With Journalists on Ethereum, Will Fake News Meet Its Match?

It’s just an experiment
And fake news is a human problem, not a technical one.
However, if attention is what they are seeking, here you are.

With Journalists on Ethereum, Will Fake News Meet Its Match?

Before discussing the launch of a blockchain platform for newsrooms, there was one thing I had to clear up with the Matt Coolidge, co-founder and communication lead at the Civil Media Company: was he planning to put me out of a job?

“Our visions of world domination stop short of disrupting CoinDesk,” he said.

A truce achieved, it was time to move onto the details.

Civil, one of the most high-profile projects under the umbrella of ethereum startup and incubator ConsenSys, is a response to a cascade of crises in journalism: the proliferation of “fake news,” the splintering of the media into ideological “echo chambers” and technological disruption at the hands of search engines and social media……

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