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.
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.
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.
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.
Coil offers viewers and fans an efficient way to access and support players across a range of channels such as on Twitch, blogs, podcasts and even our own CSGO Hub. Many players today are also content creators themselves, who can now use Coil to generate revenue from Coil members across all these platforms.
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.
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.
We hope you’ll join us in exploring and developing the Interledger Protocol network and Web Monetization ecosystem.
Coil is a passionate supporter of financial access and a fair and open web.