(BBC) News organisations have tried many novel ways to make readers pay - but this idea is possibly the most audacious yet.
If a reader chooses to block its advertising, US publication Salon will use that person's computer to mine for Monero, a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin.
Creating new tokens of a cryptocurrency typically requires complex calculations that use up a lot of computing power.
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Salon told readers: "We intend to use a small percentage of your spare processing power to contribute to the advancement of technological discovery, evolution and innovation."