28 Nov '15, 7am

And here's how to build a bitcoin-aware web crawler that does your price shopping for you: https://t.co/DfqYYrgieY

And here's how to build a bitcoin-aware web crawler that does your price shopping for you: https://t.co/DfqYYrgieY

However, the introduction of 402-payable URLs and 402-aware web crawlers may change the balance of power. In the not-too-distant future, content providers - starting with individual blogs and then scaling up to larger websites - can set up 402 paywalls to charge a tiny amount of bitcoin to each individual visitor. This would be a negligible toll for the casual consumer of news content. However, industrial scale scraping of the internet on the scale of the GoogleBot could become very expensive indeed, as it would require that Google procure Bitcoin as a kind of digital commodity to power its search engine, much like Apple must scour the planet for

Full article: https://21.co/learn/crawl-the-machine-payable-web/

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