Tag Archives: Sunday

News Outlet Salon is Mining Monero as an Alternate Revenue Source

Salon is the latest company to utilize CoinHive’s Monero mining script on their website. On Sunday, when readers utilizing ad-blockers visited popular news site Salon, they were faced with an interesting choice, foreign to the usual inquiry about disabling their ad-blocker. They could either disable their ad-blocker to continue to view content or opt-in to allow Salon to utilize their computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency. This is done using CoinHive’s embeddable script on their website, which is a JavaScript miner for Monero. In a blog post published the other day, Salon explains that diminishing ad revenue due to ad-blockers has led them to seek alternative means of monetizing their content. They also see the power in utilizing computer processing power over “reader’s eyeballs” for value-driven returns.

Reference: https://www.ccn.com/news-outlet-salon-mining-monero-alternate-revenue-source/