This is a depressing exposé of some terrible practice and ethics, in some key publications in the crypto space. We all know that much media in this industry falls into the ‘pay-to-play’ category, but surely blockchain is supposed to be all about transparency? From a journalistic point of view this is really shocking and disappointing. And from a writer-for-hire point of view I am also in a position to compare the rates paid to create this stuff, vs what the client gets charged… I am starting to wonder if we’re in the wrong business here? No, we’ll hold on to BlockSparks’ (and Crypto Confidence Podcast’s) integrity I think, making terms of engagement and reward clear at all times.
This article started out with an email, one that arrived in my inbox years ago. I can’t remember when the first of them came exactly, but it would have been sometime in 2016 when I began contributing to CoinDesk. Every few months—continuing to this day—I get something like this: […]