Using the Donate Button is fairly self explanatory as the webpage asks for a BCH public address and a customizable but optional label for the button. Simply pastе the public address in the window on the left and customize the button label with a 10-character word and press “generate.” After the generate tab is pressed, the Donate Button website will show you a preview of the button along with the HTML or iframe code that lets you embed the button on a web page. This means people who visit your web page can donate and tip bitcoin cash to your website. Any content creator or other types of services can be rewarded by simply clicking the button. The button opens up a small window with a QR code attached and you can also choose to copy and paste the address as well. “Easily accept online donations via Bitcoin Cash, the peer-to-peer electronic cash system,” the Donate Button’s website details.
The donatebutton.cash platform is not the only BCH payment button available, as there are three other buttons that content creators can utilize. Bitcoin.com offers the Badger Button, an extension of the Badger Wallet, which allows people to create a payment button on any website. The Badger Button code and demos can be found at the developer.Bitcoin.com portal, alongside a slew of other resources and BCH-centric SDKs. Badger Buttons have some unique features like the ability to open the desktop version of Badger to make a payment. Moreover, the Badger Button also allows you to create a Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token button, so you can accept donations and tips in any SLP token. A demo page of a BCH-powered Badger Button can be seen here and the SLP-fueled demonstration button can be viewed here.
There’s the Gateway payment button option as well. The Gateway platform became well known after the BCH blockchain split in November, which saw the Money Button developer follow the BSV chain. Gateway is led by Ty Everett and other contributors, and the application is a unique BCH payment processor, but Gateway also offers documentation on how to create a payment button.
“Paybutton by Gateway is far more than its name suggests — It provides a powerful and seamless way to integrate highly customizable payment processing features into any number of websites, mobile apps, point-of-sale systems and even IoT devices — The use-cases and possibilities for Paybutton are almost endless,” the Gateway button specifications web page explains.
Lastly, there’s the paybutton.cash, a BCH-centric payment button developed by Soupernerd. The project has the same name as the Gateway product, but Soupernerd’s application has been in the pre-release beta stage for quite some time. The open source code base is hosted on github.io, and similarly to the aforementioned button projects, anyone can host a paybutton on their site with just a snippet of code. Despite being in beta, the project can still be used to host a button and publications like Coinspice.io utilize Soupernerd’s button application.
Hosting a payment button with any of these platforms is a fairly intuitive process and people can have a button up and running in a matter of minutes. Bitcoin cash is a fast, reliable cryptocurrency with extremely low network fees that’s perfectly suited for micropayments on the web. Payment buttons make the micropayment revolution a reality by showcasing a real-world use case that rewards content creators, services, and websites.
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Image credits: Shutterstock, paybutton.cash, gateway.cash, donatebutton.cash, developer.Bitcoin.com, Coinspice.io, and Pixabay.
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