Dedicated to building a better business model for the web

At Coil, we’re working to provide you with better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that create the content you love. All without relying on advertising, site-by-site subscriptions or tracking your every move.

Streaming Payments

We do this by using a new, open technology called Web Monetization. Web Monetization enables streaming micropayments - aka tiny fractions of a penny - to instantly flow to websites as you read, watch and listen.

Open ecosystem

Coil was intentionally built using open technology to ensure compatibility with competing services and any currency so that you - and the publishers, platforms, and creators you want to support - have more freedom of choice now and in the future.

Meet the team

We’re an eclectic mix of people who love the web and want to make it better. We’re headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Cape Town and satellite home offices across the US and abroad.

Ashna
Content
Bernie
Chief Greeter
Blair
Engineering
Braelyn
Engineering
Brandon
R&D
Bryan
Operations
Chris
Engineering
Damien
Engineering
Dave
Engineering
Dees
Biz Dev
Gary
Operations
Jasmine
Product
Fabian
Design
Jason
Engineering
Jason
Biz Dev
Jonathan
Biz Dev
Joran
Engineering
Kelly
Marketing
Kevin
Operations
King
Engineering
Kyle
Engineering
Liz
Marketing
Maggie
Executive Assistant
Matt
Content
Maya
Marketing
Melissa
Product
Mey
Marketing
Mik
Content
Mike
Engineering
Nathan
Engineering
Pichu
Head Woofer
Raphael
Engineering
Sabine
R&D
Sarah
Engineering
Shaun
Design
Stefan
CEO
Tiffany
Marketing
Tom
Content
Travis
Engineering
Tseli
Operations
Uchi
Developer Relations
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In the news

Bitcoin's Unfinished Business: Why Micropayments Still Matter

Tiny, cheap-to-deliver payments can open new markets for small digital goods. Can a new wave of crypto-inflected startups plug a longstanding gap in the internet? This piece is part of CoinDesk's Payments Week.

Imgur launches an ad-free subscription service, powered by micropayments

What makes Coil different is the fact that it’s based on an open protocol. Coil is built on a technology called Interledger — “It’s not a blockchain,” said Coil CEO Stefan Thomas — that anyone can tap into to send and receive small payments.

These beloved news-satire sites were struggling to stay afloat. So they’re banding together.

This week, sites as different as The Hard Times, Reductress and the Weekly Humorist are launching a $5-a-month membership through a micro-donation platform called Coil.

Coil press center

The open technology Coil is built on

We hope you’ll join us in exploring and developing the Interledger Protocol network and Web Monetization ecosystem.

Our commitment

Coil is a passionate supporter of financial access and a fair and open web.