I'm looking for a Bitcoin payment processor plugin


#1

If one exists already, great, if not, then I’m willing to create one myself.
Has anyone else looked into this yet? I just thought I would ask before I go out and re-invent the wheel.


#2

Although the Bitcoin aspect is not built into Reaction, two processors we have plugins for, Stripe and Braintree, offer some sort of Bitcoin integration through their platforms. Braintree is still in beta, and is for US customers only (https://www.braintreepayments.com/faq#bitcoin), but I think Stripe is a little more advanced (https://stripe.com/bitcoin). Techincally Braintree is part of PayPal, so I think that’s where PayPal is experimenting with BitCoin, as I can’t seem to find any information on actual “PayPal” integrating BitCoin.

I’d suggest taking a look at customizing Stripe or Braintree, it might be simpler than starting from scratch.

Please let us know what you decide to pursue.


#3

Thanks for the info.

I’m operating in Japan so Braintree would be out if they are only open to US.
Will take a look at Stripe.
I’d likely need to modify it as I want to additionally be able to accept colored coins as payment alongside bitcoins.


#4

If you don’t end up with Stripe, we have an example payments package that already has a lot of the infrastructure built in to quickly get started with new payment providers, hopefully that helps.

PR’s into our development branch are always welcome and encouraged, we’d love to see what you end up with!