A project that turns ads into bitcoin donation solicitations when adblockers are enabled. Turns
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:
Special thanks to these guys, who did much of the work and upon whom this project is based:
On a mac:
git clone email@example.com:owocki/adblock-to-bitcoin.git cd adblock-to-bitcoin git submodule init git submodule update
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
- Engineer? Can you help with cross-browser compatibility and bringing this project to multiple browsers?
- Publisher? Give adblock-to-bitcoin a try with our [Wordpress Plugin)(https://github.com/owocki/adblock-to-bitcoin/blob/master/wordpress-plugin)]
- Data Scientist? We need DATA! The thesis behind this project is brands that have a loyal following could test different suggested payments / different copy, and might be able to get close to PPC unit economics. Contact me on twitter]
- Bitcoin Enthusiast? Help us grow the universe of real-worlduse cases for BTC. If you see this tool on a website, donate.
- Media/Publishing Enthusiast? Help us migrate the publishing industry into the 21st century. Refer
adblock-to-bitcoinand our [Wordpress Plugin)(https://github.com/owocki/adblock-to-bitcoin/blob/master/wordpress-plugin)] to a publisher-friend or write about the project.
Get in touch
Contact @owocki on twitter. If there is enough interest, I will set up a google group for the project.
You can donate to the author at
1A3KJ7f3YAS9jvhPjotLEzEMd1dNKZ9EPE. Suggested donation for use on your ad-supported site: 0.045 BTC