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

September 20, 2021

We’re thrilled to have musician, producer, and performer Kale Nixon on board as a grantee! Kale will be integrating Unlock with the various aspects of their online presence and creating examples of how Unlock can support creators, musicians, and more More...

September 17, 2021

Expanding the reach and usability of the Unlock Protocol by integrating with Mintgate will help support the thriving community of creators running membership platforms. More...

September 14, 2021

We love seeing streaming services integrating Unlock as a way to both provide a better service AND to add a component of supportive membership to their services as well. More...

September 13, 2021

For musicians, Unlock Protocol (and other Web 3.0 tooling) enables many new ways to be supported by their community. More...

September 9, 2021

Unlock Grantee Austin Robey recently concocted one of the most practical applications of NFTs I’ve ever seen using Unlock’s protocol: Meeting IRL over a great meal. More...

Sept 2, 2021

The team at Novum Insights has received a grant to build a Firebase integration to let any developer on that platform easily integrate a membership in their application! More...

August 25, 2021

Welcome UX/Monetization Expert Amber Case as Strategic Advisor to Unlock! Here’s the Kind of Applications & Partnerships She'll Help Build With Our Community More...

August 17, 2021

At Unlock, we believe that hackers and makers will be building a better version of the web. For this reason, we are sponsors for HackFS, and we give our community the power to vote on the best projects! More...

August 10, 2021

We are so excited to announce the following grant recipients for our second cohort! Our grant selection committee carefully reviewed each project and, the winners were chosen for their vision and potential growth for the protocol. More...

August 4, 2021

We're very excited to introduce the Unlock Decentraland integration! It lets Decentralandd developers easily create private spaces that only users who own a specific NFT can access! More...