PBS NewsHour

Can blockchain help fill journalism's funding gaps?

Clip: 09/15/2018 | 8m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

The New York-based startup Civil launched last year with the goal of using blockchain -- the same technology that powers the cryptocurrency Bitcoin -- to help to build a network of independent news organizations with a sustainable business model. Civil hopes to create a new economy for journalism, including its very own cryptocurrency, the "CVL" token. Hari Sreenivasan reports from New York.

Aired: 09/15/18

Rating: NR

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