New York Times will Publish on the Blockchain

Date: 
March 14, 2019
Read time: 
2 minutes

News like this. News exactly like this is why I’m a Cryptomaniak. This long term bear market may not be over (despite the recent uptick) but that is not stopping companies, big companies with tremendous influence, from getting into blockchain. Today we have the sensational news that The New York Times, the second largest newspaper in the U.S. and hallmark of journalism, will be experimenting with publishing its news and articles on the blockchain.

News like this. News exactly like this is why I’m a Cryptomaniak. This long term bear market may not be over (despite the recent uptick) but that is not stopping companies, big companies with tremendous influence, from getting into blockchain. Today we have the sensational news that The New York Times, the second largest newspaper in the U.S. and hallmark of journalism, will be experimenting with publishing its news and articles on the blockchain.

The New York Times is planning to take this blockchain publishing project to other media organizations AND create a public identity for it.

Here’s the source of the news:

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Take particular note of the following phrase:

Whoever is hired “will codify the vision for the research project and share that vision with potential stakeholders at other media organizations” and “help brand and create a public identity and assets for the project.” This alone makes me sit up and pay attention.

The New York Times is thinking big. This isn’t another pet project. This isn’t some little side experiment to keep people busy. No -- this is big picture, long term, future of our company. The New York Times is planning to take this blockchain publishing project to other media organizations AND create a public identity for it.

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Imagine that. The second largest information distributing organization in America -- publishing from their own blockchain and selling its potential to CNN, MSNBC, perhaps even The Guardian and media organizations abroad. The future of digital publishing is dawning.

As a Cryptomaniak I’ve been saying this for years: blockchain is going mainstream. The tech will shake up financial institutions, digital assets, IoT, you name it. It’s all in our Blockchain 101 Guide -- for those interested in being part of this digital revolution. Suffice it to say: I’m glad I learned about blockchain and dipped a toe into the water, and you will be too -- especially when you’re reading New York Times articles published from their own blockchain.

 

Posted by R.R. Hauxley

R.R. Hauxley traveled around the world ... 1 year on 1 Bitcoin. 20 countries, 12 months, 1 Bitcoin. He wrote a book about it: Stolen Wallets and Where to Buy Them. Along the way he met and interviewed the sharpest, brightest minds in crypto today: Vitalik Buterin, Charlie Lee, and more. Today Rafael educates the crypto curious and delves further into the incredible world of blockchain.

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