About

Unlock is an open source, Ethereum-based protocol designed to streamline membership benefits for online communities.

Unlock is meant to help creators find ways to monetize without relying on a middleman. It’s a protocol — and not a centralized platform that controls everything that happens on it.

Unlock’s mission is about taking back subscription and access from the domain of middlemen — from a million tiny silos and a handful of gigantic ones — and transforming it into a fundamental business model for the web.
The Unlock Protocol can be applied to publishing (paywalls), newsletters, software licenses or even the physical world, such as transportation systems. The web revolutionized all of these areas - Unlock will make them economically viable.

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News

Nov 18, 2021

What are contract upgrades on Ethereum, and how we use, test and deploy them at Unlock More...

November 17, 2021

$50,000 in prizes for participants in the Unlock Protocol smart contract code audit contest, launched in conjunction with Code4rena. More...

November 15, 2021

Unlock Grantees Cohort 4 covers everything from easy crypto adoption for SaaS to Element integrations and everything in between! More...

November 8, 2021

Some of our community members have asked for Unlock to be deeployed on BSC. This is now shipped. More...

November 2, 2021

Unlock can be a tool to create unique memberships for nearly any kind of member-based organization - from recognizing membership in a cooperative, to being an access pass for a social club, to being an organizing tool for a book club or investment DAO, there are several ways that Unlock Protocol can be leveraged. More...

October 26, 2021

We’re very excited to announce that Austin Robey is now Unlock’s Head of Growth! He’ll help us expand the use of our protocol within the indie music industry and beyond More...

October 18, 2021

While working on debugging a signature issue in the UDT contract, we identified a critical vulnerability. This vulnerability was introduced in a UDT contract upgrade on August 2nd 2021 and discovered on October 14th around 1045AM ET. A patch was successfully deployed on the same day at about 1PM ET. The vulnerability was not exploited. More...

October 13, 2021

We're so excited to announce our third cohort of Unlock grantees! Please check out their projects and follow their progress! More...

October 6, 2021

Today, we're announcing a retro-active airdrop where anyone who contributed to Unlock's network can claim some ɄDT to join our governance More...

Sept 28, 2021

We've got big news here at Unlock! We raised $4 million in venture funding from a handful of VC firms and DAOs along with angel investors from the crypto and media industries. Guess what are main focus for these funds are — supporting the rapid growth of the protocol! More...