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Set up a 21 profile to receive paid messages from people outside your network. Keep the money, or donate it to charities like Black Girls Code.
It's like LinkedIn InMail, except you get paid!
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An interesting experiment...
I found about it when, just overnight, I started to see tweets by various notable (and non) people that activated an account. I have seen asking prices from 1$ to over 100$.

Will it gain some traction or be just a passing fad?
Don't know, but the idea to reach some otherwise unreachable person may have some appeal. Surely it works as an anti-spam! :)

Why would anyone want to pay to get in contact with me when they can do it for free?

Surely it works as an anti-spam! :)
-Mark0 (February 10, 2017, 01:21 PM)
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Funny you should mention that, because is a Bitcoin company, and IIRC, a part of Bitcoin (the proof of work) was inspired by Hashcash, which was an anti-spam technique that never caught on.

Why on earth would anybody in their right mind join a thing like this?

Why on earth would anybody in their right mind join a thing like this?
-f0dder (February 24, 2017, 01:29 PM)
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I can see the appeal for some people: lists a few venture capitalists, some of which get approached by more than a 1000 startups a year. So, if you're after venture capital and want to approach one of them, and can do so (more or less) uniquely by paying a few bucks, maybe it helps to stand out more.


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