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Salon’s Monero mining project might be crazy like a fox

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One news site is taking a novel approach to making ends meet. Salon announced today it would give readers a choice between turning off ad-blocking software or “allowing Salon to use your unused computing power” in order to access their…

Salon magazine mines crypto-cash with readers' PCs

BBC / Technology

News organisations have tried many novel ways to make readers pay - but this idea is possibly the most audacious yet. If a reader chooses to block its advertising, US publication Salon will use that person's computer to mine for Monero, a …

Salon's new business plan is running cryptocurrency-mining malware on your computer

Mashable / Technology

It's hard out there for a publisher. But what if, ya know, the blockchain could fix it?

Salon to use readers' computers to mine cryptocurrency

The Hill / Technology

Media company Salon.com is asking readers to allow them to use their computers to mine cryptocurrencies as a new source of revenue.The left-leaning company launched the test program on Monday and is targeting reade...

Salon Is Asking Readers to Mine Cryptocurrency if They Don’t Want to See Ads

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 likely the…

Magazine in novel bid to fight ad blockers

Sky News / Technology

Instead of displaying advertisements, a popular online magazine is planning on using its audience's "unused computing power" to mine cryptocurrency.

Salon is using adblocking readers’ CPU power to mine cryptocurrency

The Next Web

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…

Can Cryptocurrency Mining Save The Media Industry?

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Don't like online ads? The media company Salon is offering an alternative. It's been asking select readers to run a cryptocurrency miner over their computers. On Sunday, Salon.com began offering the option to help fund the company's…

Salon to ad-blockers: Can we use your browser to mine cryptocurrency?

arstechnica.com

Salon’s optional coin mining lets you avoid ads, but eats up your CPU power.

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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…