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Gabriel Tomonari
Gabriel Tomonari

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Gabriel Tomonari — ILP Summit Virtual Review


My name is Gabriel Tomonari, I'm from Brazil and I am a tech lead at PipeWebMonetization.

I had hoped to attend the ILP Summit to learn more about the latest developments and advancements in the Interledger Protocol and to network with other professionals in the industry.

As a developer at PipeWebMonetization, I believe that understanding the Interledger Protocol and it's ecosystem is crucial to the success of our company and I was eager to gain knowledge and insights from the experts in the field.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Interledger Protocol Summit as I was involved in a car accident and had to stay put. But don't worry, I'm all good now 😃. I hope to have Pipe represented in future events.

Key takeaways

State of the Interledger

The State of the Interledger presentation by Briana was awesome. It gave me a great insight into the current state of the ILP and the great achievements so far.

It was nice to learn more about the values and mission of the Interledger Foundation during the summit. One of the most striking aspects for me was the emphasis on financial inclusion and the diversity of the community that the foundation supports. The foundation is committed to creating a more inclusive financial system that is accessible to people from all backgrounds and walks of life, regardless of their race, gender, socioeconomic status, or location. It was great to see the passion and dedication of the foundation towards these values and how they are working to make them a reality through the Interledger Protocol.

Overall, it was great to see the Interledger Foundation team in action, they were all real, you know?! 😂 It was awesome to put a face to the names and hear more about their vision for Interledger. I really liked that the team is diverse and expresses the ILF values.


I was extremely excited about Rakifi and its technological breakthroughs in the Interledger Protocol. Our team at PipeWebMonetization has been closely tracking the development of Rakifi through its Slack channel and repository, and we were eagerly awaiting its launch.

We believe Rakifi has the potential to revolutionize the way payment gateways work by making them more efficient, secure, and versatile. The demonstrations and use cases shared during the summit were impressive, I particularly enjoyed the GraphQL demonstration, the explanation of the Open Payments concept and the system design of Rafiki. It was great to see how Rakifi is able to make payments across apps and platforms much easier and it may inspire the PipeWebMonetization team to explore new possibilities in our own product.

Overall, I believe that Rakifi represents a significant step forward for the Interledger Protocol and I'm looking forward to seeing its continued development and integration into the ecosystem.


I was really excited to learn about Dassie during the summit, as I was previously unfamiliar with it. I was impressed by the way it aims to improve developer experience by making it easier and more efficient to build applications on top of the Interledger Protocol.

I found the comparison between Rafiki and Dassie to be particularly interesting. Both projects are aimed at improving the Interledger Protocol, but they approach the problem from different perspectives. Rafiki focuses on enhancing the capabilities of payment gateways and the overall user/organization experience, while Dassie aims to improve the developer experience by making it easier to build applications on top of the Interledger Protocol.

Next Steps

For our next steps here at Pipe, we've got:

  • Look into the projects that were presented and discussed at the summit, specially Dassie, to see how they could be applied to our organization.

  • Review the presentations and materials that were shared during the summit to gain more in-depth knowledge.

  • Stay informed about ongoing developments and future events.

Thank you so much 😊

Top comments (2)

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Chris Lawrence

Glad you are ok! Great insights even from the video.

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Ayesha Ware

@eijitomonari I'm so sorry you were unable to attend but thank you so much for taking the time to share your reflections although virtually with the Interledger community.