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An Introduction To Web Monetization API

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@obetomunizBeto Muniz

Writing about Web Development. I want to show you how amazing the web is.

Content inspired after my first payment using Web Monetization API.

🧑‍🔬 The How

Sign up to wallet.uphold.com/signup and verify yourself

  • Find the Interledger Payment Pointer in the Transact panel
  • And pick a currency target. It could be USD, BTC, etc

The Web Monetization API needs a Payment Pointer to address micropayments for you.

🏗 The Where

You could use your previous created Uphold's Payment Pointer on your website using this declaration:

<meta name="monetization" content="$ilp.your.payment/pointer" />

Also, dozens of services offer support:

Even YouTube, when connected in a creator account on Coil.

💰 The Web Monetization API

The Web Monetization API is a W3C Standard that uses a neutral payment protocol called Interledger (ILP) for transferring money for anyone by anyone.

The proposal help web creators avoid systems that slow down the web and creates annoying UX

📚 More about Web Monetization Standards

  • Get Monetized - A Coil's Overview about Web Monetization API
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