Stefan Thomas spent ten years researching payments and digital commerce. Now, as the Founder and CEO of his own startup, Coil, he seeks to use technology to bust tech monopolies. His first move? Giving away $100 million to empower creators to promote experimentation with new business models for the Internet.

In this webinar, Stefan breaks down the basics of web monetization and the opportunities available to artists in an ever-changing digital space. Additionally, we’ll hear best practices, tips, tricks, dos and don'ts to be successful at web monetization. Stefan will also share why we live in a world where content distribution always seems to end up being controlled by a small number of companies and how creators can fight back to break up these monopolies. The webinar will also highlight examples from creators who have struggled with content platforms today, and why they decided to join the movement to help change the status quo.

Founder and CEO, Coil
Stefan Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Coil, the company dedicated to building a better business model for the web using Web Monetization and Interledger. Prior to Coil, Stefan was a prominent figure in the blockchain movement. As an early Bitcoin contributor, he produced the popular “WHAT IS BITCOIN?” video, introducing millions of users to Bitcoin and created BitcoinJS, the first implementation of Bitcoin cryptography in the browser. more...
Chief Content Officer, Coil
Tom McLeod is a 4x serial entrepreneur. Most recently he was the CEO and Founder of Omni (exited to Coinbase in 2019). Prior to that he ran, Pagelime (acquired by SurrealCMS in 2015), LolConnect (acquired by Tencent in 2012), and Imaginary Feet which developed 15+ profitable iPhone apps enjoyed by over 10 million users. more...

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