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In this video, I show you how to accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in your Shopify stores.

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🎧 Music: “Raw” by Johnny Rock

🎙 Voiceover/Quote by Brock Pierce

Whether you love it or hate it, Cryptocurrency at it’s foundation, blockchain technology is the future of the internet as we know it. Or as Brock Pierce (founder of EOS and Blockchain Capital) calls it, “it’s the new internet. -It’s the upgrade.”

And just like the earliest Bitcoin investors who made hundreds of millions in a matter of years, it’s the early adopters who come out ahead… So let’s set up your eCommerce business for success. This is how you can accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in your Shopify store. I’ll show you how to accept payments with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash through your checkout pages.

🛠 Step 1: Enable The Alternate Payment Gateway in Shopify

From your Shopify dashboard navigate to Settings then Payment Providers and you’ll be able to see all the current payment options you have available in your store during checkout.

Scroll down until you see the Alternative Payments section.

From here you’ll see a large list of 3rd party payment gateways and processors to choose from. In this video, we focus on using Coinbase Commerce and BitPay. Coinbase lets you accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, while BitPay is solely used for Bitcoin payments.

Coinbase is by far the world’s biggest crypto-exchange and management platform. It’s also the most popular with people just starting out in the crypto space. This is the gateway I choose to use on the Shopify stores, but a lot of people have security/trust concerns with Coinbase.

It you fall into that category you can also choose to use BitPay which is also free to use and just as easy to setup.

Depending on what you choose, use the links below to signup and create your account on the gateway you’d like to use.

➡️ Sign Up For Coinbase Commerce:

➡️ Sign Up For BitPay:

🏦 Step 2: Setting up Your Payment Gateway/Merchant Accounts

Once you’ve selected who you’re going to use to accept payments you’ll need to set up and verify your account with them.

Each service is free to sign up to and only takes 5 minutes to fill out and verify all your details. Basic things like your name, email, business information and where to deposit funds to.

You can choose to have payments automatically converted into US dollars and deposited into a regular bank account or sent directly to a crypto wallet for safekeeping. (Some fees apply when transferring to a bank).

🔗 Step 3: Linking Your Account Your Shopify Store

Once everything is set up and ready to go you just need to link your new account to your Shopify store via copying and pasting the provided API keys in the Alternative Payment gateway section we found earlier.

For Coinbase Commerce you’ll find your default API key right on your main dashboard after logging in.

For BitPay, you need to navigate to Payment Tools, Integration Resources then Legacy API Keys. Click the “Add New API Key” button at the top to create a new key.

Before you copy it click edit and rename it to something you’ll recognize to keep your account organized as you add more websites. So if you only intend on using it on this one website title it something like “Shopify” or enter the names of each store.

Once you have your API keys created and ready to go, navigate back to Shopify and paste them into the new gateway and click save. That’s it!

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