Bitcoin Cash Payment API Gateway.cash Adds a Variety of New Features
Last October, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a new Bitcoin Cash (BCH) payment processor called Gateway.cash. Since then the Gateway developers have added a variety of features to the BCH platform like instant web-sockets, custom audio, and client-side callbacks for real-time applications.
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After the BCH Split Organizations Like Gateway.cash Have Emphasized ‘We Will Compete’
After the Bitcoin Cash split, the Money Button and Yours.org creator Ryan X Charles told his Twitter followers his apps would be following the BSV network. Four days later on Twitter, Charles said: “I look forward to seeing the ABC competitors to Yours and Money Button — Best of luck to you all.” Not too long after the post, a new Bitcoin Cash blogging website was launched called Honest Cash and the payment processor Gateway responded to Charle’s tweet.
“Hi, Gateway.cash will be a Money Button competitor for Bitcoin Cash and is now released open-source — The project is led by Ty Everett and he is looking for contributors,” the Gateway organization stated responding to Charles on Nov. 19.
New API Enhancements
Since the Gateway bitcoin cash-powered payment button and the processing application launched, the developer has added a slew of new features to the application program interface (API). Added enhancements include callback URLs, native currencies, custom audio sounds, client-side callbacks for real-time applications, instant web-socket payments, direct deposit to an address, and more. The Gateway developers have also published specifications for the Gateway.cash API which gives platform examples, useful descriptions and annotations. The documentation explains that the API can be hosted over HTTP or HTTPS with the user’s current URL as the basepoint. The website’s API documentation is quite extensive with examples shown on the right side of the screen and the Gateway API specifications page welcoming the user by stating:
Welcome to the Gateway.cash API — You can use our API to create and manage merchant accounts, make and receive Bitcoin Cash payments, keep track of invoices and more.
Open Source Community Pitches In
When news.Bitcoin.com first reviewed Gateway back in October, the button feature worked well and also offered a QR code so any wallet could pay the button. In contrast to the Money Button, there were no issues using the Safari browser as the application worked well in every browser tested. With the latest developments, the Gateway team and lead programmer Ty Everett have been offering the community bounties so the open-source community can contribute to the Gateway project.
Other well known developers have been helping the Gateway project like the BCH programmer Ftrader and Flowee the Hub have given the Github repository some assistance. “The first PR by a community member has been merged,” detailed the Gateway team. “Big thanks to Flowee the Hub for being the first contributor to Gateway.”
The Gateway project has explained on social media channels and forums that the developers are extremely grateful to the Bitcoin Cash development community.
“Thank you for contributing — Open-source is the future of software and Bitcoin Cash is the future of money,” the Gateway project explained on Twitter.
What do you think about the Gateway.cash project? Let us know what you think about this payment button and processing platform in the comments section below.
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