We’re a small, smart and nimble team of coders and designers with a vision for a better and fairer way to monetize content.

At Unlock, we believe the web needs a new business model. We believe the decentralization promise of the web cannot be achieved if economic incentives are not aligned between consumers and creators.

For this, we're building a protocol which lets anyone sell memberships to their work and for consumers to earn points when they discover and promote the best creations.
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.


Our work matters. We are building a healthier web ecosystem. If this is something that you would like to help us with, please, join us!

Akeem Adeniji

I'm a software engineer, comfortable wearing many hats, and excited to help build our future enabling people with technology. Prior to joining Unlock, I worked to launch and scale projects at Facebook.

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Christopher Nascone

I'm a software engineer from New Jersey, which means I have only one degree of separation from the entire staff of Bell Labs. When I'm not on the computer, you might find me wandering around in the woods.

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Julien Genestoux

I am an entrepreneur and a software engineer. I am a vocal web advocate who co-authored the W3C WebSub protocol. I sold my previous company, Superfeedr, an RSS feed API, to Medium. Born in France, I currently live in Brooklyn.

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Sascha Mombartz

I am an artist and designer from no particular place. My work – multidisciplinary, spanning digital to physical – deals with the interaction between people and objects and questions our relationship with progress.

Personal site - LinkedIn


February 24, 2020

Openzeppelin provides the ethereum community an excellent assortment of reusable libraries and command-line tools. Here's how we use them at Unlock. More...

Feb 19, 2020

Instead of ads following us around our access should. More...

February 14, 2020

Lock owners can require information from key purchasers before the transaction is initiated. More...

February 6, 2020

At Unlock, we're proud to power the tickets for several conferences... but no ticketing solution is complete without a check-in mechanism! More...

January 31, 2020

Calling contracts without having to get a specific ERC-20 token type first. More...

January 24, 2020

Drupal is one of the most popular Content Management Systems. You can now add locks to a Drupal site easily! More...

January 17, 2020

Explaining what went wrong and why we released a new version so quickly after our last upgrade. More...

January 10, 2020

We wanted to start the year with a big release, so we shipped a very large upgrade (the largest since June 2018) to our smart contracts. This new version brings a ton of new features which will eventually bubble up to the Unlock user interfaces (and beyond!). More...

Jan 6, 2020

A rundown of a few memorable tweets and press coverage from our Forbes Ad Free Experience Launch More...

December 17, 2019

Forbes introduced their very first membership today and it lets anyone with an ethereum wallet unlock an ads free experience More...

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