Web Monetization

So apparently there’s a new standard for “Web Monetization” so I’m trying it out on this site.

There seem to be two key parts to getting everything set up.

The first is creating a wallet at Uphold.com; this gives you an “address”.

The second part is using that address in a meta tag on your site. Here’s what I’ve added to my site’s header.

<meta name="monetization" content="$ilp.uphold.com/dKpHB8kWpKAM">

So how do I get paid?

The short answer; not easily. Of a handful of clients and browsers that support this new standard, I’m using the Coil Chrome extension. It’s only $5 a month and supposedly supports a growing list of publishers. We’ll see.