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Accepting Bitcoin?

Discussion in 'CryptoCurrency' started by armom, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. armom

    armom Junior Member

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    Hello,
    Is it possible to accept bitcoin from people who don't use bitcoin?
    Like, in PayPal, people can pay me even if they don't have PayPal.
     
  2. Black Hat Pivot

    Black Hat Pivot Newbie

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    People can use credit cards on paypal as it's a payment processor.

    Bitcoin is a currency not a payment gateway.
    So no you have to use bitcoin in order to use it.
     
  3. armom

    armom Junior Member

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    Oh, so if I want to accept Bitcoin, the person who pays me must have bitcoin too
     
  4. Black Hat Pivot

    Black Hat Pivot Newbie

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    Yes. You can use a bitcoin payment gateway such as BitPay where your customer would pay in bitcoin and they would send payment to you bank but yes your customers will have to pay in bitcoin.
     
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  5. armom

    armom Junior Member

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    Thanks. :)
    Bitpay is worldwide or only US?
     
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    Worldwide
     
  7. armom

    armom Junior Member

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    I tried it, it's not available.
    Country is available but they don't send money to my country :-/
     
  8. MaxiPads123

    MaxiPads123 Registered Member

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    Accept bitcoins and sell it on. Easy enough to sell bitcoin for Paypal or even bank deposit via localbitcoins.com
     
  9. indusrabbit

    indusrabbit Registered Member

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    Try coinpayments, much better in terms of setup. I guess bitpay have such different type of accounts but coinpayments is better..

    Disclaimer: I have not used it, but integrated in one of my customer's project.
     
  10. MaxiPads123

    MaxiPads123 Registered Member

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    CoinPayments do not convert from btc to fiat for you. They can automatically convert to other Alt coins though
     
  11. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Yes its possible, you can tell them to change their PayPal using Paxful/LocalBitcoins/Coinbase/Virwox
     
  12. armom

    armom Junior Member

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    Do they send money to bank? Or do i have to sell bitcoin in other sites?
     
  13. MaxiPads123

    MaxiPads123 Registered Member

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    They will not send money too your bank. What country are you in? That will help us
     
  14. Black Hat Pivot

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    I would simply accept the bitcoin and find a service that will exchange it for you. I believe Neteller will give you a debit card and you can load your bitcoin into. Take takes much less time then services like localbitcoins.

    Don't trade bitcoin for paypal as you will be scammed!

    Why the need to accept bitcoin is there no other payment that would be easier.

    Don't get me wrong I like bitcoin I accept on one of my sites the sells tech products but I have never gotten an order in it. A lot of people don't know how to use it.
     
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  15. armom

    armom Junior Member

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    You are right.
    But, the problem is with Paypal.
    It's my 2nd paypal account. They already limited my first one without any reason. I know one scammer opened a case against me, but I submitted all proofs and won the case.
     
  16. Black Hat Pivot

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    Is it your own site? If so you can use all sorts of payment gateways. Paypal is not good, high fees and they usually side with scammers
    What about Stripe?

    Don't get me wrong bitcoin is great but unless your in a niche where people want to pay anonymously (bitcoin is not anonymous but people think it is) your going to find it hard to get people to pay you in Bitcoin.
     
  17. armom

    armom Junior Member

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    Sadly, Stripe is not available in Indonesia. :(
    People could buy my services even if they didn't have paypal account because with paypal I could accept card payments.
    But with other payment processors, they don't have this option :(
     
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    Is this your own site? or are you using a market or other platform?

    How about Doku as a payment Gateway?
     
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    aniyadoug Newbie

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    The people need to use bitcoin to pay you. They can not pay via a gateway like pp
     
  20. armom

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    Yes it's my own Website. Selling in marketplaces has become something impossible now a days. :-/