Feb 2, 2014

Bitcoin Micropayments Get Big Moment as Chicago Sun-Times Paywall Experiment Goes Live

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— CoinDesk

Readers who visit the Chicago Sun-Times today will notice something they aren’t likely to have seen before: a bitcoinChicago Sun-Times bitcoin paywall paywall separating them from their content.

The Chicago Sun-Times is the ninth-largest newspaper in the United States, and the first major US publication to trial a bitcoin paywall.

Instead of paying for a subscription, as patrons of the The Wall Street Journal or the Financial Times do, Chicago Sun-Times readers who visit the site on 1st February will be asked to donate bitcoin payments to the Taproot Foundation, or tweet about the nonprofit, in order to read articles.

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