U.S. stock futures are lower in pre-market trading for Monday, January 29. The Nasdaq Futures are trading at 7,012.00  with a loss of -0.26% percent or -0.26% point.The S&P 500 Futures are trading at 2,867.50 with a loss of  -0.24% percent or -7.00 point.The Dow Futures are trading at 26,568.00 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -36.00 point.

In overnight trading in the Eastern Hemisphere, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,629.34  with a loss of -0.01% percent or -2.54 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,966.89  with a loss of  -0.56% percent or  -187.23 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,523.00  with a loss of -0.99% percent or -35.13 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 36,361.07 for up with +0.86% percent or  +310.63 point at 12:15 PM.The FTSE 100 are trading at 7,678.33  for up with +0.17% percent or +12.79 point. Germany’s DAX are trading at 13,302.26  with a loss of -0.28%  percent or  -37.91 point. France’s CAC 40 are trading at 5,522.74  with a loss of -0.12% percent or -6.41 point. The Stoxx Europe 600 are trading at 399.75 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -0.78 point.

Monday’s Factors and Events

Kodak (KODK), one of the oldest names in the imaging business, is leveraging the blockchain technology to fix problems that have been plaguing the photography industry. Kodak and WENN Digital joined hands to launch a blockchain-powered image rights management platform, dubbed as KODAKOne along with a photo-centric cryptocurrency, known as KODAKCoin.

The heart of Kodak’s platform is the distributed ledger technology and the ‘token economy’ which are being used to ensure that individual photographers and agencies are able to protect ownership rights and authorization of their work while generating a new revenue stream.

Friday’s Activity

U.S. market were higher on Friday. For the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,616.71 for up with +0.85% percent or +223.92 point. The S&P 500 closed at 2,872.87 for up with +1.18% percent or  +33.62 point. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,505.77 for up with +1.28% percent or +94.61 point.

Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,608.06 for up with +0.40% percent or  +6.39 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 979.57  for up with +0.31%  percent or +3.01 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,995.23 for up with +0.40% percent or +7.88 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,258.04  for up  with +1.27% percent or +15.95 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at 1,694.23 for up  with +1.07% percent or  +17.91 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,588.98 for up with +1.12% percent or  +17.63 point; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index closed at 26,616.71  for up with +0.85% percent or +223.92 point.