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Free Coil trial for all #gftwhackathon participants

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・1 min read

In case you missed it, last week we announced the Grant for the Web Hackathon right here on DEV:

As we shared in the post, there are few options for wallets that can receive payments via the Web Monetization API. But what about the other side of the equation?

While there will be more wallets for sending payments as the ecosystem grows, right now the first and only Web Monetization provider is Coil.

The team from Coil is generously offering all #gftwhackathon participants a free, 3-month trial to Coil. This offer gives you the opportunity to experience Web Monetized browsing from the user side, and will allow you to thoroughly test your own hackathon submission as you continue building.

To take advantage of this free trial, please leave a comment right here in this thread. We’ll get in touch by messaging the email associated with your DEV account.

We’re thankful that the Coil team is making this offer available to the community, and we hope that it helps you make even more progress on your submission.

P.S. DEV will be big experimenters in the field of web monetization in order to help indie creators get paid in this less centralized way. We'll have more info coming soon in the form of posts and PRs, in the meantime take advantage of this Coil trial to get in on the ecosystem early.

Happy Coding!

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👋 I’m working on a submission for the Grant for the Web Hackathon. Please email me information about how to sign up for the Coil trial.


Yup, we'll be circling back to this daily (starting on Monday) to get folks their free trials.


I am in the process of developing an entry. I already have a coil account that I have not signed up for a subscription, would I need to create a new one or just use the existing one?


Your existing one should be fine


You can use your existing account & enter the personal trial code (which will be emailed to you after you request it from the DEV team) in the membership tab, in the promo code field.


Dear Coil. Please reach out to me in regards to Coil membership trial.


Thanks a lot for arranging this, it would be great to get a free Coil trial for development.


Hey! I'm the founder of moncon, new way to monetize content! more news are coming soon ;-)
We are working on the apply for the Grant For The Web!
Happy to be here, learn from all of you a try to do my bit :D
@ben Where is my Coil trial??? (Amazing work with Coil, guys)


Hi, would love to test Coil to work on the hackathon, thanks!


I'd love to participate! Can you please hook me up via email? Thanks! 🙏🏽


I read about the web monetization api yesterday and really wanted to try it out. I know I'm late to the party but I already have completed gatsby-plugin-monetization. Now I need Coil trial account to create an example for gatsby. Can I get one? Thanks


Web Monetized browsing sounds interesting. I'd love to try it out 😎


I'm going to be participating too!!
Please mail me the information required for the trial


I would like to test that ! 👋


For those who have asked about a trial account on Coil, to activate the trail you will need to create the Coil account, then go to the Membership section (coil.com/settings/membership) and put your personal trial code (sent to you by the DEV team) into the "Redeem code" section at the bottom.


I will love to sign up for the coil trial. Please mail me the information


Working on GfTW Hackathon with @elliot ! Interested in the Coil trial :)


@ben @sharon commented a bit late! Just shouting out, if there are any trials left we would love to use it!


I'll like to enrol in the free trial as well :)


We're submitting a project. And would like to use Coil.

Bibiana @bibschan will need one too.


I am participating too and would love to take advantage of the free trial! Thank you ⭐️


Hi I would love to test coil! Please email me!


👋 I’m working on a submission for the Grant for the Web Hackathon. Please email me information about how to sign up for the Coil trial.


This sounds great! I'd love to give this a try!


id love to contribute. Thank you for this


👋 I’m working on a submission. Please email me information about how to sign up for the Coil trial.


Hi, can I please get the Coil trial for the hackathon? Thanks!


I would like a trial account 🙏🏾


Hi! I'll be submitting a project to the hackathon.

Please email me the information for the Coil trial!


Hi, I would like to take part in it.


I will like to sign up for the coil trail and expecting your email message.