNC was added in the september update.


Birdlance image protection beta

Beta testing of protecting your images on the blockchain will be released soon.

Q4 2019

Q4 2019
ERC20 token sale, token swap and listing.

Birdlance will release an ERC20 token for public sale. The tokens can be swapped into BLNC mainnet tokens later at a 1:1 ratio. Once the token is swapped into BLNC, the token cannot be swapped back. If you participated in the airdrop, you already received BLNC mainnet tokens.


Reverse image search

Birdlance Alerts tracks where your images appear online.

Q1 2020

Q1 2020
Birdlance marketplace launch

Birdlance marketplace goes live.

Common Questions

Contact us if these are not the questions you're looking for.

  • How to run the Birdlance wallet on a Windows device?

    To run the Birdlance wallet on a Windows device, simply download the installer or zip file. You can run the wallet by opening run.bat or clicking the Desktop shortcut if you used the Windows installer. You need to have Java installed.

  • How to run the Birdlance wallet on a Mac or Unix device?

    To run the Birdlance wallet on a Windows device, simply download and extract the zip file. Open a terminal and run ./run.sh (compile with sh .\compile.sh the first time). You need to have Java installed.

  • Can I use the same account I've created here on the marketplace when it goes live?

    Yes, you will be able to use the same account on the marketplace once it goes live.

  • Can I mine BLNC?

    No, you cannot mine BLNC. The Birdlance blockchain is a Proof Of Stake blockchain. This means it cannot be mined like a coin based on Proof Of Work such as Bitcoin. People get rewarded with coins by validating the network. To earn BLNC you must "stake" your coins in a wallet and enable forging or run a full node on a cloud platform such as Amazon Web Services.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or want to do business with us, please feel free to contact us.