Locate and Link Your Payment Pointer
With a payment pointer, you can link your content and start receiving payments.
You’ve opened an Uphold account. You can now find your payment pointer from the Uphold dashboard.
This payment pointer is your unique identifier for streaming payments using Web Monetization. A payment pointer is like an email address for your digital wallet. You will be able to add it to your Coil account and other third party Web Monetized platforms. You can also hard code it into your website. It will start with “$ilp.uphold.com/” and end in a unique alphanumeric sequence.
To find your payment pointer on your Uphold dashboard:
Look at the rightmost card on the dashboard. This is the Transact card.
Select the dropdown menu under From. You’ll see Interledger Network listed at the bottom.
Select Interledger. You’ll get a card with the message: “Use the following address to receive Interledger payments in your wallet.” Your payment pointer will appear at the bottom of the card.
Copy the payment pointer. You’re ready to add that pointer to your Coil Creator profile. Linking Coil and your Uphold wallet via your payment pointer allows you to start monetizing content.
At Coil, click Creator in the top navigation. Then click “Start Monetizing. It’s Free.” You’ll be asked to set up your wallet. Select Uphold.
If you’re logged in to your Coil account, you will be taken to your Coil Creators Monetization page. Here you will be able to add your payment pointer to your Payout Wallet settings.
From this page you can easily connect your YouTube channel and enable Web Monetization. Payments will stream to you every second a Web Monetized user watches your channel. Coil provides you with a tag to use to add Web Monetization to your website. We’ll go over these implementations in the next lesson.
Web Monetization for the Arts is a course on streaming payments designed for classical musicians and small performing arts groups. The project is funded by Grant for the Web.