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

February 13, 2018
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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 byFinancial Times and confirmed by The Verge. According to FT, the latter choice will let Salonput your unused computing power toward mining the cryptocurrency Monero, using a JavaScript-based mining tool from Coinhive.

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