• Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (l) and accused anti-Semite Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg (r), via Wiki Commons.
    Media,  Technology

    Crypto platform DLive bans Alex Jones (sorta) but may be courting PewDiePie

    The blockchain-based streaming video site lacks clarity on hosting offensive streamers

    Several days after Blockchain-based streaming video platform DLive told Modern Consensus it had dropped a channel by the racist alt-right radio host Alex Jones from its platform, more than 400 of his videos were still accessible. Meanwhile, DLive is reportedly trying to recruit the hugely popular but increasingly controversial YouTube celebrity PewDiePie, who lost a Disney-owned sponsor Maker Studios after he posted anti-Semitic videos in February 2017.

  • Crypto TV
    Cryptocurrencies,  Media

    Here comes the first broadcast TV show about cryptocurrency

    The “Crypto Crow” goes mainstream

    A successful YouTube series about cryptocurrency is about to hit conventional airwaves. Jason Appleton is better known to his 73,000 YouTube subscribers as “the Crypto Crow,” a plain-spoken cryptocurrency personality who carefully hedges that he does not provide financial advice. Instead he helps his audience navigate the big, wide world of cryptocurrency at large. Now that he’s used some of his money to buy his way into conventional airwave broadcast with CBS Television Networks, Appleton’s brand of crypto know-how will see mainstream broadcast on a number of local CBS and CW television networks, as well as on Roku streaming devices. With the first episodes slated to air this June, his…

  • Here's what YouTube looks like, in case you've never seen it before (via Pixabay).
    Alt coins,  Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum

    This browser will pay you in crypto

    And it may even pay for your subscriptions, too

    Brendan Eich, the Javascript programming language founder and creator of Mozilla Firefox, wants to pay you in crypto to use his new browser. In the coming weeks, users who download the Brave browser can start earning a share of what advertisers spend to garner their attention. Most ad revenue systems are somewhat hostile to both users and advertisers. You—the consumer—have an ad between you and the content you’re downloading on your data plan. Meanwhile, the website publisher has little incentive to prove you’re actually consuming the ad they sold on your behalf. Now Eich has delivered a new platform that users runs on the ether-based Basic Attention Token (BAT) to improve the…