How to Accept Bitcoin Payment or Donation on My Site?

What is Bitcoin?


You need a digital wallet to buy, use and accept bitcoin. I will use Coinbase for this purpose. Listed are the reasons why I to choose Coinbase.

  • Based in San Francisco, CA, Coinbase is one of the better known bitcoin digital wallets.
  • Use by over 650,000 bitcoin user.
  • Received the largest ever investment for bitcoin-related startup. The company is getting $25 million funding from Andreessen Horowitz on December 2013.
  • Easily convert to your local currency by linking to your bank account.
  • 0% payment processing fees. First $1,000,000 in payment processing is free on Coinbase. After that, pay just 1% to cash out bitcoin.


3 Easy Step to Start Accepting Bitcoin

1. Signup for Coinbase. The process is straight forward. You will need to complete some verification steps.



2. There are multiple ways to start accepting bitcoin payment with Coinbase. You can add a Buy Now, Donation or Subscription payment button which only requires basic HTML editing abilities or install the Shopping Cart Plugin provided. Others way include using a phone as Point of Sale (POS) device, create email invoices to request payment or use Coinbase API.

Adding a Donation Button



3. Generate Button Code and paste it to your page, post or widget area in WordPress.



Here is the actual donate button.

Donate Bitcoins


Get $5 worth of bitcoin when you complete a buy or sell of at least $100. Use the invitation badge below or > go here



Congratulation, your site is official accepting Bitcoin.

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  • Haroun Kola
    January 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    They also have the awesome plugin for woocommerce (my choice of ecommerce solution) and other shopping carts which makes accepting bitcoin for your store an absolute cinch.
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  • Anuska72
    April 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    There are at least three companies making ATMs designed for Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet.Bitcoin ATM

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