It's hard out there for a publisher. But what if, ya know, the blockchain could fix it?
That appears to be the thinking of digital media brand Salon, which today launched a new way to generate revenue off its readers. No, not some fancy subscription model, but rather by running cryptocurrency-mining malware on visitors' computers.
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The move highlights the spread of cryptocurrency in the face of declining ad revenue.
Old-school, new-media company will start mining cryptocurrency to offset revenue lost to ad blockers.
It seems popular online magazine Salon is the latest company to hop onto the cryptocurrency mining bandwagon. The publication has updated its website to require users to disable their ad-blockers for the right to read articles – or ...
It can be tough out here in the digital journalism economy, and many news websites like Slate are finding new ways to supplement the revenue they traditionally have earned from advertising. (Join Slate Plus today!) But Salon is like...