It has been more than ten years since Alex Tew launched a page with which he intended to raise no less than a million dollars. The idea was to sell advertisers each pixel of the 1,000×1,000 box that owned the web, at a single dollar price. In this way, you could use the pixels you wanted to advertise, so the concept reached a level of popularity that is still remembered. However, it is also true that it served as a reference to many imitators, and now, with the heyday of new technologies, to the chain of blocks.
Thus, Andrey and Max, two software developers from Toronto, have released a new version of the “Million Dollar Homepage“, baptizing it as “Thousand Ether“. The portal, like its main source of inspiration, has a million pixels for sale for those who want to upload their ads, at a cost of only 0.001 ETH per pixel. An idea that, according to its creators, was born of a fun secondary project with which they decided to start after several years of work in the field of cryptocurrencies … It is not an ICO or a scam, only a direct form of sell ad space in exchange for Ethereum.
So, Andrey and Max stated that the ads will be in the chain of Ethereum blocks for life, as long as there is someone who extracts ETH … only then will it be possible for every piece of Blockchain possessed through the page to be maintained active. The procedures are as follows: when buying a pixel in “Thousand Ether”, the user will be given options to publish a pair of links, one for the image and the other for the outgoing address, making it possible for the user to edit without the need to access explicitly. This is because you barely buy a space to hang an ad, the application will know who that person is.
It should be noted that so far have been sold 79,400 pixels of the site, which is equivalent to 79.4 ETH – that is, the negligible amount of $ 23,000 in profits. These funds, according to its creators, will be used to finance future projects and help the causes that seem important to them. It will be interesting to see if the site stays online as long as the portal that contributed to its birth.