I still think Coil is cool. I have it installed on CSS-Tricks as a publisher and money trickles in. I have a paid account and I trickle out money to other sites that use it. I wrote about all that last year.
This’ll explode to something huge if we actually get the Web Monetization API stuff. No more browser extensions would be needed, and a real ecosystem could be built around it.
Anselm Hook writes about using Coil (for now) to monetize games on the web, which is a good reminder that this isn’t just for publications — it’s for anything-web. Coil even works for things off your own domain, like your YouTube channel.