Coinbase Launches WooCommerce Plugin That Will Grant 49M Online Stores Access to Crypto Payments
Coinbase, one of the most prominent digital asset platforms out there, has recently made one more step towards global crypto adoption.
According to Coinbase’s official blog, the platform has just launched the WooCommerce Plugin that will allow over 49 million online stores to accept cryptocurrency payments.
The plugin will make it easier for merchants to accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment, including payments in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and Litecoin (LTC) directly from their customers anywhere in the world.
WooCommerce is one of the world’s most popular e-commerce platforms that powers somewhere around 30% of all online stores.
The company stated in its official announcement that “This increased access will lead to more widespread adoption, and ultimately, moves us closer to our goal of an open financial system.”
Various other new features announced
The blog announcement also shared that various new features were introduced, the most noteworthy of which is a feature that allows the sending of Bitcoin and Litecoin directly from the Coinbase Commerce. The company has plans to introduce this feature for Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum as well.
“We’re just getting started on our quest to make cryptocurrencies an easy payment option and are continually improving Coinbase Commerce based on your awesome feedback,” the company stated.
Towards that end, the company has also released a React component that will allow more efficient acceptance of crypto payments, as well as a Python library for Coinbase Commerce API.
The WooCommerce plugin of Coinbase is available for anyone to download from the Coinbase’s Github repository.
The news comes just as Coinbase got whitelisted on Facebook once again after the social media platform banned crypto ads earlier this year.
“Facebook banned ads for crypto earlier this year. Proud to say we’ve now been whitelisted and are back introducing more people to an open financial system,” the Coinbase of CEO, Brian Armstrong, announced on Twitter.