- Stripe, one of the largest payment processors in the world, just announced businesses will be able to convert any amount of payments into bitcoin.
- The functionality comes through a partnership with Bitcoin Lightning Network infrastructure provider, OpenNode, through Stripe’s new app marketplace.
- Stripe simultaneously announced the launch of its app marketplace which allows custom UIs to integrate with Stripes global customer base.
Stripe, one of the leading payment processors in the world, just announced a partnership with bitcoin payments infrastructure company OpenNode, which will allow businesses to convert fiat payments into bitcoin.
Through the OpenNode app located in Stripe’s app marketplace, users will be able to convert fiat payments into bitcoin in real time. Businesses can set an automatic amount of their payments to be converted into bitcoin, or they will be able to manually convert any amount into bitcoin they wish.
Businesses will be able to view their bitcoin wallets and conversion rates at a glance within the app, as seen below.
The application will also allow businesses to connect directly with their bank accounts enabling accessible bitcoin conversions from fiat at any time as depicted below.
The automatic conversion from fiat to bitcoin is accomplished through a split-payment feature located in the app, which businesses will be prompted through when going through the initial setup process. Should businesses choose not to set up split conversion initially, they can simply return to the app’s setting and enable the feature at any time.
Stripe’s app marketplace was also announced today which will allow companies like OpenNode to create customer user interfaces that will streamline workflows and allow data syncing compatibility between Stripe and its participating partners.
Using Stripe’s open application programmable interface (API), developers can start building apps that will support Stripe integrations. Billing for applications will be fairly straightforward for businesses looking to build on Stripe as the company said Stripe apps do not currently offer billing for apps, however apps can either be free or paid for but companies will need to handle their billing outside of the marketplace at launch.