The writer and software engineer John Palmer two weeks ago tried out using crypto to crowdfund his next essay. It’s a thought-provoking idea:
Instead of publishing my work for free, or putting it behind a paywall, I’m doing something in between: raising funds to produce a new essay in exchange for ownership of the work. This will allow me to devote my full time to writing the piece, while allowing it to exist as a public good for anyone to read Each time this NFT is sold to a new buyer, 10% is distributed to $ESSAY token holders. The creator retains 35% of $ESSAY token supply.