As Civil’s Co-Founder confirmed on Medium on October 9., Forbes, global business media outlet, announced a partnership with blockchain-based platform Civil. Thus, Forbes content will publish on a decentralized network.
As stated by Matt Coolidge, Co-Founder of Civil, Forbes is adopting Civil’s software into its particular content management structure (CMC). With the begging of 2019, journalists will be able to upload their articles to the Civil network and to the Forbes website at the same time.
Forbes, a U.S. business news outlet established in 1917 and reaches more than 120 million readers internationally through its main and local publications.
As reported by U.S. news channel Axios, the new project at the beginning will apply only to crypto-associated news. If Forbes considers using the platform for more larger scale, however, then these articles will also be posted on blockchain.
Forbes is also planning to increase decentralized solutions to its massive contributors’ network. According to Axios, Forbes authors can upload their articles to Forbes’ CMS and through smart contracts, they can share those articles on other platforms such as Medium and LinkedIn.
As stated by Coolidge, Forbes also prepares to “experiment with new methods of reader engagement”. He furtherly said that the use case of decentralized platform can also solve a potential content removals or changes by a third party.
Civil formerly partnered with large-scale news agency Associated Press (AP). The international media agency strategies to use blockchain technology for various matters, such as, tracking its content usage, encouraging ethical journalism and intellectual rights. Additionally, the AP will stock its content in the Civil network as a part of the pilot. Thus, news agencies could have direct and fast access to the reports.
Author: Berna Bayindir
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