Re: Still worse than an ad blocker (by design)
> You realize you are writing this on a website which is kept alive by ads, right?
The reg also provides something of value. I am sure they can find other methods of raising the money to pay for everything if ads vanished tomorrow. Perhaps offer paid subscriptions? I am sure there is quite a number of people willing to part with a little bit of money per year for the site, in exchange for not having all the tracking and adverts.
I remember once upon a time (when Bitcoin was brand new), there was an idea for a browser plugin, where you would "top up" your account with some BTC, then sites that would like you to pay to access/subscribe would prompt you with a request for $x amount, which you could accept or deny. If you accepted the amount was automatically deducted from your account and sent to the sites BTC address, and access granted (and you could save the site, so in future it would not prompt you unless the price/terms changed).
The "micropayment" model was to be a replacement for the ad-based model. Bitcoin now is too expensive in transaction fees to send a few pennies to a site for access, but I actually think the idea isn't a bad one.
In exchange for not being tracked and having ads shoved down my throat, I can pay some money to the site from my wallet, without having to keep signing up and sending my payment details all over the place. You could even set it up to be "per access" payment, or just a standing order for a subscription to as much access as you want.