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'Chicago Sun-Times' Tests Bicoin Paywall

Sure to confuse a lot of local readers, the Chicago Sun-Times plans to test a bitcoin-based paywall. And, surprise, surprise, “The set-up is a little complicated,” writes. “As soon as someone goes to, they will encounter the BitWall paywall,” it reports. “To read articles, users will have to make a donation (via bitcoin) to the Taproot Foundation … The Sun-Times will then use a bitcoin exchange, like Coinbase, to convert it back to USD.”

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