Salon Tells Readers: Either Watch Our Ads or Mine Crypto

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Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:56 am

Salon Tells Readers: Either Watch Our Ads or Mine Crypto

Salon, a webzine site based on ad income, has been hit hard since ad-blockers have become a popular option with readers. In a bid to recoup declining revenue, Salon has begun to offer mining as an option to watching ads on its site. The left-leaning website has all but threatened users with overtaking their computers by mining coins such as Monero if they do not choose to look at ads.

The site, which has been around since 1995, seems to be grasping at straws at this point to keep itself afloat. “For our beta program, we’ll start by applying your processing power to mine cryptocurrencies to recoup lost ad revenue when you use an ad blocker,” it stated. It also added, “mining uses more of your resources which means your computer works a bit harder and uses more electricity than if you were just passively browsing the site with ads.”

So the bottom is, watch their ads or max out your computer. ... ifications

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