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

November 12, 2019

Showing a list of members has never been easier! More...

Nov 5, 2019

Unlock accounts are regular Ethereum accounts. You can easily take it over and use it with your own web3 wallet! More...

Nov 5, 2019

We've put together a bunch of ideas for cool and fun projects that could be hacked on. Take the ideas, run with them, be inspired or do something completely different. More...

October 31, 2019

Unlock value-added features directly in your smart contract. Trivial to implement with endless opportunities. We show you how and discuss some reasons why this might be interesting to you. More...

October 24, 2019

Humans are not equiped to make sense of Ethereum addresses, the Ethereum Name Service makes it easy to recognize, remember and type addresses, in a fully decentralized way! More...

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...

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