22 Apr '15, 10pm

Can Bitcoin Patronage Replace Annoying Banner Ads?

The way we pay for content online is broken. Advertisements are how most content creators—whether they be bloggers, journalists, YouTubers, podcasters, or artists—make money. The result is two-fold. On the one hand, we get clickbait websites that prioritize pageviews over substantive content. At the other extreme, independent artists and bloggers have a hard time make a living on the craft with even tens of thousands of viewers per month. Chris Ellis wants to fix that. "I am trying to build a culture of reward so that artists, writers, and journalists can earn a living with their work online," he says. Ellis is creating ProTip to leverage the power of Bitcoin to change how we pay for content online. Bitcoin advocates often call it the first digitally native currency, likening it to the technological leap from snail mail to email. But Bitcoin remains intimidating for non-te...

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