WordPress is launching a new publishing platform Newspack. It’s backed by Google News, Ethereum development studio ConsenSys and more. The intresting thing here to note is that the platform will have wordpress’s Blockchain tools build-in. Newspack is described as an “inexpensive” platform offering technology and support for small- and medium-sized news organizations.
Civil’s Publisher product, which allows newsrooms to permanently archive content on a decentralized network, will be installed as a plugin on the WordPress platform for any newsroom to use.
“With many local news organizations struggling to find sustainable models for journalism, we’re seeing a need for an inexpensive platform that provides the technology and support that lets news organizations build their businesses and focus on what they do best. With decentralization at the heart, this platform can go above and beyond to provide critical reporting for their communities.”
In the past Civil has had some issues, including a failed token-based fundraiser that it had to relaunch, the firm notably assisted a news site in archiving a full article on the ethereum blockchain in December. Back in August, Associated Press announced it would collaborate with Civil on content licenses based on blockchain tech.