re: Web Monetization Simulator VIEW POST


Cool. Can I use your extension on a badly written monetized site and fake it into thinking I am sending them real money?

Edit: This is actually a serious question, although I was smiling when I wrote it. It seems like a web site that does not do proper validation could get fooled.


The extension is configured to only be loaded on pages served on the local machine (localhost,, or file://). So technically, no, you can't use our extensions in a deployed site.

With that said, I think it's fairly easy for a technical user to trick a badly written monetized site. The Web Monetization Docs say that the developer has an optional step to verify the payment. But IMO, this shouldn't be marked as optional.

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