Brief History of Web Monetization

21st June 2020

So DEV is now Web Monetization-enabled! DEV is a site dedicated to software developers and developer advocates. Think of it a bit like the Coil blogs, but dedicated entirely to software development.


We are used to Web Monetization here on Coil, but how does it actually work and where did it all come from?

Let's try and do a bit of a recap of the history leading up to the current point in time. I feel we are about to “cross the chasm” with Web Monetization, but it has been the result of a long journey of technologies, people and standards. And forgive me if any of this is not quite right, corrections welcome ;)

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