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Salon Offers Visitors In-House Cryptocurrency Mining When Blocking Ads

Mining Mainstream web magazine Salon has started allowing its readers an ad-free site, if readers start mining cryptocurrency for them, after sustaining a decline in income due to ad blocking technology. Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License Salon’s Mining Initiatives Salon, a left-leaning political and lifestyle webzine […]

Salon Wants to Use Your Computer for Cryptocurrency Mining

When the going gets tough, the tough mine cryptocurrencies.  In their quest to generate revenues in a declining business, news publications have resorted to several innovative tactics. Now they are turning to cryptocurrencies. Online news and opinion site Salon.com became part of the news cycle itself recently after unveiling a beta program to use cryptocurrency […]

Salon website asks readers to mine cryptocurrency

A news website is asking permission from its readers to mine cryptocurrency with their computers, using a tool favoured by criminals.  US news website Salon.com is asking visitors who are using an advertisement blocking tool to use give up some of their unused computer power to harvest digital coins, in exchange for viewing articles on the site.  Cryptomining can slow users […]

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

Enlarge / Salon’s new message for ad blockers. Salon.com has a new, cryptocurrency-driven strategy for making money when readers block ads. If you want to read Salon without seeing ads, you can do so—as long as you let the website use your spare computing power to mine some coins. If you visit Salon with an ad […]

Salon asks ad-blocking users to opt into cryptocurrency mining instead

Media outlet Salon is testing an alternative to advertising: mining cryptocurrency through readers’ computers. If you visit the site with an ad-blocker turned on, you might see a prompt to either disable the blocker or choose a “suppress ads” option, as reported today by Financial Times and confirmed by The Verge. According to FT, the […]

Salon is using adblocking readers’ CPU power to mine cryptocurrency

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 alternatively, lend their CPU power to mine cryptocurrency. Visitors are now prompted to either turn off ad-blockers altogether […]

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