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What does the blockchain have to do with journalism?

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The ad-driven revenue model that traditionally funded quality journalism has not translated to the digital economy. Journalists around the world are facing an existential threat like never before.

Find out how there can be ways to circumvent censorship, combat ad fraud and create new funding models and supporting ecosystem for the industry from Matthew Iles, CEO of Civil Media Company, an ambitious New York start-up which aims to use blockchain technology to disrupt journalism. It aims to onboard 1,000 publications around the world by the end of 2018.

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Special thanks to Redhill Asia for offering their brand new office for this event!

Matthew Iles studied journalism at Duke University before embarking on an entrepreneurial career in digital marketing and innovative business modeling. He is CEO of The Civil Media Company, whose mission is to power independent, sustainable journalism throughout the world using blockchain and cryptoeconomics. The company has US$5m in funding from ConsenSys and was recently featured in New York Times, Washington Post, Quartz and Adweek.