{"_id":"5adcf4ca2ae61d00035da3cc","project":"5530bfac57cea10d00a3aa3b","version":"5adcc1185cd1890003da8165","category":"5adcf4b3ce4b3f00035317e9","user":"5530bf7457cea10d00a3aa3a","updates":["5b583f384f4a1200030e5a39","5b89a15d329ed700037d2f37"],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2018-04-22T20:47:06.735Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":0,"body":"[CoinGate](https://coingate.com) is a blockchain payment processor, established in 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Currently, we serve thousands of merchants globally, and support over 50 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and [others](https://coingate.com/accept-altcoins). Our mission is to grow adoption of cryptocurrencies on a global scale by laying out a reliable payments infrastructure that caters for the needs of both merchants and their customers: accessible, convenient and customer oriented.\n\nWith our solution, each and every business owner can start accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment using our API or API-based [ecommerce modules](https://coingate.com/plugins). To all of our merchants, we offer a simple framework for payment settlement. Whichever currency the customer pays with, it is settled either in Bitcoin or in Euros. This way, we maintain things convenient for the seller, but flexible for the buyer.\n\nCoinGate has been featured on [Reuters](https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=31920), [Upwork](https://www.upwork.com/hiring/for-clients/accept-bitcoin-website/), [Bitcoin Magazine](https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/adding-some-fun-and-games-bitcoin-scaling-debate-angst/) and other outlets.\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"title\": \"Merchant Payment API for Bitcoin & Litecoin (and other coins)\"\n}\n[/block]\nThe CoinGate API is designed as an easy starting point for online businesses and merchants that wish to accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method. CoinGate handles the payment flow from checkout to settlement, allowing businesses to use this innovative payment method without deep technical know-how and risks related to exchange rate fluctuations. The API is, therefore, suitable for applications from basic projects, to enterprise-level integration.\n\nOur gateway provides full automation for accepting Bitcoin, Litecoin and other coins, unique addresses for each order, real-time transparent exchange rates for customers, and a platform for merchants to track and manage their payment history and payouts. See our [shop example](https://example.coingate.com).\n\nConfiguration of our API for processing payments on virtually any website is rather straightforward. Merchant API credentials can be created from your CoinGate account, where you can also add your payout details based on your preferred option for receiving settlements. API integration can be tested on our Sandbox environment (create separate credentials [here](https://sandbox.coingate.com)) or straight in live mode.\n\nContinue to the [API Overview](doc:api-overview) for a technical introduction.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/c8331e2-coingate-merchant-payment-api.png\",\n        \"coingate-merchant-payment-api.png\",\n        440,\n        440,\n        \"#3d8dbe\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]","excerpt":"Introduction to CoinGate and our payment gateway API for businesses","slug":"cryptocurrency-payment-api","type":"basic","title":"Merchant Payment Gateway","__v":2,"parentDoc":null,"childrenPages":[]}

Merchant Payment Gateway

Introduction to CoinGate and our payment gateway API for businesses

[CoinGate](https://coingate.com) is a blockchain payment processor, established in 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Currently, we serve thousands of merchants globally, and support over 50 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and [others](https://coingate.com/accept-altcoins). Our mission is to grow adoption of cryptocurrencies on a global scale by laying out a reliable payments infrastructure that caters for the needs of both merchants and their customers: accessible, convenient and customer oriented. With our solution, each and every business owner can start accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment using our API or API-based [ecommerce modules](https://coingate.com/plugins). To all of our merchants, we offer a simple framework for payment settlement. Whichever currency the customer pays with, it is settled either in Bitcoin or in Euros. This way, we maintain things convenient for the seller, but flexible for the buyer. CoinGate has been featured on [Reuters](https://www.reuters.com/brandfeatures/venture-capital/article?id=31920), [Upwork](https://www.upwork.com/hiring/for-clients/accept-bitcoin-website/), [Bitcoin Magazine](https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/adding-some-fun-and-games-bitcoin-scaling-debate-angst/) and other outlets. [block:api-header] { "title": "Merchant Payment API for Bitcoin & Litecoin (and other coins)" } [/block] The CoinGate API is designed as an easy starting point for online businesses and merchants that wish to accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method. CoinGate handles the payment flow from checkout to settlement, allowing businesses to use this innovative payment method without deep technical know-how and risks related to exchange rate fluctuations. The API is, therefore, suitable for applications from basic projects, to enterprise-level integration. Our gateway provides full automation for accepting Bitcoin, Litecoin and other coins, unique addresses for each order, real-time transparent exchange rates for customers, and a platform for merchants to track and manage their payment history and payouts. See our [shop example](https://example.coingate.com). Configuration of our API for processing payments on virtually any website is rather straightforward. Merchant API credentials can be created from your CoinGate account, where you can also add your payout details based on your preferred option for receiving settlements. API integration can be tested on our Sandbox environment (create separate credentials [here](https://sandbox.coingate.com)) or straight in live mode. Continue to the [API Overview](doc:api-overview) for a technical introduction. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/c8331e2-coingate-merchant-payment-api.png", "coingate-merchant-payment-api.png", 440, 440, "#3d8dbe" ] } ] } [/block]