Ads suck. Most people block them. People who don't block them don't look at them. And certainly no one clicks on them. Ads are bad for both parties: the advertisers waste their money, and we have an annoying browsing experience. Yet ads are THE dominant way for monetizing web traffic.
We want to change this.
Basic Facts: News sites, popular blogs, etc. get massive traffic. Their clients are willing to support them, but do not want to be pestered by ads. Meanwhile, companies like Bloomberg, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc. (all sponsors) have massive computational jobs they need to perform. They always need more CPU cycles; currently, they buy up more and more racks. There is a valuable untapped resource: the computers of everyday people.
Business Model: Producers are willing to pay to run their computations. Attractors receive most of this money, in exchange for their workers. Workers receive content from the attractors, in exchange for cycles from their computer (which they weren’t going to use anyways).
Impact: This is a win-win for all parties. Producers gets their computations completed. Attractors now have a new way to monetize their sites. Workers get to support their attractors in a way that is not annoying to them.
Please come by for a demo :)