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Discussion on: You can now web-monetize your DEV posts! (But don't get your hopes up too quickly)

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The money comes from other users/readers who use web monetization. As far as I know, Coil is the only payment service available right now, and costs $5/month.

DEV is actually hosting a hackathon right now centered around web monetization and the announcement post explains it all pretty well. Here's a link to it.