Membership account


For $5/month you can support creators of web monetized content, regardless of whether the creators are also Coil Members. As you visit monetized content, Coil streams payments to the creator.

You'll get unlimited access to exclusive content on Coil, and the ability to follow your favorite Coil creators and upvote articles.

A Coil Membership also gives you access to watch exclusive videos posted on Cinnamon.

Sign up for a membership

  1. On the Coil homepage, click Become a member (you can also click Get started in the upper right).

  2. Enter your email address and a password. Your password must be at least eight characters.

  3. Agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then click Next.

  4. Enter the confirmation code sent to your email.

  5. Enter the name on your card and your card details, then click Start Coil membership for $5/month.

  6. Install the Coil Extension.

Become a creator

Follow the steps below if you are an existing Coil Member and would like to become a Coil creator.

Before you become a creator, you must have an account with a supported digital wallet. Your wallet provider will assign you a payment pointer, which you must have to complete the steps below.

1. Sign in to your Coil account.

2. Go to and click Start monetizing. It's free!

3. Enter a username and optionally upload a profile image. Then, click Continue.

4. Click Setup beneath the wallet you signed up with.

5. Enter the payment pointer assigned to you by your wallet provider, then click Finish.

Cancel your membership

You can cancel your membership at any time.

  1. Log in to your Coil account.

  2. Click Go to Settings
 in the upper-right.

  3. Select Membership, then click Cancel membership.

  4. Click Cancel to confirm.

Your membership is now canceled and will not renew. You can still use your membership until its expiration date.

Delete your account

  1. Log in to your Coil account. 

  2. Click Go to Settings
 in the upper-right.

  3. Under the Account section, enter your password and click Delete Account.

  4. Click Delete account again. You'll receive a confirmation email containing the last step for deleting your account.

  5. Stay logged in to your Coil account. Then, click the link in the confirmation email. You'll be prompted one last time to click Delete Account. The Coil page refreshes and logs you out. You'll receive a confirmation email stating your account has been deleted.


Accounts & memberships

Can I use cryptocurrency to pay for my membership?

Currently, all memberships must be paid by credit card in US dollars.

We have plans to accept crypto and other payment methods in the future, and it’s very important to us to make sure that whatever methods we offer provide a great user experience. For example, there isn’t a great standard for recurring payments with crypto, nor is there proper messaging (e.g., showing appropriate transaction details in your transaction history).

We are working on a set of protocols called Open Payments that will not only bring crypto payments up to par with credit cards, but actually make it an even better experience where you can see and cancel recurring payments from your wallet and so on.

Do I have to install the Coil Extension?

In most cases, yes. The extension tells us where to send payments. Some sites, like Cinnamon, don't require the extension because you sign in to their service with your Coil account.

As a member, will I still see ads?

It's up to the creator. Coil isn't an ad blocker, but creators could disable ads for viewers who support them via Coil. This is just one of the ways that creators can reward Coil Members, in addition to exclusive/early access to high-quality content.

Payments and fees

Can I see the amount being streamed from me?

No, we only show that the Coil Extension is actively streaming payments.

How much do you pay out to creators?

The payout rate starts at $0.36 an hour. This amount tapers to a lower rate once you've streamed $4.50.

Some digital wallets support exchanging payments to different currencies, like XRP. The final amount a creator receives will then depend on the exchange rate at the time of streaming.

What happens if I stream $5 in a month?

Once you've streamed $4.50, we lower the payout rate to stretch the remaining .50 cents until the end of the month. Even if you reach $5, we'll continue to pay creators at the lowered rate.

Are creators on Coil paid more if I upvote their articles?

No, upvotes don't pay out. They only help update our Blogs page.


Can creators track what I read?

No. Creators can't track anything about you specifically. All they can see is that there's a payment stream to their digital wallet.

Can Coil track what I read?

No. We can see when you're using Coil, but not what content you view.