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Web Monetization

A JavaScript browser API that allows the creation of a payment stream from the user agent to the website
Web Monetization is being proposed as a W3C standard at the Web Platform Incubator Community Group.

Motivation

The ability to transfer money has been a long-standing omission from the web platform. As a result, the web suffers from a flood of advertising and corrupt business models. Web Monetization provides an open, native, efficient, and automatic way to compensate creators, pay for API calls, and support crucial web infrastructure.

Why Now?

Until recently, there hasn't been an open, neutral protocol for transferring money. Interledger provides a simple, ledger-agnostic, and currency-agnostic method for the transfer of small quantities of money. This opens up the possibility for streaming money, which makes Web Monetization possible for the first time.

Web Monetization Wallets

These providers offer ILP-enabled wallets.

UpholdGatehub
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Web Monetization Providers

These providers offer Web Monetization services

Coil
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Web Monetization Enabled Browsers

These browsers implement Web Monetization natively or via an extension

Puma
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Web Monetization Tools

These tools enable Web Monetization features

Hugo + WebmonetizationEleventy + WebmonetizationGridsome + WebmonetizationGatsby + WebmonetizationAngular + WebmonetizationVuePress + WebmonetizationTessy + WebmonetizationSvelte + Webmonetization
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Resources

Documentation

Resource on how to add Web Monetization to your site.
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Explainer

The explainer submitted to the W3C.
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Specification

The formal specification.
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Awesome

An awesome list of additional Web Monetization resources.
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