Bitcoin Paywalls for Content Monetization

Apple’s recent iOS 9 allows developers to build applications that can lock certain content from being displayed on the mobile device either inside an application or on mobile’s browser.

There are such apps already made available on Apple app store. Discontent is one such content blocker application available at a price of $0.99. Apart from blocking advertisements, Discontent also allows users to completely block certain web content or posts from appearing on the browser or inside the application.

Applications like Discontent can be detrimental to many content based businesses as a wide scale adoption of such apps will prevent companies from monetizing their website through advertisements. The alternative for content platforms is to have a separate stream of revenue and bitcoin seems to be a preferred payment option for content monetization as bitcoin supports microtransactions with negligible transaction costs.

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