there's a chance to connect this two things, and figure out how for example a "reader" seeding the zine by reading it, can gain one or more token for it, and how there might be a way to convert tokens into money or a form of sustainable payment for the project itself
let's honestly accept that html is not hypertext, that http is not hypertext, that Tim Berners-Lee went for a simple metaphorical translation of paper to electrified, rather than electronic, file.
you wouldn't quote a text from another hypertext document by copy-pasting its content and eventually adding a source link to it as a reference.
all attempts done so far to hypertextuality using http can only fail and work partially. wikipedia works partially.
we can start over with hash-based content addresses aka p2p. let's not stick with urls, unilateral links, and on. let's not bring over webpages to p2p as the main design to use and adapt for. let's get ultimately rid of the web browser as we have used it so far.
The new publication will have a conventional website whose data will be written permanently into the secure digital ledger known as the blockchain. Expenses for the fledgling outlet will be covered by a grant from Civil, whose sole investor, for now, is ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based blockchain software technology company founded by the Canadian entrepreneur Joseph Lubin. Mr. Lubin is also a co-founder of the Ethereum, a virtual currency and blockchain database platform. As part of its plan to fund new media entities, Civil plans to unveil a new token this summer called CVL.
People who purchase the CVL token, a form of cryptocurrency, will have a say concerning the projects hosted by Civil — meaning that they can vote on whether one of its websites violates the company’s journalism standards, which are outlined in the Civil Constitution.
Matthew Iles, the chief executive of Civil, said that by selling ownership stakes to the public, the company seeks to eliminate the possibility of one company or a small group of investors exerting power and influence over a journalistic organization and compromising its mission — exactly what many employees of the Denver Post accused Alden of doing.
“We hope that Civil is going to become this publicly owned domain for journalism that anyone who’s interested in the promise of sustainable, independent journalism around the world should be in possession of, to maintain and support it,” Mr. Iles said.