CoinGate was founded in 2014, and is incorporated in Vilnius, Lithuania. CoinGate is a cryptocurrency payment gateway, enabling various businesses to accept Bitcoin and Altcoin payments. The company offers payouts either in bitcoins, or in EUR / USD, eliminating any risk associated with Bitcoin price volatility. Users can also buy bitcoins from CoinGate using bank transfer, credit and debit cards, and mobile balance (phone credit), or sell their bitcoins to CoinGate.
Merchants can receive Bitcoin payments via CoinGate using a range of tools: plugins / modules for the most popular e-commerce systems, API, Point of Sale apps, and payment buttons. Additionally, the customers can pay with over 40 Altcoins via ShapeShift integration, converting any payment to bitcoins automatically.
CoinGate offers a range of simple to use e-commerce integrations via plugins / modules / extensions for accepting payments in Bitcoin and Altcoins:
Application Programming Interface allows businesses to integrate cryptocurrency payments into any online store with more customization. Using the CoinGate API, developers can create orders, get orders and list orders, as well as receive payment callbacks and order statuses. API integration is also possible using one of the CoinGate libraries: CoinGate PHP, Omnipay, Ruby Gem. A fully functional Sandbox environment is available for testing using Testnet Bitcoin.
Points of Sale
Point of Sale apps for Android and iOS allow businesses to accept Bitcoin payments on any Android or iOS mobile device. Bitcoin Point of Sale web app, which can be accessed from any internet enabled device directly in a web browser, enables businesses to accept Bitcoin payments on any device with a web browser and an internet connection.
CoinGate Payment buttons allow businesses to accept Bitcoin donations and other simple payments on any website. All 3 types of buttons - Fixed price, Slider and List - can easily customizable to include necessary description, company logo and cover image.
Payments received from customers can be paid out in Euros or U.S. Dollars by bank transfer, PayPal or MoneyPolo, avoiding risk of Bitcoin volatility. Alternatively, merchants can receive payouts in Bitcoin directly to their wallet. CoinGate charges a flat 1% fee for paid orders processed - there are no setup or subscription fees.
CoinGate enables users to buy bitcoins using bank transfer or MoneyPolo. After the transfer is received by CoinGate, users are able to choose when to commit to their purchase. Additional methods do not require registration, and include debit / credit card purchases, as well as purchases using phone credit, charging the payment directly to mobile / landline bill.
The price of bitcoins can be locked before sending bitcoins to CoinGate, guaranteeing users the amount of EUR or USD they shall receive to their bank account, PayPal or MoneyPolo.