Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Processing Power in Exchange for Advertisements

Advertising revolutionized the digital web and led to the rise of more content creators across the internet. It seemed simple enough. People browsed the internet. Their habits tailored their ad experience. They might read an article and see an advertisement that peaks their interest. There may be one just to the right of this article (shameless plug). But the rise of ads have also led to the rise of ad blockers. News site Salon is taking an interesting approach to counter this. If it detects you're using an ad blocker, it will kindly ask you to disable it or it will ask that you lend some processing power to them. This processing power is helping them mine cryptocurrency. This isn't the first website to do this, but it's very interesting how is has sprung up.

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