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

July 19, 2021

We worked hard to surface some of the amazing things we worked on in the last few months: our grants program, our developer community, and some of the integrations! More...

July 8, 2021

We're excited to announce that Kalidou Diagne (one of our latest Unlock Token Grantees) just released his project Unlock Showcase! More...

July 6, 2021

Unlock memberships are NFT, just like CryptoPunks, CryptoKitties or, Beeple's art. As a creator, you can customize them! More...

June 22, 2021

Discourse is an open-source Internet forum and mailing list management software application used by many communities around the web. You can now easily add locks to your Discourse forum! More...

June 21, 2021

Unlock has been deployed to Polygon! You can now deploy your NFT memberships and earn UDT directly on one of the mosyt popular Ethereum sidechains. More...

June 15, 2021

We’re excited to announce that unlock now has ✨credit card✨ support, for all locks, on any network! More...

June 9, 2021

We’re excited to announce our pioneering set of Unlock Token Grantees!  We’re looking forward to seeing how they apply Unlock in new ways. More...

June 7, 2021

Welcome to Unlock’s very first Token Grant Announcement! More...

June 1, 2021

On May 28-30th, 2021, Unlock participated in Web3Weekend, in partnership with Protocol Labs and EthGlobal. We added UDT Tokens to the $50K+prize bounty shared by all of the sponsors and community. More...

May 26, 2021

A surprisingly easy and powerful tutorial on how to integrate Unlock into Webflow and monetize your content. More...