Grantees

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Reciprocal ecosystem for decentralized health-data

94501
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Research
Civic Tech
Open Source
Researching and building a proof of concept as a first step towards a new financial and data ecosystem combining Solid Webapps, Solid Pods, and Web Monetization. Users will pay webapps to access supportive health webapps and process and store their data on their Solid Pod. Researchers get access to data of the user’s Solid Pod and pay the user for the data, with respect for privacy and consent. This will support health improvements on both a personal and community level, will give people control over their data, and will simultaneously nourish academic research institutes with data from more diverse groups. Team includes Thom van Kalkeren, Arthur Dingemans, Joep Meindertsma, Winfried Tilanus, and Prof. Jim van Os

DisCO.coop

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Open Source
Social Justice
Software
Adding educational and collaborative components to the DisCO platform that prototype interoperable forms of ownership, governance, entrepreneurship, and value accounting meant to counteract pervasive economic inequality. Team includes Irene López de Vallejo, Ann Marie Utratel, Ruth Catlow, Ela Kagel, Phoebe Tickell, Elena Martínez Vicente, Elsie Bryant, Bronagh Gallagher, Sofia Bustamante, Mamading Ceesay, Mercè M. Tarres, and Mireia Juan Cuco.

Kendraio Pay

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Software
Open Source
Creating a unified dashboard interface for musicians and content creators to simplify monetizing their work, handling their rights, distributing their content to multiple platforms, analyzing their statistics, receiving payments in their digital wallet, and splitting royalties with their collaborators. This open-source, end-to-end workflow will help creators to upload, manage, and get paid for their work. Team also includes Darren Mothersele, Antonio Talarico, and Lena Pagel.

Virtual Venue for Playfully Immersive Events in the Browser

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Accessibility
Software
Building a new virtual space to organize and attend large-scale immersive and playful real-time conferences, festivals, and performances in the browser, with a focus on casual social interaction with audio and video. By integrating the Web Monetization API, attendees can financially support the artists, organizers, and events they love simply by attending events or exploring the spaces they've designed.

Metaculus: Building a Sustainable Model for Forecasting

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Female-led
Software
Augmenting the sustainability of the Metaculus platform and enhancing the tools for communicating its outputs, so that publicly accessible forecasting becomes more widespread, influential, and adopted. This project will present users with an entirely new way for them to support the platform via Web Monetization as well as an internal bounty system. Team includes Anthony Aguirre, Max Wainwright, Tamay Besiroglu, and Matej Vrzala.

Storage To The People: Web-Monetized Payments For Digital Legacy Storage and Sharing

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Civic Tech
Open Source
Prototyping a workflow and open source API endpoints that allow users to easily store data on Permanent.org using a one-time micropayment, with no need for storing financial data or making financial commitments. By identifying and mocking up components that are not readily available, we will identify missing ecosystem components and chart a course toward enabling anyone to purchase storage from Web Monetized storage providers. Team includes Karl Fogel and James Vasile, Open Tech Strategies.

Monetization for Creators on a Decentralized Content Platform in the Chinese Community

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Blogging
Software
Integrating the Web Monetization standard and the Interledger Protocol for creators on Matters, a decentralized content website providing a shared infrastructure for creators in the Chinese community. With this integration, creators will be able to receive money in various forms from readers when browsing the web. Team includes Jieping Zhang and Guo Liu.

LikeCoin Protocol

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Civic Tech
Software
Journalism
Art & Culture
Blogging
Incorporating Web Monetization into the LikeCoin protocol, a public blockchain for decentralized publishing. This open-source project gives content creators upgraded tools to control, own, and monetize their work. On the content readers' side, components such as Civic Liker encourage readers to contribute money to reward journalism and creativity. We aim to expand our impact coverage from the Greater China region to the rest of the world. Team includes Phoebe Poon, Chung Wu, David Ng, and William Chong.

Erase All Kittens: Inspiring Girls to Code and Create

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Education
Female-led
Gaming
Pop Culture
Social Justice
Erase All Kittens is an epic online adventure game designed to teach kids transferable coding skills and give girls the confidence to code, through highly gamified, story-driven gameplay. The team will conduct Web Monetization experiments - the Erase All Kittens website will be monetized and parents will have exclusive early access to new gameplay and additional content such as hackable cards, mini-games and an illustrated e-book. EAK has 150,000 players in over 100 countries and 95% of girls want to learn more about coding after playing. Team includes Leonie Van Der Linde, Rex Van Der Spuy, Mark Martin and Rajeev Singh.

Memex Social - A “substack.com” for online research

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Memex Social is a "substack.com" for online research, bookmarks & annotations. It allows knowledge workers to curate, publish and collaborate on lists of web content, notes & annotations and get paid by followers. This work is extending the open-source and offline-first browser extension Memex, which enables users to full-text search their web history, annotate websites/PDFs, and organize content with lists and tags. Memex has about 15k users who are mainly knowledge workers like developers, journalists, scientists, students and productivity geeks. This project allows users to monetize their profiles and develops list sharing and annotation-based discussion features. Team includes Vincent den Boer, Christoper Harris, Jonathan Samosir..

ValueFlows Software for Distributed Cooperative Economic Activity on the Open Web

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Research
Female-led
Social Justice
Open Source
Building a web-based interface with back end support for a Distributed Cooperative Organization's (DisCO) “Community Algorithmic Trust” (the DisCO CAT). This will be a user-friendly, accessible online tool that will allow the use of Interledger and Web Monetization to connect value production with outside economic models, whether based on fiat currencies or digital coins on a blockchain. Our software will use CommonsPub, which is based on ActivityPub and ValueFlo.ws, together with Interledger through GraphQL to allow interoperability between diverse ledger models, and will be piloted by multiple organizations in order to help us find the strengths and pain points in our software design. Team includes Jill Ada Burrows, Joseph Gallegos Jr, Lynn Foster, Aspasia Beneti, Micky Metz, and Denise Colbray.

moncon

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Open Source
Software
Developing moncon, an open-source framework that lets content creators securely monetize their content. moncon is composed of an API, a dashboard where content creators can manage the site configuration, payments and metrics, and a wallet that will allow users to pay for and store the content they buy. Users can consume content, paying for the time they spend, and storing content in their wallets. Creators can define the number of copies allowed and can set content to expire, making it exclusive and special for users. Team includes Jose Juan, Nuno Figueiredo, Juanjo Fernández, Angélica Galíndez, and Javi Santos.

itme.online

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Open Source
Software
Creating an open-source Solid application that will let users easily publish, create, and monetize custom pages showcasing writing, music, and video content hosted in their Solid Pod at a domain of their choosing. Existing platforms that allow users to monetize their content require either the skills and capitalization to maintain custom web infrastructure or a willingness to let a third party become a steward of both content and data about content creators. itme.online will provide a new option for users who would like to maintain full sovereignty over their content and monetize it without running a web server. Building on top of Solid and Web Monetization means that users will be free to move their content off of itme without interrupting the monetization of their content. Team includes Ian Davis, Tani Olhanoski, and Dr Dédé Tetsubayashi.

Quartz Open Access: Fair rewards for Open Access publishing and reviewing

100000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Education
Software
Research
Providing a sustainable and fair business model for Open Access academic publishing through Quartz Open Access. Building upon the values, knowledge, and experience of the academic Open Access communities and Platform cooperativism initiatives, this project aims to establish and popularize payments in the science publishing ecosystem using Web Monetization and blockchain technologies. The project will contribute to the fairness, quality, and speed of reviewing will reduce the costs of OA publishing for scholars and will permit better distribution of profits within the academic publishing industry. Team includes Elena Martínez Vicente, Elena Pérez Tirador, Tatiana Nazarova, and Evgeniya Lupova.

Web Monetization for Solid based Data Spaces

96900
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Research
Software
Open Source
Standardizing the agreements for conditional data sharing between data owner and data user to allow Solid Pod owners to monetize their data. Pods re-decentralize the web by giving people a way to store their data, and make it available to others while keeping full data ownership. Interledger offers a perfect solution for micro-payments without the need for complex and centralized payment providers. Team includes Joep Meindertsma, Arthur Dingemans, Thom van Kalkeren, Laurens van Berkcen, Jan Meijer, and Sander van Haren.

Web Monetized content creation & content discovery on Moja WiFi in Africa

90000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Accessibility
Civic Tech
Hardware
Software
Building Web Monetization into Moja, a WiFi platform providing free consumer access to the Internet for those who typically cannot afford it. We are tackling two issues with content in the African context: Local content creation is poorly monetized and therefore high value and relevant content is not created or widely published, and access to existing pay-walled content platforms is difficult if not impossible due to low disposable income and relatively high costs for premium and paywalled content. Web Monetizing Moja will both provide an income stream via Web-Monetization, and connect our users with rich content available online. Team includes Reg Orton, Loyce Chole, Antony Orenge, and Erik Hersman.

Integrating Web Monetization into the Open Index Protocol

86694
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Adding Web Monetization support to the Open Index Protocol, an open-source specification for a public, the worldwide index for data publishing, file distribution, and direct payments. It uses blockchain technology and peer-to-peer distribution to operate with no central authority: record indexing, file storage/distribution, and transaction management are carried out collectively by decentralized networks. Web Monetization support will create additional financial incentives at both application and protocol layers, creating open market incentive alignment for all participants. Team includes Jeremiah Buddenhagen, and Martin Adams.

Immers Space: Experience the Immersive Web Together

84700
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Immers Space is helping to create the metaverse: a cross-platform and decentralized social network for the Immersive Web. It embraces open standards, enables self-ownership of data and content, and creates alternative business models for content creators that protect user privacy. The Immers Space team also includes Dulce Baerga, Quinn Madson, and Khullani Abdullahi.

gFam.live

81304
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Blogging
Pop Culture
Building gFam, a Web Monetization application designed for consumers to directly support creators, on a platform without advertising nor fees. Creators can post a short story of their day, their thoughts, their creative processes, their training, their adventures, or their struggles along with a selfie/photo… which can then be tipped on by their fans/friends/audience. Tips are transactions solely between the consumer and creator on posts or comments. Creators can also receive micropayments when Coil Subscribers spend time on their posts. The web application uses the XUMM payment mobile application that runs on the XRP ledger to process and settle the tip payments in real-time. Team includes Raymond Greycloud, Alexandra Young, and Eduardo Norell.

The Hard Drive Review Section

80000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Blogging
Gaming
Film/Video
Journalism
Pop Culture
Building the Hard Drive Review Section, an entirely new area of Hard Drive's website that focuses exclusively on game reviews. The video game community has already embraced the idea of micro-donations and directly supporting content creators via Twitch, but there are many video game content creators with massive audiences whose content does not translate to that platform. We want to introduce Web Monetization to our community members and show them this new technology that allows them to support their favorite creators on all kinds of platforms, including independent websites. Team includes Kevin Flynn, Andy Holt, Mark Roebuck, and Peter Kemme.

The Metagovernance Project: Community governance and participatory budgeting for the

78180
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Civic Tech
Software
Social Justice
Prototyping a modular, customizable governance standard and framework for online communities that will allow users to design their own rule-sets, choose voting schemes, and make collective decisions about resource allocation and monetary flows through the Web Monetization standard. Rather than providing a fixed governance algorithm, the Metagovernance standard allows developers and users to build, assemble, and share their own governance processes, appropriate to their needs. Through it, for instance, a community that earns money through Web Monetization would have a transparent, accountable means for deciding together how that money should be saved or spent. Team includes Nathan Schneider, Primavera De Filippi, Ricardo Saavedra, Seth Frey, and Amy Zhang.

Decentralization Off The Shelf

75000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Education
Open Source
Software
Producing a library of developer resources, assets, and design patterns to support the design and development of better user-facing applications using the Web Monetization standard. Developers and designers can use the pattern library as a starting place for crafting key end-user interactions, such as an identity, a wallet, account backup, recovery, and multi-device usage, improving the initial quality of projects built using Web Monetization by providing a well-researched common design foundation. Team includes Karissa McKelvey and Eileen Wagner.

Novelish

72900
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Female-led
Software
Building a Web Monetized audiobook platform without ads, data tracking, predatory contracts, or steep prices. It will be open for all, even users that aren't web monetized, featuring work from the public domain and welcoming authors that are right-owners to upload their own audiobooks and control how they share them. Team includes Martina Cena and Tomás Arias.

Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Video Training Program

55000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Education
Female-led
Film/Video
Modeling a repeatable, scalable monetization framework with Cinnamon and the Interledger protocol natively built in to deliver the 8-week online mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. Team includes Britta Fischlin, Andrea Handl, Lisa Pecunia, and Britte van Meurs.

The Faithful

55000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Female-led
Film/Video
Exploring alternative revenue models in film distribution by staging the worldwide premiere of the film The Faithful on the Cinnamon platform. Audiences members who use Web Monetization to purchase a ticket will gain access to special bonus events. Team includes Matt Mankins.

Ballet Rising

55000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Blogging
Film/Video
Education
Producing Web Monetized videocasts, short films, feature articles, and interviews that showcase how global cultures are reshaping the ballet world. The performing arts, especially dance, typically rely on live, in-person audiences to showcase their work and to monetize artistic creation. Online, most performing arts groups offer their content for free. We believe that Web Monetization technology presents an opportunity to revolutionize the performing arts industry, bringing arts to broader audiences than could ever attend theatres and providing new streams of income for creators and performers. Team includes Lindsay Alissa King.

Micro-Donations for Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

49949
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Open Source
Software
Creating a plugin for the open-source Omeka S platform that uses the Web Monetization Standard to collect micro-donations from users, allowing them to contribute automatically and voluntarily to cultural heritage and educational institutions without requiring these institutions to lock content behind a paywall.

HonorBox Publication Model

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Research
Creating a working prototype of a "pay what you can" eBook publishing model, characterized by transparent and simple royalties structures. It will integrate both WMS and legacy payment rails, and anchor royalties in self-sovereign identity tooling. Team includes Jefferson Sofarelli and Anja Henckel.

GretNet

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Civic Tech
Research
Tracking the non-monetary value of your creation using a flexible graph database schema. GretNet extends current limited accounting systems, like spreadsheets, and captures the bigger system picture while quantifying the grey area of transaction ownership and value add.

Tembo

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Open Source
Software
Building Tembo, a free and open development platform, designed for creating open-source web database applications that are monetized by default, with micropayments accruing to the software creator.

Harbour

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Research
Software
Addresses the challenges businesses and individuals face when wanting to properly license content from a creator. Harbour is developing a tool that makes it fast and easy for a person to send a content creator a license request link, which explains the context of the request and executes a license for both parties. Team includes Joshua Elkes, Eric Doversberger and Kevin Rochford.

Discriminator

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Civic Tech
Film/Video
Social Justice
Pop Culture
Using the interactive web documentary series, Discriminator, to explore the use of Web Monetization as a funding mechanism for web documentaries, giving makers a direct relationship with audiences. Team includes Darren Pasemko.

Web Monetization for the Moodle Open-source learning platform

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Education
Open Source
Software
Engaging with the Moodle community to design, develop, publish, support, and promote a suite of plugins to bring Web Monetization to Moodle. The plugins will allow entire sites, courses, or individual activities to be monetized. A reference site will be set up to demonstrate the technology, allow selected individuals and organizations to publish content, and provide free courses on installing and configuring the plugins (for site admins) and setting up a digital wallet (for consumers). Once the plugins are delivered there will be a programme of out-reach via Sussex University to not-for-profit organizations who would benefit from building new or more sustainable business models around existing content and knowledge.

Donation Stream

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Civic Tech
Software
Developing a fast, efficient, streaming, and international payment system for on-site donations to provide alternative and convenient revenue streams at physical cultural locations such as charity events, museums, and art galleries.

Fuelling social justice with a monetization stream

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Social Justice
Software
Female-led
Open Source
Web Monetizing deployments on Ushahidi, an open-source crowdsourcing platform that’s been used globally for crisis response, human rights protection, good governance, and ensuring integrity in elections. This will enable users to opt-in to access donations to their work seamlessly and directly from their projects. Users will also be able to publicize the licensing associated with content generated on their deployments using a content disclaimer feature.

Freemitization

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Education
Software
Creating a live-streaming platform that employs the freemium approach to grow Web Monetization usage. The platform will drive community engagement by delivering events and educational content, showcasing Web Monetization, and leveraging Coil and Interledger to provide fairer creator rewards. Team includes Greg Hannam, Ike Iwumene, Yo-Der Song, and Ben Marshall.

Gib

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Social Justice
Software
Improving healthy and equitable participation in digital economies by allowing users to purchase and share prepaid links to Web Monetized content using Gib. Creators will be able to set increments of access that will be made available for purchase, and sharing will engage potential audiences that may not otherwise experience the value of their premium content. Team includes Alexander Mozeak and Adelya Aksanova.

docs.plus

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Open Source
Software
Civic Tech
Building a suite of open-source plugins for etherpad, the open-source real-time collaborative text editor, to provide monetization as well as many common popular features such as improved usability, accessibility, presence, retention, governance, conversion, and scalability.

p5.js Editor

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Female-led
Software
Education
Open Source
Using Web Monetization to create alternative revenue sources for p5.js, a JavaScript library for creative coding, with a focus on making coding accessible and inclusive for artists, designers, educators, and beginners. We aim to create a sustainable funding model for the p5.js Editor, the main tool used to make things with p5.js.

COMPOST

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Art & Culture
Open Source
Giving authors greater control over publishing and monetization through democratic ownership of online publications. We will prototype our publishing tools through COMPOST, our magazine that shares stories and art about the digital commons. It will publish to the World Wide Web and Distributed Web.

MicroDonor: Donations for privacy-preserving content and services

49759
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Providing an alternative business model, based on voluntary donations, for organizations that offer free online services and content, and do not want to monetize user data. Using a browser extension, users will be able to donate small amounts according to their preferences.

Web Monetization in the Arts

49676
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Software
Adding support for Web Monetization features to the Mural software, while building engagement in the arts community to explore how Web Monetization can be implemented for artists in a user-friendly and intuitive way. Team includes Pete Haughie, Naomi Aro, and Dr. Dominic Smith.

What Kind of Internet Do You Want?

49503
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Film/Video
Open Source
Journalism
Female-led
Producing the second season of the series What Kind of Internet Do You Want? with a focus on educating people about Web Monetization through fun educational videos, deep-dive discussions with experts, and reviewing case studies of monetized projects. Team includes Amy James, Ryan Jordan, Kris Newsom, and Devon James.

A healthy future ultra resolution storytelling

49280
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Software
Improving the business model for the publication of ultra-resolution images using Micrio, an IIIF-compatible platform for creating interactive stories. This involves making ultra-resolution stories less risky for publishers and building monetization solutions that fit specific content. Team includes Erwin Verbruggen, Guido Bouman, Marcel Duin, Mathijs Kadijk, and Taco Ekkel.

STU Arts Dance: Creative Living for Dancers

45990
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Female-led
Education
Film/Video
Addressing the lack of content made by dancers for dancers while providing valuable information about monetizing content, building networks, entrepreneurship, gaining professional skills, and boosting personal development. The 'Web Monetization for Dancer’s' award will provide financial support for dancers to create their own dance-related content. Team includes Evan Morsell and Akande Davis.

Streetmix

45000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Advocacy
Civic Tech
Social Justice
Research
Experimenting with Web Monetization a revenue method to keep Streetmix accessible and funded solely by industry professionals as our customers. Streetmix is a web-based street design platform, which encourages anyone to redesign streets in their own neighborhood, without needing urban planning or civil engineering expertise.

Monetizing the user-centric read-write web with Solid

42000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Enabling Web Monetization by default in all open-source implementations of the Solid pod server specification. Also, making changes to Darcy Social, a Solid-based social space, so that payments end up at the actual creator of the content that is being viewed, even if it's embedded in a newsfeed.

Little Webby Press

40100
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Education
Software
Unlocking a more sustainable authorship experience for self-publishing writers through Little Webby Press, a progressive web app (PWA) that generates both an eBook in EPUB3 format and a Web Monetized static website with the book content.

Exploring the future of Web Monetization

38000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Female-led
Research
Writing a white-paper that explores the potential long-term impacts of the Web Monetization standard and Interledger protocol, positing both positive and negative ways these tools may change to how we use the web, and providing practical recommendations to ensure these technologies result in a more equitable, open, and diverse web.

WMHub

36000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Building WMHub, a tool that simplifies Web Monetization by allowing users to configure multiple projects at once. Users can then add capabilities such as revenue sharing and custom content, and get insights on how their content is consumed. Team includes Gabrielle Telman Lopes da Silva.

Africa Kitoko

35000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Journalism
Blogging
Software
Education
Monetizing africakitoko.com, a site that features rich, data-driven visual content about Africa and African Heritage. Implementing Web Monetization will allow experimentation with a different business model to reward our team of graphic and visual designers, and we will dedicate an explainer page on our website.

Waasabi

35000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Integrating Web Monetization into Waasabi, open-source portal software that allows communities organizing online events to easily add live streaming & video functionality to their website. Event hosts will be able to choose privacy-respecting business models while still receiving compensation and event speakers will have new ways to monetize their work.

Spooky

33704
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Blogging
Journalism
Social Justice
Female-led
Demonstrating the viability of comedy website Spooky by mentoring and publishing diverse and emerging comedy writers. Developing open-source resources to promote equity and ethics among web publishers. Team includes Caitlin Kunkel (Second City, Belladonna Comedy).

Web Monetization JS Helpers

30000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Develop a series of libraries (generic as well as specialized libraries for Jquery, NodeJS, VueJS and React) that allow Web Monetization to be used in any web application with minimal impact on the code and extend development and community to the whole world in a simple way.

Web Monetization Payment Option For an Existing and Successful Multi-Publisher Local News Hub

30000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Journalism
Prototyping Web Monetization on NewsAtomic.com, an online platform for local print newspapers based in New York's Hudson Valley. Adding a Web Monetization payment option will permit readers to pay our publishers to consume their content. Team includes Sharon Richman, Mike Loeffler, and Amberly Jane Campbell.

Tiki ILP Integration & Monetization

30000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Integrate Web Monetization features into the web application builder Tiki. Site administrators will be able to monetize the contents using Coil and users will be able to monetize the pages or contents they own on a Tiki site. We'll also build modules & integrate ILP in Tiki sites to send and receive online payments for products or services.

Webaverse

30000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Art & Culture
Enabling portable, monetized 3D content in the browser by integrating a monetization feature into Webaverse's package system so usage of packages implicitly pays the creator while unlocking perks for the user.

Diverse income streams for musicians via Web Monetization

24500
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Art & Culture
Pop Culture
Software
Helping musicians to maximize their potential income by making it easy to monetize recordings and smaller content like sounds, patches, and loops. We will provide musicians with a streaming music platform, and use it to compare revenue from Web Monetization to traditional methods, publishing this information and providing guidance to musicians on how to use the technology to supplement other sources of income. Team is Simon Metson, Ben Wellby, Ian Popperwell, Matt Hamilton, and Ali Chant.

Project Insulate

22300
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Providing an authenticated way to enable pulling protected data from a server. It will ensure users' personal information is kept private and not shared with the content owner.

Porium

20000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Open Source
Software
Education
Developing courses to teach web 3 technologies using Porium, a pipeline for creating more web 3 developers, collaborators, and co-founders. Participants will access material developed in collaboration with engineers maintaining technologies like IPFS, Interledger, Polkadot, Near Protocol, Ethereum, and more.

Providing subsidized legal assistance to web monetization innovators

20000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Social Justice
Education
Conducting one-on-one consultations to provide pro-bono legal assistance to independent online creators who use Web Monetization technology, including to Grant for the Web grantees. Also, publishing educational resources based on those consultations to provide guidance to the vast majority of creators in need who we don’t have the capacity to directly assist.

Akita

20000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Software
Open Source
Education
Continuing to develop Akita, a website, browser extension, and outreach initiative that seeks to increase awareness and improve understanding of Web Monetization by providing individuals with helpful resources and insight into their online browsing. It also increases accessibility by enabling engagement with Web Monetization without having to commit money. Additionally, this effort includes the ‘A Web Monetization Story’ project, an interactive, story-based Web Monetization tutorial for online creators.

Hackathon for the Web

17424
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Civic Tech
Software
Education
Running a Web Monetization hackathon with NaijaHacks, Africa's largest hackathon. Open to both beginners and experienced developers, mentors will be assigned to teams and there will prizes for the winners. At this moment in history, it is especially important that we are inclusive and support communities around the world equally so that regardless of where a person is born, they have access to learn and create on the Web. Team includes Christine Dikongué.

Phaser and Pixi Web Monetization Plugins and Tutorials

4900
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Open Source
Gaming
Software
Creating open-source plugins for the HTML5 game libraries Phaser 2, Phaser 3, and Pixi 5 that enable developers to easily add Web Monetization features to their games. The plugins will be backed with comprehensive tutorials and game-specific examples.

Monetizing web comments: unleashing engagement with novel incentives

50000
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Public call awardee
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October 2020
Blogging
Journalism
Open Source
Software
Developing a version of the open-source Coral Talk comments system that incorporates monetization and experiments with new incentives that reward quality comments, encourage authors to participate in conversations, drive moderation, and that test new ways of stimulating engagement.

Hymn6

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Software
Art & Culture
This project aims at creating a no-subscription, no-login, no-ads internet music station based on the micro-transactions streaming ability enabled by the Web Monetization API and the Interledger Protocol.

Bandi

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Open Source
Software
Building a framework allowing content creators to design a customer loyalty/rewards program where users earn points by sending micropayments that can be redeemed for exclusive rewards.

Nonprofit Multitenancy Logistics Software: Viability of Integrating Web Monetization

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Civic Tech
Open Source
Research
Social Justice
Assessing the viability of using Web Monetization as a fundraising tool integrated into Food Rescue Alliance's open source logistics web app, a collaboration of thirty-one nonprofits. Team includes Becks Boone, Hayden Dansky, and Blair Young.

Power Plays Podcast

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Journalism
Podcasting
Producing a new season of Power Plays – a weekly podcast that charts how important decisions about the Internet have been made – with a focus on Web Monetization, including the technology itself, the legal and regulatory environment, and possibilities for innovation that it could bring.

The Nordly

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Blogging
Journalism
Pop Culture
Converting The Nordly – a Minneapolis-based humor site that satirizes the Upper Midwest – to a Web Monetized model to sustainably continue to create locally-focused comedy and support the diverse comedians who make it. Team includes Anna Larranaga, Aron Woldeslassie, and Nate Wong.

Design Club: Reboot

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Research
Software
Conducting experiments in the creation, distribution, and discoverability of new content for children’s workshops in Design Club’s free and open Resource Hub. The team will educate themselves, their design-led community, and others in the open learning content space about Web Monetization.

Sustainable Funding Vlogcast, Case Studies, and Online Course for Media, Educators & Tech

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Advocacy
Civic Tech
Female-led
Research
Using experiments, interviews, and case studies to create open educational, online learning opportunities around the Web Monetization standard, and to inform sustainable funding models. Team includes Lori Yearwood and Kevin Ribble.

MHz Curationist Sustainable Contributor Payment Study

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Advocacy
Education
Open Source
Research
Exploring a sustainable web monetization model to pay contributors to the Curationist.org platform, an online space and free knowledge project for curating art and cultural heritage for all creative disciplines. Team includes Christian Dawson, Hilary Osborne, Virginia Poundstone, Matt Kennedy, and Amy Sawyer.

Live Streaming from Sweet Life Records

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Art & Culture
Film/Video
Pop Culture
Using live streaming to broadcast full-length performances by the band Sweet Live, and experimenting with Web Monetization-based user engagement and strategic viability. Team includes Cody Fowler and Zach Johnson.

Turn an archive into a library

15000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Blogging
Software
Transforming a static archive of old newsletter issues by breaking them in parts, interlinking them, and making each a part of an evolving corpus of Web Monetized notes, connections, and new insights.

Webpage for Baking, Photography, Pet Care, Crypto, Web Monetization awareness

14997
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Art & Culture
Blogging
Female-led
Pop Culture
Using the personal website www.pattyalexx.com to raise awareness on Web Monetization, cryptocurrencies, and the Interledger Protocol, by educating readers that arrive to see other content.

Immersive Payment

14806
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Gaming
Open Source
Software
Providing digital artists and Web Mixed Reality content creators with a consolidated way to monetize their assets and creations using Web Monetization, which can be distributed in different platforms.

Web Monetization for Independent Music

14500
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Art & Culture
Pop Culture
Research
Exploring the feasibility and implementation of Web Monetization in connection with Ampled – an artist/worker-owned cooperative platform allowing direct community support for musicians – along with research of how Web Monetization may be used as an alternative to streaming and advertising models in music. Team includes Austin Robey and Arkadiy Kukarkin.

Independent News Aggregator

14400
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Blogging
Civic Tech
Journalism
Software
Creating a prototype Web Monetized news aggregator website exclusively for content from independent not-for-profit media that displays content from multiple RSS feed sources. Team includes Ranjana Peiris and Christopher Chrysostomou.

Helping Minority Content Creators Monetize on the Web

14000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Advocacy
Software
Introducing, educating, and engaging individuals to/with the tools of Web Monetization via Coil and Puma through the creation of original copyrightable content, with a focus on serving minority groups and women.

Getting started with Web Monetization & Interledger

13000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Software
Creating an educational course conducted in Mandarin for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of Web Monetization and Interledger in order to grow adoption.

Documento

12100
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Open Source
Software
Refining Documento, a platform enabling developers to Web Monetize their documentation, by adding features including a customizable preview for documentations, branch-specific pushes, and support for multiple payment pointers. Team includes Abhinav Chawla.

Monetization for Dart

10920
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Open Source
Software
A Dart wrapper around the Web Monetization API, allowing Dart developers – especially beginners and developers with little to no experience with Web Monetization – to easily implement and control Web Monetization on web apps.

Ladyspike Media

10000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Blogging
Female-led
LGBTQIA
Journalism
Pop Culture
Using this new and innovative method of monetization – and its profits – to support the writing staff at Ladyspike, the only website of its kind focussing on amplifying voices of women and LGBTQ+ performers in comedy.

A New Approach to Sharing Knowledge on Websites Enabled by Web Monetization

10000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Open Source
Software
Building and experimenting with a new approach to sharing knowledge on the web, enabled by Web Monetization, that will allow users to have full access to a creator’s shared knowledge, paying them in a pay-as-you-use manner.

Interledger Protocol and Web Monetization Educational Series

8900
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Film/Video
Producing a series of professional whiteboard animation videos in both Spanish and English to demystify for Web Monetization and Interledger Protocol technology and explain the benefits.

Teddy Story

8462
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Pop Culture
Using Web Monetization to provide access to children’s bedtime stories without advertisements and tracking getting in the way.

How to Fund your Human Resistance Cell after the Apocalypse

5741
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Education
Pop Culture
Writing two short books including one about implementing the JavasScript monetization API that fit into an existing series by the Undead Institute combining pedagogy with humor (and zombies) to make learning fun.

A case study on monetizing open-access content

5000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Open Source
Software
Collecting and sharing data on Web Monetization implemented in the same way across a range of open-content websites to compare results across content genres and territories. Team includes Christina Tromp, Klara Skinner, Lauren Ellwood, and Louise Steward.

Implement Web Monetization in PeerTube

5000
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Public call awardee
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September 2020
Open Source
Software
Film/Video
Implementing Web Monetization features in PeerTube, a federated video sharing platform, giving creators an alternative to YouTube where they can earn money and not worry about fluctuations in ad rates or demonetization.

Distributed Media Lab

2000000
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Awardee
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September 2020
Journalism
Software
Open Source
DML will develop and launch an innovative reader revenue platform that harnesses Web Monetization and the AMP framework to power distributed reader revenue across a network of participating publishers. This decentralized approach will empower publishers to harness the natural scalability of the open web.

Exploring the integration of Web Monetization into the Web Platform through Firefox

32300
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Technical scholarship
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September 2020
Open Source
Software
Research
Working with Firefox team at Mozilla, Sid will explore how Web Monetization can be integrated into a web browser. He will work to create a reference implementation of the Web Monetization (WM) specification in Gecko/Firefox (Desktop), allowing the Web Monetization community to evaluate the implementability and feasibility of Web Monetization in a browser's engine. This will also allow the community to see what existing web infrastructure can be leveraged and determine if any new technology or protocols are needed. Sid will also explore bringing Web Monetization to web developers: are the currently specified solutions sufficiently robust to work with modern web development practices?

Akintunde Sultan Bolaji

15000
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Ambassador
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July 2020
Civic Tech
Education
During his Ambassadorship, Akintunde will introduce Web Monetization to the developer community in Africa, create resources to simplify the process of using Web Monetization, and produce features on DevCareer’s Mini CV page that will allow new users to easily test out their payment pointers.

Jesse von Doom

15000
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Ambassador
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July 2020
Open Source
Research
Software
As a Grant for the Web ambassador, Jesse’s focus will be on exploring Interledger pull payments — preauthorized, recurring payments from a user's digital wallet.

Enclave Games

50000
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Awardee
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July 2020
Gaming
Ewa and Andrzej Mazur of the indie HTML5 game development studio, Enclave Games, will innovate in web monetized indie game development with new games, documentation, and the js13kGames competition.

Defold Foundation

64000
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Awardee
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June 2020
Gaming
The Defold Foundation will add support for the Web Monetization standard in HTML5 games created using their Defold game engine.

Free Music Archive

90000
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Awardee
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May 2020
Pop Culture
Art & Culture
Tribe of Noise, the owners and stewards of Free Music Archive (FMA) – the world’s leading source for free and royalty free music – will develop new online business models based on open standards, supporting access to royalty free music.

DEV

85000
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Awardee
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May 2020
Blogging
Education
Open Source
Software
DEV will serve as a key promotional partner and community resource by amplifying Grant for the Web’s first public Call for Proposals, encouraging developers to learn about the technology through their hackathon. They will also implement a site-wide payment pointer as a real-life application of the technology on DEV.to, which boasts 350k+ registered developers and millions of monthly visitors , as well as enabling authors to add their own payment pointer to their own posts.

Coronavirus Tech Handbook

50000
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Awardee
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May 2020
Advocacy
Civic Tech
Open Source
Social Justice
Software
The world’s largest library for COVID-19 response is a crowdsourced handbook demonstrating innovative use of the Web Monetization API.

Hui Jing (HJ) Chen

15000
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Ambassador
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May 2020
Blogging
Female-led
Popular webdev blogger and tutorial-maker, HJ Chen will be implementing Web Monetization on her website via Coil and documenting the entire experience and takeaways for others who wish to do the same.