Yes. Our goal is to make quality journalism on Civil’s platform accessible for everybody. Payments will be accepted in traditional and cryptocurrencies — including USD, GBP, EUR, JNY, ETH and, of course, the CVL token.
To participate in the governance of the platform — which includes challenging Newsmaker / Newsroom applications and fact-checking — users must transact in CVL tokens. It’s these tokens, which run on a smart contract model, that enable Citizens and Newsrooms to interact without middlemen like third-party publishers and advertisers. Under this model, a Newsroom’s funding is always traceable and transparent; Citizens can see where Newsrooms are getting their funding, and who is supporting them. We believe this will bring another level of honesty to the platform.