Unlock is an access control protocol built on a blockchain. It enables creators to monetize their content or software without relying on a middleman. It lets consumers manage all of their subscriptions in a consistent way, as well as earn discounts when they share the best content and applications they use.
The web needs a way to pay for online content and software that isn't just more advertising! Unlock is solving that.
Ben and I are both experienced entrepreneurs ( I sold a previous company to Medium) with strong publishing and open web experience.
We've been funded (1.7M) by some of the top tier VC (General Catalyst...) as well as investors who are experts in the industry: Betaworks on the publishing side or Coinbase and Consensys when it comes to crypto.
Given that we are extremely early, we actually expect early employees to help us define both the structure and engineering processes... (as well as the overall engineering culture!)
That said, we already made a few key decisions: Unlock's code is already fully open source. We are using a rigorous mechanism to add contributions (every pull requests needs to be reviewed by peers and ran thru our CI pipeline... etc.). Everyone, in or out of Unlock is invited to make contributions.
We are building a protocol, along with first
reference implementations. Some of the obvious challenges are resulting from the fact that we are using blockchain technology: latency, slow converging consistency... etc.
However, we believe the strongest challenges are company faces are mostly around building the right interfaces and experiences: these are problems who may not necessarily have a response in the code we write itself, but the quality of that code will enable to us to iterate quickly and test our solutions efficiently.
Tools for creators: You will be in charge of building a comprehensive yet simple interface to empower creators and let them create the locks they need.
Checkout UX: Unlock will provide the best paywall you've ever used. It needs to be smooth and elegant.
Front end architecture: Both of the goals above will be served by a robust and maintainable architecture. Your job includes making informed decisions based on these goals as well as implement the foundation for frequent iterations.
We value positive energy, curiosity and constant learning. We also value transparency and openness in order for everyone to make the best decisions for the product.
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