Today’s Web is a shopping mall.

It is populated by struggling creators, relentless advertisements, and dominated by large chains and fast-food services.

There isn’t much room for mid-sized businesses, and customers and workers alike barely interact with each other.

You don’t feel comfort at this mall, all you can feel…

Grant for the Web is a 100 million dollar program aimed at supporting creators and innovation in Web Monetization and Open Payments.

Grant for the Web — Feedback from Creators One Year In

If you haven’t heard about Grant for the Web yet, you should! GftW is a fund housed at the Interledger Foundation to drive innovation in Web Monetization and Open Payments. …

Dinner DAO: How to Have Your NFTs & Eat Them Too!

Unlock Grantee Austin Robey recently concocted one of the most practical applications of NFTs I’ve seen using Unlock’s protocol: Meeting IRL over a great meal.

The first Dinner DAO!

Inspired by the logic and tooling of DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), Austin’s Dinner DAO…

30 years into the web’s history, micropayments still aren’t a part of our daily lives. It’s one of the great unsolved mysteries — why didn’t this promising system take off, and who, if anyone, is responsible for its early demise?

As the world wide web soared in the 1990s, many of the systems envisioned by its early architects saw rapid development. But micropayments, which had once been described as an essential nutrient for any web system, seemed to be dead in the water.

There are arguments for micropayments. One is…

Amber Case

Design advocate, speaker and author of Calm Technology. Research Fellow at Mozilla Foundation, Advisor at Puma Browser and Unlock Protocol.

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