Online Micropayments Could Transform Journalism, Media And Music Businesses

The microtransactions made possible by services such as Bitcoin and Ripple “could let users read the rest of a New York Times article for a few cents instead of signing up for a full monthly subscription, … or ‘pay for Wi-Fi internet metered by the minute (or second!) if you just need to check one email’ or ‘support your favorite artists or coders with a tip’.”