"The most precious thing for a journalist is his network"
Journalist - L'Express
Raphaël Bloch is a tech & finance journalist for L'Express, a French weekly news magazine. He previously worked for Les Echos, a French financial newspaper.
How the web3 is revolutionizing the media industry.
There was the internet revolution that turned the media business model upside down, because it is a global platform where anyone can publish and distribute their content freely. The internet has only gone part of the way by making it easier for readers to access content, but what was still missing was how to ensure the transfer of value. Crypto and blockchain can contribute to keep the link between the readers through the internet but at the same time facilitate the payments with more efficient and transparent methods. We can see tomorrow readers with a crypto wallet, and a billing that is done instantly as soon as they read an article. This could solve the problem of valuing media on the Internet. It's going to take time because the media took 20 years to adapt to the digital and internet wave, but revolutions tend to accelerate.