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README.md

Updated 1/2/2016 - Install a2b directly on your browser with the a2b Chrome Extension

Updated 1/1/2016 - Install a2b directly from Wordpress Plugin Directory

Updated 12/19/2015 -- Wordpress Plugin Released

Updated 12/10/2015 -- Publishers Wanted

What

A project that turns ads into bitcoin donation solicitations when adblockers are enabled. Turns

Install

Install directly from Wordpress Plugin Directory

Example 1

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Example 2

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Why

Thesis of this project is that publishers that have a loyal following might be able to get close to PPC unit economics with bitcoin donations.

While we are building relationships with publishers to test this thesis empirically, I've conducting a rather-unscientific poll suggesting that a small sample of users would be willing to pay for ad-free content, but not if they are forced:

Forked from

Special thanks to these guys, who did much of the work and upon whom this project is based:

Try it

On a mac:

git clone git@github.com:owocki/adblock-to-bitcoin.git
cd adblock-to-bitcoin
git submodule init
git submodule update

Demo

Demo code is at https://github.com/owocki/adblock-to-bitcoin/blob/master/demo.html and live demo is at http://experiments.owocki.com/adblock-to-bitcoin/demo.html

Supported Browsers / Adblockers

Demo code is tested with Adblock Plus and uBlock on Google Chrome on a Mac. Any other combinations, use at your own risk (and this is open source software, feel free to submit PRs).

How you can help

Get in touch

Contact @owocki on twitter. If there is enough interest, I will set up a google group for the project.

Donate

You can donate to the author at 1A3KJ7f3YAS9jvhPjotLEzEMd1dNKZ9EPE. Suggested donation for use on your ad-supported site: 0.045 BTC