Bitcoin payment gateways – BitPay alternatives to accept Bitcoin payments

the definitive list of crypto payment processors, updated

Accepting Bitcoin and other crypto payments is essential to the adoption of cryptocurrencies. Most e-commerce stores would be using one of the larger Bitcoin payment processors, like BitPay or CoinGate, but there are many more options out there to pick from.

This post is an attempt to bring together all Bitcoin payment gateways and processors that allow accepting Bitcoin payments. If you need to accept Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies on your online shop, this is your guide.

Some of these solutions are paid ready-to-use platforms, some are free open-source software, some are unique content monetization modules. Depending on your budget, programming proficiency and expected sales volume you will find the matching solution on this list.

If you feel something should be on the list – leave a comment or contact us. On to the list 

BitPay

BitPay is the Bitcoin payment gateway that triggered creation of this list by switching to Payment Protocols and becoming nearly unusable. The gateways has wide adoption but the company behind it is engaging in questionable practices – see the infamous BitPay BTC “network fee”, BCH promotion, Payments Protocols etc.

Fees: 1% of transaction (source)

Features: daily bank transfers in fiat, Bitcoin debit card attached to merchant account.

BtcPay Server

This open-source self-hosted solution was created as a response to BitPay policies and changes. The solution is absolutely free and very flexible, but it has a learning curve, though the documentation is abundant. Moreover, migration from BitPay will be easy since BtcPay is compatible with BitPay.

Main website: https://main2-btc-ltc.forkbitpay.ninja

GitHub repo: https://github.com/btcpayserver/btcpayserver

Twitter (for support and questions): https://twitter.com/btcpayserver

SpectroCoin

Spectrocoin is another ecosystem that has a wallet, a prepaid crypto debit card, crypto trading, and a merchant solution for accepting Bitcoin payments. Spectrocoin lets you accept BTC, XEM, and DASH.

Features: fiat bank payouts, integrations with Magento, WooCommerce, Prestashop, Opencart, Drupal, WHMCS, VirtueMart, ZenCart. Learn more and sign up.

CoinGate

CoinGate is another large payment processor that is popular with webmasters and online shops.

Fees: 1% (source)

Features: Magento plugins, altcoins support

Coinpayments

Coinpayments is a payments gateway that allows accepting payments in Bitcoin and over 800 altcoins.

Fees: 0.5% (source)

Features: Shopify, OSCommerce, Magento, WOOCommerce integrations

Globee

Globee allows accepting Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, Bitcoin Cash, Decred, Ethereum, Doge, Ripple, and Bitcoin Lightning.

Fees: either 1% commission or 0% commission and $300 monthly fee (source)

Features: all ecommerce CMS software plugins supported.

CoinsBank

CoinsBank is a platform to buy, trade and store Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You can also use their merchant services to accept cryptocurrency payments in e-commerce.

Fees: free crypto deposits, paid bank withdrawals (source)

Features: crypto exchange, wallet, corporate accounts, mobile app, fiat payouts to bank accounts.

Blockchain.com

Former Blockchain.info, it’s one of the oldest web-based Bitcoin wallets, Bitcoin trading platform and block explorer. They also offer an API to create a self-hosted solution for accepting Bitcoin payments. You can find the documentation here: https://www.blockchain.com/api/api_receive

GoUrl

GoUrl is aimed at smaller content creators willing to monetize their work. It’s an open source crypto payments gateway that lets you not only sell items for crypto in an online shop but get paid per download, per view, per post and a lot more. You can accept payments in over a dozen cryptocurrencies which makes GoUrl a great niche product for downloadable content.

GoUrl has an interesting system for selling content online – the Monetiser. You can sign up and hide your files uploaded to Google Drive or other cloud storages behind a Bitcoin paywall using their link. That presents a unique way of monetizing content (guides, images, videos etc.) for content creators.

Fees: free for crypto payments

Features: pay per download, view, post, sign up, etc., instant payouts to crypto wallets, all integrations, etc. – see more.

Coinbase

Coinbase is the go-to app for buying Bitcoin in the US, but it has a merchant solution for accepting cryptocurrency payments in e-commerce. Coinbase Commerce is the department of the company that provides the payments gateway.

Fees: free

Features: Prestashop, WooCommerce, Magento, Opencart & Shopify integrations, hosted checkout pages.

Coinify

Coinify is a Bitcoin payment gateway especially popular in Europe, and it offers the full range of cryptocurrency merchant services – from invoicing to local bank payouts.

Fees: free, but bank transfers and PayPal payouts cost money (source)

Gocoin

Gocoin is a Bitcoin payment gateway that emphasizes simplicity of setting up. They offer a crypto payments API as well for coding your own checkout.

Fees: 1% of transaction

Features: Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dash payments; “all possible integrations” (source)

Blockonomics

Blocknomics offers not only merchant services but the ability to create one-time crypto invoices. The integrated wallet and the wallet watcher functionality lets you anonymously track your own Bitcoin payments.

Fees: 1% (source)

Features: Magento, Prestashop, WHMCS, WordPress and custom site integrations.

PayBear

PayBear is another cryptocurrency payment gateway offering Bitcoin payment API, ICO solutions and a list of integrations.

Fees: Free, with fees increase for speedy transactions (source)

Features: Magento 1 & 2, Shopify, Prestashop, WooCommerce integrations, ability to accept 18 cryptocurrencies.

Aliant

Aliant is a merchant solution platform that offers a wide range of payment services – from financial institutions payments to high risk processing. The crypto payments gateway lets merchants accept Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. They support bank payouts in fiat currency.

Fees: apply to learn

Features: Email invoicing, integrations and plugins, mobile app payments processing

PumaPay

PumaPay is a blockchain payment startup and a coin ecosystem that got a lot of press partnering with a porn site for subscription payments. PumaPay offers a system based on their proprietary PMA token, which means you won’t be able to accept Bitcoin payments with it. Considering the PMA token can be bought only on two exchanges it’s an option for a more tech-savvy audience – which would be great for some niches. Check their website for more details: https://pumapay.io

 

 

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