Bitcoin Cash proponents were introduced to a DIY BCH payment processor named Gateway.cash on October 18. This software will make it possible for anyone with a BCH address to accept payments or donations in BCH. To achieve this, they will simply need to create an embeddable payment button for any site.
A Closer Look At Gateway.cash
Gateway.cash is quite similar to other payment buttons that were recently launched such as Badger.cash and the Money Button. News.Bitcoin.com decided to give the button a test run shortly after it was launched. They wanted to find out how easy it was to do this.
To use Gateway.cash, a public bitcoin cash address has to be tethered to the account. A strong password is also needed. When you enter the site, you are asked for a public BCH address or a previously registered Gateway handle.
After you enter the public BCH address, the site will ask you for a strong password, and you are then directed to your account. The Gateway dashboard will give users the option to create a button, view their payments, and navigate the settings section. In settings, a user is able to choose the kind of currency they wish the software to use. They can also tether a Gateway handle to a registered BCH address. This will give people the ability to sign in using a custom handle instead of the long BCH address each time.
In the ‘view payments’ section, you can see the history of all your transactions. Besides that, if a person wanted the Gateway platform to keep track of their unpaid payments, they could do it. Essentially, it means the visitor might have clicked the payment button but never completed the transaction.
Creating The Button
Creating the button is quite intuitive. All you need to do is fill out the description information that is tied to the button’s code. Users are able to customize the dialogue title and the text displayed on the button.
They can also change the amount, the currency type on the invoice, and a tethered and unique ID that is used for payments that are sent to the button. For instance, the payment ID can say ‘Donation’ or other description. The number of characters that are allowed will limit some of the choices. The limit on characters used is 25.
Once you are done filling out your information, the embeddable code will be generated below the customization field. Keep in mind that there needs to be enough room for the whole invoice once the button has been clicked. The invoice prompt window is quite large compared to the button. Thus, it is something to consider when planning the layout of your site.
After that, you can simply preview the site or press ‘publish’ if you find the button is working fine. Web-savvy builders could paste the code onto their site directly instead of using a web builder i-frame box. There is even a QR code offered. QR scanning wallets will simply scan the code and pay.