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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Starting Tuesday, if you happen to be running a specific type of adblocker when visiting the website you'll be presented with a popup window offering you two options: disable the blocker or let Salon hog a chunk of your computer's processing power to generate digital bucks. Read more... More about Bitcoin , Malware , Blockchain , Cryptocurrency , and Monero