Maybe Consumers Could Sell Their Data: NY Times

You know a tech trend is old news when it reaches the New York Times. True to form, the paper has breathlessly reported the some people think companies should pay consumers for their data – an idea that’s the basis of four businesses we’ve mentioned previously ((Wibson, Thrive, Dabbl, and IOTA) and three more we haven’t gotten around to (YourBlock, Nucleus.Vision and Momentum). Bear in mind it takes a year or two for such companies to gestate, so this is all very 2015. Bizarrely, the Times piece never mentions blockchain and cryptocurrencies, which are the heart of current data-selling schemes.