About

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.

Team

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.

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News

October 18, 2019

What if there was a new way to interact with the communities you are part of? More...

October 9, 2019

Linkdrop provides a simple mechanism which lets anyone create links to "claim" keys for free! More...

October 2, 2019

We're proud to announce that ETHGlobal is using Unlock's ticket application for its ETHWaterloo hackathon, for crypto and non crypto users alike! More...

September 25, 2019

Using the Graph Protocol for faster iteration on Ethereum based products More...

September 17, 2019

Unlock Inc. provides a way for users without crypto wallets to buy keys to locks on the Unlock protocol. For this we introduce managed user accounts as well as payment via Credit Card. More...

September 11, 2019

Wordpress.org is the most popular Content Management System. Adding a lock to your site lets you monetize the words you write without asking anyone's permission! More...

September 3, 2019

Today, we're excited to announce a broad sponsorship effort for anyone who uses tickets to organize an Ethereum or Bitcoin related event for any event until December 31st 2019. More...

August 26, 2019

A sponsor or a donor is a member of a unique club; the club of people and organizations which help someone do their work "for free" for the rest of the world. Unlock can easily be used to create sponsorships! More...

August 23, 2019

Locks are the core of the Unlock protocol. They are smart contracts deployed on the Ethereum chain which lets your community become members by purchasing keys to your lock. More...

August 18, 2019

Our friends at Scout have integrated Unlock on the Unlock dashboard. Here's how it works More...

Check out our open source code on GitHub, come work with us or simply get in touch.