Erik Kroes writes about Web Monetization:
Web Monetization is a really simple alternative to advertising.
I never heard about this before, but I like the general idea: having a distributed standard on how websites can earn money without tracking, advertising and clickbait.
My main issue is not about the standard, but about the (current) implementations. Payment providers are heavily based on cryptocurrencies. I do not want to participate in such systems, even if I could earn real money from it.
That said: I'm really looking forward to this standard. Having alternatives to the current state of earning money on the web is a good thing. Maybe one day we might be able to combine this with payment options that do not ruin our planet.