Forbes partners with Civil to publish content on a blockchain

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Business media giant Forbes is moving to the blockchain. Forbes senior vice president of product and technology Salah Zalatimo said "Forbes and Civil believe passionately in the mission of journalism, and together we can provide audiences with a level of unprecedented transparency around our content. We'll also be able to expand the reach of our writers and identify new revenue channels over time."

The experiment will begin next year. If it succeeds for both companies, Forbes will move to publish all article metadata to Civil's platform. Forbes writers and editors will see blockchain publishing tools integrated into its content management system, which will help streamline the process of adding such metadata – which includes an author's identity and some information about sources within a piece – to the company's platform. Forbes may look to use smart contracts to allow contributors to publish pieces to Forbes, Civil or blogging platform Medium, among other outlets, through its CMS.
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