Audiences will pay for content when doing so determines the size of its audience. Eh?
Here’s what I’m trying to say… Honest Cash. If you click on “top” the first story you’ll see is… Making double-spending 0-conf with Bitcoin SV. Why is that story on a pedestal? It’s because people have spent the most money on it.
Basically, unlike Medium, on HC attention is allocated by crowdfunding. If you disagree with how the stories are ranked, then you’re more than welcome to improve the rankings by putting your money where your mouth is. Therefore, the biggest free-riders will have the smallest influence on the rankings.
Also Cent, but I prefer HC.